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.co.cc no more?

zhuanyizhuanyi Member
edited November 2012 in General

Just noticed the website of .co.cc registration has changed to something like this:

We are sorry.

A new .co.cc domain cannot be registered.

Login Spam or abuse

Are they involved in some legal issues?

Comments

  • co.cc isn't a tld

  • @gubbyte said: co.cc isn't a tld

    How does this answer his question? I am curious as well.

  • @gubbyte said: co.cc isn't a tld

    You sir, are an idiot. Where did he mention it's a tld?

    On Topic: First I've heard of it :/

  • bamnbamn Member
    edited November 2012

    co.cc is a domain

    They are a free subdomain provider like DynDNS or Afraid.org

    Just another free service abused by spammers/scammers. A lot of co.cc = spam/scams

    Google delisted *.co.cc for a long time because of blackhat SEO / malicious stuff.

  • Didn't co.CC got ban by Google last year?

  • zhuanyizhuanyi Member
    edited November 2012

    @Taz said: Didn't co.CC got ban by Google last year?

    Ya, but I think the registration for those domain remains active the last time I checked, which was probably like a month ago.

  • That is what I posted. Co.CC, co.nz and other freebies. My people used to offer freehosting that time.

  • Found this article:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/google_cans_11m_dot_co_dot_cc_sites/

    I think the regular .cc is not affected...

  • @zhuanyi said: Found this article:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/google_cans_11m_dot_co_dot_cc_sites/

    I think the regular .cc is not affected..

    So is this why .co.cc pulled registration?

  • @Corey said: So is this why .co.cc pulled registration?

    Probably one of the factors.

  • 4ensic4ensic Member
    edited November 2012

    The co.cc domains already registered aren't resolving anymore.

  • Oops! Google Chrome could not find co.cc

  • @Corey said: So is this why .co.cc pulled registration?

    http://puu.sh/1saFH

  • kooldudehf...
    Anyway, this is old new, was another thread about them no longer resolving a few days ago.

  • Wasn't there already a few threads right here on LET in relation to co.cc. going bye bye for some?

  • @Maounique said: Anyway, this is old new, was another thread about them no longer resolving a few days ago.

    Think I started this one first and someone else started after me...but yes, this is old news and I guess .tk will see a surge in sign ups these days :)

  • @zhuanyi I doubt there would be much of a surge, usually what happens is when one free service fails, it tends to cause skeptism with other free services, and the surge wouldn't do much good if most of them was for spam purposes, TK been cracking down on spam quite well.

  • @kbeezie said: I doubt there would be much of a surge, usually what happens is when one free service fails, it tends to cause skeptism with other free services, and the surge wouldn't do much good if most of them was for spam purposes, TK been cracking down on spam quite well.

    I am just thinking...are most of the people using .co.cc for spam? Like there might be, say, 2 million domains under co.cc but probably 200k of them are for spam, the rest are legitimate users who might still need a free domain name...

    But that might be just my wishful thoughts haha :)

  • Well, yes, spamming is a big problem. You can still find a lot of reliable free subdomain at freedns.afraid.org. I'm using them for quite a long time now for small projects, and they are great. (but indexing of the subdomains are disabled for google, i guess because of the spamming and porn and warez etc. reasons)

  • @zhuanyi I think last time I saw anything related to .co.cc there were offers to buy a few hundred domains with random texts in bulk. Usually when you see something like 100+ domains for 50$ or such, that's cue for appealing to the spam community (like asking someone if they want a thousand gmail accounts for $10).

  • @Taz said: Co.CC, co.nz and other freebies.

    .co.nz is not a freebie, it's the equivalent of .com/.co.uk/.co.jp/.com.au/etc. for the .nz hierarchy.

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