Whilst generally speaking a short Vietnam domain is best, there are some exceptions to this tip below you should remember.
The “short is good” is true to a degree, but registration of a short address needs to be a decision based on a more holistic approach. In case you cannot find a short domain name as expected, don’t worry. There is nothing wrong with longer domain names either, but some of the basic rules apply
- Must be easy to spell
- Must be easy to remember
- Must be easy to relay to someone else
Do not go overboard on length though – very long addresses can look rather spam and that leads us to another related issue that will become increasingly important – web usage on mobile devices.
Even a 70-character a minute touch typist can be defeated by the comparatively tiny keypads on some hand held devices and many people are not familiar with copying domain .com.vn and pasting using such a device.
Conventional keyboard touch-typing involves all the fingers and thumbs, meanwhile the keypads are a 2 finger exercise at best and can be frustrating to those more comfortable with a keyboard; so the fewer characters of the domain are better.
It is said that web browsing is often carried out through following links nowadays; so little typing is involved. It is still something to affect into a domain name choice. However, it appears the most common domain name length in relation to .com registrations is around 12-13 characters; and containing 2 characters. Almost 90% of 5-character .com name combinations were still available at that time, but many of those would involve the issue we mentioned above – being hard to recall and hard to read, type, write and remember.
The maximum length of VN domain you can get in an URL left of the “.” is 63 words. That is a bad long website address and we do not suggest choosing such a lengthy domain.
Finding exactly related statistics can be a little challenging as a significant portion of .com domain registrations can be attributed to speculators who have no intention of using the domain for a fully-fledged, non-spam website.