Google Blasts An Entire Domain From Its Search Results For Being Too Spammy

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Google has hidden more than 11 million URLs from its search results as part of its ongoing effort against search spam.The company has blocked all sites ending in “”

That is not an official second-level domain like Rather, it’s privately owned by a Korean company, which lets other companies reserve 15,000 domains at a time for a bulk price of $1,000.

As reported by The Register, sites ending in were a major source of phishing attacks in 2010, and Google’s anti-spam head recently explained (in a Google+ post, of all places) that the company reserves the right to block an entire domain “if we see a very large fraction of sites on a specific freehost be spammy or low-quality.”

The top-level part of the domain, .cc, is owned by the tiny Cocos Islands.

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