We have been discussing a lot about domain names through our blogs. So we decided, it is ok to have fun every once in a while. Our team decided to compile some interesting fun facts about domain names that will blow your mind. While searching about this on the internet, we came to know about some very interesting stuff that we are sure you would love to hear about. Let’s get started!
- Until 1995, domain name registrations were free! Yes, you read it right. Wish you had grabbed your domains before 1995?
- As we know, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (www) in 1989. He was a sublime scientist who made our lives easier!
- Are you someone who believes that E-business is a millennial’s contribution? Well, here is something you might be interested in! Symbolics.com is the first-ever .COM domain name which was registered on March 15, 1985.
- .CO is a ccTLD! .CO which is often associated with a “company” is actually a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) assigned to Colombia. A ccTLD is a TLD that is generally assigned to a specific country, island, sovereign state or independent territory
- Ah, missed our chance! All the 3 letter domains have already been registered. Some of them are listed below:
- Try these official URL shortcuts to popular websites:
Goldman Sachs: gs.com
- The most highly ranked search engine, Google.com was supposed to be Googol.com. The term Google was introduced to the world from a mathematics term called googol. Googol was used to reference 10 to the power of 100 or we can also say it as 1 plus 100 zeros.
- .TV stands as the official ccTLD of the Polynesian island nation Tuvalu. .TV is a ccTLD that lets you have your own online video broadcasting channel!
- The length of domain names are allowed only to be of 63 characters. The domain extension is not included in these characters. It is usually preferred to keep the domain length short, of around 6-14 characters.
- All .COM domain names with the letter A repeated in any succession from 1-63 are registered.
- Coca Cola owns all the domain names that can be read as ‘ahh’ such as ahh.com, ahhhh.com, ahhhhh.com, and so on… All the way upto 62 h’s!
- Surprisingly there was a time when the Nigerian domain extension .NG was registered for $40,000 a year.
- In 2007, VacationRentals.com, the most expensive domain name was purchased for the price of $35 million dollars. Brian Sharples bought the domain for his online vacation rental business, HomeAway, now known as Vrbo.
Last but not the least, the word CNOBI is an abbreviation derived from the generic top-level domain extensions ending with .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info! Choose your favourite domain name and start reselling.