You didn't know this worked, did you?
Most people have no idea they can just type a bunch of hearts in their address bar and go to a domain.
... and yet, here you are.
You're one of the insiders. A pioneer. A cool kid.
Behind the scenes, all domains are ASCII, even if you see the domain name displayed as an emoji.
The actual mechanics aren't that important, but the key thing to know is that the browser uses a strategy called "punycoding" to convert "❤️❤️❤️" to "xn--qeiaa" behind the scenes.
Most browsers keep this process hidden... but even when it's not, your
emoji domain will work.
It's all emoji or nothing!
... I'm not sure why, but I suspect
it's to avoid domain spoofing.
Yes. We eat our own dog food.
Everything on ❤️❤️❤️.ws is set up through GoDaddy: the domain, SSL, etc...
Yup. It works like this:
There will be.
The language of emojis is universal, understood all over the world.
As mobile first web usage skyrockets, the logic of Emoji URLs is inescapable.
Until now, Emoji Domain names been difficult to register. One has to have a reasonably sophisticated knowledge of punycode and whatnot to even look to see whether domains are available. From there, the setup is a bit of a pain.
It's not like you can go to the GoDaddy homepage on a mobile phone and start entering emojis.
❤️❤️❤️.ws solves that problem.
Actually... right now, it's the end too.
.WS is the only Top Level Domain (TLD) accepting emojis.
With over 1000 available emojis supported
on all mobile platforms, imagine the possibilities for one, two and three letter domains.