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Old 01-05-2002, 10:52 AM
zc_dare2002 zc_dare2002 is offline
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how long can a domain be


What is the maxium length a domain name can be ?

and also what is the shortest a domain name can be ?


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Old 01-05-2002, 11:15 AM
thewitt thewitt is offline
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Perhaps this list of rules will help:

Domains must be no more than 67 characters, including the "dot" and gTLD (Generic Top-Level Domain).

Domains must not begin or end with a hyphen (-).

Valid characters include numbers (0-9), letters (a-z) and the hyphen (-). No other characters are allowed

(See RFC 1035)


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Old 01-05-2002, 12:43 PM
dgessler dgessler is offline
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Something esle i found interesting was the info & biz domains have to be at least 3 characters long, unlike the com/net/org doamins, I wonder why they did that.

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