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Is a 20 letter domain too long?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by CarpCharacin, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. wordplucker

    wordplucker Well-Known Member

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    #21
    You are right, an established domain is much better, but getting the right one at the time that it's needed might not be in someone's budget, so, they have to start fresh.
    I have a 4 word 33 letter domain I am starting up shortly, I'll let you know how it works out.
    SEMrush
     
    wordplucker, Sep 19, 2016 IP
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  2. Karim Nasser

    Karim Nasser Greenhorn

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    #22
    Sounds good, please keep me posted. I am curious.
     
    Karim Nasser, Sep 19, 2016 IP
  3. Dynadot

    Dynadot Active Member

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    #23
    A couple of questions to ask yourself:

    What is the domain for?
    Does it include good keywords?
    Are the words easy to spell?
    Is it still easy to remember?

    It is certainly possible for a 20 character domain name to be a better option than a shorter one. It just depends on the circumstances.
     
    Dynadot, Sep 19, 2016 IP
  4. lezi_guy

    lezi_guy Well-Known Member

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    #24
    Yes it is too long, specially looking at the number of new extensions being released all the time. I would rather go new TLD than have a 20Letter long domain. Short and brandable domains is the new trend.
     
    lezi_guy, Sep 19, 2016 IP
  5. Alex Mostovyi

    Alex Mostovyi Peon

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    #25
    It depends on domain authority and page authority, for sure, you shouldn't use it for your main site, but if it's have good D/A and P/A, you can use it to advertise your main site.
     
    Alex Mostovyi, Sep 20, 2016 IP
  6. YoannaK

    YoannaK Peon

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    #26
    I think 20 characters is not so long, especially if your domain name contains 2-3 words. It should be clear and simple. Many people search for results by typing the domain manually. So you have to try to avoid the risk of misspelling. Here you can read some useful tips: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/smallbusiness/launch/10-tips-for-choosing-the-perfect-domain-name/
     
    YoannaK, Sep 21, 2016 IP
  7. dinesha4n

    dinesha4n Greenhorn

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    #27
    Yes sometimes 15 is the max size for domain dont cross the limit of 15
     
    dinesha4n, Sep 21, 2016 IP
  8. Gogetspace

    Gogetspace Member

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    #28
    20 letter domain is hard to remember, you can use short domain like 5 or 6 letter, it will be easy to memorize.
     
    Gogetspace, Sep 23, 2016 IP
  9. globegenius

    globegenius Active Member

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    #29
    Hello. I just do this IT stuff as a hobby but I would say no, it is not too long if it describes it well for search engines.
    I am experimenting with a new long reg today myself. 19 characters.
    teléfonointeligente(dot)com

    Spanish for smart phone.
     
    globegenius, Sep 23, 2016 IP
  10. jermainluong

    jermainluong Greenhorn

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    #30
    Short is better, but there would be no problem with a long domain name, usually people visit a website buy clicking a link on search result. Once the url is remember by browser, they don't need to type the whole domain, so feel free to create a long domain name as long as it is meaningful.
    This is an example lol shutupandtakemymoney.com
     
    jermainluong, Sep 29, 2016 IP
  11. IG2010

    IG2010 Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Yes and no, based on what you can afford in advertisin. We see more and more long domains name here in france but they belongs to huge companies and are keyword minded, however they splash thousands of euros promoting them thru tv or radio, so obviously people remember those.
     
    IG2010, Oct 8, 2016 IP
  12. exoticpublishing

    exoticpublishing Well-Known Member

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    #32
    Question...

    When you are counting the characters, is that with or without the .com?

    Thanks
     
    exoticpublishing, Sep 28, 2017 IP
  13. traffic97

    traffic97 Well-Known Member

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    #33
    Please give name of domain.. so that one can comment on that.:)
     
    traffic97, Sep 28, 2017 IP
  14. exoticpublishing

    exoticpublishing Well-Known Member

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    #34
    You don't need a domain to answer the question unless you don't know the answer.

    I'll let someone else respond.
     
    exoticpublishing, Sep 28, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #35
    The extensions have nothing to do with the length of the domain name (under normal circumstances). You can probably argue that in some newer domain name extensions (.shop, .live, .site, etc.) it should be taken into account, but I doubt anyone will. It's an interesting question. I mean, how does one evaluate a domain name such as my.shop or chat.live? I am not sure.
     
    qwikad.com, Sep 29, 2017 IP
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    exoticpublishing Well-Known Member

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    #36
    Thanks for being smart :)

    Ok, good, at least for .com I don't have to worry about those other 3 characters (4 if you count the dot LOL).

    I didn't even think of the other newer extensions, as I'm a one woman .com gal for now anyway.

    Good question.

    If you find the answer, pls. LMK

    Thanks :)
     
    exoticpublishing, Sep 29, 2017 IP
  17. Dynadot

    Dynadot Active Member

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    #37
    Yes.
    Who is going to remember that? I personally believe that domain names should be two words maximum.
     
    Dynadot, Oct 3, 2017 IP
  18. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #38
    Depends on the words really. If it's easy to remember and easy to spell then a longer domain name isn't going to really hurt you.
     
    dcristo, Oct 3, 2017 IP
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    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    #39
    Who is going to remember anything? Humans have the memory just above a gold fish....
    Just because it is a short url does not mean you will always remember, unless you vist
    sites often, amazon, ebay are common sites these days; however, people may visit
    multiple sites per day, and if they are not taking notes, then they are less likely to remember them.
    (even if they are short, and easy to remember....)

    I certainly do not have a long term photographic memory....
     
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    #40
    So true. It makes me laugh every time I see a site URL on a billboard along some Interstate. As if anyone is going to remember it. What a waste of money.
     
    qwikad.com, Oct 6, 2017 IP