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When is a domain name too long???

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by ablaye, Jan 3, 2008

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  1. ablaye

    ablaye Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    How many characters do you consider is too many for a domain name???
    I would like to register a few 3-word domains but I am afraid they might be considered too long.
     
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  2. DnPresident

    DnPresident Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think getting over the 20-23 letter mark is pretty long
     
  3. domainer50

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    If its three short words. Domain Name Forum. Then your good. But Dictionary and Thesaurus might be a bit to long IMO
     
  4. PowerUp

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    perhaps Overture and Wordtracker can help you decide. If there are other people typing in the same 3 keywords, then it's not too long.
     
  5. cybermonkey

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    It depends. I myself not a big fan of three word combinations and trying to stick to two word gererics. However, it's all about quality of the combination. I have a few three word combinations which are doing pretty good such as "City"CheapHotels.com
    Also, I see that some three word combinations go for 2-3k on auctoins e.g. MiamiBeachRestaurants.com HeyGoodLooking.com and many more.
     
  6. formlos

    formlos Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I had a few 'personal' pretty long domains in the past including, 'duwuerdestmichnichtsuchenwenndumichnichtgefundenhaettest.com' (for the wedding of my brother) and 'eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher.com' (for a personal experimental site/playground.).

    I guess those sure would count as way too long, but still they were fun to explain to anyone. ;)
     
  7. nrmillions

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    It all depends on the domain. There is no number of letters that makes the domain too long. A three word name such as FreeCreditReport.com would be worth a fortune even though it has 16 letters and is 3 words. VisitLasVegas.com would be worth a fortune too and so would LasVegasRealEstate.com even though it is 18 letters. I would stick to 3 words or less though and keep it generic.
     
  8. Ross

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    I dont like long domains. I think MoviePorch(.)com is actually the longest domain i own. I have a bunch of 4-8 long domains.
     
  9. Achaias

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    I think any domain that has a market is ok no matter the number of words. Depending if you're going for type ins that may make a difference. I own a couple of 3 worders and they get a steady flow of traffic/rev., it helps that they are generic and not randomwordorder.coms. Of course you could always go for one like this http://www.howmanyfiveyearoldscouldyoutakeinafight.com/ etc...
     
  10. fleshas

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    more than 15 letters...
     
  11. FX

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    Our research has shown that shorter domain names (from 2-7 letters) tend to be the most valuable, while domain names over 10 letters long are worth slightly less.

    Long names of more than 20 letters become unwieldy and are worth only a fraction of the value of a shorter name.
     
  12. htmlindex

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    Once the name becomes more than 3 words, unless it's a fantastic name like NewYorkRealEstate.com, it gets too long IMO
     
  13. ablaye

    ablaye Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I own the domain name JerseySummerRentals.com. Is that considered too long???
     
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  15. yphanh2002

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    I think 3+ words domain name or more is consider long domain
     
  16. abcproductions

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    i've sold MANY three and four word domains for huge profits. it's important to have specific, keyword names and not add fluff words like BIG, SUPER or any other generic extra word just because the name you were looking for was taken.
     
  17. ivnj

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    Unless its supercuts.com.
     
  18. filter

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    anything over 4 characters is a bit unwieldy IMO ... (j/k!)

    It really depends on the memorability & poetic quality (which helps memorability) of longer phrases ...

    "padding" words added just because the sensible shorter version was already taken quickly dilute memorability, impact & value ...

    But a nice, poetic 3 word phrase can work out okay for type-ins as far as I'm concerned. Here are a couple I type in on a regular basis:

    TalkingPointsMemo (17 characters)
    FireDogLake (11 characters)

    and of course, FineArtDomains (14 characters) :)

    also, apparently I can take 18 five-year-olds in a fight ... (I don't think so!)
    :lol:
     
  19. skylineleong

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    long domain name more than 15 -25 letters & more than 3 words.
     
  20. mktgmark

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    Though I am not a fan of REAL long domain names, the choice of words is much more important than the number of letters in a domain. A three word common phrase is better than a two worder that makes no sense and may be shorter.
     
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    I think 3 words combinations are still accept to me though it a bit long. Those short& pronounceable LLLL/LLLLL.COMs are not easy to get now. A long buy correct keywors combinated Domain is easier to be remenbered than raNDOM LLLL in my mind, and keywords combinations work better on SEO than LLLL/LLLLs

    e.g, I have the name californiamorgtagerefinance.com, it even easier to be remembered than "nxkqj.com" even it is 28 characters long :)
     
  22. Source

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    Q: When is a domain name too long???

    A: When you have to ask.
     
  23. wot

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    Length has little relevance - it's the content that counts.
     
  24. seeker

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    very well said.
    Its the words, not the length.
     
  25. ajkula

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    It depends. Domain has to have some sense...it doesn`t metter how long it is and how many words it has IMHO.

    w-9aq.com is "longer" then WhoIsWhoOnTheInternet.com IMO ;)

    None of them are mine.
     

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