Co.cc which is one of the free domain registrar and DNS provider is down for some time and all the BlogSpot blogs which are using Co.cc domain as custom domain is not accessible. Though, you can access the domain by typing your BlogSpot.com URL, but with co.cc domain extension it’s not accessible. Few days back, Co.cc stopped new domain registration and displayed a message saying “Sorry a new .co.cc domain cannot be registered“.
Co.cc which is a free domain registrarion service and mostly used by spammers for spamming and is already banned by Google search earlier. .Co.cc which is quite famous initially for providing free domain and with their DNS manager, you can do hell lot of bunch of things. But eventually, like any other free stuff, it’s targeted by spammer and due to low spam control, it was first banned by Facebook and later on Google search. They have been heavily used later for hacking and creating splogs.
Few days back they stopped new .Co.cc domain registration and today when I tried accessing the main (http://co.cc) site, it’s down without any notice.
For BlogSpot users using Co.cc domain:
All the BlogSpot users who are using Co.cc domain, you should go back to your BlogSpot setting and revert back to old original BlogSpot domain instead of Co.cc domain. You can also try other co.cc free alternatives like Dot.tk, but my suggestion would be opt for paid domain. If pricing is an issue, you can always grab .info and other domain extension which are cheap, but instead of relying upon such free domain registrar and keeping your site for down, a minimum investment of $2-$10 for a domain will not hurt.
There is no official confirmation regarding what could be the reason for .Co.cc down, it could be permanent shut down or just a temporary down time. Since, they have stopped the new domain registration for a while, it looks like they are shutting down for ever and it’s not a good news for all users who were using their free domain or DNS service. They also had a premium service, and there is no update on that.
Though, even Co.cc comes back, but with this downtime they lost the reliability and trust of the customers who have been using them for long. This is one big limitation of any free service, as they can
We will keep you posted and if you have any query regarding Co.cc domains, you can ask us on Facebook here. Do let me know if you are using any of .Co.cc services and your service is also affected because of their downtime?