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barbie (2653)

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Friday November 18, 2005
08:34 AM

Say What You See :)

[ #27640 ]

The following was posted by a colleague, I thought others might like to enjoy it too...

People spend a lot of time thinking up their children's names. It's just a pity they don't always think as hard about their domain names.

Firstly there is 'Who Represents', a database for agencies to the rich and famous:

Second is the 'Experts Exchange', a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views:

Looking for a pen? Look no further than 'Pen Island':

Need a therapist? Try:

And there is an Italian Power company:

Finally we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

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  • I'm still amazed at why almost no websites use hyphen in the name? Especially sites that can be misunderstood.

    I mean, if I wanted to have a site about very special owls, I know I wouldn't be able to get ""... but I could certainly see "". (Heh, taken, of course, by a domain squatter.)

    Another example of misinterpreted names: see my thread on google groups [] about "remembers the lens", and what it really means. {grin}

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Hyphens are sometimes popular among search engine spammers. The reason must be that they want to put as many keywords as possible in the domain name, in the hope that the search engine will give them great weight. An example would be .

      There are many other examples that shouldn't be discussed in polite company. ;-)

  • The Nagios plugin site also suffers from the same affliction [].