Artic co-ops take 34 .coop domain names!

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 

fairtrademarkus:

Fairtrade empowers women to play leading roles in their communities. Irene Kijara, 35, has three children, is a teacher by profession and also manages her own tea farm near Fort Portal in Uganda, employing 15 people.
She is also a treasurer for a committee that decides how to spend Fairtrade Premiums for community development and she is teaching and inspiring other women. Irene says “I am here as a representative of the women farmers who elected me. Other women have seen what I do. They are starting to look after their farms and realize they too can be strong and independent of men. Working for the committee has helped me to do this.”
She also adds “the rules are rigid and clear so no-one can deceive me – because I am a woman and I am clever!’
Via Fairtrade Foundation

fairtrademarkus:

Fairtrade empowers women to play leading roles in their communities. Irene Kijara, 35, has three children, is a teacher by profession and also manages her own tea farm near Fort Portal in Uganda, employing 15 people.

She is also a treasurer for a committee that decides how to spend Fairtrade Premiums for community development and she is teaching and inspiring other women. Irene says “I am here as a representative of the women farmers who elected me. Other women have seen what I do. They are starting to look after their farms and realize they too can be strong and independent of men. Working for the committee has helped me to do this.”

She also adds “the rules are rigid and clear so no-one can deceive me – because I am a woman and I am clever!’

Via Fairtrade Foundation

UK’s co-operative movement is at the forefront of new Marque take-up

In the last few weeks we’ve seen the number of applicants for the Marque steadily grow and co-op organisations from four new countries sign up. We now have 365 co-operatives using the Marque from 63 countries, the most recent being Chile, Congo, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

Of the 365 applications the Top 10 of highest number applicants were from:

  1. United Kingdom - 17.5%
  2. Canada - 11.2% 
  3. Colombia - 9.8%
  4. United States - 7.4%
  5. Spain - 5.2%
  6. Mexico – 4.9%
  7. Brazil – 4.3%
  8. Nigeria – 3.8%
  9. Argentina – 2.5%
  10. South Africa – 2.2% 

54% of successful Marque applicants already had a .coop domain name, helping to promote the co-operative identity on line and in print, publications and packaging.  And 83% of those that did not have a .coop domain name before visiting our dedicated application website www.identity.coop have requested one, which is wonderful news.  Thank you so much! 

Together a .coop domain name and the Co-operative Marque are symbols of the global co-operative movement and of our collective identity; demonstrating our unity of purpose.   Use the Marque and help make more people aware of their options when faced with the choice between choosing a product or a service from a co-operative or an investor or privately-owned business.

Visit www.identity.coop or contact us at support@domains.coop to register your .coop web address and use the global Co-operative Marque. If you’ve not had a .coop before you can get the first year free! Visit our Facebook page which is dedicated to promoting our co-operative identity or Follow up on Twitter @DomainsDotCoop to see the latest applicants.

See the full Register of successful applicants for the Marque here.

Co-operative Marque reaches 60 countries

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Today we can celebrate our the 60th country to use the global Marque. The Dominican Republic has joined the Register with a successful application from Comité Nacional de Jóvenes Cooperativistas.  Here’s the full list:

