How to buy an emoji domain

how to, how to buy an emoji domain

emoji of transport and buildings and nature set pack icons

If you’re searching for a cute and catchy domain name that’ll make your website stand out in the crowd, you might be considering buying an emoji domain – as you should, they’re coming top in the charts today.

It’s no secret that the choice of a domain name can help make or break a small to mid-sized business (SMB) and turn a personal blogging site into a rising star or let it fall into obscurity.

A domain name is your site’s address, but it’s much more than that – it can be the first thing to strike someone’s eye of your site, which makes it as important as your logo and brand name.

Having a too wordy uniform resource locator (URL) may raise a couple of red flags and if it’s hard to remember to boot – your site’s fate is sealed, most of your would-be customers will steer clear of it.

So, your best bet is to keep it short, sweet, and somewhat catchy – and what’s a better way to make something simple to remember than to use something most of use in day-to-day communication, professional and personal alike? By sticking an emoji in it, of course.

What is an emoji domain? 

An emoji domain is a domain name with an emoji or multiple emoji in it – it’s as simple as that.

With the first one created in 2001, emoji domains aren’t exactly new kids on the block. However, with the rise of smartphones, we’ve seen a serious spike in their popularity in the last couple of years. Some heavy-hitting companies such as Coca-Cola have experimented with emoji domains as part of their marketing campaigns as well.

With over 2,600 unique emojis you can combine with text out there, the number of possibilities seem endless.

How does an emoji domain differ from a regular domain? 

While emoji domains have been with us for quite a while, it’s still not allowed to add an emoji in top-level domains (TLDs) such as .com, .net, or .org, which is unfortunate yet understandable. It’s because more than a couple of phishing sites have been spotted on emoji domains raising red flags for many domain registrars.

What’s more, since emoji domains aren’t supported across all browsers, applications, and social media, if you wish to register one you’ll have to do it twice: first in an image form and then in a text format which is called Punycode – with regular domain, there’s no need for this.

For instance, if you want to use a shocked emoji for some reason (“😮”), after being converted to Punycode it would like this “xn--p38h” – so, if your browser doesn’t support emoji domain instead of emoji you would see a confusing combination of characters above.

Also, since the number of TLDs for emoji domains is severely limited, with .ws, .st, and .fm being the only available extensions for a long time, if you don’t create a surprisingly unique combination of emoji – the domain you want could be already taken.

Registering an emoji domain is also a bit trickier than a regular domain, so we’ll cover that in detail a little bit later.

What are the benefits of buying an emoji domain? 

Despite drawbacks, owning an emoji domain comes with a bunch of benefits as well, so we’ll take a look at the top ones.

1. They transcend the language barrier

Much like the smile that connects the world through a simple yet strong facial expression, an emoji can create a connection between people that don’t even share the same language.

They’re all over the map from social media sites to customer support platforms intertwined in almost all aspects of our day-to-day lives – and they’re here to stay.

2. They’ll help you connect with the younger generation

If you’re trying to get your site to speak the language of the new generation, upping your game with emojis might be a smart place to start. Unlike their predecessors, today’s generation grew up with emojis we now know and love – they’re their second language and they use them all the time.

So, if you feel like something’s lost in translation while you’re trying to speak their language, try using emojis.

3. They can step up your marketing strategy

Emojis can be seen all over the place from your great-grandmother’s Facebook account and your niece’s latest TikTok video to best-selling clothing brands and billboards – they’re showing to the world they’re inventive, imaginative, and inexpensive marketing tools.

Being easy to remember, emoji domains can benefit all types and sizes of businesses, start-ups, and booming businesses alike – and they’re best for subscription-based businesses trying to stay in touch with their customers, particularly if they’re targeting the digital nomads.

Where do I register emoji domains? 

As of this year, there are 11 top-level domains for which emoji domain registration is possible and they include .cf, .fm, .ga, .gq, .kz, .ml, .st, .tk, .to, .uz, and .ws; as well as 14 second-level domains.

Since most of the top domain registrars don’t support emoji domains, you’ll have to convert your selected emoji to Punycode or choose the easiest path and pick out a register that does – your options include i❤.ws, dotFM, and Register.TO.

Steps to buying an emoji domain for your business

In a nutshell, as suggested in the chapter above, if you want an emoji domain you’ll have to buy it from an emoji-specific domain registrar, or a regular domain registrar that supports emoji domains (for instance, Namecheap domain registration service).

The simplest way is to go with an emoji-specific domain registrar, type the domain you want to register in the domain lookup box (don’t forget to pick out an emoji or emojis), and check its availability. If it’s available for use, you’ll be able to purchase it right away and for a pocket-friendly price to boot – it’s should be around $5 per year. However, if it isn’t, you’ll be prompted to pick out one of the suggestions.

If you took the hard path, copy the emoji or emojis you wish to use and go to Punycode converter, where you’ll paste it into the box and tap into “Convert to Punycode”.

Once the conversion to ASCII is complete you’ll get a baffling bunch of characters you’ll want to save somewhere – the best thing about it is that you can mix multiple emojis any way you want and even combine them with ASCII – that is, any numbers, English letters, and special characters.

