.CC is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a tiny 5.4 square miles of land in the Indian Ocean about halfway between Sri Lanka and Australia, the latter of which it belongs to as a territory. The region is quite beautiful to look at, all of which can be easily seen in one glance from a plane ride.
If you’re not one of the 600 people that live in this region (we hate to assume anything, but we’ve got a hunch that most people reading this probably fall into this category), then no need to worry: there are no residency requirements, so anyone in the world is free to register one!
Why Would I Want a .CC Domain?
If you’re from the Cocos Islands and can manage to take a break from snorkelling around the 27 coral islands that are there, then you’ll definitely want to use your official ccTLD for your domains. Heck, CC is even in “ccTLD” so what other sign do you need?
For the rest of us, .CC is a great multi-purpose choice for any domain. It’s short, easy to remember, and won’t distract people from what’s to the left of the dot in your domain name.
On the Internet, CC is also an acronym for Creative Commons, a licensing system that “develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing and innovation.” So, if your project falls under this umbrella, then a .CC TLD is a great option to communicate that you support the Creative Commons.
If you’re considering .CC then you might also want to check out the following related TLDs before making your decision (or better yet, buy all of ‘em just to be safe):
We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have about .CC TLDs! Feel free to give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 or reach us via email at email@example.com.
The Fine Print
|Name Length (Excluding TLD)||1 to 63|
|Term||1 to 10 years|
|DNS Requirements||2 to 13 allowed; max. 6 at registration|
|WHOIS Privacy Available||Y|
|Domain Locking Available||Y|
|IDNs Available||afr, alb, ara, arg, arm, asm, ast, ave, awa, aze, bak, bal, ban, baq, bas, bel, ben, bho, bos, bul, bur, car, cat, che, chi, chv, cop, cos, cze, dan, div, doi, dut, est, fao, fij, fin, fre, fry, geo, ger, gla, gle, gon, gre, guj, heb, hin, hun, ice, inc, ind, inh, ita, jav, jpn, kas, kaz, khm, kir, kor, kur, lao, lav, lit, ltz, mac, mal, mao, may, mlt, mol, mon, nepo, nor, ori, oss, pan, per, pol, por, pus, raj, rum, rus, san, scc, scr, sin, slo, slv, smo, snd, som, spa, srd, swa, swe, syr, tam, tel, tgk, tha, tib, tur, ukr, urd, uzb, vie, wel, yid|
|Auto-Renew Date||30 days before expiry|
|Change Renew/Let Expire
Settings X Days Before Expiry
|Grace Period||40 days|
|Redemption Period||30 days|
|Transfers||1 year added to reg term|
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