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In Domain Names, How Long Is Too Long?

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By Bob Hawkes, Nov 12, 2020
  1. LoodeX

    LoodeX Established Member

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    Those that sold over 2k exceeded the limit already, they are serving for a purpose I suppose, as we always say its at the end buyer just don't get your hopes up to sell anything over 25+ characters for 1.5k+
     
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  2. LoodeX

    LoodeX Established Member

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    The real question is why did the buyer pay 2k for additional dot com lol

    Cheers
     
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    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com KKiK.com VIP Gold Account

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  4. Domain Season

    Domain Season Established Member

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    Great post and insights Bob!
     
  5. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    Anything over 18 characters (including extension) is too long IMO.
     
  6. gold lover

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    Great sharing and insights, thanks:xf.smile:(y)
     
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    Thanks Bob.
     
  8. Carolina.SC

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    If you get too far past 10 or 12 letters, I'm starting to get very dubious. There's a way to shorten it... you just haven't tried hard enough.

    However, there are exceptions. Consider proper nouns that just can't be shortened. Take "Equatorial Guinea" for example. It's Africa's only Spanish-speaking country and calls itself
    Guinea Ecuatorial. That's as short as it gets.

    I paid a few thousand bucks for the corresponding exact-match .com.
     
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    I own
    Cooperativeautomation.com
    muscelandsupplements.com
     
  10. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    Very well done and an insightful analysis of domain names and lengeth.

    I remember when " long domain names ", 63 characters as I recall, were permitted for registration 20 or so years ago, up from the standard 26 or 27 characters I think was the limit.

    Some decent exact match domains and interesting creative longer names came out of that change.

    As always though, short names usually remain the most desirable for most firms and investments.

    Good article and analysis, thanks Bob!
     
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    I sold my first longest

    theBestFactory.com $99
     
  12. Erwin

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    One must also factor in voice search..
    Could a too longer URL become ‘more’ accepted & beneficial?
     
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