Price information

Setup €0.00
Registration €19.90
Renewal €19.90
Transfer (including annual fee) €19.90
Change of the owner €0.00
Modification of domain data €0.00
Recovery after deletion €110.00

Useful information about .cc domains

Trends & General Information

The .cc domain is a country-specific ccTLD that is geographically assigned to the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. Politically, the .cc domains belong to Australia. The ccTLD was introduced in 1997, the registered domains are managed by the eNIC, a subcontractor of the American VeriSign, where you can buy .com domains among others.
Everyone can buy and register the .cc domain, a special feature is the minimalistic WHOIS system, which allows domain holders to register an .cc domain almost completely anonymously.

General Information

Domain transfer .cc domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .cc domain
Domain security You can set a transfer key to your .cc domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .cc domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .cc domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .cc domain may only contain numbers
Registry Verisign (Website)

Periods

New registration 1 year up to max. 10 years
Renewal 1 year
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .cc domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 3 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions

Domain length A .cc domain may be between 2 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa -bb.cc).

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Benefits

Although the TLD is a country-specific domain ending, only a fraction of the registered domains are actually used by residents or companies of the Cocos Islands. Rather, the domain ending is marketed as a second .com and advertised with the different meanings of the abbreviation "CC", for example for "Creative Commons" or "Carbon Copy" in the email header. The TLD is also particularly attractive for potential domain owners who want to buy or register an almost anonymous domain. The WHOIS minimalist system only lists the domain registrar, so the actual website operator can operate almost completely anonymously.

The .cc domain is also characterized by a freely selectable length between 2 and 63 characters, both special characters and pure numerical domains are allowed. The registration of your desired domains usually takes only a few seconds, the notice period is three days before expiry of the domain.

There is now a whole range of well-known German-language domains that rely on the ccTLD .cc and offer mainly Internet services or information such as price comparisons or dictionaries. Interested webmasters should therefore buy and register their desired domains as quickly as possible, because it is expected that the popularity of the domain will increase in the near future and thus the number of available Internet addresses will decline.

Statistics

The number of registered .cc domains far exceeds the number of inhabitants (just under 600). Official facts about the number of registered domains are hard to find. The .cc domain does not appear in the top 30 most popular TLDs. Interest of large companies is not necessarily given to the .cc domains. However, Internet forums, service providers or providers of directory services rely on the .cc domain.

Interestingly, the extension .co.cc has since been banned from the Google index because of spamming and phishing. This extension also builds on the ccTLD .cc, but was supplemented by a South Korean company to the subdomain .co - this domain should be kept in any case. Better buy and register a conventional .cc domain that will not be penalised by search engines - opt for this domain and stand out from the competition with your creative content.

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