On July 1st, we were the first to report that Google delisted all CO.CC web sites from their index. Yes, over 10 million sites were delisted from Google in a matter of seconds.
Google's explanation was that the subdomain contained too much spam and Google simply wanted to just clean it all out. Of course, Google has the right to do so, it is their search engine and index.
James Kim, the General Manager of CO.CC posted a complaint about the removal in the Google Webmaster Help forums. James Kim said it is not the "right decision" and thinks Google should take "responsibility for their losses" incurred by the site owners on those domains.
Here is the full post, where he also cites how Google's Blogspot is 80% filled with spam and should thus be delisted from Google as well. I agree with that.
Here is the full post:
This is General Manager from co.cc. I tried to contact to General Manager of Google but I haven’t got any reply from him. Therefore, I post my message in here to ask you forward this to him.
I know the reason that Google deindex to co.cc because it has high ration of malicious sites and low quality sites. However, I don’t think it is right decision that Google just block the whole domain which has 10 millions co.cc sites and 200millions webpages without any notice to us.
Within total co.cc sites, the fraction of malicious sites is not over 0.01%. We have block malicious domains that we got this information from many major vaccine companies including Trend Micro and Symantect since 2010. And also, according to Spamhaus advices, if there is any new domain set, we are checking whether the server IP is not list to Spamhaus Block List. In addition, once we get malicious domains information from major vaccine companies every day, we are promptly doing Shinkhole. With these kinds of serious monitoring and taking prompt actions, the ratio of operating malicious domains have been not over 0.01%.
We have no right to force internet users making high quality web pages. It is obviously to overstep our authority. Each internet user has their own right to make their website and it is their ability to do so.
As you know, xxx.blogspot.com and facebook.com/xxx have about 70%~80% that have been just setting there without any caring. On the other words, those are actually low-quality sites. I have a question to you. “Can you deindex those *.blogspot.com and facebook.com/* sites? Your Google-robot is already smart enough, so those low-quality sites are rarely exposure due to falling into behind of dominant searches. If necessary, you might need to make more smart Google robot.
In addition, there isn't any notice that “if goole Apps and blogger.com Users set cutomdomain to use co.cc, they will get any disadvantages.” You should know that there are thousands users for the apps, blogger and google-sites are using co.cc domain as their custom domains.
Moreover, you have never noticed to those users that they will get any disadvantages if they use .co.cc(SLD). Nevertheless, it is no right thing to deindex all those sites.
We always supply our all domains information and zone files to vaccine company if request. Whenever they request to us, we are always to prepare for it. We will accept any difficult request from you and we even take serious positive consideration if we need to sell co.cc.
If we take much longer time, thousands users will have more loss from it. We and you all know that someone should take responsibility for their losses which cannot take it back.
We are looking forward to hearing your reply soon.
James kim firstname.lastname@example.org phone number: +82319196171
(1) It is Google's index and they can do what they want. (2) I do think Google should deindex Blogpsot.com content also, just to be fair.
Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.