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Yes domain name holders can think of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands as a domain paradise too. This string of islands has its own highly popular country-code Top-level Domain (ccTLD), .CC, which we would like share some more information with you.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands only has a population of about 600 people and yet .CC is in high demand. The reason is that .CC is one of the most creatively marketed and utilized TLDs industry wide. The ccTLD is used to abbreviate the following:
- country club
- chat community
- consulting company
- church community
- community centre
- chamber of commerce
- community college
- Creative Commons associations, and
- Chinese company
Some Interesting Tidbits on .CC
- The official registry of .CC is Verisign (the registry provider for .COM, .NET, .Name, .TV, and .Jobs)
- About half of registered .CC domain names use languages other than English
- Yahoo Taiwan operates a popular photo album and blogging website called Wretch. The company’s URL leverages the .CC ccTLD using www.wretch.cc. In fact, according to leading website traffic reporting company Alexa, Wretch’s website ranks 159th in the world in terms of visitor traffic.
Why Should You Consider .CC?
With the restrictive registration policies levied by the Chinese government for .CN domains, a .CC domain, used as “Chinese Company” is a popular alternative. Anecdotally, sales of .CC have been in strong demand from our Asian resellers.
With this growing popularity, .CC domain values are also growing. This is great news if you are domainer, as HEXONET is a leading provider of .CC backordering services. We have a fantastic succcess rate in securing dropped .CC domains.
.CC at a Glance:
- Available Domains: .CC
- Pricing: View pricing
- Requirements: Anyone can register a .CC domain
- Registry: Verisign
- Period: 1-10 yrs
- IDN Capable: Yes