Highest Level Domain - You have come across

gotitbro

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I have recently been seeing domains with many levels even going further than third and fourth level domains. For example, I recently came across http://m.photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com this is one of the few ones I remember being used as a proper website.

And apparently you can go up to as much as 127 levels!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System#Domain_name_syntax
http://serverfault.com/questions/109409/how-many-domain-levels-are-there

So, what domains which had the highest level, seen by you, have you come across?
 

Gass

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I have recently been seeing domains with many levels even going further than third and fourth level domains.

And apparently you can go up to as much as 127 levels!

So, what domains which had the highest level, seen by you, have you come across?
Interesting - then over my head, and I'm not able to answer your question - but, it generates some of my own questions, like-
1. Any thing left of the last (.) dot would be a subdomain, wouldn't it? (Which in preceding the primary domain name and are followed by a period).
2. Would second, third, forth up to 127 levels even be able to resolve in an IP address? Same or different one altogether - if it resolves then in the higher count levels of a main domain to it's subdomain(s)?
3. More of a comment than a question, who' going to type something like (http://m.photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com) or longer into a search box? Would have to be a link clicked on - Yes?

[The right-most label conveys the top-level domain; for example, the domain name www.example.com belongs to the top-level domain com. The hierarchy of domains descends from right to left; each label to the left specifies a subdivision, or subdomain of the domain to the right. For example: the label example specifies a subdomain of the com domain, and www is a subdomain of example.com. This tree of subdivisions may have up to 127 levels.]

[One thing noted is that the rapidly growing TLDs are failing to provide high Trust Flow sites. Since most of the sites failed to resolve an IP address, it appears that most of these domains are not being bought to host web sites (or indeed any kind of server), or if they are, no site has appeared on them yet.]

4 Reasons Why the 301 is a Must
https://www.seo.com/blog/4-reasons-301/
Why Subdomains are a Bad Idea for Your Website and Blog
https://www.seo.com/blog/why-subdomains-are-a-bad-idea-for-your-website-and-blog

Final Thoughts:
I like to experiment some and trying-
http://m.com = This page can’t be displayed
http://m.photogallery.com = This page can’t be displayed
http://m.photogallery.navbharattimes.com = This page can’t be displayed
http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com = displayed website, though different
http://www.indiatimes.com = displayed website, though different
VirusTotal results -
URL: http://m.photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/
Detection ratio: 0 / 65
Analysis date: 2017-06-14 09:41:03 UTC
URL: http://www.indiatimes.com/
Detection ratio: 0 / 66
Analysis date: 2017-06-14 09:43:23 UTC

I'm sure I've missed the mark to understanding how to answer your question, even in understanding to researching it, but the knowledge gain has been enlightening and that's what's shared here besides my own questions.
GASS :D

PS: maybe asking your question on a site such as https://www.quora.com/, about https://www.quora.com/about would yield better results of the information you seek.
 
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