The other day while returning from work an ambulance was overtaking our office bus, when I noticed it, an extra long domain name – www.kapoormedicalandambulanceservices.com – proudly displayed on the side of the vehicle. Why would anyone go for such a long domain name?
A little googling and I found that there are many much much longer, but most of them are just for the heck of it. Long domain names don’t make good business sense as they are harder to remember and are more prone to errors when someone types them out on a browser’s address bar. The same also applies for this blog. But when I register my own domain name (don’t know when) will try to keep it short and simple (if that’s available).
The Guinness Book of World Records has rested the category for the longest domain name “because there is no merit whatsoever in this. It takes little to no effort and is similar to taking the largest number in the world and then adding 1 to it.” This was in response to the claim made by www.thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com.
There are numerous other claimants to the title of the world’s longest domain name and I didn’t waste my time counting the number of character in there.