.CC Domain History & Purpose
The .CC domain extension was introduced in 1997 with the purpose to serve as a country code Top Level Domain name for Cocos Islands, an Australian territory (despite the fact that the ccTLD for Australia is .AU). The ccTLD quickly became popular in the IT market and is currently used for a wide spectrum of applications.
The latter, combined with the fact that there are no registration requirements led to the promotion of the ccTLD by its administrator company eNIC as "the next .COM" domain. .CC domain names are a reasonable alternative to .COM domain names, especially if the .COM domain which you want to use has already been registered.
The letters CC can be interpreted as "credit card", "community center", "country club" and etc., which makes the ccTLD attractive to entities specialized in such fields. .CC domains are expected to be one of the best selling domains through the next years, increasing their market share. This makes the .CC domain extension a good investment - you can register available .CC domain name with the intention to sell at later time.
Domain Registration & Reselling Services
.CC domain name can be used for all services offered by Resellers Panel: Domain Reselling; Free Resellers Program, cPanel-Reseller Program; VPS (Virtual Private Server); Dedicated Servers and Semi-Dedicated Servers.
If you are an owner of a business website, you may consider registering your .CC domain name for the longest possible period. People prefer to do business with companies that register their domains for long periods which indicates that the owner of the company has serious intentions. Domains from the .CC ccTLD can be registered with Resellers Panel (a registrar company accredited by ICANN) for up to ten years.
It is quite easy to register a domain name - just type the desired name and click on GO in order to see if the domain name that you want to be registered is available. You can own the domain name if it is available for registration. Otherwise, you will be asked to transfer the domain name in case you are not the owner and it was already registered by somebody, or that you will be switching it between registrars thus transferring the domain name to Resellers Panel.
More information about the management options for the .CC ccTLD can be obtained from the Domain Management page.