The creation of a new domain extension Comment WordPress (4) Facebook () Google+ 4 Responses Matt When the Landrush stage of registration is open, is it at this point that you (123-reg) sercure the domain names that have been placed on pre-order with you? If not how do you get entry to sercure them earlier? And at what cost? Regards Matt VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm James I found this article very useful and learned about the way it all works. Thanks. I have a question though, if you buy a .co domain extension then what happens if the Columbian Goverment decided to close access/rights to the domain name I have purchased. I am in the market for a domain name but am concerned it may not be a long term investment. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm John Thanks for the comments. @matt – no, when you pre-order, we get in there right at the start of the general availability period. We’re not offering registrations during the landrush – registering domains at that stage is much more expensive and there are still no guarantees, because domains which lots of people want will be auctioned to the highest bidder. @James – I think the chances of this happening are absolutely minimal. The decision to open the registrations up wasn’t taken overnight. The Colombian government spent a lot of time deciding whether to do it and considering the implications. Lots of organisations in the domain name world have given it their backing too. It’s really in nobody’s interest for this to fail. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 19, 2010 at 11:21 am Matt Thanks John, I hope you guys will be fast at General availability then!!! VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm Click here to cancel reply.