Would You Register an Emoji Domain Name?
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Would You Register an Emoji Domain Name?


emoji-search-engine-godaddy-domainsLast year, it was announced that people could register Emoji domain names. Name.com (and others) wrote about how to register these domain names, although I have no idea how many Emoji domain names have been registered. There was also a fair amount of mainstream press that covered this news, especially when it came to Coca Cola’s usage of an Emoji domain name (a .WS domain name).

Earlier this week, GoDaddy launched a search engine to find and register available .WS Emoji domain names: ❤❤❤.ws. Based off my recollection alone, there seems to be much more news this time, presumably because GoDaddy is making it easier for people to find and register Emoji .WS domain names.

I am curious if you would ever consider registering an Emoji domain name if they were available in any extension. Personally, I am not much of an Emoji user. I add a smiley face here and there in text messages, but that’s about it. I don’t think I would be a user, although if they were available in all extensions and there was a market for emoji url, I would probably invest.

Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comment section:

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Comments (6)

    Ian Ingram

    I don’t see a market developing for these anytime soon. Maybe somewhat at the reg fee level but not for investment purposes. If they were available in another extension, I’m sure there would be more interest.

    My Emoji use is also limited to a smiley face here and there. If anyone other than my wife sends me more than that, they’re suspect.

    November 5th, 2016 at 2:33 pm


    This is nonsense , but will get some regs after the buzz, it takes time to enter emoji because you have to change keyboards in your smartphone, and nobody will be able to enter the url

    November 5th, 2016 at 5:39 pm


    I would in .com, .us, and possibly .co.

    November 5th, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Joseph Peterson

    As a brand name? No. Awkward in conversation.

    As a primary online address? No. Difficult type-in navigation. Ambiguity would lead to cybersquatting and phishing.

    As an investment? No. Difficult sales pitch.

    For a marketing campaign? Depends. Should be useful in a few cases. So if it fit a client’s objectives …

    Emojis remind me of the stickers we used to get on our homework assignments, thanks to patronizing kindergarten teachers. Call me a grumpy luddite, but I much prefer words.

    November 6th, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Mark Thorpe


    November 6th, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Darryl Lopes

    I really like emoji domain names. I registered over 600+ in the .WS extension. I have the (pancake emoji) .WS for example redirecting to my Twitter page. Words can be misspelt and limited by language. Emojis can be misinterpreted however universal.

    December 28th, 2016 at 9:58 pm

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