The next step is to go to the domain registrar you wish to use and paste your preferred combination (Punycode alone or combined with ASCII) into the domain lookup box, check for availability, and finally, register your newfangled domain – and that’s about it.


Emojis are an easy yet effective way to add emotion and humanize your domain name while making it more memorable and thus more efficient as a marketing tool.

The only thing you have to do is to work out Punycode (which is super simple) and register your emoji domain like any other.

However, before getting started, bear in mind that not all browsers, apps, and social media sites will display your domain as you’ve envisioned. Also, there are a lot of look-alikes among emojis out there which might make some unfortunate web users mix up your site with others.

    News Related


    Ireland's island of wallabies

    For a few days in August wallabies hit the headlines in Northern Ireland after what was dubbed the “great escape’ in County Tyrone. Winnie the wallaby escaped her enclosure at ... Read more »

    Liz Truss admits she should have ‘laid ground better’ before mini-budget and says cabinet not consulted about 45% top rate tax cut - live

    LIVE – Updated at 10:33 Latest updates: PM vows to press ahead with mini-budget plans and dismisses objections to top rate of tax being axed. Starmer urges Tory MPs to ... Read more »

    Brutal compilation video of Alexander-Arnold's performance during Liverpool 3-3 Brighton

    Trent Alexander-Arnold had an afternoon to forget as Liverpool drew 3-3 at home to Brighton on Saturday. The Liverpool right back had been defended by Jurgen Klopp in the build-up ... Read more »

    Florida’s Fatal Attraction

    Boats on roofs; cars out to sea; coastal towns under water. The sand from Naples Beach now chokes Naples streets. Hurricane Ian’s 150-mph winds yanked houses off of their foundation ... Read more »

    'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for October 1

    ‘Quordle’ today: Here are the answers and hints for October 1 Some Quordles are brain-busters, some are less challenging than remember what you had for lunch yesterday. Some, like today’s ... Read more »

    Joyce wants Joshua in December if Fury fight does not happen

    Joe Joyce knocked out Joseph Parker in Manchester last weekend and has been called the ‘second-best heavyweight in the world’ by Tyson Fury Joe Joyce says he would be happy ... Read more »

    The Qualities Women Find Irresistibly Attractive in Men (How to Get the Girl)

    Dating is a complicated game, especially if you’re a man—women have been found to be the pickier gender until the age of forty, which essentially means men have to try ... Read more »

    Top US ski mountaineer gets Buddhist cremation in Nepal

    The body of renowned US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, who died on Nepal’s Manaslu peak, was cremated in Kathmandu on Sunday The body of renowned US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, ... Read more »

    Sevilla are 'considering sacking Julen Lopetegui' after recent loss

    The future of Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui is in doubt after their 2-0 La Liga defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening, with the Spanish side keen to bring former boss ... Read more »

    F1 Singapore GP start delayed due to poor weather

    Heavy rain Heavy cloud had built up over the Marina Bay track shortly after the end of the W Series support race and the skies began to darken as the ... Read more »

    The US ultra-rich justify their low tax rates with three myths – all of them rubbish

    Photograph: Reed Saxon/AP On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office released a study of trends in the distribution of family wealth between 1989 and 2019. Over those 30 years, the richest ... Read more »

    ‘Disconnected from reality’: Tory MPs plan rebellion over Liz Truss’s economic agenda

    Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images Liz Truss is already facing the possibility of crippling parliamentary rebellions over welfare, planning and a new wave of austerity, as MPs warn that No 10 ... Read more »

    How to propagate succulents from cuttings, leaves or pups

    null Knowing how to propagate succulents will give you an expansive indoor garden, free of charge. If you already know how to care for succulents, odds are your plant is ... Read more »

    Why is a quarter of world's new forest area coming from China?

    Aerial photo taken on Aug. 22, 2021 shows the scenery of Saihanba forest farm in north China’s Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Jin Haoyuan) BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — China ranks first globally ... Read more »

    Man City vs Man Utd - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

    Man City vs Man Utd – Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Manchester United.  LIVE – ... Read more »

    I’m an air fryer whizz and here’s how to make your own mouth-watering chocolate croissants

    IS THERE anything better than starting your day with chocolate? We didn't think so. And one foodie has revealed how you can make the most 'mouth-watering' chocolate croissants in the ... Read more »

    I Don’t Know Who Any of These People Are, and It’s Great

    MobileSaint/ As you get older, being aware of new pop culture is akin to getting lost in a part of town that you thought you were familiar with but don’t ... Read more »

    Exclusive Photos Of Latest Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Leaving Its Factory

    Exclusive Photos Of Latest Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Leaving Its Factory The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic supercars in automotive history – in production from around 1974 ... Read more »

    Reese Witherspoon on why Where the Crawdads Sing was an unexpected hit

    Reese Witherspoon on why Where the Crawdads Sing was an unexpected hit Reese Witherspoon says ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ was an unexpected success because attention to detail was paid. The ... Read more »

    Axa may invest at least $98 million in Monte dei Paschi

    FILE PHOTO: View of the Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy By Valentina Za MILAN (Reuters) – French insurer Axa is considering investing at least 100 million euros ($97.99 million) in ... Read more »

