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    You've seen them out there. Those domain names that have about 5-6 words in them separated by hypens.

    Example: www.super-search-engine-optimization-expert-in-BF-egypt.com

    I saw someone post one on this board the other day, something to do with drug/prescriptions.

    Anyway, if you've ever come across any really big ones, post them here if you would. The bigger the better.

    Also, does anyone know the official limit length of a url?

    Thanks, Jim

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    The current limit for domain names is 67 characters. This includes the .com bit (or equivalent), so the name itself could be up to 63 characters long.

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    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
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    World's Largest Single Word Domain Name:

    http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogeryc hwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com/

    Several other sites claim this is the longest URL on the web:

    http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogeryc hwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.co.uk/

    There is theoretically no limit to the length of a URL. However, there are limits set by servers, browsers, and firewalls. So, if you make one too long, you may shooting yourself in the foot because some people won't be able to access the site.

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    Here are a few recently deleted domains (I'm not kidding). Gee, wonder why they did not make any money at these???

    All of these have at least 60 letters, numbers or characters:

    long-domain-names-help-you-achieve-higher-search-engine-ranking.com

    long-long-long-long-long-long-long-long-long-long-long-longname.com

    the-untold-solution-to-financial-security-in-network-marketing.com

    affiliate-internet-network-marketing-mlm-make-money-programs.com

    affiliate-internet-network-marketing-mlm-programs-make-money.com

    affiliate-make-money-programs-internet-network-marketing-mlm.com

    affiliate-programs-make-money-internet-network-marketing-mlm.com

    affiliates-affiliate-affiliates-affiliate-affiliates-affiliate.com

    about-make-money-work-at-home-business-opportunities-online.com

    badcreditmortgageloanbadcreditmortgageloanbadcreditmortgageloan.com

    cashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcashcash.com

    There is much, much more out there, but I thought that might be too much.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>World's Largest Single Word Domain Name:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> I have to disagree with you there Tracy this one is longer there is a mile between the first and last lettersmiles.com
    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    [ 08-07-2002: Message edited by: Gordon ]

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    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
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    Is there really some sort of research that says having a super long domain name has its benefits?

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    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
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    Gordon,

    I guess it's time for me to go to bed. I kept pressing that link, wondering what you were talking about. Finally, I saw that mile. LOL.

    Tracy

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    I remember when registering domain names there was always a message on register.com whenever I tried one over 26 characters that not all browsers could handle names over 26 characters. I imagine that since I saw those messages a couple of years ago that all browsers can handle domains of over 26 characters by now, but I always kept them under just in case.

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    Ah well I'm going to do an easy cheat using DeletedDomains.com which has a free powersearch tool for deleted and on-hold names. It's pretty cool.

    masquelier-opc-pycnogenol-natural-health-supplement-antioxidant.com

    or the catchy

    buyusedrefurbishedappliedmaterialssystemsandsparepartsforsale.com
    shirt-suit-shirts-suits-custom-clothing-clothes-tailored-buy.com

    or even

    mortgage-online-mortgage-online-mortgage-online-mortgage-online.com

    I guess mortgage-online-mortgage-online-mortgage-online.com had already gone [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    The only advantage for affiliates choosing merchants with confusing or long URLs is they seldom even try a branding campaign and shoppers sure can't remember them. I never showcase short branded merchants anymore like Dell.com or IBM.com and WalMart.com since they are too easy to just type in the address bar.

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    Dynamoo,

    You and I think alike. I cheated too and got my list above from deleteddomains.com.

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    DeletedDomains is pretty cool [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    The shortest domain name I own is the slightly clumsy subj.com.. I have a sort-of-idea for it.

    Although looking at Google there seems to be great mileage in the sort of domain like buyexpensivestuff.com

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    Here's a fun article about deleted domain names ....
    http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/20...ins/print.html

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    >>Is there really some sort of research that says having a super long domain name has its benefits?

    The reason why there are long domain names is specifically for the directories. By using these long domain names, you can be found under multiple searches.

    example: buy-widgets-online-cheap-low-price-best-widgets-home-free-installation.com.

    You can get a bunch of different combinations of keyword searches all rolled into one domain. Of course this method isn't used for branding, just for getting a large number of search terms for your $299 yahoo submission (and whatever looksmart charges now) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Thank you, J_W, now I understand.

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