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Why is it that nobody is using co.cc domain name?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hawkweb, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. hawkweb

    hawkweb Regular Member

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    Hi
    I'm just curious. Why is that most people are not using the free co.cc domain names anymore? What's bad about it?
     
  2. xbada

    xbada Junior Member

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    Unlike you, Not everyone loves the cock. j/k
     
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    blackma Power Member

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    They just seem cheap I guess. I am always wary of co.cc domains when I see them. People just associate them with spam.
     
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    kumkum Registered Member

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    Because it's FREE
     
  5. Crooker

    Crooker Newbie

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    Because it's free, it's a Valhalla for spammers and scammers.
    People abuse it, thats why google puts a low value on those domains.
    And if your trying to rank, you don't want a domain that sets you back behind the other from the get go.
     
  6. richcamp

    richcamp Regular Member

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    Because its not a real domain. They can just decide to stop the service and youre fucked
     
  7. mogambo

    mogambo Registered Member

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    The best use of co.cc is for domain redirects
     
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  8. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    I don't because they look cheap, you don't actually own the domain either and as said above, service can be pulled at any time.
    Besides that, .info are only a buck....and .coms don't exactly break the bank like :)
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    Your domain is your brand that you cant build with the free domains, yes get a little push while using such freebies, submitting valued information and content is good idea to link it back to your authority platform.
     
  10. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    The co.cc's aren't realy top level domains, don't stay free and have a spammy rep, so are of little value. So .infos are a better and more affordable solution. I would tell folks who think they 'own' a domain, however, that you don't, you're just renting a name and address.

    As soon as you don't renew you shiny .com, .net or whatever (that is, pay rent to the registrar), poof you don't 'own' it anymore. Or if you have the 'wrong' kind of content and the site was registered through GoDaddy or similar places, they can shut down what you though you 'owned.'
     
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    If you are gonna go free..go .tk
     
  12. SSL9000J

    SSL9000J Regular Member

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    You get what you pay for. I've also heard that free domain / hosting sites will hijack your site without warning if they discover that it's getting significant traffic. Call it 'eminent domain' I suppose. Of course for some things they're fine, quick wp blogs and such, but nobody with half a brain is going to take "GETFREEIPHONESHERENOWFORYOU.co.cc" seriously.