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So, you want to build a website


spikeychris

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and you cant' think of a domain name for it. You might even think that all the names have gone, well think again!

A "name" (Net, Host, Gateway, or Domain name) is a text string up to 26 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9), minus sign [the name may not begin with a minus sign]. No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a name. No distinction is made between upper and lower case.

How many names are available?


We are currently allowed 22 characters prior to the "dot" and the Top Level Domain Name (e.g. .com). Since domain names today can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (English letters, digits 0-9) and the minus sign, this would indicate that the available number of choices would be 33 characters permuted into 22 positions or 3722, or 3.17 x 1034 or 31,700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 possibilities!


Technically, however, you can have 128 characters with 64 being to the left of the dot and 63 to the right of the dot (just remember, the name cannot start with a minus sign). This would bring the number up to 3762 * 36, or 6.1 x 1098. By comparison, the current estimated count of atoms in the universe is only 6 x 10 79.

Winning the lottery looks a dead cert compared to these figures.

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spikeychris

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The formatting has fallen down, theres little numbers up and to the right of the other numbers.

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powerless

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Better register that name i was thinking of dead quick.

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kev.Ifty

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31700QUINTILLION.COM

click here

Me first

Kev

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spikeychris

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Kev LOL

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sidecar sid

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And here,s me thinking you were a mathematical genius :-))

click here

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spikeychris

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"mathematical genius"..nope! just a bit of Goggling.

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spikeychris

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Googling even :)

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sidecar sid

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A googlematical genius ;-)

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spikeychris

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What a fantastic word.

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powerless

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C & P'ing as well eh ;-))

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