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Last Updated: January 27, 2008  194 views

What is Domain Hack ?

in: Ideas and Thoughts,Internet

domain-hack.gifDo you know who is Matt Mullenweg ? No !!! Let me tell you, Matt is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog Photo Matt. In late 2005, he founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com and Akismet. But the topic is domain hack and I am talking about Matt, the WordPress founder. Just a few days before, Matt has got the domain name ma.tt which redirects to his blog. How he got this domain is a long story, you can read this on his blog. This is?a perfect example of?Domain Hack. icio.us was registered to create del.icio.us (a social bookmarking website), the most visited and popular domain hack.

A domain hack is an unconventional domain name that combines domain labels, especially the top-level domain (TLD), to spell out the full “name” or title of the domain, making a kind of pun.

For example the second-level domain (SLD) blo.gs makes use of the TLD .gs (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) to spell “blogs”. Also ma.tt a second level domain is making use of top level domain .tt. Whereas the third-level domains del.icio.us make use of the SLDs icio.us TLDs .us (United States) to spell “delicious”. Other examples are inter.net, pla.net, blo.gs, whocalled.us etc.
By the way I tried for sach.in (sachin the most famous cricket player of India), but it is not available. ??



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    good idea, is there any service or website that generates domain hacks?

    Alex Brown on December 7th, 2008

 

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