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.CC domain

The official country domain of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

This domain is listed in the categories: English, Asia, Top Country Domains, All
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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, amongst others, .com domains.
Anybody can buy and register the .cc domain, a special feature is the minimalist whois system, which allows domain owners to register a .cc domain almost completely anonymously.

General information about the .cc domain extension

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)


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 if you want to buy a .cc domain

Domain length If you buy a cc-domain, it is allowed to have 2 - 63 signs.
Do not place hyphens at the beginning or at the end of a domain nor put 2 consecutive ones (e.g. aa--bb.cc).

Further information on .cc domains


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 extension is marketed as a second .com, with the various meanings of the abbreviation "CC", for example for "Creative Commons" or "Carbon Copy", as advertised in e-mail headers. The TLD is also particularly attractive for potential domain owners who want to buy or register an almost anonymous domain. The minimalist whois system specifies only the domain registrar, so the actual operator of the website can act almost completely anonymously.

The .cc domain is also characterised 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 are now a whole series of well-known German-language domains that rely on the ccTLD .cc and primarily Internet services or information such as price comparisons or dictionaries. Interested webmasters should therefore quickly buy and register their desired domains, 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.


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.

Price information

New registration £14.90
Annual fee £14.90
Setup £0.00
Transfer (including annual fee) £14.90
Domain changes £0.00
Change of ownership £0.00
Restore £99.00

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