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Revealed: Amusing web address gaffes

business Updated: Jul 21, 2012 16:54 IST

A list of unintentionally funny website addresses, which often interpret differently on the web and redirect to a different site, have been revealed.

The list compiled by Siteopia, a domain registration service revealed a number of web addresses, including, which looks as if it says, while, which is often mistakenly read as

Other amusing sites include, which when misread looks like and, which is a website for an action paint ball games site.

“The value of a name has never been more important in a world where everyone is seeking to be seen or heard,” The Telegraph quoted a spokesman for Siteopia, as saying.

“Taking time to think through all aspects and interpretations is crucial to the success of any brand. Of course a name needs to be memorable, but it''s always worth considering the connotations it throws up,” he added.

The spokeman said that in many cases, a misreading or funny interpretation actually gets more attention than the organisation intended, “which isn''t always a bad thing.”

“Online visibility is more crucial than ever today and it all starts with the right name. It''s worth considering how a name changes when read as a domain as you may be giving out messages you hadn''t intended to,” the spokesman said.

The researchers also discovered a couple of the longest domain addresses ever registered, which were‘’ and ‘thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmor’.