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What are the rules for choosing a domain name?





divya
Hi,

Can you tell what characters are valid for a domain-name, the maximm and minimum size, and any other rules that need to be followed?

Thanks!
sambhav
There is no specific rule to be followed but you should choose domain such that it is easy to remember.
divya
You mean all key-board characters, like #$* etc are allowed, along with numbers and alphabets?
sambhav
Some of them are allowed but its not a good idea to use them.
badai
i think any ascii character can be use, but there are some restriction, like -xxx.com (you put dash as the first character).

now with internationalized domain name (IDN), any weird character can be use.
melissareich
In my opinion, I'd say 2 things:

-Easy to remember
-Not very long

By long I mean something like this (just an example): http://www.supporttechnicaldifficult.com

Also, another good example of something I think is bad for a domain name. Take a look at that ^ again, see where support and technical meet... 2 t's. Can be confusing! It's just a pet peeve though.
yanille
You just need to make sure people can remember it.
Lol.
manumiglani
Infact, there are rules


check them out - http://www.visn.co.uk/domain-names.html
web_harman
the rule is simple enough that anything except special characters
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