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How do I get a x.xx domain name?

Asked by DrewJ (383 points ) August 15th, 2012

I see people in some cases that are using x.xx domain names for either their websites or for shortened URLs. Like:

d.pr
t.co
f.bk

How do you go about acquiring a domain like this? I understand a popular response would be that these domains are super expensive? Lets pretend money is not an issue – How would one technically go about this?

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phaedryx's avatar

Those domains are country code domains (for example ‘d.pr’ is a Puerto Rico domain). You’d have to buy them from the applicable country if the name is still available. I’d guess you’d spend $60 or more on it, depending on the country.

DrewJ's avatar

Awesome, yea. Sorry, I should have mentioned that I know the top level suffix is specific to a country. I guess, more specifically, what I am asking is:

1) Where is the Godaddy of international domains? Whats a trusted registrar?
2) Twitter uses “t.co” .... .co is not international… how do they circumvent the limitation against using a single character domain? Is the answer just that “Because They’re Twitter.”

phaedryx's avatar

1. I don’t know that there is one
2. ”.co” is for the Columbia top level domain, a single character domain is perfectly legit

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