World Record Domains

 

Without any ado, here it is, the longest domain name in the world:

www.thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com

As the URL implies, this domain was created purposefully to be the longest domain name ever.  Unfortunately for the registrant, however, it is not acknowledged by Guinness as a world record, though not for lack of trying! If you click through the link, they explain how Guinness rejected their application on the grounds that this particular world record was pointless because it is too easily broken—all it would take is someone else registering a domain with one more letter.  It’s good to know that Guinness has standards!

And here, the second longest domain name in the world:

www.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com

If you didn’t bother to read it, the URL for this one is the alphabet spelled out 2.5 times.  This site offers anyone who wants it an email address at that domain so they can annoy their friends, relatives, or really anyone who has to type it in, or even just look at it.

Lastly, the longest single word domain name in the world:

www.LlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllLlantysiliogogogoch.com

This URL is the name of a Welsh town, and it translates roughly to, “The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave.”  Great place, I’ve heard, especially in spring.

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