Cooperativa Arcop Ltda. Argentina
TECNICOOP Argentina
Cooperativa agropecuaria Union de Justiniano Posse Ltda. Argentina
Casa Cooperativa de Provisión Sunchales Limitada Argentina
Confederación Cooperativa de la Republica Argentina Argentina
Cooperativa de Electricidad y Aguas Corrientes de Gral. Levalle Limitada Argentina
FACE Argentina
Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos Coop. Ltda. (IMFC) Argentina
Citizens Cooperative Australia
South East Housing Co-operative Ltd Australia
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals Australia
Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH Group) Australia
Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd Australia
Northcote Rental Housing Co-operative Australia
Cera Belgium
Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide Belgium
International Co-operative Alliance Belgium
Euro Coop Belgium
Stadsboerderij Kortrijk Belgium
Coopkracht Belgium
Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives Bhutan
Happy Green Cooperatives Bhutan
Cooperativa Rural de Electrificación Ltda Bolivia
COOPAFER-MG Brazil
Cooperativa de Crédito dos servidores dos poderes legislativos do Estado de Minas Gerais e do seu órgão auxiliar Ltda. - Sicoob Cofal Brazil
Transforma Brazil
Cooperativa de Crédito de Livre Admissão de Associados Pioneira da Serra Gaúcha Brazil
Cooperativa de Produção e Abastecimento do Vale do Itajaí Brazil
Cooperativa SICOOB Credicenm Brazil
OCB Brazil
Organização das Cooperativas Brasileiras do Espírito Santo Brazil
Sicredi Pioneira RS Brazil
Unimed do Brasil Brazil
Sistema Ocemg Brazil
Unisaude Brazil
Cooperabrasil (Twitter) Brazil
Cooperativa de Economia e Crédito Mútuo da Sabesp Brazil
FGV Brazil
Central Cooperative Union Bulgaria
Common Thread Cooperative Canada
Coopérative de developpement regional de l’Estrie Canada
Coopérative de Solidarité l’Espace Gastronome de Laval Canada
Country Hills Housing Co-operative Inc. Canada
Ethical Coffee Chain Trade Co-operative Inc. Canada
Green Campus Co-operative Canada
North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc. Canada
Sapperton Terrace Housing Co-operative Canada
Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes Inc. Canada
Alberta Community and Co-operative Association Canada
BC Co-operative Association Canada
Canadian Co-operative Association Canada
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives Canada
Coopérative de developpement regional Quebec-Appalaches Canada
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Canada
Fédération québécoise des coopératives en milieu scolaire Canada
Global Co-operative Development Group Inc Canada
Incipe Workers’ Cooperative Canada
International Co-operative Alliance Housing Sectoral Organisation Canada
International Summit of Cooperatives Canada
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Cooperative Canada
Manitoba Cooperative Association Canada
Ontario Co-operative Association Canada
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association Canada
Sustainability Solutions Group Canada
The Co-operators Canada
Williams Lake and District Credit Union Canada
Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Canada
Atlantic Co-operative Publishing Canada
Coopérative Caucus Canada
Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec Canada
Coopérative de développement régional de Lanaudière Canada
Orion Coopérative de Recherche et de Conseil Canada
Village Green Co-operative Homes Inc. Canada
Co-op Canada Accelerator Canada
The Calgary News Co-op Canada
Saint Mary’s University Canada
Aerographics Creative Services Canada
All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives China
Conficoop: Cooperativa Multiactiva La Confianza Colombia
Copacentro Colombia
Federacion de Empresas de Economía Solidaria del Oriente Colombiano Colombia
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia Colombia
Cooperativa de los Trabajadores del ISS Colombia
Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Credito Cootraunion Colombia
Cooperativa Multiactiva de Bomberos Colombia
Coopebis Colombia
Cooperativa de Empleados favi-utp Colombia
Cooperativa de Empleados de Suramericana y Filiales Colombia
Coasmedas Colombia
Coprocenva Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Colombia
Cooperativa Multiactiva de Comerciantes de San Victorino  COOMERSANV Colombia
Asociacion Colombiana Cooperativas Colombia
Confecoop Antioquia Colombia
Confecoop Valle Colombia
Confederacion de Cooperativas de Colombia Colombia
Cooperativa del Magisterio de Cundinamarca Colombia
Cooperativa del Magisterio de Risaralda COODELMAR Colombia
Cooperative de Aporte Y Credito - COOCRESER Colombia
La Equidad Seguros O.C. Colombia
William Mauricio Prieto Bustamante Colombia
Incubadora Empresarial Colombia Solidaria-Gestando Colombia
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Cooservunal Colombia
Cooperativa de los Trabajadores del ISS Colombia
Asociación Antioqueña de Cooperativas - Confecoop Antioquia Colombia
Redesonica Colombia
Cooperativa de Trabajadores de la Fundacion Valle del Lili Colombia
Fundacion Fondecom Colombia
Coopetivives R.L. Costa Rica
International Co-operative Alliance Americas Region Costa Rica
Cyprus Turkish Co-operative Central Bank Ltd Cyprus
Czech and Moravian Consumer Cooperatives Czech Republic
