Have you made any domain name mistakes like the following companies?
Experts Exchange (at www.expertsexchange.com)
Who Represents (at www.whorepresents.com)
Graphic Arts Exchange (at www.graphicartsexchange.com)
Speed of Art (at www.speedofart.com)
IP Anywhere (at www.ipanywhere.com)
Morrison and Foerster (at www.mofo.com)
Apetit (at www.apetit.com – they just messed the whole naming thing up!)
And probably the worst offender of all is Cumming First Methodist Church in Cumming, GA (at www.cummingfirst.com)
Plus two legendary mistakes that are now retired:
Mole Station Native Nursery (at www.molestationnursery.com)
Italian Power Generator (at www.powergenitalia.com)
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 PickyDomains.com. 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: SecondHandDrink.com (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.