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 ending is marketed as a second .com and advertised with the different meanings of the abbreviation "CC", for example for "Creative Commons" or "Carbon Copy" in the email header. The TLD is also particularly attractive for potential domain owners who want to buy or register an almost anonymous domain. The WHOIS minimalist system only lists the domain registrar, so the actual website operator can operate almost completely anonymously.
The .cc domain is also characterized 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 is now a whole range of well-known German-language domains that rely on the ccTLD .cc and offer mainly Internet services or information such as price comparisons or dictionaries. Interested webmasters should therefore buy and register their desired domains as quickly as possible, 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.