Comité Nacional de Jóvenes Cooperativistas Dominican Republic
Organismo de Integración Cooperativa Regional Ecuador
Servicios y Educación Cooperativa Ecuador
Finanzas & Cooperativas Ecuador
dept. of cooperatives,lcds,Ambo University Ethiopia
Pellervo, Confederation of Finnish Co-operatives Finland
SOK Corporation Finland
FNCC France
Hôtel du Nord France
Iberia Georgia
Genossenschaftsforum e.V. (Forum of Housing Cooperatives) Germany
Young Farmers League Cooperative Society Ghana
K.A.P.A. Network Greece
Stevia Hellas Cooperative Greece
CONFECOOP Guatemala
Confecoop Guatemala Guatemala
Cooperativa Sagrada Familia Honduras
Hódmezővásárhely és Környéke ÁFÉSZ Hungary
Valence Entrepreneurs Dogma of India Cooperative Limited (Vedic Limited) India
National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd (NAFSCOB) India
Coop Manager India
The Delhi State Consumers Co-operative Federation Ltd. India
Cooperative Plantation Tajul Hayah Indonesia
Koperasi Kredit Cu Rejeki Indonesia
DEKOPIN (the Indonesian Cooperative Council) Indonesia
Irish Cooperative Organization Society (ICOS) Ireland
NABCO (National Association of Building Co-operatives) Ireland
Co-operative Support Services Limited Ireland
Dublin Food Co-operative Ireland
VoxWorld.Coop Ireland
COOP Israel Israel
The Cooperatives Alliance for Social, Economic and Environmental Justice Israel
Legacoop Ferrara Italy
Generazioni - Under 40 y.o. Co-operators Network of Legacoop Italy
Legacoop Liguria Italy
Betania società cooperativa sociale O.N.L.U.S. Italy
Arcadia Cooperativa Sociale Italy
Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union Japan
Japanese Health and Welfare Co-operative Federation Japan
ZENROSAI (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives) Japan
Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union Japan
Co-operative Development Foundation of Africa Kenya
International Co-operative Alliance Africa Region Kenya
iCOOP Korea Korea, Republic of
Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives Korea, Republic of
NACF Korea, Republic of
Malta Co-operative Federation Malta
Vista Coop Malta
CIFNOBA Mexico
Consultoria profesional para la iniciativa social, SC de RL de CV Mexico
Cooperativa de Vivienda Mathzi SC de RL de CV Mexico
Federación ALIANZA Mexico
MATHZI SC DE RL CV Mexico
Union de Cooperativas de Actividades Diversas del Estado de Chihuahua Mexico
Union de Cooperativas Prospectiva Empresarial Nacional Mexico
Universidad Cooperativa Oswaldo G. Reyes Mora Mexico
Ingeniería Biotecnológica Ambiental Sustentable y Acuícola Mexico
Universidad Biotecnológica y de Investigación de la Frontera Norte Mexico
Caja Popular Alianza Arboledas SC DE AP DE RL DE CV Mexico
Caja Popular Mexicana Mexico
Confederación de cooperativas de ahorro y préstamo de México Mexico
Federación UNISAP S.C de R.L de C.V Mexico
Confederación Nacional Cooperativa de Actividades Diversas de la República Mexico
Caja Popular Apaseo El Alto Mexico
LABCOOP AC Mexico
Union de Mujeres Trabajando en Cooperativas A.C. Mexico
Mongolian Cooperative Alliance /formerly Mongolian National Cooperators’ Association Mongolia
National Co-operative Development Board Nepal
Nepal Information and Communication Central Cooperative Union Ltd. Nepal
Central Tea Cooperative Federation (CTCF ) Ltd. Nepal Nepal
The New Zealand Association of Credit Unions New Zealand
Huia CDS Ltd New Zealand
Cooperative Business New Zealand New Zealand
Cooperativa de Educacion Nuestra Señora de la Merced Nicaragua
community interest consulting cooperative society limited Nigeria
Firs Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Nigeria
ITAD-Cooperative Nigeria
NNPC Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Lagos Nigeria
BUA Sugar (Apapa) Staff  Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Nigeria
NUT (LIB) Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Transport/Aviation, NCAA, NAMA, AIB Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
Earn Link Universal Co-operative Nigeria
Hospital Service Commission Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
CAAP thrift and loans cooperative group Nigeria
Cooperative Support Services Ltd Nigeria
Lagos State Cooperative Federation Nigeria
The LEAD CO-operative and Investment Society Ltd Nigeria
Karachi Co-operative Hpousing Societies Union Ltd. Pakistan
Coopelatina r.l Panama
Confederación Latinoamericana de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito (COLAC) Panama
Ahorro, Creditos y servicios Paraguay
Confederación Paraguaya de Cooperativas Limitada Paraguay
Panal Compañia de Seguros Generales S.A. - Propriedad Cooperativa Paraguay
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito “Crl. Francisco Bolognesi Ltda.” Peru
Cooperativa la Alternativa Peru
Credicoop Peru
Pantok Multi-Purpose Cooperative Philippines
Kabayanihan Credit Cooperative Philippines
National Confederation of Cooperatives Philippines
JuanRewards Multipurpose Cooperative Philippines
National Cooperative Council Poland
National Supervision Union of Spolem Consumer Co-operatives Poland
SKOK PIAST Poland
National Auditing Union of Workers’ Co-operatives Poland
Foundation of Assistance Programmes for Agriculture FAPA Poland
iTTCOOP Puerto Rico
Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation Russian Federation
Development Cooperative eTRI Slovenia
