As just posted by one of our readers, .li domain names (those of Lichtenstein) stand little chances in branding when comparing to .ly.
Larysa did put it nicely in one sentence:
While, in English, there are about 8,000+ words ending with “ly” (we daily use only 800 words) – there is hardly any brandable word ending with “li”.
There are 73 words ending with “ly” among 3,000 most-used English words, listed by descending popularity:
only, usually, family, really, early, probably, slowly, quickly, finally, carefully, suddenly, fly, nearly, easily, exactly, especially, actually, simply, hardly, certainly, Billy, supply, directly, completely, quietly, correctly, likely, clearly, closely, friendly, rapidly, generally, immediately, Italy, softly, particularly, mostly, lovely, gently, Sally, frequently, gradually, slightly, surely, daily, greatly, merely, safely, entirely, recently, highly, partly, lonely, July, fairly, eventually, naturally, perfectly, tightly, badly, mainly, firmly, widely, equally, fully, properly, occasionally, deeply, originally, happily, constantly, silly, and possibly
These words make 2.5% of top 3,000 and are topped only by four more popular endings “ed”, “ing”, “es” and “er”.
Their count, those of “ly”, is also greater than the number of numbers in the same top 3,000 list. Statistics shows that there are only 41 of numbers, or less than 1.5%, namely:
1, 2, 3, 0, 4, 5, 10, 6, 8, 7, 12, 9, 100, 20, 15, 30, 1/2, 50, 25, 0, 18, 11, 40, 24, 14, 13, 16, 200, 500, 17, 60, 1/4 , 300, 400, 21, 35, 90, 70, 23, 45, and 80
For your review, the complete “li” list goes as:
acervuli, aioli, alkali, altocumuli, alveoli, annuli, apiculi, argali, aspergilli, bacilli, biali, broccoli, brocoli, calculi, calyculi, campanili, canaliculi, cannoli, caroli, celli, cembali, chili, chilli, cirrocumuli, convolvuli, cumuli, dactyli, deli, douroucouli, duelli, emboli, famuli, fasciculi, flocculi, fumuli, funiculi, fusilli, ghibli, gingeli, gingelli, gingili, gingilli, gladioli, glomeruli, hamuli, hili, homunculi, intagli, interstimuli, lactobacilli, lapilli, lazuli, leptocephali, li, limuli, loculi, malleoli, microvilli, modioli, moduli, morbilli, muesli, nautili, necropoli, neroli, nielli, nucelli, nucleoli, obeli, oboli, ocelli, oculi, omphali, oorali, ovoli, pachouli, pastorali, patchouli, phalli, piccalilli, pignoli, pili, podophylli, precalculi, prothalli, proventriculi, puli, pulvilli, ranunculi, ravioli, reguli, ritornelli, sacculi, saltarelli, scungilli, soli, stimuli, stratocumuli, streptobacilli, strobili, styli, syli, tabouli, tabuli, tali, teocalli, thalli, tripoli, trochili, tufoli, tumuli, utriculi, ventriculi, vermicelli, villi, violoncelli, vitelli, volvuli, and woorali
The most interesting name is probably tripoli, which is as the matter of fact, the capital of Libya, hence makes more sense as tripoli.ly or tripo.ly.
Short link: http://name.ly/~Hx69$Aq