Longest and most expensive domain names

Started by Piyush, Nov 04, 2022, 11:02 AM

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PiyushTopic starter

For administrative and technical reasons, the domain name length is limited. Typically domain registrations allow up to 63 characters, although in some countries, domains up to 127 characters are permitted.

Interestingly, the "longest" domain names don't require any additional effort to register them, so they aren't currently featured in the Guinness Book of Records. Long domain names are often used for advertising purposes and attracting attention. For example, one such domain is llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com, which is the name of a village in Wales.

Prior to the 19th century, the village was known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. However, with the advent of railways, the residents aimed to attract more tourists, and subsequently in the 1880s, the name grew to its current size. In 2008, the Guinness Book of Records listed this name as the longest domain name consisting of a single word.

Other examples of long domain names include abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com, which prompts the user to create a long email address, and thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com, which was the domain name that was submitted to the Guinness company.

The most expensive domains often reflect the interests of the business community in certain topics. Examples include PrivateJet.com, which sold for $30.1 million in 2014, and Insure.com, which sold for $16 million in 2008.
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JimyChen

Giving away such a large amount of money seems pointless to me. Instead, consider purchasing great domain names for very affordable prices. Two examples of cool domain names are https://world-photo.fr and http://www.magazin-futbolok.su. These domains are available for pennies, so what more could you ask for?
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LaurenShawn

Most internet users are no longer surprised by long domain names that might contain up to 60 characters. However, some of these lengthy domains are incredibly original, such as the website thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com. This website contains a collection of interesting facts.

Another example is thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com, whose creators believed their domain name to be the longest in the world and therefore applied to the Guinness Book of Records. However, their application was unfortunately rejected because it can easily be broken by adding just one letter to the domain name. Despite this, times are constantly changing, and it's still possible to register a unique domain name that could earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

One notable domain with an unfortunate fate is 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com, which represents the number Pi up to 63 digits after the decimal point. This domain is no longer functional.

Another interesting domain is dowebsitesneedtolookexactlythesameineverybrowser.com, which poses the question, "Do websites need to look the same in all browsers?" Although not the longest or most original domain, visiting this site will provide a comprehensive answer to the question.

The town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales has the longest name of any town in the UK, and its website shares the name (llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.co.uk). The creators of this site also claim it to have the longest domain name, however, it is worth remembering that size is not always the most important factor.
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