Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.163.25.166

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

Wacky New Company Names Likely Due To Domains Registered Long Ago

     
5:20 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:22287
votes: 236


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.
8:33 pm on July 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 13, 2003
posts:1222
votes: 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!