Google Delists All CO.CC Domains From Index
Search on Google for any domains that match [site:co.cc] and you will find no matches.
That is right, Google has removed, deindexed, banned and penalized any site using a co.cc subdomain. Why? As I noted, Google’s Matt Cutts explained on Google + that Google reserves the right if they “see a very large fraction of sites on a specific freehost be spammy or low-quality, we do reserve the right to take action on the freehost as a whole,” Matt said.
And it not only happened to a free host but a free domain name register and host, co.cc. It is not the first time Google banned a whole free-host, they did so back in May, a couple months ago.
That being said, Google’s JohnMu did offer some advice for those who were hit why they feel they should not have been:
If you feel that your particular site is in line with our Webmaster Guidelines, I would recommend submitting a reconsideration request. Additionally, if you use a subdomain on a widely used domain name, and feel that your subdomain provider is not up to par with regards to preventing and handling abuse quickly – be it webspam, phishing, or malware – you may wish to look into ways of remedying that.
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