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Old 05-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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What are you going to use them for?

Even if they're not banned...build a site on a .com.


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Old 05-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I wouldn't touch them. Who would want one?

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better use correct domains like .com bro
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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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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Old 05-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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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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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.

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My advice would be to use .com.
It's like you are taking a risks.
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Default Re: What About cu.cc domains?

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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Default Re: What About cu.cc domains?

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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.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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".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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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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