Monday, July 12, 2010

Co.Cc Is Blocking Domains Illegally

Free domain service providers like Co.Cc are not following the civil liberties in their true letter and spirit. Rather, on flimsy and extraneous grounds, Co.Cc is filtering and blocking domains without and reasons and justifications. Co.Cc has recently blocked the domain that was used for the famous news site named Cjnews that has been providing techno-legal news, views, opinions, articles, etc.

If you are looking for a free domain, do not consider Co.Cc at all unless you wish to let your hard labour go to drains. In fact, the free domain provider Co.Cc is not providing free anything. It is trying to encash upon the goodwill and reputation of a domain registered at its platform. May be it is an arm twisting technique of Co.Cc to get costs from freely registered users.

Once a domain is well known and reputed, it is blocking the same for extraneous considerations without any prior notice and explaining grounds for the same. On 5th July 2010 our site was suddenly off the web. We analysed and found that there was a server side error that prevented it from appearing. However, on contacting our host provider it was very clear that this illegal blocking was happening on the Co.Cc level. How something like this could happen without any prior intimation is beyond understanding?

Even there is a clear change of stand by Co.Cc from time to time. Firstly they said that the domain has been suspended because Co.Cc thought it has some “possibilities” to become a phishing / spam / illegal site. On pursuing the matter further, they shifted their stand and informed that our site was blocked due to “inappropriate contents”. It seems our site has suddenly ceased to be site “capable” of phishing, spam and illegal activity in “future”. Now our site is providing “inappropriate contents” in present.

Come on Co.Cc clear your head and give us the real reason for your illegal and unreasonable blocking of our site. The funny reasons that you are giving is only strengthening the suspicion of bad faith and mala fide intentions on your part. Similarly, this episode is all raising lot of doubts about your professional and legal commitments.

It seems Co.Cc is trying to hush up something more sinister. Either they are acting on the instance of governmental authorities (Indian or Korean) or they are trying to establish a dubious practice of arm twisting and then forcing free users pay otherwise. It is high time for Co.Cc to explain their illegal and unreasonable actions

If this is the attitude of Co.Cc, we recommend that none should register a free domain with them. Too much for the cost of a free domain from a site named Co.Cc.