Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

i have a co.cc domain before. it is stated that renewal is free for personal use. but i have a doamin i used previously that requires $3 for renewal. is this correct?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

According to www.co.cc, yes it's free for personal use. If you are being billed then you should contact support at co.cc. You may need to prove the domain is for personal use only - if you have ads on there, you won't have a good case.

Incidentally, .cc domains are for "Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an Australian territory" according to Wikipedia. So unless your site is targeted to that area then it's not really wise to use that TLD, even if it is free.

Domains are only a few bucks a year, why not shell out for one? .com may be $10 or more but country-specific ones are much cheaper. .co.uk for example is not more than £3/year.

share|improve this answer
i am thinking after i earned some money then get a domain. i know its cheap. but i am a student and dont really want to spend too much. anyway i dont have a credit card so its harder to spend online currently – Jiew Meng Sep 9 '10 at 14:20
is it a good idea to get a co.cc domain for now, and plan to get a domain+hosting before 1 year. then redirect users from the co.cc to .com? maybe its not the best for SEO? – Jiew Meng Sep 9 '10 at 14:22

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.