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Google Blacklists 11 Million ".co.cc" Websites From Results

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:51 PM

Google has removed over 11 million .co.cc websites from its search engine results pages on the basis that most of them are far too "spammy".

The .co.cc space is not an officially authorised second-level domain like .co.uk or .com.au. Rather, it's offered independently by a Korean company (http://co.cc/) that just happens to own the domain name .co.cc.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:45 AM


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:50 PM

Google's Decision to Ban an Entire SLD is a Paper Tiger http://blog.trendmicro.com/google%E2%80%99s-decision-to-ban-an-entire-sld-is-a-paper-tiger/

Based on our research and monitoring of malicious domains and cybercrime activity, we know for a fact that all major cybercriminals have already moved from *.co.cc to other similarly abused second-level domains like *.rr.nu or *.co.tv. This abuse of rogue second-level domains is excessive and rapidly escalating. Cybercriminals routinely jump from one SLD to another to keep their FAKEAV-via-blackhat-SEO schemes alive, among other web-based attacks


We believe Google can create a real and lasting impact to protect users and help fight cybercrime by working with the top level registrars of domains like *.tv or *.cc to strategize about how they can make life for shady registrants more difficult. For instance, Google's massive visibility into the totality of search queries done globally can allow them to acquire enough evidence to influence and put pressure on registrars to pull out SLDs hosting malicious activities. This is much more effective instead of simply restricting user access to an entire block since we know cybercriminals will just choose to jump SLDs (they are already doing so). This also unjustifiably penalizes those who are actually using the said SLD for legitimate purposes.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:23 AM

I totally think it's unfair too, I recently got a co.cc domain for my blog and i can't see it on google at all, SOOO rude.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:28 AM

Ya its unfair my Co.cc domain which I was gained by me was on top 10 in Google SERP on keyword Ravi Patel but now it is removed by Google...

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