As a cooperative startup, you have the opportunity to embrace the cooperative model and take advantage of its local and global support structure – to equip your newly forming cooperative with the tools to conduct business and become more efficient as a cooperative.
Whether you are a startup cooperative, or just getting started with a .coop domain name, we offer many benefits to propel your organization forward (benefits not found with other domain name extensions, such as .com, etc.).
What do we offer with a .coop domain name?
- Immediate recognition as a cooperative. Register your .coop domain name. Using a .coop domain name labels your organization as a cooperative on the internet. The simplest and most direct way to claim your cooperative identity and stand out online from non-cooperatives competing for attention.
- Greater visibility through our .COOP Global Directory & Map. Get on the map and be found, find and connect with other cooperatives.
- Use of the Cooperative Marque logo to display your mark of excellence as a cooperative organization.
- Access to the Digital Empowerment Learning Hub for tips and best practices for managing your digital transformation.
- Access to the COOP Stories program to publish your organization’s story, and have it promoted in our social media campaigns.
- A discounted website package – we partner with our global network of domain retail organizations to provide online tools for cooperatives to meet and operate without the need for physical, in-person gatherings. Services including website, payment/fundraising services, member communications tools, community schedule/calendar. See below for the current deals from .coop registrars.
The importance of starting with a .coop domain name when creating your first website
- It takes time to develop good search engine rankings for a website. A .coop domain in your search engine results provides a visual identifier that you are a Cooperative. Invest early in the right domain name, build your digital brand from day one as a Cooperative and your SEO optimization efforts will attach to that .coop domain name.
- Empirical evidence indicates that a .coop domain name shown with each of the search results aids in the recognition of an organization as a cooperative, visually standing out from the search result summary.
Current deals from .coop registrars: