Labeled as debate in General Domain Discussion, started by frank-germany, Jun 2, 2020
how rare is your domain?
I always thought, that my domain
lotta.org was more rare .....
Every domain is rare - they are one of a kind after all 🤔
I own Rarer.com so I think it's definitely rarer than other domains...
Rare as the more letter combinations and length add to rarity it will never be found again.
I don't know about anyone else, but all of my domains are 'rare as hens teeth' one-of-a-kind
However, I see that someone, not me, is currently selling rarest in .com, which is surely more rare than rarer!
But would the most rare be rarest in the TLD with fewest registrations? The word rarest is registered in 20 TLDs but I did not delve into which TLD rarest.
Would single letter .coms be the rarest? Or is there a rarer category?
Single number dot coms - there are only ten of them
But only a few single .coms are available or in use
Edit - cant remember how many, but Less than 10
Yeah I just tried a few and nothing. I imagine they were reserved for something at the outset.
Just checked....Only 5
Probably reserved by ARPANET or something
in case your are not aware:
domains were created
because they are unique
there is no way to make that more unique
not even a little bit
Agree each domain is unique, might of gone off topic with which category is the rarest....sorry about that
Back on track
If we could just make this thread about 'Me' again I would argue that the following is rare...
There are not many longer domain names that can contain the word 'Me' in either the domain name or the extension so if I decide to keep this domain forever no amount of money can buy a domain name that contains more words containing the word 'Me'.
Is it a good name? You decide. Is it rare? Absolutely.
ICANN .com Registry Agreement Appendix 6 Schedule of Reserved Names (1 December 2012) reserves at the second level all single-character labels. The handful in the wild get a pass.
I think .arpa domains are pretty rare. Also .int. Not sure which ones are rarer.
why am i saying rarer now? hmmmmm
In stamp collecting they have a categorization system which not only applies to stamps but also for the cancellations that were put across stamps to clearly show that they had been used. if we take the Penny Red stamp we can see that 21 billion stamps were printed over time. Therefore in themselves Penny Reds are not rare but if you have one that was cancelled by a unique post office, maybe one that was only in existence for a short while they would be more rare.
The categorization for the cancellation marks are as follows:-
A - Abundant
B - Very common
C - Common
D - Less common
E - Scarce
F - Very scarce
G - Rare
H - Very rare
Maybe this is something that could easily be adopted for domain names but it would take someone far more experienced than me to set it in motion.
If there were a limited number of single letter dot.coms issued then there may be 5, 6 or 10 so does that make them more rare than a domain name that can be totally unique and one that is 1 of 1.
If only you owned Rarest.com
I have the most rare name S--E--X in King. why it's rare? because you can't register more than double hyphens. triple hyphens unavailable on registry side.
But you can own TheMostRarestDomainNameEver.com
Who could pass a name that that up?
Yes they started a policy in1993 not to release more but grandfather those already released "Q, X and Z in .com, I, Q in .net and X in .org were already assigned at the time the policy came into force in 1993." I think as mentioned a couple more have been added, and a big block of single character .org were bought by Braden P and now potentially available. See A Look at Single-Character Domain Names including some additions in the comments section.
Separate names with a comma.