    Liz Truss in a ‘world of trouble’

    Sky News host Paul Murray says UK Prime Minister Liz Truss is in a “world of trouble” with “horrible” opinion polls. “Put simply she’s either going to be Thatcher 2.0, ... Read more »

    What channel is Leeds United v Aston Villa on today? Kick off time and how to watch

    Leeds United succumbed to defeat last time out against Brentford. Following a turbulent international break, Leeds United will return to action to take on Aston Villa in their first game ... Read more »

    Rocket League Voice Chat not Working on PC or Xbox

    Is your voice chat not working properly in the Rocket League game? Many gamers have reported that they cannot use the Rocket League voice chat feature. This prevents them from ... Read more »

    What channel is Man City v Man Utd on today? Kick off time and how to watch Manchester derby on TV

    Manchester United face Manchester City this weekend. Credit: Getty. Manchester City and Manchester United do battle today in the Premier League for what is the first derby of the 2022/23 ... Read more »

    How to Fix “VT-X Is Not Available (verr_vmx-No-Vmx)” Error in VirtualBox

    VT-x or Intel Virtualization Technology allows processors to run virtual machines. It’s no surprise, then, that a “VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)” error prevents VirtualBox from functioning correctly. This error ... Read more »

    Chelsea news: Graham Potter to rethink transfer as Reece James sends Wilfried Zaha cheeky dig

    James sends cheeky dig at Zaha as Chelsea star shuts down Crystal Palace star Your morning digest for Chelsea with on Sunday, October 2. Potter rethinks January deal Graham ... Read more »

    ‘People are still spending’ despite interest rates rises

    Investors Mutual Limited Investment Director Anton Tagliaferro says “people are still spending” despite increasing inflation and interest rate hikes. “The problem is inflation is up there – seven, eight, nine ... Read more »

    Man City's Rodri urges 'perfect coach' Pep Guardiola to extend stay

    Manchester City midfielder Rodri wants boss Pep Guardiola to sign a new contract at the club with him convinced that the team will be in a better position to compete ... Read more »

    US supreme court to decide cases with ‘monumental’ impact on democracy

    On Monday, the nine justices of the US supreme court will take their seats at the start of a new judicial year, even as the shock waves of the panel’s ... Read more »

    Britain's European travel bucket list revealed - with the Northern Lights at the top

    Brits’ European bucket list includes seeing the Northern Lights, the Eiffel Tower and Scotland’s Loch Ness. A poll of 2,000 adults found Italy is a place people are keen to ... Read more »

    Video: Missouri Kicker's Celebration vs. Georgia Goes Viral

    Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis is having the game of his life tonight vs. the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs. Just last week, Mevis missed a chip-shot field goal that would have ... Read more »

    National Archives says it is still missing some Trump administration records

    National Archives says it is still missing some Trump administration records The National Archives and Records Administration said on Friday that it is still missing some records from the Trump ... Read more »

    Cops Who Described Amber Alert Teen As A Threat To Officers Under Review For Her Killing

    The California state Justice Department is investigating after a police pursuit involving an adult murder suspect and an Amber Alert subject ended with the minor’s death under murky circumstances east ... Read more »

    ‘The Crown’ put Camilla in a ‘terrible light’: Angela Levin

    Royal biographer Angela Levin says she “hated” the hit Netflix series ‘The Crown’ because it put Queen Consort Camilla in a “terrible light”. ‘The Crown’ put Camilla in a ‘terrible ... Read more »

    What Is the Vmmem Process in Windows Task Manager? Here's How to Fix Its High Resource Consumption

    What Is the Vmmem Process in Windows Task Manager? Here’s How to Fix Its High Resource Consumption Have you encountered a process called ” Vmmem” in Windows Task Manager? Does ... Read more »

    Russell to start Singapore GP from pitlane after Mercedes engine change

    The British driver failed to get out of Q2 and was only 11th on the provisional grid after being handicapped by a car handling issue in qualifying. The team had ... Read more »

    5 Sports Cars That Are Excellent Daily Drivers (5 Sports Sedans That Are Better On A Racetrack)

    5 Sports Cars That Are Excellent Daily Drivers (5 Sports Sedans That Are Better On A Racetrack) The automotive world is highly dynamic. It requires manufacturers to adapt their cars ... Read more »

    Panama seizes nearly three tons of drugs in several operations

    Panama’s Drug Prosecutor’s Office seizes more than 2,900 drug packages – PROCURADERÍA GENERAL DE LA REPÚBLICA DE PANAMÁ Panamanian authorities have seized close to three tons of drugs in several ... Read more »

    Should I ditch my fixed-rate mortgage for a longer deal?

    I have one year remaining on my two-year fixed-rate mortgage. I am currently paying 1.16 per cent on £300,000.  Should I ditch my deal and lock into a new one ... Read more »

    Left-wing media going ‘apoplectic’ at election of a conservative government in Italy

    CT Group Executive Chairman Remo Nogarotto says it’s disappointing to see left-wing media around the world be compelled to “apply tags” to governments they don’t know. “I think the great ... Read more »
    Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network