Union of the Somali Cooperative Movements Somalia
Abelimi Farming Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative South Africa
African Press Trust South Africa
Rural South Africa Tertiary Cooperative South Africa
Skill Village 2030 Secondary Cooperative Ltd South Africa
Tessera Development Solutions South Africa
Fingerprint Co-operative Ltd South Africa
South African Youth Co-operative Network South Africa
Encomun, S. Coop. Galega Spain
OTEUCARON S. COOP. GALEGA Spain
Teixugo S.Coop. Galega Spain
TZBZ Spain
Escuela 2 Coop. V. Spain
CESTOLA na CACHOLA, S. Coop. Galega Spain
Ítaca Software Libre Sociedade Cooperativa Galega Spain
CKL Comunicaciones, S. Coop. And. Spain
ITC Cuatrovientos S. COOP. Spain
Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado COCETA Spain
Consultoría Social y Educativo S.Coop.Mad Spain
ENREDA SCA Spain
Mondragon Cooperative Corporation Spain
Som Energia sccl Spain
Unión de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado UGACOTA Spain
Asociación Andaluza de Centros de Enseñanza de Economía Social Spain
Conselleria de Traballo e Benestar-Xunta de Galicia Spain
Grupo Cuarto Canal Spain
Xeitura: xestión integral do Patrimonio Cultural Spain
Kotikawatta Thrift and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd Sri Lanka
Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich ABZ Switzerland
Cooperatives Unit, International Labour Organization Switzerland
Cooperative Kality,Technologie and Management Togo
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade Directorate General for Cooperative Turkey
CareerServe United Kingdom
LASA (Loans and Savings Abertawe) Credit Union United Kingdom
Plymouth Energy Community United Kingdom
Social Economy & Co-operative Development Cornwall United Kingdom
the 3rdi magazine United Kingdom
The Communications Co-operative United Kingdom
Unicorn Grocery United Kingdom
Sir Thomas Wharton Community College United Kingdom
Birley Learning Community United Kingdom
Wharfe Valley Learning Partnership United Kingdom
Regather Co-operative Limited United Kingdom
A2Z Probate Research Ltd United Kingdom
Alpha Communication Ltd United Kingdom
Association of British Credit Unions Ltd United Kingdom
Calverts United Kingdom
Cda (BRAVE Ltd) United Kingdom
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd United Kingdom
Community Power Cornwall United Kingdom
Confederation of Co-operative Housing United Kingdom
consultancy.coop LLP United Kingdom
Co-op Culture United Kingdom
Co-operantics United Kingdom
Co-operative Assistance Network Limited United Kingdom
Co-operative Business Consultants United Kingdom
Co-operative College United Kingdom
Co-operative Futures United Kingdom
Co-operative Heritage Trust United Kingdom
Co-operative Press Ltd United Kingdom
Co-operative Wealth United Kingdom
Co-operatives London United Kingdom
Co-operatives North East United Kingdom
Co-operatives UK United Kingdom
Co-operatives West Midlands United Kingdom
Delta-T Devices United Kingdom
essential trading worker coop United Kingdom
Ethecol-The Card Payments Coop United Kingdom
Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC United Kingdom
on the eighth day co-op United Kingdom
Penarth Music Coop United Kingdom
Plunkett Foundation United Kingdom
Principle Six United Kingdom
Public Affairs Co-operative Ltd United Kingdom
Right to But Co-op Ltd United Kingdom
SAOS (Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society) United Kingdom
Schools Co-operative Society United Kingdom
Scottish League of Credit Unions United Kingdom
Sharenergy United Kingdom
South East Co-operative Support United Kingdom
Sustainable Enterprise Strategies United Kingdom
The Fuel Co-op United Kingdom
The Phone Co-op United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets Co-operative Development Agency United Kingdom
United Diversity United Kingdom
Wave Design Ltd United Kingdom
Revolver Co-operative Ltd United Kingdom
DomainsDotCoop United Kingdom
Co-operative & Community Finance United Kingdom
FairShares Association United Kingdom
CoRE50 United Kingdom
Woodcraft Folk United Kingdom
Young Cooperators United States
CooperationWorks! United States
Cooperative Grocer Network United States
Electric Embers Cooperative United States
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy United States
High Five Co-op Brewery, Inc. United States
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative United States
Neighboring Food Co-op Association United States
Northeast Investment Cooperative United States
Our Table Cooperative United States
Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance United States
Small Potatoes United States
The Cooperative Way United States
Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation United States
U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, Inc. United States
USA Cooperative Youth Council United States
Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation United States
Delridge Grocery Cooperative United States
Green Tomato Grocery United States
Snowdrift United States
DotCoop United States
Good Information Business Cooperative United States
National Cooperative Business Association United States
Bank Transfer Day United States
American Sunroot Growers Mutual Association United States
CUDECOOP Uruguay
Cooperativa SocioProyectos Ambientales, R.L. Venezuela

