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A domain hack (sometimes known as a domain name hack too) is an unconventional domain name that combines domain levels, especially the top-level domain (TLD), to spell out the full "e;name" or title of the domain. Well-known examples include blo.gs, del.icio.us, cr.yp.to, and goo.gl.

In this context, "hack" represents a trick (as in programming), not an exploit or break-in (as in security).

Domains such as .as, .it, .me, or .us (American Samoa, Italy, Montenegro and United States respectively) are easy to use as domain hacks because they correspond to short, simple dictionary words. Alternatively, a name is chosen so that the last few characters match an existing top-level domain, such as "inter.net", so that every character is used in forming the common name.

Domain hacks offer the ability to produce extremely short domain names. For example, blo.gs has a total of only five letters (versus blogs.com, at eight letters), as every letter is taken into account as the site's title.

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