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Emoji could soon take over domain names | CNET

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  2. wot

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    Be very careful with this one do not rush to register symbol domains.
     
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  5. deez007

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    Lol.... yeah, highly unlikely it would take over the domain market but this emoji domain thing is an interesting concept, I gotta admit. At $5 a pop might not be a bad idea to grab a few good ones...
     
  6. WatchDogue

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    An interesting read - thanks for posting!
     
  7. briguy

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    "All of the big name top level domains (.com, .org, .co.uk) only allow Latin characters in their domain names.

    “Top level domains choose to do this to try and prevent phishing attacks on users,” explained Josh Farrant, a software developer and technology blogger who recently secured the domain .ws.

    “Since, for example, there are several different characters which all look like a letter 'a', a malicious website could easily impersonate a genuine site by using one of these characters to try and trick users into giving them their sensitive information,” Farrant told me. To prevent this, top tier domains just flat out refuse non-Latin characters."

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/i-want-that-hair-flip-girl
     
  8. HotKey

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    Cool! Always had a guilty pleasure for emoji domains. If the most recognizable brand on Earth jumped on board with these, I think it bodes well. Young mobile users love emojis. Good on the .WS registry for not implementing the latest IDNA protocols, which would render them useless.
    Better get movin..these have gotten massively popular since 2014..I think single characters all gone.
     
  9. deez007

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    Lol...yeah I wasn't able to find any single characters yet... but I see plenty of 2 characters available still.. even repeated 2 characters. :)
     
  10. deez007

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    Interesting read... thanks for the link Bri
     
  11. CJ6

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    There are still some singles left. I think I picked up ⚘. (I'm still waiting on verification email, but it is showing up in my domains list.) Has someone started a show off thread yet?

    Yes, I'm a gambling man.
     
  12. deez007

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    Nice find dude........
     
  13. CJ6

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    I wish I had more time to find more. Unfortunately, I'm busy right now.
     
  14. CJ6

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    I picked up a couple...just in case. I am a gambling man, of course.
     
  15. JayT

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    I don't think the emoji thing will be popular for long, it will wear out quick if it does get mainstreamed. It has a chance to raise quick on a 'wow, neat thing', just won't be convenient enough. Awareness on .ws to the public, I hope this happens because I have some .ws :)
     
  16. ZapNano

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    I don't like this idea on this one. The word emoji is fine for a company name; but emoji symbols for a company name "IS NOT GOOD"

    Reasons: #1: Domain Name, not domain symbols or any other symbols. Your "MAIN" company name is where your company's image starts.
    #2. It is not nearly professional having emoji symbol for a company front main name.
    #3. Emoji symbols, are mostly used for fun activities. Howerver, it can still be used as a sub communication. But not your main company name.
     
  17. ZapNano

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    "Who needs words, when you have emoji" Imagine having this " :ahhh:" for your company name?
     
  18. CJ6

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    @ZapNano I agree with you. But, it might be a good way to catch the eyes of potential customers and use it as a forwarder to company's main website. I picked up ⚘ which would be good for a flower company or a personal website for a love.
     
  19. ZapNano

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    Yes, just like I said still can be used for sub communication.
    At school kids are taught how to spell words and read. The drawings and symbols are also helpful tool of communication. However it is not wise to eliminate the words, writing and reading. Your company name should not begin with a drawing or symbol images.
     
  20. HotKey

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    Yes, this would be the only use for them ATM, because emojis can't be properly displayed in URL bar. More of a luxury than a necessity. But that doesn't mean they aren't picking up speed, with many people using them to connect users to their business, especially via mobile. Coca-cola is a great example of this.

    By the way, nice grab with your ⚘ domain. You've got what's called a "symbol", not really an emoji. One of the classics from the days of dingbats and wingdings.
     
  21. ZapNano

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    Read, spelling and writting are the most fundamental tools. Imagine putting emoji symbol everywhere as a name. There will be a huge of literacy problem...because they are just relying on pictures and other imaginative images.
     
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    10 years ago if someone told me teachers would no longer be using chalkboards, kids would no longer be using book, but iPads, in school, I would told them to go to hell.
     
  23. CJ6

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    Lmfao <-- As you see here, times are changing though. 15 years ago, I wouldn't have ever used that phrase. Now it's well known.
     
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  24. ZapNano

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    Yes and yes, everything is going to be welcome as well known. Imagine using these kind of communications when you go to court. Your answers to the judge is like these "LOL" "LMFAO" etc.
    When a judge ask you a question, and it requires an answers such as Yes, yah, yap, nah. And your answer was "Yah" do you think the judge will take this anwer?
     
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    A brief history of emoji domains:
    • 1995: ☃.com
      With incredible foresight, some random dude named Bob registered this domain back before the dotcom registry imposed their draconian crackdown on emoji domains. It is not for sale. I asked.
    (https://xn--qeiaa.ws/#tlds)

    So someone owns a snow man emoji .COM. That is something else.
     

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