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Does Your Domain Name Suck?


Have you made any domain name mistakes like the following companies?

Experts Exchange (at

Who Represents (at

Graphic Arts Exchange (at

Speed of Art (at

IP Anywhere (at

Morrison and Foerster (at

Apetit (at - they just messed the whole naming thing up!)

And probably the worst offender of all is Cumming First Methodist Church in Cumming, GA (at

Plus two legendary mistakes that are now retired:

Mole Station Native Nursery (at

Italian Power Generator (at

Well, hopefully you won’t be haunted with a domain name like one of these for the rest of your life. :O

The Method to My Madness

The real reason I wanted to share these with you is that I wanted to give a shout out to David over at I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am in the process of starting up a new support forum site for families of alcoholics - and David and his team did an unbelievably creative and GREAT job at picking a domain for the site: (which is coming soon!).

In fact, they came up with over 70 choices that took me more than an hour to go through and evaluate, because most of their ideas were just phenomenal. I’m after him to raise his prices because I think that $50 for such a great naming service is too cheap for what they offer. But until he listens to me, you might want to hire his team now. ;)

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    On June 8th, 2007 at 7:07 am, 검색엔진최적화 said:

    This is hilarious. For some reason I’m not getting the molestationnursery one though. Maybe it’ll hit me in a few minutes :). Thanks for sharing.

    On June 8th, 2007 at 7:21 am, Amanda said:

    I think thats really good idea on their part to come up with a team, people come to me for the same ideas since apparently i think up some good domain names i’m like eh?

    But for those who cant afford it nameboy can work out sometimes

    On June 8th, 2007 at 9:25 am, Mike Maddaloni said:

    This hurled me on the floor laughing, and i was on the Brown Line reading it on my mobile Google Reader! A great post to end a hectic workweek, but food for thought on the overall branding task for many businesses.


    On June 8th, 2007 at 9:43 am, Organic Girl said:

    ROFL - That’s why it’s always a good idea to ask a few close friends before going ahead and purchasing your domain.

    That sure lightened up my day. Thanks!

    On June 8th, 2007 at 10:33 am, shaz said:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not stop laughing!

    On June 8th, 2007 at 10:35 am, lornadoone said:

    This cracked me up. It took me a minute to get the molestationnursery one, too, like it did for the first person. How would you like to send your kids to a nursery that advertises that they molest kids? (Molestation Nursery)

    I’m wondering if “mofo” wasn’t on purpose.

    On June 8th, 2007 at 10:58 am, Denise said:

    Oh boy! Thanks for the laugh!

    On June 8th, 2007 at 12:26 pm, Tobsy said:

    hihi, thanks. You made my day :-)

    On June 9th, 2007 at 3:16 am, Court said:

    Lol I bought Oops! I think I still own it. :)

    On June 9th, 2007 at 2:46 pm, Tom said:

    Yea…I second the ROFLs above. You can find lots of amusing things online but this had me literally laughing out loud!
    Thanks as usual Wendy…oh and one quick question…what’s your take on the SEO importance of domain naming? I think I get the branding significance.

    On June 9th, 2007 at 8:47 pm, Karen said:

    Good gosh, this had me laughing! But I’m the one with Putzworld in my blog address, so I’m sure others are having a laugh too. I can’t help it, I married a Putz!

    On June 10th, 2007 at 12:37 pm, Loren Nason said:


    I read expertsexchange once in a while and i never caught that until now.

    MoFo is a real law firm and it was done actually on purpose. They even sell hats, t-shirts, and more if you have them on retainer. If i remember correctly the minimum retainer was 20k

    On June 10th, 2007 at 2:32 pm, Jonathan-C. Phillips said:

    what about this one?

    they’re selling pens by the way! ;)

    On June 11th, 2007 at 11:51 pm, Jenny-up the hill said:

    Oh no! These are way too funny!! The Italian Power Generator is a hoot…and the link above is too! lol!!

    On June 14th, 2007 at 5:00 am, John said:

    I’ve known about Experts Exchange for years but never clicked that about the domain name…

    I actually feel quite good about some of my domain mistakes now…

    On June 15th, 2007 at 2:31 pm, Bruce said:

    Interesting post. I’ve used ExpertsExchange for years and never thought of what it actually says. Funny how things come out after looking at them a different way.

    On June 17th, 2007 at 9:27 am, Angela said:

    Oh those are so funny! It’s great to read a blog post that actually makes you laugh out loud, haha. I’ll definitely be watching any domain names I pick from now on, thanks for the heads up! ;)

    Angela Wills

    On June 25th, 2007 at 2:22 pm, Adam Kayce : Monk At Work said:

    Oh dang, these are hilarious…

    Jonathan’s Pen Island is a great one, too. How classic.

    On September 5th, 2007 at 4:51 pm, Susan said:

    Haha..these are funny. It makes you want to take a second or third look at your domain name before registering it…

    On October 14th, 2007 at 4:44 pm, Domain Name Generator said:

    Very funny. I wonder how many of them realise.

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