.CO domain registrations has passed the 300,000 mark, the .CO registry is reporting on its home page.
People of all walks of life – speculators, companies, individuals – are registering the domain names. The .CO registry celebrated its launch of the domain to the general public earlier this week, with much fanfare, and hopes of the domain avoiding the same stigma that has plagued other domains such as .biz, .tel, and .mobi.
To put 300,000 registrations in perspective, .biz the domain that is intended to be used for businesses only has 2 million registrations and change to date. The .biz extension was created in 2001.