What types of characters can be used in a domain name?
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In general, only the following characters may be used in a domain name:
Letters a through z (no accents of any kind will be accepted). Note that domain names are not case sensitive. This means there will be no distinction made between upper case letters and lowercase letters (A = a);
The numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and/or 9
The hyphen character
MAny companies tend to use hyphens but there are limits on how you can use hyphens as below:
Domain names must:
Be at least 2 or 3 characters long, dependant on the extension, EXCLUDING the extension. For example:
Be no more than 63 characters EXCLUDING the extension
Contain only letters, digits, and hyphens. For example:
It's-2-Bad-Domain.com is invalid as it contains illegal characters
its2gooddomain.com is valid as it does not contain illegal characters
its-2-good-domain.com is also valid as it does not contain illegal characters
Not start or end with a hyphens. For example:
-2-good-domain.com is invalid as it begins with a hyphen
2-good-domain-.com is invalid as it ends with a hyphen
bad--domain.com is invalid as it contains consecutive hyphens
2-good-domain.com is valid as it does not begin or end with a hyphen.
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