National Anthem of Japan is Short Enough for Domain Name

The world shortest national anthem lyrics, which became an official national song 10 years ago and still provoking public controversy, seems to be taken as a Germany domain (.de) by someone with using the maximum allowed number of letters (63, according to RFC 1034).

kimigayo-domain-screenshot

As you see, to make the lyrics properly end, it needs to be on “.de” top level domain.

http://kimigayowachiyoniyachiyonisazare-ishinoiwaotonaritekokenomusuma.de/

Whether the dash in the middle is really required or not has room for argument, but the government website has the same Roman alphabet notation.

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).