😄 Emoji Domains are Here and They’re Brilliant! — How to Get Yours 🤔
Over the past month, the entire Boost Linguistics team has been spending more time on Product Hunt. On the Reddit-esque website, you can find and up-vote the latest tech posted by Hunters. Hunters are unaffiliated with the company 80% of the time. Over the years, it has become a community for sharing growth hack tools.
The community of users sharing growth hacking tools for SaaS and marketing in particular, is 💪.
While perusing the Product Hunt marketing section I noticed a post titled, “Domainoji”. The description read, “get your domain in Emoji’s” aka, Emoji Domains. I didn’t think this was possible, but I was about to be proven wrong.
Upon inspection I learned more about Domainoji. It is a site where anyone can register an emoji domain name. This allows you to put emojis directly into your URL, or have the URL be all emojis.
Image it, Snapchat could be 👻.com. DuckDuckGo could be 🦆🦆Go.com. Six Flags could use 💦🎢.com, the possibilities are endless.
With a domain like 🦆🦆Go.com, I’d assume you could rank #1 on Alexa in no time…
Sadly, the domains cannot be “.com”, “.net”, etc. right now. They are limited to “.ga” and “.ws” for the time being.
Get your Emoji Domain here
Is it Cross Platform?
Emoji domain names are fully supported by all major search engines! That means, no matter the platform visitors use, they will always be able to search for and click on your colorful emoji url to arrive at your site.*
How it Works
The emoji domain process is fairly simple, just long and arduous (hence why we streamlined the process with this very site!). A browser uses “punycode” to convert emoji domains into convoluted strings like “xn — ki8hha”, which it then utilizes to arrive at websites. We create those “punycoded” domains for you, so you only have to deal with emojis.*
*Explanation from Domainoji.com
How it Looks
For Boost Linguistics I registered a few domains. One of the better domains is “✍️better.ga”. Assuming that most people label the hand as “write”, our new domain that redirects to boostlinguistics.com is “writebetter.ga”
Here is how it looks on mobile and desktop browsers.
Aside from 🦆🦆Go.com being a hilarious domain, there is a real opportunity here. With new domains and new registrations comes a whole new batch of possible website names.
This is an opportunity for the small businesses and underdogs that are overshadowed by 🐋s. As the 🐋s look for corporate approval to start using emoji domains, the agile underdogs can swoop in and claim a highly original emoji domain NOW.
In addition to highly original domain, imagine the speed increase for users looking to access your site. If it was previously, “Strengthenyourmarketingtactics.com”, the replacement domain could be, “💪 📈.com”
There is no way to tell if Emoji domains will become common practice. However, to minimize risk we can begin to claim them now for little to no cost at all.
Happy shopping, and please leave a comment with the emoji domain you register.