Did You Know You Can Register 2 Character
.IM Domain Names?

Robyn Norgan
Dec 27, 2012

As you may know, many top-level domains (TLDs) require at least 3 characters. You'll notice this when you type in a 2 character domain name to our search. The results will show several errors for TLDs such as .ORG, .ME and more. The rest of the results will probably show as taken, but unlike TLDs such as .COM, .NET, and .TV, you might just be able find an available 2 character .IM domain!

.IM is the ccTLD for the Isle of Man, but because the .IM domain is not restricted to residents, it has become popular around the world. The .IM domain has been used for personal sites because of its similarity to the English "I'm;" real estate sites because it is short for the word for real estate in German, French, and Italian; and it has been used by companies that produce instant messaging, or IM, software. The .IM domain can also be used for domain hacks to create domain names like and But it also has another use: custom short links - and you can't get much shorter than 2 characters to the left of the dot and 2 characters to the right of the dot.

For example, the following 2 character .IM domains are available right now:

You will pay a higher price for these domains - $975 for a 1 year registration - but it could be worth it if you find the right domain for you. If you find the price a bit steep, you can search for available 3+ character domain names instead. You'll find there are still many great options (more options than you'll find in many other TLDs in fact). Find your perfect .IM domain today!

Post by Robyn Norgan

1 comment
Max Denovan
Feb 18, 2013 6:05am
The .IM domain is a ccTLD (country code top level domain), and the Internet country code for the Isle of Man. Located in Western Europe,the Isle of Man is an island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland.Covering 281 square miles, the island is about 3 times the size of Washington, D.C. The Isle of Man is a British crown dependency although not part of the UK.