Germans coin longest domain name in the world

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20 June 2005, DORTMUND - Leave it to the Germans to come up with the longest domain name in the world: www.WiemenschlichMenschensindzeigtihrUmgangmitderMuttersprachefrsch.de. The long-winded moniker is a quote from classical German literary genius Friedrich Schiller, the 200th anniversary of whose death is being marked in the German-speaking world in 2005. Not surprisingly, the domain name is for the website operated by the German Language Society (VDS) which views itself as a linguistic watchdog agency in

20 June 2005

DORTMUND - Leave it to the Germans to come up with the longest domain name in the world: www.WiemenschlichMenschensindzeigtihrUmgangmitderMuttersprachefrsch.de.

The long-winded moniker is a quote from classical German literary genius Friedrich Schiller, the 200th anniversary of whose death is being marked in the German-speaking world in 2005.

Not surprisingly, the domain name is for the website operated by the German Language Society (VDS) which views itself as a linguistic watchdog agency in matters pertaining to the German language.

Roughly translated, the 63-space domain name means: "Just how human humans are is shown by how they treat their mother tongue."

DPA

Subject: German news

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