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Length of a .com

 7:52 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi, I found a .com I liked - kind of.

It is a bit long, 45 letters covering 7 words, the question of course is this too long or spammy.



 9:40 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think the limit is 26 or 28, but ideally, you should keep it under 20 so people can type it more easily.

The longest domain I have is 25 characters, including the .com, but I wouldn't use it - I got it just to keep it away from the competition.


 1:55 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just do it. Whatever the reason for the domain the project will succeed or fail more as a consequence of the website than of the domain.

In case the website is a success you might "bank" a closely related or truncated domain name, OR the abbreviated/acronym version of the long domain. 7 words -> register the related 7 letter domain:

MyExampleOfBlueWidgetDomains.tld = Register MYOBWD.tld.


 9:03 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think the limit is 26 or 28

It used to be about that however it's been 63 characters for quite a few years now.


 1:18 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would definitely not go for a domain larger than 10 caracters - 3 keywords. But Webwork is right, the succes rate of your website will depend mostly of what that website has to offer than what is its domain name. :)

man in poland

 9:56 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's about 35 letters too long - however good the website!


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