Sep14

Think You Can Pronounce This Domain Name?

A 63-character domain name has the world tongue-tied. Take a look at why a small village chose to register such a long domain name.

We usually don’t suggest having a domain name that spans 63 characters. In fact, we frown upon domain names that are longer than 14 letters! But every once in a while we see an off-the-wall domain name that actually makes sense.

This is the case with a Welsh village that registered its matching domain name. Incredibly, the village is called:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Yes, that is all one word. The small village sits on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and is known for some of its village attractions as well as nearby areas such as the Anglesey Model Village. But one of its coolest attractions, at least from an internet viewpoint, is its incredibly long domain name:

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.co.uk

This domain name has 58 characters excluding the domain name extension (co.uk), but there is another site for the village that has the maximum 63 characters:

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchaf.org.uk

The second domain name here has an added “uchaf” on the end, which means “upper” in Welsh. So, the village of Llanfairp…(you get the point) owns two of the longest domain names on the web.

However, whoever purchased this domain name was smart. In addition to these two lengthy domain names, they’ve also purchased longestintheworld.com and pointed it back to their website. Genius.

There are other domain names that reach the maximum 63 characters, but as far we know this is the only one that is all one actual word.

The quaint village may get away with having an interminable domain name, but unless you’re creating a website for Lake Chaubunagungamaugg, we don’t suggest following their example.

If you’re having trouble getting to grips with the pronunciation of this village’s name, check out this Welsh weatherman totally nailing it:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has their domain name locked down. Do you have yours?

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