Google Drops 11 Million .co.cc Sites

Posted on July 6, 2011

The Register reports that Google has dropped all .co.cc sites from its search results. This included about 11 million sites. Google dropped them because the sites were primarily filled with spam.

The domains were offered by a Korean company that owned the .co.cc domain. The Register notes that Google recently said in a blog post, "To help protect users we recently modified those [malware-scanning] systems to identify bulk subdomain services which are being abused. In some severe cases our systems may now flag the whole bulk domain."