I know this has already been discussed in the past, but I wanted to bring it back up as there have been a few changes that might make it more relevant.
I would like to propose that Cotech uses a .coop domain alongside the coops.tech domain with a Host Header - so that both domains can run in parallel and whichever one the website visitor types in is the one they see.
This would mean that Cotech can have and use cotech.coop - but also retain the original domain alongside it, with all the associated benefits. (search engine optimisation, not changing printed hand-outs etc)
In terms of cost - there are an expanded network of retailers offering the domain for cheaper prices than domains.coop, though I do know that domains.coop are currently offering a first-year-free for apex bodies and networks to help promote the use of the cooperative domain.
I thought I would post this here first to gauge interest.