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Strange and Quirky Domain Name Facts

Strange and Quirky Domain Name Facts


Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet the famous quoted passage: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet." As far as roses go that is true – a rose smells like a rose whatever you call it. But when it comes to websites, domain names matter. And with over 150 million registered domain names in existence it is no surprise that there are some odd stories. So here are some of the best strange and quirky domain name facts.


Millions for made up words


In 2014 the Chinese technology company Xiaomi decided they needed a new domain name. The one they chose cost $3.8 million - for a domain that is not even a word. The domain name they bought was