Domain Hacks – Domain Names That Say Something

I’m seeing it more and more – in fact, I see it everyday thanks to my blog – domain names that actually spell something. It’s referred to as a domain hack – creating 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.

For example, my site i.nconspicuo.us makes use of the top-level domain (TLD) “us“, second-level domain (SLD) “nconspicuo” and third-level domain (no clever acronym) “i“. Domain hacks can make otherwise useless domains have a purpose – who has ever heard of “nconspicuo”? If you like it, I’m sure you could still go register nconspicuo.com 😉

The first domain hack ever was apperently recorded on Monday, November 23, 1992, when inter.net was registered (unverified). Since that time, many many more have popped up and probably the most popular or recognizable is del.icio.us

Some other notable domain hacks:
blo.gs
fami.ly
jam.es
reil.ly

I’m sure that there are many more out there, I just don’t have the patience to look… that’s what you guys are for! Comment with some cool domain hacks that you’ve seen.

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