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    thanks

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    Tough one to ask for!!!

    If someone gave you the idea for a domain name - WHY would they not use it for themselves?

    Not trying to be mean - just see the request as odd in this type of business.

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    I would think lasthopemall.com would be fine. Sounds like the old "last stop for 290 miles" advertising you'd find in the desert.

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    Just make up something you like. It doesn't have to make sense, and any sensible word combinations are already taken anyway, which is why we now see so many contorted domain names that look like A1-onlineshopping-4u and 123eshoppingmall. Google did it. WTF is a google?

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    sandra good point lol.. but just brainstorming really

    do you think its wise to have a

    whatever.com instead of a whatever-whatever.com

    dash in between

    like i think places like flamingo well you know the rest of the domain... have taken the name and really whats the word... given it almost as a memorabil place to come and shop...

    like i dont fancy picking

    online-malls-whatever.com

    or

    online-shopping-whatever.com

    as it just doesnt have a ring to it.. or its not something i could promote the name of.. or even put on a t-shirt of mug lol...

    and i guess the aim is to get the name known too..

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> something i could promote the name of <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    If you'd be promoting offline (newspaper, magazines, radio, even word-of mouth) the presence of a dash in the name would kill you.
    For instance, if you are buy-costumes.com, you can be pretty certain that most traffic your promotion efforts are able to attract will type in buycostumes.com

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    ..........for a mall type site, as a customer I would most likely remember a one-word type of a name than a string of words put together.

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    I suggest yahoolie.com

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    nevermind the domain i suggested isn't for sale it's another similiar one

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    I try to stay away from - domain site names myself.

    If the doamin name is taken I grab the .net and wait the .com out or make an offer to purchase.

    I love domain names that pertain to what I am selling. example New2U is a great name for selling used stuff. YUP its taken but this is how I decide what to buy.

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    If you want to site to have any sort of branding, I would stay well away from domain names with dashes in them. Ultimately, repeat traffic is what you want. And having an easy to remember and type in name goes along way towards brining you that traffic - assuming you have a good site, of course.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_Boston_Crab:
    WTF is a google? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    A Google is a number, it's a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

    So unfeasiably large as to be meaningless essentially, it's more than the atoms in the estimated universe by a considerable margin.

    I'd always assumed the SE people chose it as an allusion to searching huge amounts of data.

    There's also a Googleplex, which is a 1 followed by a google zeros and not just the name for Google's headquarters.

    The word Google was named by the young son of the mathematician who first coined it, he "invented" the number and then asked him what he should call it - A Google. Can't find his name, Google just returns pages about Google the SE. The word has been around for a long time 40-50 years or more?

    My son and I sometimes have competitions in the car as to who can invent the weirdest word, I could get him to take notes if you like. "Fanchabalar" and "Oooskibifandigo" are two that spring to mind.

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    well, you are very close

    try googling googol

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    lasthope: googola.com might not be taken yet, but you'd better hurry, since it was mentioned here . . .

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Herb Ô¿Ô¬:
    well, you are very close

    try googling googol <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That'll be my brain playing Chinese whispers

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    lol thanks guyz.. yeah now i have to sit down today and brainstorm names that are memorable..

    i always wonder why flamingo .. i wont say other half of site.. picked that name.. its cool.. but wonder why

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    How about pinkbirdworld.com ?

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    LOL pinkbirdworld.com lol

    no i mean.. like i wouldnt pick a name like that for a site.. unless of course i had a fondness to birds lol... as it doesnt have any correlation to onlin shopping but then again does the name " dell " lol

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    well dellhole.com might be available, but they'd surely object to that.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SandraR:
    If someone gave you the idea for a domain name - WHY would they not use it for themselves?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Cuz there's plenty to go around...

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    One or two of those URLs will resolve... some to squatters and some to genuine domains (nameboy isn't perfect and isn't updated minute by minute...


    And hey, www.internet-valley.com sounds cool... like valley green mall... or like every other stinking mall in the us that has a fluff name... take these words and mix them up - all make good mall prefix names...

    wood(s)
    valley
    green
    river(s)
    millenia
    city
    spring(s)
    hill(s)
    land
    crystal
    square
    central

    choose 4 of less of it sounds over the top.... heeenheheheeeee

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    race you to register www.internet-valley.com?

    kidding... (maybe)

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    Ok a bit more sensibly now.

    I find animal and plant names to be memorable when out of context and they give you a ready made logo too.

    These are probably taken, but there's plenty more:

    penguin
    aspen
    whale
    birch
    crocus
    tulip

    etc. etc.

    gets away from A1-bargains-4-U.com and the cheesy like.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Paul Ward:
    animal and plant names to be memorable when out of context and they give you a ready made logo too.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    EXCELLENT point. Very, very good tip. They are more memorable - and a visitor can visualize the site name from the logo - more returning traffic... like...

    www.spider-mall.com
    logo = spider
    slogan = we crawled the Internet and found the best deals for you
    crap = www.spider-mall.com is taken...

    what other animal could be twisted into a good mall theme...

    lion-mall... sounds too much like lion-maul...

    you suggested penguin...
    www.penguin-mall.com is available
    logo could be cute and easy - little penguin in a hawaiian shirt sitting at a computer
    slogan... shop from home, no tuxedo needed

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