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How rare is your domain?

Labeled as debate in General Domain Discussion, started by frank-germany, Jun 2, 2020

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  1. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    how rare is your domain?

    I always thought, that my domain
    lotta.org was more rare .....


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  2. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Every domain is rare - they are one of a kind after all 🤔
     
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  3. SuperBrander

    SuperBrander Top Contributor VIP

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    I own Rarer.com so I think it's definitely rarer than other domains... ;)
     
  4. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Rare as the more letter combinations and length add to rarity it will never be found again.
     
  5. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    I don't know about anyone else, but all of my domains are 'rare as hens teeth' one-of-a-kind :xf.cool:
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Good point! (y)

    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.

    Bob
     
  7. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Would single letter .coms be the rarest? Or is there a rarer category?
     
  8. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Single number dot coms - there are only ten of them
     
  9. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    But only a few single .coms are available or in use :xf.smile:

    Edit - cant remember how many, but Less than 10
     
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  10. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Yeah I just tried a few and nothing. I imagine they were reserved for something at the outset.
    Anyone?
     
  11. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Just checked....Only 5
     
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  12. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Probably reserved by ARPANET or something
     
  13. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    guys
    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
     
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  14. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Agree each domain is unique, might of gone off topic with which category is the rarest....sorry about that
     
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  15. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Sorry Frank.
    Back on track :)
     
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  16. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    If we could just make this thread about 'Me' again I would argue that the following is rare...

    mememememememememememememememememememememememememememememememe.me

    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.
     
  17. CraigD

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  18. ecalc

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    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.

    source: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/appendix-06-2012-12-07-en
     
  19. pb

    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think .arpa domains are pretty rare. Also .int. Not sure which ones are rarer.
     
  20. The Durfer

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    why am i saying rarer now? hmmmmm
     
  21. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    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.
     
  22. Casey L

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    If only you owned Rarest.com ;)
     
  23. BrandCollectors.com

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    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.
     
  24. X7 Ryan

    X7 Ryan Owner, X7 Media Gold Account

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    But you can own TheMostRarestDomainNameEver.com

    Who could pass a name that that up? :xf.laugh:
     
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  25. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    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.
    Bob
     

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