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Using Emoji for Tumblr and Blogger🅰️

Firstly many don't know about emoji domains let alone emoji handles at Tumblr and Blogger but before that there have been some developments concerning emoji as domain names in general. Until recently it was believed that all emoji required a special code to be used as domain names, however,

"With the exception of the information emoji, the trademark emoji and the "m" emoji, for an emoji to work as a domain name it needs a so called "punycode". Wikipedia
So it turns out that you can add a trademark Emoji (and symbol) to your, brand dot com by registering your,
brandtm dot com 
There is a code that normally prevents emoji from being used in dot com and the like, however as the TM code is just tm, it works. It does raise the question do I register my, brandtm com?
A large portion of the domain name segment is made up of companies whom are granted with pre-public, registration access so that they may protect their names and the likeness of their names. In other words I would assume so. For larger sites it may help to spread out the work load between 2 addresses, for example employee email could be hosted separately in order to help mitigate email attacks. For example if the site was attacked internal communications may not be as affected. Implementing stricter security protocols for employee email without affecting customer facing communications.

Some great reasons to use an emoji handle.

A picture speaks a thousand languages.

Emoji will gain support from the major browsers at some point as IDN do now (internationalized domain names), hopefully.

Some considerations if you want an emoji handle on Tumblr or Blogger.

  • stands out alot
  • it's commonly used
  • adding keywords ....🐔o

Here's what you'll need to do.

1.Setup Blogger or Tumblr account.

2.Next find the emoji you want here. 

3.Now you've found it, hit the copy button, paste it into the text box here (with the word) and hit "convert to punycode". 

 4.In your blogger account settings you'll be able to paste the xn-- code into the address field, simple. 

Where else can you use an emoji code as a username?

At time of writing, (support varies and the space constantly evolves) Linkedin allow both the ℹ️ emoji and both lower and upper case info symbol graphics, ⓘ lower, and UPPER Ⓘ. A sub domain designation is dictated by world DNS phonebook, and once the username appears to the right of the dot, a different set of rules apply enabling this to occur.

Blogger, Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Wix and Gumtree are the main 6, but don't forget "tm" "m" and "i" will still work at Wordpress.

If you add a custom domain name to Blogger only, don't forget to add the 4 A records to your DNS.