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Goodies.co by Walmart Labs shutting down
It was October 2012 when I first heard from TheDomains.com that Goodies.co would be launching this new service. It sounded like great news for the .Co Registry with another multi billion dollar company starting out a new business on the .Co domain extension however after 12 months Walmart Labs is shutting down Goodies.co
Walmart created a tech company based in silicon valley named Walmart Labs who operate on WalmartLabs.com this part of Walmart’s business that shall oversee e-commerce for walmart with sites like Walmart.com or SamsClub.com etc.
The company never purchased the domain name Goodies.com, The lucky owner First Place Internet Inc who own a large number of high quality Dot Com domain names based in Florida has probably gained extra traffic from confused Walmart shoppers looking for Goodies.co but typing in Goodies.com this is why if you build on a domain name such as Goodies.co and plan to launch it into a large market within the USA for e-commerce it makes sense to purchase the matching dot com domain name.
Did you ever use the Goodies.co service?
Do you think not owning Goodies.com was the downfall of this new business?
You can read more about it shutting down here.