What About cu.cc domains?

by Larry Leggett 11 replies
Just came across this CU.CC - Free Domain Registration + Free DNS Service. site where it is offering free cu.cc domains with DNS service. I know co.cc domains were banned earlier by Google but this cu.cc domains are new to me. Are they banned too or it is a good idea to use them?
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  • Profile picture of the author NatesMarketing
    What are you going to use them for?

    Even if they're not banned...build a site on a .com.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I wouldn't touch them. Who would want one?
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisuchi
    better use correct domains like .com bro
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Thio
      Personally, I think anything other than the big 3 TLDs are only good for novelty names. Otherwise it just screams cheapness.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Larry Leggett View Post

    it is offering free cu.cc domains with DNS service.
    Yes, it is offering that, but the wording's deceptive. ".cu.cc" isn't a domain extension. ".cc" is the extension, and the "cu" part is the domain-name. Your own part that goes before the ".cu" is only a subdomain. How secure is that?

    I wouldn't touch them, anyway (not even if I wanted to rank a site in the Cocos Islands, for some reason).
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    • Profile picture of the author Dburn
      It's best to stay away from anything without .com or .net. For me personally when I see a website with that kind of domain I usually think scam. Plus a .com domain isn't really that much so always go with the paid instead of the free.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author TravisO
    My advice would be to use .com.
    It's like you are taking a risks.
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    If you want to to test something online with free stuffs like that it's not an issue, but for serious site, I'd go away from those kind of them such as .cu.cc or .tk.
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    I just wanna tell you that most of the links in the signature are trash and/or a trap to make you pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick2910
    Definitely wouldn't be worth it. .com, .net and country specific domains (.com.au, .co.uk) are the only domains that you should be using. Anything else just looks cheap, unprofessional and if you are selling something, people's spam radar goes off.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Nick2910 View Post

      .com, .net and country specific domains (.com.au, .co.uk) are the only domains that you should be using.
      ".cc" is a country-specific ("geotargeted") domain: it's the national domain extension for the Cocos Islands.

      Respectfully, this really isn't the point at all.

      The point is that what's referred to above isn't actually a domain: it's only a subdomain on a domain owned by someone else, who therefore has control of "your" site, gets to make up the rules, and on whom you're totally dependent.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        ".cc" is a country-specific ("geotargeted") domain: it's the national domain extension for the Cocos Islands.

        Respectfully, this really isn't the point at all.

        The point is that what's referred to above isn't actually a domain: it's only a subdomain on a domain owned by someone else, who therefore has control of "your" site, gets to make up the rules, and on whom you're totally dependent.
        ^^^^^^
        This. Just like the .us.com domains someone was trying to unload awhile back. They are subdomains. Not domains. If the person let us.com expire, there goes your "domain". They are in control of the primary domain.
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