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Australia to take control of .cc domain extension

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Lox, Jun 8, 2021

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    Australia urged to take control of Cocos .cc internet domain to foil scammers and child abuse sites.

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands suffix is one of the most commonly used top-level domains for hosting child abuse material, researchers say.

    The .cc internet domain for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands should be claimed by the Australian government to stop it being abused by scammers and people hosting child abuse websites, Australian National University researchers have said.

    Under the system that governs domain names on the internet, the .cc suffix was set up in the 1990s for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands territory, far off the coast of Western Australia.

    Due to it being one of the cheapest domains to buy websites, the .cc suffix is one of the most commonly used top-level domains for hosting child abuse material, the ANU lecturer Dr James Mortsensen and the PhD researcher Samuel Bashfield wrote in Policy Forum on Tuesday.

    ... A spokesperson for Verisign said its role as the registry for the .cc domain had the endorsement of the Australian government and the shire council, and the organisation removed domain names used for illegal purposes when notified.

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