Posts tagged with Domain

The nightmare of choosing a domain name

The pain of names is mainly in domains…

Recently, I’ve been working on a naming project for an overseas client. The company is launching a new online business that will operate in a relatively crowded niche. All I have to do is think of its name. 

Oh, and just one more thing. The name has to be available as a .com domain. Nothing less will do. 

20 hilariously offensive domain names

Inspired by Chris Lake’s excellent article, Stupid URLs and how to avoid them, I’ve been digging around the internet to find some truly terrible domain name fails.

Some of ones I’ve listed are totally beyond belief. I’m frankly astounded that their owners didn’t notice the double entendres happening - and there’s loads of others floating around the web too.

As it also happens, there’s a semi-official name for instances like these: SLURLS, coined by a computer programmer called Andy Geldman who’s actually produced a book specifically around this subject.

The list I’ve put together is definitely not for the faint-hearted. With winter gloomily kicking in, this list is intended only as a bit of fun, and nothing too serious. But take this as a warning: if you’re easily offended, don’t read any further...

Google introduces Change of Address feature

Google has revamped Webmaster Tools and introduced a neat ‘Change of Address’ feature, which would have massively reduced our collective headaches in the first quarter of 2009.