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I Registered a Word!
Rare, 6 Letters, and in the Dictionary!
emodo




msg:687913
 5:17 am on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Today completely by chance I stumbled upon a 6 letter word which for some reason was never registered. The word is actually a pretty nice domain name (short, easy to pronounce, no crazy spelling, good definition). I jumped at the chance and registered the .com, .net, and .org.

I am pretty pleased with myself. I had to doublecheck the webster dictionary before I could believe it was really in there.

Sometimes you just get lucky.

 

buckworks




msg:687914
 5:37 am on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sometimes you just get lucky.

Get lucky .... AND have the wit to recognize it!

Congrats!

cerebrum




msg:687915
 9:19 am on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Double Check. Is it a english word?

emodo




msg:687916
 1:39 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is in both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. But it is a very rare word.

coolma




msg:687917
 1:48 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Why not post it here, is there any policy not allowing to do so.
Cheers.

FrostyMug




msg:687918
 1:54 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

how many google search returns does it have? x,000,000? xx,000,000? #*$!,000,000? :)

emodo




msg:687919
 1:58 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Only about X,000. I'd never heard of the word before.

It is more a "this is the name of my company because it is short and means something cool" rather than "this is a word everyone searches". It has a very "Web 2.0" vibe to it.

FrostyMug




msg:687920
 2:10 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

well, you already have it, so why not post it? :)

trillianjedi




msg:687921
 2:11 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

He's right not to post it, we do not do self-promo here ;)

Self-congratulations though, very much so... hehe

Congrats - I've also registered a number of fantastic 6 letter domain names in the last year. There's still plenty of them about, contrary to popular belief (haven't had a 5 letter .com for a couple of years though).

TJ

emodo




msg:687922
 3:00 pm on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree 5 letter would be nice, especially since many 5 letter words are one syllable.

Essex_boy




msg:687923
 11:31 am on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

It does happen. I have several domains in English that are one word - just sold one for 200

cerebrum




msg:687924
 7:13 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Check the domain name in archive.org and also Google.
May be it is dropped by previous owner and you registered it again. Its very unlikely that you are the first registrant of a word in english dictionary in 2006. I suppose all english words in dictionary are registered as domain names.

econman




msg:687925
 7:41 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I suspect it is also unusual for a word not be picked up automatically if the domain is dropped. I've noticed automated systems are even picking up two word domains connected by hyphens the moment they drop; they are obviously being tested for traffic then quickly being abandoned. I would anticipate automated systems like this would grab any single english word, if it is in their dictionary, but perhaps the word in question is just too obscure for these automated systems to recognize -- and they obviously don't worry about subtleties like branding potential.

Pedent




msg:687926
 8:35 pm on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Or perhaps they did pick it up, tested it for traffic, and abandoned it.

squirrelteams




msg:687927
 9:25 pm on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

When you look at the domain parkers theres loads of crap 3/4/5 letter words that are utter crap yet they sell for crazy money

but I agree there is domains being droped everyday its just a case of luck

my regards

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