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Which of bazaar or bazar is better to use for the domain name of specialised marketplace?

Both are available according to the dictionaries.

Any advice which of these two is better to use in the URL?

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Which dictionaries? Please link to the definitions if possible. –  coleopterist Mar 23 '13 at 16:59
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up vote 12 down vote accepted

(BTW, you really should never just say “the” dictionaries. State your references.)

You should use bazaar with two a’s. Most people would read bazar as a spelling mistake.

The OED reports that the bizarre bazar spelling was used during the 17th through 19th centuries, but that early in the 19th century (1816) bazaar began to be used instead, and the other no longer occurs.

Indeed, bazaar is used about an order of magnitude more frequently than the single-a version is.

bazar vs bazaar

These data support the notion that the old version was phased out early in the 19th century.

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