Why .coop

Why .coop? Because the letters after the dot in your web address tell the world more about your business than anything else online. And first impressions matter. Are you a commercial business, an organisation, a network. A bar even? It’s all there in your domain suffix.

A .coop domain is the best way to tell the world about you. And it speaks volumes.

It says you’re part of a global movement of more than 750,000 cooperatives, with over 85 million members, which includes some of the world’s most successful businesses. That you put people first. That you are ethical and fair. That you’re great to do business with. That you’re not just another dotcom. That you’re a co-operative. 

Why dot-com when you can dot-cooperate

Find your .coop name

Now’s the time to get a .coop name for your co-operative.
Just fill in the WHOIS search below.

If you find the name you’d like isn’t available, try another. In the .coop space there are still many great names to be had. You can also see the record for the name you searched with a WHOIS search here

The coop Marque

The International Co-operative Alliance has developed a global identity for the co-op movement. The Co-operative Marque.

Together .coop and the Marque are symbols of the global co-operative movement and our collective identity. They differentiate your co-operative from a private or investor-owned business.

When somebody sees a .coop email, a .coop website or the Marque, they know they’re talking to a co-operative.

Today, in more than 100 countries around the world, thousands of co-operatives benefit from using a .coop domain and the Co-operative Marque.

Get the coop Marque

With your .coop registration, you’ll also get the Co-operative Marque and Identity Toolkit. Assets to help you to get the most out of using the Marque in your communications. The Toolkit includes;

  • The Co-operative Marque use guidelines and Marque in digital format
  • Digital banners in English, French and Spanish featuring the Marque and a range of taglines
  • A downloadable Communicator’s Guide
  • The Co-operative ‘7 reasons’  poster

About .coop

Our goal is to support the global movement by helping co-operatives identify themselves online through the distinctive .coop domain.

  • .coop is the only domain reserved for co-operatives and cooperative organizations.
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recognised .coop as the co-operative movement’s internet domain in 2002.
  • .coop domain users have to be verified.
  • Eligibility and verification policies for use of the exclusive cooperative domain are defined by the .coop Registry;  DotCooperation LLC.
  • .coop is a top level domain (TLD) managed by DotCooperation LLC.
  • DotCooperation LLC is jointly owned by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) and The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), non-profit organisations charged with developing the global  co-operative movement.


DotCoop will be at the ICA #coopconference17! Help spread the coop message globally at https://t.co/wxRXtZiIep. Welcome to the new DotCoop!

¿Quieres que el qué y cómo hacen las #coops sea conocido? Únete a Media Ambassadors de @dotCoop y comparte info sobre #coopconference17 🔌👇 https://t.co/X7yyno46hJ

The .coop Media Ambassador Programme needs you! #coopconference17 #coops  - https://t.co/evOj85oti1


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Get a buzz from social media? Passionate about spreading the co-op message?
Then the .coop Media Ambassador Programme needs you!

What’s the .coop Media Ambassador Programme?

The dot that says a lot is putting together a social media-savvy crew – the .coop Media Ambassadors – to tell the world what’s happening at the Global Conference of the International Cooperative Alliance live from Kuala Lumpur.

We are launching it today and we need people from all over the world to get involved - this is a chance to spread the message of what coops do for the world!
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Telling the world about your co-op