. cc is the country code top -level domain (ccTLD ) of the politically belonging Australia Cocos Islands. It exists since 13 October 1997 and will be managed by ENIC, a subcontractor of VeriSign, which manages, among others, the well-known domain. Com.


A. Cc domain may total between one and 63 characters in length. Unlike most global ccTLD domains. Cc- Domains possible with the use of umlauts. Support for special characters was introduced on 14 December 2004. The registration of a. Cc domain usually lasts less than 24 hours and is open to any natural or legal person. A resident in the Cocos Islands is not necessary, not even for the administrative contact ( admin-c ).


The domain is specifically marketed as a second com, also advertised with the various meanings of the abbreviation CC:. Gladly used the domain as a shortcut Christian or Catholic churches ( Christian Church, Catholic Church ), by cycling clubs ( cycling club ) and the non-profit organization Creative Commons, which greatly makes up for the free exchange of content on the Internet. Even under Nordzyprioten who do not own ccTLD ( the most obvious. Kk ( for Kuzey Kıbrıs ) does not exist) and, therefore, the official second- level domain. Nc.tr use under the Turkish TLD. Tr, is the. Cc Domain popular. ( The Greek part of Cyprus has the ccTLD. Cy. )

The number under the address. Cc exceeds the population of the Cocos Islands by far. Another well-known example is the South Korean company, which owns the domain co.cc subdomains and the re-rented, since this similarity has co.uk with the second-level domain. . On 7 July 2011, this was removed from the Google index, in order to prevent spam and phishing.


In contrast to other top -level domains, the contracting authority offers a tool that allows an assessment cc- domains of. . Based on automatic processing of statistical criteria to be interested as possible to undertake an assessment of the domain before registering. The so-called Verisign Domain Score supports both English as well as German, Portuguese and Spanish.