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Fine, I admit it -- I'm a cheese ball! I have been so excited about getting our 500,000th .CO domain name registration -- I've felt a bit like a kid on Christmas morning. For the past couple of days I've been checking the domain counter with obsessive regularity -- and placing bets with my team mates about "when" the big moment would take place. As is usually the case, I was overly optimistic, and our COO Nicolai, predicted the date with great precision. (Darn him and his skills of logic and reason!)
For me, the team member with her head most in the clouds -- the past 2 months couldn't have been more exciting! I'm so inspired by what we are creating with the .CO platform -- that my work feels to me more like a life mission than a job! (I know, I admitted it already -- cheese ball. But it's true!)
Think about it. We're living in a time of high unemployment and unprecedented economic uncertainty. People are stuck. Confused. Afraid for their jobs and fearful about what the future will bring. That's why what .CO offers is so very important.
Our company tagline is "Create Your Opportunity." Delivering opportunity to people who register .CO domain names is our mission -- it's what gets us out of bed in the morning.
In today's day and age, people need to stop trying to “find” their next opportunity in the classified ads. The world doesn't work that way anymore. Whole industries are dying and the economic landscape is shifting radically. Forget waiting for opportunity to knock -- or going out on some hunt to "find" it.
No sir-ee bob! To survive and thrive in today’s wired world, people need to create their next opportunity! And they need to do it over and over again.
The .CO domain is nothing more than a platform for creation. A place for you to make your biggest dreams and aspirations come to life. Whatever it is that inspires you -- or whatever goal you hope to achieve -- whether it be building a community... sharing special content... starting a new company... Whatever! Our value is being a fantastic platform... But it needs to be married with the inspiration, creativity, hopes, aspirations, blood, sweat and tears of each person who aspires to create or build something online.
Every time I see that ticker count move up another notch I can't help but wonder -- "what was it that inspired that person to register .CO domain number 468,392" and so on and so forth. What great new possibilities are being born? What "big ideas" are taking shape? What fantastic opportunities are being created?
Every single time a new domain name registration hits that counter -- the possibilities for what will be created with that domain name are infinite. And that gets me truly jazzed! I am thrilled at the notion of all the exciting things that people are dreaming up and creating right now as we speak on those 500,000 new .CO domains! Was it a stay at home mom with three kids who is finally going to start that business from home she has been thinking about? Or some guy who is hoping that the business he will build on his .CO domain will set him free from a job he hates? Or some hot shot 16 year old kid about to start the next Facebook or Twitter?
500,000 domain names registered is indeed a momentous occasion. It means infinite possibilities for peoples' lives and livelihoods have been created -- and for the world itself.
Yes indeed -- anything is possible in the .CO Era...
Please help us to celebrate the infinite possibility that has been born with these first 500,000 .CO domain names registered by watching this goofy video I made today -- and sharing it with your friends. Okay, I won't win any Oscar for it -- but it's kinda cute (well, in a cheese ball kind of way, anyway!)