You can apply at www.identity.coop 

Nicola

fairtrade:

Alida Strauss is General Manager of the Heiveld Cooperative in South Africa. Just one example of the inspiring women throughout the Fairtrade system. Tomrrow is International Women’s Day. Celebrate with us and recognize inspiring women around the globe.
Check out the latest story here.

fairtrade:

Alida Strauss is General Manager of the Heiveld Cooperative in South Africa. Just one example of the inspiring women throughout the Fairtrade system. Tomrrow is International Women’s Day. Celebrate with us and recognize inspiring women around the globe.

Check out the latest story here.

The Marque Makers

Since launching our united visual identity in Cape Town last November 300 co-operative organisations from 56 countries having successfully applied to use it - thank you!

A2Z Probate Research Ltd United Kingdom
Abelimi Farming Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative South Africa
African Press Trust South Africa
Ahorro, Creditos y servicios Paraguay
Alberta Community and Co-operative Association Canada
All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives China
Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich ABZ Switzerland
Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Canada
Alpha Communication Ltd United Kingdom
Arcadia Cooperativa Sociale Italy
Asociación Andaluza de Centros de Enseñanza de Economía Social Spain
Asociacion Colombiana Cooperativas Colombia
Association of British Credit Unions Ltd United Kingdom
Atlantic Co-operative Publishing Canada
Bank Transfer Day United States
BC Co-operative Association Canada
Betania società cooperativa sociale O.N.L.U.S. Italy
Birley Learning Community United Kingdom
BUA Sugar (Apapa) Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Nigeria
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals Australia
CAAP thrift and loans cooperative group Nigeria
Caja Popular Alianza Arboledas SC DE AP DE RL DE CV Mexico
Caja Popular Apaseo El Alto Mexico
Caja Popular Mexicana Mexico
Calverts United Kingdom
Canadian Co-operative Association Canada
CareerServe United Kingdom
Casa Cooperativa de Provisión Sunchales Limitada Argentina
Cda (BRAVE Ltd) United Kingdom
Central Cooperative Union Bulgaria
Central Tea Cooperative Federation (CTCF ) Ltd. Nepal Nepal
Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation Russian Federation
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives Canada
Cera Belgium
CESTOLA na CACHOLA, S. Coop. Galega Spain
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd United Kingdom
CIFNOBA Mexico
Citizens Cooperative Australia
Coasmedas Colombia
Common Thread Cooperative Canada
community interest consulting cooperative society limited Nigeria
Community Power Cornwall United Kingdom
CONFECOOP Guatemala
Confecoop Antioquia Colombia
Confecoop Guatemala Guatemala
Confecoop Valle Colombia
Confederación Cooperativa de la Republica Argentina Argentina
Confederación de cooperativas de ahorro y préstamo de México Mexico
Confederacion de Cooperativas de Colombia Colombia
Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado COCETA Spain
Confederación Latinoamericana de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito (COLAC) Panama
Confederación Nacional Cooperativa de Actividades Diversas de la República Mexico
Confederación Paraguaya de Cooperativas Limitada Paraguay
Confederation of Co-operative Housing United Kingdom
Conficoop: Cooperativa Multiactiva La Confianza Colombia
Conselleria de Traballo e Benestar-Xunta de Galicia Spain
consultancy.coop LLP United Kingdom
Consultoria profesional para la iniciativa social, SC de RL de CV Mexico
Consultoría Social y Educativo S.Coop.Mad Spain
Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide Belgium
Co-op Canada Accelerator Canada
Co-op Culture United Kingdom
COOP Israel Israel
Coop Manager India
COOPAFER-MG Brazil
Coopebis Colombia
Coopelatina r.l Panama
Cooperabrasil (Twitter) Brazil
Co-operantics United Kingdom
CooperationWorks! United States
Cooperativa agropecuaria Union de Justiniano Posse Ltda. Argentina
Cooperativa Arcop Ltda. Argentina
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito “Crl. Francisco Bolognesi Ltda.” Peru
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Cooservunal Colombia
Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Credito Cootraunion Colombia
Cooperativa de Crédito de Livre Admissão de Associados Pioneira da Serra Gaúcha Brazil
Cooperativa de Crédito dos servidores dos poderes legislativos do Estado de Minas Gerais e do seu órgão auxiliar Ltda. - Sicoob Cofal Brazil
Cooperativa de Economia e Crédito Mútuo da Sabesp Brazil
Cooperativa de Electricidad y Aguas Corrientes de Gral. Levalle Limitada Argentina
Cooperativa de Empleados de Suramericana y Filiales Colombia
Cooperativa de Empleados favi-utp Colombia
Cooperativa de los Trabajadores del ISS Colombia
Cooperativa de Produção e Abastecimento do Vale do Itajaí Brazil
