.WS Domain Hacks: Ne.ws, Bre.ws, and...DeathlyHallo.ws?
The .WS domain is the country code for Western Samoa. Since 2000, the .WS domain has been open for global registration and marketed as the "WebSite" domain. More recently, with the addition of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), .WS has been known as "WorldSite" because it supports all languages of the world, allowing anyone to register a .WS domain in their native language.
But there is another use for .WS domains: domain hacks. A domain hack is a domain that combines the domain name with the top-level domain (TLD), in this case .WS, to spell out a word. As it turns out, there are many words that end in "WS" in the English language. How do I know? Well, I'll let you in on a little secret: WordFind.com - it's great for cheating at Scrabble, er, I mean finding domain hacks. As you can see there is a long list of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and even 9 letter words ending in "WS" including words such as rickshaws, yellows, and claws.
.WS domain hacks are a great way to get creative with your domain name. For example, .WS domain hacks are the perfect short link for your news site. Try your name with "ne.ws" to see if it's available! Into beer? Try your brewery name and add "bre.ws" at the end. It could be a great option for either your main site or your short link! You can also try using "homebre.ws" instead. Need some more ideas?
DeathlyHallo.ws - Harry Potter fans anyone?
Hopefully you get the idea, and I really hope that you're already thinking of your own idea for a .WS domain hack! It's the perfect time to register one because you can take advantage of our .WS domain sale. That's right, you'll not only have way more options to find the domain name you really want with .WS, but it'll only cost you $6.99 during our sale*! What are you waiting for? Find your perfect .WS domain now! Then tell us about your .WS website in the comments below for a chance to win a free renewal!
*Contest is open to any .WS domain owner. Sale ends 3/31/13 23:59 PDT, so don't delay!
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, whose Harry Potter mug says "I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good" and changes to "Mischief Managed" when you add a hot drink to it. You can order your own here.