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Wacky New Company Names Likely Due To Domains Registered Long Ago
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msg:4594297
 5:20 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

The current crop of startups boasts even wackier spellings. The reason, they say, is that practically every new businessóbe it a popsicle maker or a furniture retaileróneeds its own website. With about 252 million domain names currently registered across the Internet, the short, recognizable dot-com Web addresses, or URLs, have long been taken.Wacky New Company Names Likely Due To Domains Registered Long Ago [online.wsj.com]
The challenge is to come up with something that conveys meaning, is memorable,—and isn't just alphabet soup. Most founders don't have the budget to hire naming advisers.

 

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msg:4594349
 8:33 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

This could explain why I am getting enquiries over some obscure domains I own.
These domains, I have to debate myself, every time they come up for reregistering.
It's amazing how valuable they all of a sudden become when someone else wants to buy it!

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