Cooperativa de Trabajadores de la Fundacion Valle del Lili Colombia
Cooperativa de Vivienda Mathzi SC de RL de CV Mexico
Cooperativa del Magisterio de Cundinamarca Colombia
Cooperativa del Magisterio de Risaralda COODELMAR Colombia
Cooperativa Multiactiva de Bomberos Colombia
Cooperativa Sagrada Familia Honduras
Cooperativa SICOOB Credicenm Brazil
Cooperativa SocioProyectos Ambientales, R.L. Venezuela
Co-operative & Community Finance United Kingdom
Co-operative Assistance Network Limited United Kingdom
Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH Group) Australia
Co-operative Business Consultants United Kingdom
Cooperative Business New Zealand New Zealand
Coopérative Caucus Canada
Co-operative College United Kingdom
Cooperative de Aporte Y Credito - COOCRESER Colombia
Coopérative de developpement regional de l’Estrie Canada
Coopérative de developpement regional Quebec-Appalaches Canada
Coopérative de Solidarité l’Espace Gastronome de Laval Canada
Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd Australia
Co-operative Futures United Kingdom
Cooperative Grocer Network United States
Co-operative Heritage Trust United Kingdom
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Canada
Cooperative Kality,Technologie and Management Togo
Cooperative Plantation Tajul Hayah Indonesia
Co-operative Press Ltd United Kingdom
Co-operative Support Services Limited Ireland
Cooperative Support Services Ltd Nigeria
Co-operative Wealth United Kingdom
Co-operatives London United Kingdom
Co-operatives North East United Kingdom
Co-operatives UK United Kingdom
Cooperatives Unit, International Labour Organization Switzerland
Co-operatives West Midlands United Kingdom
Coopetivives R.L. Costa Rica
Copacentro Colombia
Country Hills Housing Co-operative Inc. Canada
Credicoop Peru
CUDECOOP Uruguay
Cyprus Turkish Co-operative Central Bank Ltd Cyprus
Czech and Moravian Consumer Cooperatives Czech Republic
DEKOPIN (the Indonesian Cooperative Council) Indonesia
Delridge Grocery Cooperative United States
Delta-T Devices United Kingdom
Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives Bhutan
dept. of cooperatives,lcds,Ambo University Ethiopia
Development Cooperative eTRI Slovenia
DomainsDotCoop United Kingdom
DotCoop United States
Dublin Food Co-operative Ireland
Earn Link Universal Co-operative Nigeria
Electric Embers Cooperative United States
Encomun, S. Coop. Galega Spain
ENREDA SCA Spain
Escuela 2 Coop. V. Spain
essential trading worker coop United Kingdom
Ethecol-The Card Payments Coop United Kingdom
Ethical Coffee Chain Trade Co-operative Inc. Canada
Euro Coop Belgium
FACE Argentina
Federación ALIANZA Mexico
Federacion de Empresas de Economía Solidaria del Oriente Colombiano Colombia
Federación UNISAP S.C de R.L de C.V Mexico
Federal Ministry of Transport/Aviation, NCAA, NAMA, AIB Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
Fédération québécoise des coopératives en milieu scolaire Canada
FGV Brazil
Finanzas & Cooperativas Ecuador
Fingerprint Co-operative Ltd South Africa
Firs Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Nigeria
FNCC France
Foundation of Assistance Programmes for Agriculture FAPA Poland
Generazioni - Under 40 y.o. Co-operators Network of Legacoop Italy
Genossenschaftsforum e.V. (Forum of Housing Cooperatives) Germany
Global Co-operative Development Group Inc Canada
Green Campus Co-operative Canada
Green Tomato Grocery United States
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy United States
Grupo Cuarto Canal Spain
Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC United Kingdom
Happy Green Cooperatives Bhutan
High Five Co-op Brewery, Inc. United States
Hódmezővásárhely és Környéke ÁFÉSZ Hungary
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative United States
Hospital Service Commission Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
Hôtel du Nord France
Huia CDS Ltd New Zealand
iCOOP Korea Korea, Republic of
Incipe Workers’ Cooperative Canada
Incubadora Empresarial Colombia Solidaria-Gestando Colombia
Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos Coop. Ltda. (IMFC) Argentina
International Co-operative Alliance Belgium
International Co-operative Alliance Africa Region Kenya
International Co-operative Alliance Americas Region Costa Rica
International Co-operative Alliance Housing Sectoral Organisation Canada
International Summit of Cooperatives Canada
Irish Cooperative Organization Society (ICOS) Ireland
ITAD-Cooperative Nigeria
iTTCOOP Puerto Rico
Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union Japan
Japanese Health and Welfare Co-operative Federation Japan
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Cooperative Canada
K.A.P.A. Network Greece
Kabayanihan Credit Cooperative Philippines
Karachi Co-operative Hpousing Societies Union Ltd. Pakistan
Koperasi Kredit Cu Rejeki Indonesia
Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives Korea, Republic of
Kotikawatta Thrift and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd Sri Lanka
