Oceania & Pacific Domains: Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Cocossian domain type, ie. “cc”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.cc” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Cocossian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Cocossian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Cocossian domain name registrar.
A varied assortment of sites, few of them relating to those islands
.cc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Cocos (Keeling) Islands
The ccTLD, meaning Internet Country Code Top-Level Domain, for Cocos Keeling Island is .cc. These Islands are in Australian territory and the domain name is managed by VeriSign through their subsidiary company eNic. It is promoted and advertised as 'the next .com'. Control of this domain name was given to eNIC in 1997 by IANA.
There was a great success in sales for the .cc domain name. This was mostly due to help from SamsDirect Internet. It had become to be the 'second largest' TLD registry within the United States. Most advertisement was through radio as SamsDirect entered a deal with Clear Channel (CC) Communications. Promotion of .cc took place in several hundred radio stations, all over a three month period. It meant that they could obtain a market from several new customers, especially from Country Clubs and Community Centres. .cc can relate closely to these type of companies.
The registration of a .cc domain is under second-level. If .co.cc interests you, may it be noted that it is not an official hierarchy. It is like any other domain name used for free URL direction service. A .cc domain name can be registered from 1 year to as high as 10 years.
There are some rules which must be revised when choosing the name for your .cc domain. These are as follows:
- The maximum number of characters in the domain name, excluding the '.', is 63. The minimum is 1.
- It cannot begin with a hyphen (-) or a dot (.). This can only change if it is an International Domain name and had a PUNYCODE prefix.
- The Roman Alphabet (a-z) and all digits (0-9) can be used.
- Only digits and letters can be used as the last character.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
With the help of SamsDirect Internet, eNIC managed and marketed the top level domain with great success to become the "second largest TLD registry in the United States second only to Verisign" according to Brian Cartmell, founder and CEO of eNIC whotestified before the United States Senate in regard to The Governance of the Domain Name System by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on February 4, 2001. Much of the success of the domain sales came as a direct result of Sams entering into a deal with the largest radio broadcaster in the United States, Clear Channel (CC) Communications, to advertise and promote the domain on several hundred radio stations over a three month period.
Registration is made directly at second-level.
The .co.cc domain is not an official hierarchy; it is merely a standard domain like any other and is used for a free URL redirection service.
International domain names from BB Online since 1997