There are people who'll pay up tons for a nice short non-trade-marked domain name. Most people are under the impression that a very short domain name will fetch better results on a visitor stand-point-of-view.
But these days, this is not necessarily true since there are so many million worth visiting websites that it would impossible to remember the name of the website even if its based on a commonly used word. Thats the reason why social bookmarking sites are on the rise. Plus, with bookmarking features that have improved rapidly like synchronizing between FireFox's and Google's bookmarks, users have only become lazier to use the keyboard even if its a.com. And if they did use the keyboard, they'll do a search for the exact domain name and then click on the exact url link in the SERP - which they already 'unconsciencely' know ! This is very evident from the AOL data leak on August 4th, 2006 - for those of you who know what I'm talking about - others, do a simple search and you'll be enlightened.
Anyway, for those of you who think that a very long wierd looking domain name can never make it (visitor stand-point-of-view), check out this 63 character long domain (3 is the subdomain here)
Now, how many of that it's visitors could've entered it by typing it directly in the browser's address bar ? Either you got to be a Shakuntala Devi or you got be solid at vedic maths.
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