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del.icio.us type domain name.

11:22 am on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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sometime I come across at some strange domain names, that use everything to compone the website name such as delicious -> [del.icio.us....]


What do you think? stupid? clever? allright?
and what about SEO? it doesn't matter, good, bad, etc...

[edited by: Webwork at 6:35 pm (utc) on Sep. 10, 2007]
[edit reason] Please, no personal domains. "Example.com" is our favorite "for example" domain [/edit]

6:34 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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They can work, as demonstrated by Del.icio.us, but the number of examples of such domains "working" is what?

1 in 10,000,000?

This type of website naming convention is a contrivance, at best.

What worked for Del.icio.us was a) their new technology/system; and, b) the novelty of their domain choice attached to that technology.

6:40 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually, it seems like the flagship "funny domain" is being changed from del.icio.us to delicious.com according to: [techcrunch.com...]



9:53 pm on Sep 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I agree w/ WW. del.icio.us had a new technology and a fancy domain, but really, with .us as a TLD, then that opens the door for many others, even just moving the dots around. I won't post specifics, but you can easily have your own delicious domain.

Add in any other words that end in US and you can have a gold mine, or a fools gold mine.

Who knows what the future will bring, but I do not see a trend devoloping from this other then a few niche sites.

8:12 am on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yep! The .it extension is also very popular for this kind of domain name.
Well, you can always try.it!
Just do.it!
8:53 am on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This type of website naming convention is a contrivance, at best.

That is the best.

an idea at worst.

[edited by: Western at 9:05 am (utc) on Sep. 18, 2007]

12:40 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Del.icio.us broke new ground in domains but they're still a novelty.
Such domains are worthless from a domaining point of view: domainers and big business are interested mostly in .com.
From an SEO point of view, it makes no difference.
However, such domains are not a bad idea from a marketing perspective.

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