Amazon Bought 4 New .CO URLs

Amazon Bought 4 New .CO URLs Amazon TechCrunch reported yesterday that Amazon got the rights to 4 new URLs on the .CO domain from the licensing authority in Columbia. The 4 URLS are:

  • A.Co
  • Z.Co
  • K.Co
  • Cloud.co

I bet you can guess that the a.co is for Amazon, k.co refers to the Kindle, and cloud.co will be used with Amazon's new cloud storage service. But the Z.co URL might be a stumper if not for Amazon's logo. Look at the logo again. Do you see how the smile/arrow starts at the 'A' and ends on the 'z'? That was a deliberate design decision because Amazon wanted the logo to imply "from A to Z". i bet that's why they bought the z.co URL.

via TechCrunch

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

3 Comments

  1. MNielsen18 May, 2011

    The Z.co is most likely for Zappos which is owned by Amazon

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder18 May, 2011

      Maybe, but amazon didn’t buy a letter for any of their other subs.

      Reply
  2. Scott_T19 May, 2011

    Never noticed the a to z, I always thought it was a smiley face

    Reply

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