Emoji could soon take over domain names

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GoDaddy wants to make all your emoji dreams come true.

The internet domain registrar and web hosting company is making it easier to search for and register available emoji-based domains. On Friday, the company launched a search engine for emoji domains. People can visit the site on their phones, type in a string of emoji and see if the domain is available.

emjoi search engine

Right now .ws is the only top level domain accepting emoji, according to GoDaddy. Top-tier domains, like .com or .org, do not allow for emoji.

Technically, emoji domains have been around for years. GoDaddy provides a timeline (see below). But they were difficult to search for and required some understanding of how the domain name system handles characters. GoDaddy’s site aims to make it easy for anyone with a phone to find available emoji domains.

history of emoji domains

As more of the world increasingly uses the internet on phones and other mobile devices, a flood of emoji-based domains seems inevitable.

So let the race for emoji domain names begin….

PS – EmojiDomainNames.com is available

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