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Kaze Dcat [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, June 11, 2005
15 years ago

How about this one
3.1415926535897932384626433832 ...

subnet_rx [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

I think the longest is actually a town in Norway or something.

Brian Brian [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

The longest a domain name can be is 63 characters. Google is your friend, you know.

icann.org/comments-mail/icann- ...

Brian Brian [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

So is Wikipedia, btw:

"Each must start with a letter or number, and then may be made up of letters, numbers, and hyphens, to a maximum of 63 characters."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_n ...

Lawrence R [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Of course, there's always abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcd ...

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alek [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

As noted above, the RFC's limit each component of the domainname to 63 characters, with (I'm fairly certain) a total limit of 255 charts. I don't believe there is any limit to the pathname part of the URL, although my guess is browsers would behave wierd with ridiculous long URL's.

Joe Davy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

You still have to think about subdomains guys... like subdomain.yoursite.com. in the 3.14.com site up there ^, the 3 is a subdomain. I'm sure there is a maximum limit on subdomains, due to some header issue or something, not to mention most DNS services probably restrict that too, but that could help to boost your number up over 63.

Brian Brian [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdomai ...

"The length of a particular subdomain label is restricted to 63 characters, but the number of subdomain labels in a domain name is arbitrary."

Brian Brian [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

RFC 1035 – Domain names – implementation and specification

faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1035.html

Murali Krishna [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Another Longest Domain Name is iamtheproudownerofthelongestlo ...

By thw way what is the limit of characters for ccTLDs like .co.uk or .com.cn or .co.in?????

Karthikeyan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

World's Longest Single Word Domain Name Blog!

ablogwithlongestdomainnameinth ...

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