Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Longest .com domain

I was browsing through an orkut group on etymology that I am member of, and came across the word: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

A google search for the word directed me to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com

The site states:
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com is the longest single word (without hyphens) .com domain name in the world. It was registered by Internetters on 21st October 1999.

This Welsh town actually exists and its name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave".

For brevity, it is understandable that many of the locals simply refer to their village as "Llanfair" www.llanfair.com or "Llanfair PG" or "Llanfairpwll" which, of course, makes for easier typing and is faster to pronounce."

Neat trivia ;)


At 11:23 AM, Blogger Ajay said...

good info...


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