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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.

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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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Also whch extensions are allowed in a Domain name ?
http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/t...trycodeA-E.asp

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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.

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poop, double


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

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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

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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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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.

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