July 11, 2018

NEW emoji domains! ❀️

So I'm obsessed by emojis, and I'm a domain enthusiast. What could possibly go wrong? 😁

After a lot of research, I discovered that despite most people thinking that emoji domains can only be used on .ws and .to it is actually possible on a total of 17 domain extensions (and counting!)

I realized that pretty nobody was aware of this, because literally every single-emoji domain was still available (single-emoji domains for .ws and .to have sold out and are often sold at thousands of dollars each.)

I contemplated buying them all up and trying to resell them, but I also hate domain squatting.. so I built the world's first emoji domain search engine for all 17 domain extensions. It is completely free to use. There is an option to purchase the domain through my website, although one could obviously purchase it elsewhere if they prefer!

Here's a little example of what an emoji domain looks like (this one links to the best pizzas in Vienna) : https://πŸ•.wien

I'd love your honest feedback!

Link: www.❀.je

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    Just bought like 20 emoji domains wtf is wrong with me

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      Ahhhh yeahhhhh πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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    Shut up and take my money! This is awesome man..

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    I bought some a few months back. For example http://⭐🐟.ws and http://5⭐revie.ws

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      Nice! Have you tried searching for emoji domains that don't end in .ws / .to ? There are lots of single-emoji domains still available, go check em out at emojicatch.com !

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    Dammit, your post made me buy a domain that I didn't even need haha. I'm now the proud owner of http://πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ.to/, which just redirects to my personal page. Ah well πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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      Awesome! Although I can't see your purchase for that domain, so you may want to make sure about that :) (unless you bought the domain elsewhere!)

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    The checks don't really load for me..

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      Please try again, should work now :) had a bit of a server overload on launch day!

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    You got me ;) I bought πŸ“·πŸ˜.ga :P

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      You rock! Cheers mate :)

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    I have dabbled in the emoji world - indeed I set up a service to allow for emoji email addresses. But I eventually gave up as the idea of marketing emoji email addresses is soul destroying.

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      Sorry it didn't work out for you! If you ever wanna come back to the dark side, you can now sell emoji domains on a total of 17 domain extensions 😎

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    Not trying to kill the vibe here but just as a reminder for anything other than an artsy project this is a terrible idea for a lot of obvious reasons.

    p.s. this always reminds me of 卐.com

    edit: I do really like the search engine, well built!

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      Curious, how is the use of emoji domains a terrible idea ? What are the obvious reasons?

      Many emoji domains have sold for several thousands of dollars.

      Coca Cola literally centered an entire advertising campaign around an emoji domain (https://www.adweek.com/creativity/coca-cola-spreads-happiness-online-first-emoji-web-addresses-163044/)

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      Curious what you mean here too, just technical issues with the unicode and related?

      "Artsy" and "Indie" aren't so different in my mind, but maybe someone could make an artsyhackers.com for more outrageous (less obviously practical) ideas πŸ˜„

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    Just giving me an error when trying to open it on chrome android (and also chrome web), shows me in the url bar (without spaces) "www . xn--qei9934e . je"

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      firefox on macOS too

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      thanks for the heads up @ChipD

      changed now, you can check it at emojicatch.com

      would love to know what you think!

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        but why does it error? If they don't work as a hyperlink then they're not overly useful as domain names are they?

        Its pretty cool though otherwise if it worked, I'm too sleepy to think of a clever emoji combo right now tho

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          the link will work when clicked from any site that isn't IndieHackers, basically :)

          This should work now..


          Another example is www.πŸ’œ.kz which redirects to BabylonHealth (their logo is actually a purple heart so it works well)

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        seems that IndieHackers bugs out and changes the emoji URL from the true punycode ( xn--qei ) and adds the 9934e to it to make xn--qei9934e. very weird, any idea why @csallen ?

        the correct emoji URL would be www . xn--qei . je (without spaces)

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