Why are websites of a .co.cc domain considered spam?

Ifham Khan May 26, 2011
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.co.cc is a free domain service, which gives full DNS control. Why is it consider as spam?

  1. Oron Joffe
    May 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    You'll find the explanation in Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.cc - co.cc is a domain owned by a company which sells subdomains for redirection, and most of them are used by spammers.

  2. Josh Fox
    May 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    This one can be tracked back to the fact that these domains are free. They're not very popular at all beyond the free aspect. A lot of spammers will use these domains because of this. With the low popularity of the domain extension, a lot of places consider co.cc to be the domain, and the actual domain to be a sub-domain, which means "abc.co.cc" is considered to be the same as "xyz.co.cc". This is why I changed my site over to a new domain.