In any website design project, you need to purchase a domain name/website address for your business.
As a website design and consulting agency, we recommend to our clients to choose a name that is simple, short and memorable.
Surely picking the longest website address in the world would be a no-no?
Recommended website address naming guidelines
It is generally recommended that website addresses be brief and catchy.
This is because a website user would need to type the website address into the browser’s address bar. The user may also want to send an email to the business. The business may also need to print the website address on cards, flyers or T-shirts.
To secure a website address, you would make the purchase through a domain name registrar such as GoDaddy
Exception to the Rule
There is one particular website address in question though, that successfully broke all the website address naming rules. This website is named after a village in Wales with the longest name in the world. This village now has its website after restrictions on the number of characters for internet addresses were lifted.
www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.co.uk/ proudly joins other famous domain names on the world wide web. This is the longest website address and it has 70 characters (63 characters plus the .org.uk). The ending “uchaf” is the welsh for “higher” or “upper”. It refers to the upper (old) part of the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
The name means: [St.] Mary’s Church (Llanfair) [in] the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) [and] the church of [St.] Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch).
The longest website address in the world is surely memorable. Do you have the guts to attempt to pronounce it? Do you even dare choose one just as long for your business?