Arctic Co-operatives, a federation of co-operative enterprises in Canada’s Arctic community, is one of the latest organisations to register for the .coop domain. The federation, which is owned and controlled by 31 community-based co-operative enterprises, includes some of the most northerly co-operatives in the world.
Last month the team at Domains.coop received a request from Roger Bouchard the VP of Arctic Co-operatives, to register 34 .coop domain names so that their members could promote their co-operative identity online. Artic co-ops is a federation located in Winnipeg, MB, that provides IT support and other services to 32 member co-operatives located in the Northwest and Nunavut Territories. They registered 34 new .coop domains under the ‘First Year Free’ offer including their own: http://arctic.coop
Co-op members in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories encompass a wide variety of cultures, dialects and traditional knowledge, and the existing sharing culture has played a key role in the success of the co-operative.
Community owned co-operatives in the Arctic are multi-purpose businesses that provide a variety of services to their members and communities. Services provided by local co-operatives include retail stores, hotel and tourism operations, cable television, arts and craft marketing, fuel distribution, construction and heavy equipment services, property rental and agency services.
In 2012, member co-operatives reported total revenues of USD $196.7m (£118.3). The co-ops are owned and controlled by their 23,600 members and they also employ 900 people in the region.
Apply for your .coop domain and a the COOP Marque at www.identity.coop