Fun, modern Domain Names for short, shareworthy links
explained by L. Warner, MA 🎓
Roll of Hackers
Here's some exemplary domain hack scholars, with my faves first:
Submit your fave Domain Hack, and I'll consider adding it to the list. Bonus points for ccTLD flag!
Email my [email protected] Hack above, or simply submit here:
"A domain hack is a domain name that suggests a word, phrase, or name when concatenating two or more adjacent levels of that domain. For example, "bir.ds" and "examp.le" (using the fictitious country-code domains .ds and .le) suggest the words birds and example respectively. In this context, the word hack denotes a clever trick (as in programming), not an exploit or break-in (as in security)."
The Web is a city divided into plots of lands called domains: DomainA, DomainB, DomainC etc.
DomainH.com is the ground floor of DomainH, but it's crowded so we build upwards.
A new TLD is a new Top Level on the Domain, built by a generic company or - as with .ac (🇦🇨Ascension Island) - a country.
A DomainH.ac is a penthouse suite.
Option A: Do It Yourself
1. Invent your DomainH.ac/k
Use your ingenuity (or this tool if you don't have any)
2. Check Domain Name affordably available
Price & Availabililty Comparison
It doesn't have to cost a lot. If your website provider tries to overcharge you, tell 'em FFuuc.cyou from me.
3. Purchase Through a Registrar
My faves: Cloudflare Registrar (cost-pricing) | NameCheap BeastMode
For some obscure TLDs, you have to go a little off-road, e.g. getyou.rs in Republic of Serbia*
*(someone should grab that! & thank me later by linking here 👯)
4. Use It!
Link Shortener for Branded, Trackable Social Media Linkse.g. Cutt.ly 🇱🇾 (free) | Rebrand.ly 🇱🇾 | Bit.ly 🇱🇾 (avoid)
Websitee.g. this site built with Carrd, a simple Website Builder
Option B: Hire a Web expert