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Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« on: July 02, 2011, 04:19:14 pm »
Seeing how many people here have sites with a .co.cc subdomain, just thought I'd repost this news here: All *.co.cc sites have been delisted by Google as of July 1st, 2011 (yesterday). If you're just using your .co.cc site as a personal blog or similar small feature, this shouldn't matter much, but if Google search referrals made up a significant portion of your traffic, this can leave an impact.



The reason Google removed all .co.cc sites from their search results was that the vast majority of .co.cc sites are made by spambots for the sole purpose of spamming. It's unfortunate, but Google had to do this to ensure the quality of their search hits.

What can you do, as the owner of a .co.cc site? Again, this doesn't affect you at all unless Google was a significant source of your site traffic, and you needn't bother doing anything. But if you do need your site relisted, here are some recommendations:
  • Get a new domain name. Unless there's a specific reason you need a .co.cc subdomain, you can also get a free domain name such as example.tk (which would actually be shorter than example.co.cc) or example.co.nr (this is a masking service and does not allow you to set record values directly).
  • Use the hosting provider's subdomain. Most free hosting providers provide their own domain names that you can get a subdomain from for free, such as example.webuda.com, example.x10.mx, or example.webs.com.
  • Apply for reconsideration by Google. You can have Google make an exception for your site, but there are terms your site must fulfill. To do this, follow these steps:
    • First, make sure your site follows Google's Webmaster Guidelines.. These are rules suggested by Google for a spam-free, quality website. Don't go on until you're sure your site follows these guidelines, or else Google'll just turn your request down.
    • Submit your site to Google if you haven't done so already. Not terribly important, but it helps.
    • Fill out the reconsideration request form. Note that you must have your site registered with Google Webmaster Tools to do this. It's easy if you already have a Google Analytics account.

Hope that helps some of ya :)

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 04:26:43 pm »
Stupid spambots. And stupid co.cc who didn't care about that. Oh well. You can always access Axe Wiki via http://wiki.axe.omnimaga.org.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 04:40:26 pm »
So. Anyone want to shell out 20 bucks so I can buy a real domain name?
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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 04:43:45 pm »
I noticed that the Prizm wiki had disappeared from Google results a day ago. I thought that it was because it had noticed that the URLs were broken, but this... I didn't expect this at all.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 04:48:22 pm »
Screw .co.cc
Prizmwiki has a new domain name.
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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 04:50:10 pm »
Screw .co.cc
Prizmwiki has a new domain name.
Well, that solves the Wikipedia problem.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 05:04:40 pm »
Stupid spambots. And stupid co.cc who didn't care about that. Oh well. You can always access Axe Wiki via http://wiki.axe.omnimaga.org.

I think that's a better URL than axeparser.co.cc anyway. More unified :)




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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 05:08:01 pm »
Yeah, I thought wiki.axeparser.co.cc could be kinda shorter, but finally I'll keep this unified.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 05:19:16 pm »
wiki.axeparser.co.cc
wiki.axe.omnimaga.org


One character shorter lol




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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 11:52:02 pm »
THis sucks. That said if it's impossible to get a custom host with an Omni domain for PrizmWiki or something, I wouldn't mind if it was hosted here, though.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 12:49:35 am »
THis sucks. That said if it's impossible to get a custom host with an Omni domain for PrizmWiki or something, I wouldn't mind if it was hosted here, though.


I'm pretty sure it's doable. Qwerty just contact me (or any manager with knowledge of DNS) and you'll get your brand new Omnimaga domain name.
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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 05:06:30 pm »
I noticed this when registering a new .co.cc domain and noticed it was paid then I went to investigate why. Well, I think this sucks, but I got another domain though =D

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 05:12:34 pm »
co.cc is now paid? ???
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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2011, 05:13:44 pm »
co.cc is now paid? ???

I tried registering a new domain and I had to pay 3$, maybe it's because I was using an account that had already registered 2, but I think it was a "fresh" one.

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Re: Important news for .co.cc site owners!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 05:14:56 pm »
This sucks. I remember it was free and sometimes we just had to put a tiny banner on our site.
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