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    Question co.cc No longer free?

    I've checked a .co.cc domain name but it is saying that it is $3 to register for the first year, anyone else noticed this?

    Thanks.

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    Seems to depend on what you want to register. When I enter a name which is also registered as a .com, it asks for $3, but if I enter gibberish, it offers the domain for free.

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    Interesting, I tried what you are saying and saw the same thing.

    I was thinking originally I needed a certain affiliate link or something.

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    Agreed. I'm only seeing it charge for cetain domains but the rest are free.
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    What stinks is I had the perfect domain name picked out, and then it says I have to pay for it. I thought it was an error at first. Oh well.

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    my co.cc domain its still free, maybe no longer free just for new register?

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    well I know that reregistration is $3 a year after the first year, even if it was free, at least that's what the site says

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    .co.cc is free, apart from, few "premium" names, which costs a fees. But the question remains...is .co.cc worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMarvelous View Post
    But the question remains...is .co.cc worth it?
    Possibly is if your main target audience is the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (as it's their top level domain) but for other use it just makes it look like the site owner is too miserly to pay a couple of dollars for a better domain name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    for other use it just makes it look like the site owner is too miserly to pay a couple of dollars for a better domain name.
    Miserly is such a negative word. Not everyone is a working adult running a commercial website. People in countries where $7 USD is a month's wage, kids/students that don't have an income, individuals who want to share information with no desire to run advertising, one of the 9&#37; unemployed in the US that wants to blog with their own domain... they are all good candidates for a free domain name like this.
    Last edited by Dan Grossman; May 8, 2009 at 15:47.

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    Yes I agree with Dan, I started off with a free domain and it helped me have a website as a poor student. If .co.cc is no longer free you could always get a free .TK domain, they have always been fairly popular

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Yes I agree with Dan, I started off with a free domain and it helped me have a website as a poor student. If .co.cc is no longer free you could always get a free .TK domain, they have always been fairly popular
    whoa, .tk, I'll have to check into that, I have never heard of such a beast

    well considering .com is commercial, co.cc could be like making a statement

    Note: It's not free after the first year though


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