Joined: Nov 19, 2003 Posts: 3719 Location: Chennai
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:52 pm Post subject: Need a reply from members from the web industry
I was working on a domain name for my site and was very keen to go ahead with www.f.in as the url for my site. I always got the response as an invalid domain name. I wonder why, since single character site like x.com does exist! Now that I have decided against this particular name, I dont mind asking. :)
Joined: Jun 23, 2008 Posts: 1212 Location: 12° 18' 26” N 76° 38' 59'' E
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:36 pm Post subject: Re: Need a reply from members from the web industry
@Shankar - Indian domains are available with only 3 or more characters. Rest are restricted as far as I know.
In general shorter domains sell at a very high premium.
EDIT: I rarely get into the domain name thing. But here is what I learnt -
Seems almost all TLDs dont allow less than 3 characters anymore. Im really not sure about the reason, but one of them is do reduce confusion with more number of TLDs coming up. example - .co.in, .org.in etc.
Joined: Jan 21, 2010 Posts: 154 Location: New Delhi
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:27 pm Post subject: Re: Need a reply from members from the web industry
.in is not supporting less than 3 digit domains for certain reasons, but the most recent one, .co, it still has got some 1 letter names like i.co, k.co, but these costs much over that of a 'Nuclear Bomb!'
You may like some of these resources:
Also, when registering a domain, make sure that you get a registerar offering DNS as well. Some offer this service for free, some charge. Chargeable services are too costly and mostly for those sites, which handle ~million queries/day/hr.
I have several domains with Directi, earlier I was with goDaddy.
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