La Equidad Seguros O.C. Colombia
LABCOOP AC Mexico
Lagos State Cooperative Federation Nigeria
LASA (Loans and Savings Abertawe) Credit Union United Kingdom
Malta Co-operative Federation Malta
Manitoba Cooperative Association Canada
MATHZI SC DE RL CV Mexico
Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation United States
Mondragon Cooperative Corporation Spain
Mongolian Cooperative Alliance /formerly Mongolian National Cooperators’ Association Mongolia
NABCO (National Association of Building Co-operatives) Ireland
NACF Korea, Republic of
National Auditing Union of Workers’ Co-operatives Poland
National Confederation of Cooperatives Philippines
National Cooperative Council Poland
National Co-operative Development Board Nepal
National Supervision Union of Spolem Consumer Co-operatives Poland
Neighboring Food Co-op Association United States
Nepal Information and Communication Central Cooperative Union Ltd. Nepal
NNPC Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Lagos Nigeria
North Wellington Co-operative Services Inc. Canada
Northcote Rental Housing Co-operative Australia
Northeast Investment Cooperative United States
NUT (LIB) Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd Nigeria
OCB Brazil
on the eighth day co-op United Kingdom
Ontario Co-operative Association Canada
Organismo de Integración Cooperativa Regional Ecuador
Organização das Cooperativas Brasileiras do Espírito Santo Brazil
OTEUCARON S. COOP. GALEGA Spain
Our Table Cooperative United States
Pellervo, Confederation of Finnish Co-operatives Finland
Penarth Music Coop United Kingdom
Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance United States
Plunkett Foundation United Kingdom
Plymouth Energy Community United Kingdom
Principle Six United Kingdom
Public Affairs Co-operative Ltd United Kingdom
Redesonica Colombia
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade Directorate General for Cooperative Turkey
Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec Canada
Revolver Co-operative Ltd United Kingdom
Right to But Co-op Ltd United Kingdom
Rural South Africa Tertiary Cooperative South Africa
Saint Mary’s University Canada
SAOS (Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society) United Kingdom
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association Canada
Schools Co-operative Society United Kingdom
Scottish League of Credit Unions United Kingdom
Servicios y Educación Cooperativa Ecuador
Sharenergy United Kingdom
Sicredi Pioneira RS Brazil
Sir Thomas Wharton Community College United Kingdom
Sistema Ocemg Brazil
Skill Village 2030 Secondary Cooperative Ltd South Africa
SKOK PIAST Poland
Small Potatoes United States
Snowdrift United States
Social Economy & Co-operative Development Cornwall United Kingdom
SOK Corporation Finland
Som Energia sccl Spain
South African Youth Co-operative Network South Africa
South East Co-operative Support United Kingdom
South East Housing Co-operative Ltd Australia
Stevia Hellas Cooperative Greece
Sustainability Solutions Group Canada
Sustainable Enterprise Strategies United Kingdom
TECNICOOP Argentina
Teixugo S.Coop. Galega Spain
Tessera Development Solutions South Africa
the 3rdi magazine United Kingdom
The Calgary News Co-op Canada
The Communications Co-operative United Kingdom
The Cooperative Way United States
The Cooperatives Alliance for Social, Economic and Environmental Justice Israel
The Co-operators Canada
The Delhi State Consumers Co-operative Federation Ltd. India
The Fuel Co-op United Kingdom
The LEAD CO-operative and Investment Society Ltd Nigeria
The New Zealand Association of Credit Unions New Zealand
The Phone Co-op United Kingdom
Tower Hamlets Co-operative Development Agency United Kingdom
Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation United States
TZBZ Spain
U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, Inc. United States
Unicorn Grocery United Kingdom
Unimed do Brasil Brazil
Union de Cooperativas de Actividades Diversas del Estado de Chihuahua Mexico
Unión de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado UGACOTA Spain
Union de Cooperativas Prospectiva Empresarial Nacional Mexico
Union de Mujeres Trabajando en Cooperativas A.C. Mexico
Union of the Somali Cooperative Movements Somalia
Unisaude Brazil
United Diversity United Kingdom
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia Colombia
Universidad Cooperativa Oswaldo G. Reyes Mora Mexico
USA Cooperative Youth Council United States
Valence Entrepreneurs Dogma of India Cooperative Limited (Vedic Limited) India
Vista Coop Malta
VoxWorld.Coop Ireland
Wave Design Ltd United Kingdom
Wharfe Valley Learning Partnership United Kingdom
William Mauricio Prieto Bustamante Colombia
Williams Lake and District Credit Union Canada
Woodcraft Folk United Kingdom
Xeitura: xestión integral do Patrimonio Cultural Spain
Young Cooperators United States
Young Farmers League Cooperative Society Ghana
ZENROSAI (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives) Japan

