AlyssaS - 5:30 am on Jul 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
^^ As you are perfectly aware, they haven't banned the .cc TLD at all (which would be akin to banning all nigerian, Ukranian, Chinese and Romanian domans).
They have banned a SINGLE DOMAIN, co.cc, which was selling subdomains to malware distributors and making no attempt to police what they had on their servers.
Google has deindexed lots of individual domains that broke their TOS. Why so worked up about this one? Why do you assume that the FTC will act to protect this domain (with it's malware infestation), given that it hasn't thought it necessary to intervene on other domains that have fallen foul of G's TOS for lesser infringements?
Other subdomain providers like cu.cc and cz.cc are still up. But I guess they are working harder to police their servers, and G has given them a pass.
The analogy with .info is completely OTT.
.info is a TLD, and as has been pointed out, G has NOT banned the .cc TLD at all, just ONE .cc site - co.cc.