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  1. #1
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    What ia allowed in the making up of a domain name

    Hi
    Which of the following symbols is allowed in making up a Domain name ?

    Dashes -
    Underscores _
    Slashes /
    Dots .

    Also whch extensions are allowed in a Domain name ?

    .com
    .net
    .ca etc.

    Thanks Craig


  2. #2
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    only dashes are allowed , dots usually separate subdomains from domains

    for example
    demo.example.com

    you register example.com first then setup demo.example.com

    but you cant register demo.example.com

    except for .name TLD you can regiter firstname.lastname.name and .museum where you can register some.thing.museum
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOBAHCAN
    Also whch extensions are allowed in a Domain name ?
    http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/t...trycodeA-E.asp
    Respect My Authoritah! - Eric Cartman (a friend of mine).

  4. #4
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    If you want to be clever, you can do things like this:

    star-trek-cat.who-loves-the-b.org
    st.ar-trek.ca/t.who-loves/the-borg

    Not a lot of use other than being clever, though.

  5. #5
    poop, double
    Last edited by Koshimi; 04-27-2006 at 05:28 PM.

  6. #6
    I never knew you could register a domain like these:
    .com
    .com

  7. #7
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    Only dashes,numbers,letters
    There are hundreds of domain extensions like com net org info biz eu de fr it ru etc
    Best Regards,
    Namesniper

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by NameSniper
    Only dashes,numbers,letters
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...d_domain_names

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homograph_spoofing_attack'

    http://english.people.com.cn/200102/...205_61600.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Koshimi
    I never knew you could register a domain like these:
    .com
    .com
    These are IDN domains. As far as I am aware, possible to register for at least couple of years already.
    Respect My Authoritah! - Eric Cartman (a friend of mine).

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