Apply to use the new Marque and get a .coop domain name at www.identity.coop 

Share the love this Valentine’s Day with Domains.coop

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We all Love .coop and this weekend we’d like to offer TEN of our existing .coop customers a special gift to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  

From 14th to 16th February we’re giving away 10 LOVE Prizes for Domains.coop customers who recommend a .coop domain name to another co-operative.

Find out more here

#ShareTheLove

Why does a .coop cost more than a .com and why is it so important to protect our Co-operative Identity?

One of the questions we are often asked is “why does it cost more to have a .coop domain name that a .com, .org or .net?”  The truth is that Top Level Domain (TLD) names vary in pricing for a number of reasons.

A .coop domain is a sponsored Top Level Domain (sTLD) and unlike the more common generic TLDs (gTLD) there are restrictions imposed by the Registry on who can register .coop names.  In the case of .coop domain the Registry is DotCoop, based in Washington DC.   Domains.coop is one of twelve Registrars and is wholly owned by the International Co-operative Alliance.  When you register a .coop domain you can choose to use any one of these twelve Registrars.  Domains.coop is the largest in terms of number .coops registered and is the only one dedicated to serving the co-operative movement.

As a consequence of the restrictions imposed sTLDs operate in a much smaller marketplace than the .com, .net or even country code extensions (ccTLD) and thus .coop is not able to achieve quickly the registration volumes that gTLDs have.

At the same time, the technical infrastructure specifications for operating a TLD - as required by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) - are almost the same for a gTLD, a ccTLD and a sTLD.  In other words, the operation and infrastructure costs dictated by the Registry’s contract with ICANN are pretty much fixed but the volume of registrations varies significantly. There are around 7,500 .coop names in registration globally, 15 million .net names, 10 million .org names and around 100 million .com names. Clearly, the .coop registry does not generate economies of scale to pass on to its registrants as a price reduction.

An added cost to sponsored TLDs, like .coop, is the verification process of the eligibility of our registrants. This is an important process for safeguarding our namespace and its value as a distinct identity for co-operatives online.  It is therefore a mistake to compare gTLDs with sTLDs, i.e. a .com with a .coop because the former is a commodity whereas the latter a branding tool.  A .coop domain is integral to our identity and is what unites us wherever we are.

Other sponsored or specialised TLDs, such as .jobs or .pro are also much more expensive than .com, .net etc. (up to $350/year for a .pro and $180/year for a .jobs – much cheaper than the annual fee for a .coop domain name!).

Even in .com, good keyword names are considered highly expensive real estate and are being sold in auctions for millions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_domain_names.

If all the co-operatives in the world were to register and use a .coop domain then clearly the annual fee would drop, because we would - and will - pass on any cost efficiencies to our customers.  At that stage availability of good .coop names, or general availability, would cease to exist and a .coop aftermarket with great keyword .coop names would be auctioned – i.e. exactly like the .com market but we are some years off this happening!

To apply for your .coop domain name (free for the first year) and to use the Co-operative Marque visit www.identity.coop.  To choose your .coop domain name visit www.domains.coop.

250 adopters - making our Co-operative Marque on the world

We now have 250 successful applicants for the global Co-operative Marque reaching out to 50 countries.  65% of Marque users already have a .coop domain name, helping to promote the co-operative identity on line and in print, publications and packaging.  And 30% of those that did not have a .coop domain name before visiting our dedicated application website www.identity.coop have requested one, which is wonderful news. 

Together a .coop domain name and the Co-operative Marque are symbols of the global co-operative movement and of our collective identity; demonstrating our unity of purpose.   Identity forms a key pillar of the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade and we believe that the more visibility there is for the co-operative model then this will help make more people aware of their options when faced with the choice between choosing a product or a service from a co-operative or an investor or privately-owned business.

Visit www.identity.coop or contact us at support@domains.coop to register your .coop web address and use the global Co-operative Marque.  Visit our Facebook page which is dedicated to promoting our co-operative identity or Follow up on Twitter @DomainsDotCoop to see the latest applicants.

See the full Register of successful applicants for the Marque here.

From the UK to Japan, Malta and Bhutan

Another 39 co-operative organisations have successfully applied to use the new Co-operative Marque.  Almost a third didn’t have .coop domain name and have requested one.  This is fantastic news as we continue to highlight the co-operative advantage on and off-line and work with the world’s global co-operative community in helping them promote their co-operative identity. Here’s the latest group of successful applicants:

A2Z Probate Research Ltd UK
Alberta Community and Co-operative Association Canada
Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich ABZ Switzerland
Asociación Andaluza de Centros de Enseñanza de Economía Social Spain
Association of British Credit Unions Ltd UK
Bank Transfer Day US
Central Tea Cooperative Federation (CTCF ) Ltd. Nepal Nepal
Common Thread Cooperative Canada
Confecoop Antioquia Colombia
Confecoop Guatemala Guatemala
Confederacion de Cooperativas de Colombia Colombia
Conficoop: Cooperativa Multiactiva La Confianza Colombia
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito “Crl. Francisco Bolognesi Ltda.” Peru
Cooperativa de Electricidad y Aguas Corrientes de Gral. Levalle Limitada Argentina
Co-operative Assistance Network Limited UK
Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH Group) Australia
Cooperative de Aporte Y Credito - COOCRESER Colombia
Coopetivives R.L. Costa Rica
Copacentro Colombia
Credicoop Peru
Cyprus Turkish Co-operative Central Bank Ltd Cyprus
Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives Bhutan
Development Cooperative eTRI Slovenia
Ethecol-The Card Payments Coop UK
Green Campus Co-operative Canada
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy US
Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos Coop. Ltda. (IMFC) Argentina
National Co-operative Development Board Nepal
National Supervision Union of Spolem Consumer Co-operatives Poland
NNPC Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited Lagos Lagos
Northcote Rental Housing Co-operative Australia
Scottish League of Credit Unions UK
The Calgary News Co-op Canada
Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation US
U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, Inc. US
Union de Mujeres Trabajando en Cooperativas A.C. Mexico
Vista Coop Malta
Young Cooperators United States
ZENROSAI (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives) Japan