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All Greek (and Latin) to me. Greek Letter Domain Names

Updated: Jan 17

UPDATE: all my Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are here:

https://shop.russellkightley.com/domains

shortcuts:

domains.rkm.au

domains.合.page




ωω.com + ππ.com + ŏŏ.com just added. These domains are virtually impossible to type but they're cool...


1π.com points to my Scientific.Pictures site. All other single-digit + pi .coms (0π, 2π, 3π, 4π, 5π, 6π, 7π, 8π, & 9π) are now registered by others, so they're probably quite sought after.


θπ.com points to my maths graphics. It uses the Greek letters theta θ and pi π. Theta is a circle with a diameter, and pi (the mathematical constant) is the relationship between the diameter and circumference (perimeter) of the circle: circumference = diameter x pi. Visually nice, but rather obscure.


ηπ.com uses the Greek letters eta (η) + pi (π) (eat-a-pie). Interestingly, some eta mesons may decay into pions or pi mesons.


νη.com uses the Greek letters nu (ν) + eta (η) (new-eater), another pun using Greek letters. They look a bit like v and n, the first and last letters of vegan, so it points to my vegan graphics.


οπ.com (omicron + pi) has a pleasing echo, with οπ similar to om.


OTHER EXOTIC ALPHABETS:


𐩮.com sadhe (South Arabian). An ancient letter (xn--du9c.com) that looks like a person, possibly an alien.


𐩯.com samekh (South Arabian). An ancient letter that looks like a DNA double helix. Points to my DNA graphics.


𐩰.com & 𐩰.net fe (South Arabian). An ancient letter resembling a diamond. Points to my carbon graphics. The perfect domain for a diamond trader...


𐩻.com thaw (South Arabian). An ancient letter that looks like a chemical bond. Points to my molecule graphics. 𐩻.net points to my network graphics, since 𐩻 is like two nodes and .net stands for network.


ⵁ.com (Tifinagh yah or h). Resembles Saturn and points to my astronomical graphics.


ⴱ.com (Tifinagh yab). Resembles the world with its equator.


.com (Tifinagh yaj or dj). Looks like an hourglass.


𒅄.com (Cuneiform idim over idim squared) a large and powerful cross or crosshairs. The biggest character or symbol that I've seen in a domain name.


ᯤ.net (Batak letter i) suggests waves, especially wifi radio signals. Perfect for a wireless internet company. And the "i" stands for internet. Points to my wave graphics.


ᯥ.com (Batak letter u) beaming down like solar radiation, seismic pulses, sonar, or radar. Perfect for a seismic surveying company, and medical equipment makers (scanners).


ᯡ.com (Batak letter ca) sperm or tadpole. Fertility clinics and others... Points to my sperm graphics.


ⵎ.com (Batak letter yam) boxy c, staple.


ᮐ.com (Sudanese letter za) boxy c, staple. Hints at Zn, the symbol for zinc.


仺.com (Chinese Han equivalent to warehouse). An ancient variant like the letter "E" with a roof. Ideal for e-commerce distribution and logistics. A nice meeting of ancient and modern symbols...


㒲.com Chinese, Japanese, Korean Simple house shape with two storeys. For architects, builders, renovators, and real estate agents.


屳.com Han, Japanese, Korean. xiān. Simple house shape with a vertical beam. For architects, builders, and real estate agents.


㕣.com yǎn Chinese Japanese Korean. House-like. Simple and clean. Means marsh at the foot of the hills.


佥.com qiān House-like with a hint of a cupcake. Simple and clean. Means all, together, unanimous.


All such snazzy and exotic characters are converted into Punycode before resolving to websites. The domains have to change to Latin text (our familiar alphabet, a-z) and numbers (0-9) and dashes (-). Here's a helpful converter. For example, θπ.com becomes xn--txaq.com. Not an address you'd want, really. Knowing that underlying those beautiful symbols is a boring string makes you realise that everything is translated to something else (and something simpler) in its journey from the outside to the inside (like light being converted to nerve impulses in the eye, or all that lovely computer stuff into binary). It's a humbling perspective when you think about it, a kind of glimpse into the matrix.


Such exotic characters may be used to spoof (imitate) genuine websites, a technique called a homograph attack. With Greek mathematical symbols, there's no chance of anyone mistaking them for normal characters or words. And they have (at least to my untutored eye) a pleasingly alien look, like a website from another world. You can't really use them over the phone, and some sites reject them, and keyboards struggle, but they have such a clean and unearthly aesthetic that I really love them...

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