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Doctor Q
Jul 27, 2006, 06:50 PM
Sometimes it does't matter whether there's anything on a website, because it's funny enough that somebody bothered to pay to register the domain name, or to host a single page just for a gag.

Here are three I like for their domain names:

http://endoftheinternet.com (http://endoftheinternet.com/)

http://3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com (http://3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com/)
(caution: page has link to a rather crude site)

http://www.404notfound.com (http://www.404notfound.com/)

And of course http://slashdot.org (http://slashdot.org/) was selected so it could be pronounced "http colon slash slash slash dot dot org".

Blue Velvet
Jul 27, 2006, 06:54 PM
I liked the name of edesignuk's notanotherforum.com now extinct.

spicyapple
Jul 27, 2006, 06:56 PM
asdf.com (http://www.asdf.com)

Doctor Q
Jul 27, 2006, 07:49 PM
asdf.com (http://www.asdf.com)http://qwerty.com (http://qwerty.com/) sells typing software, but http://qwertyuiop.com (http://qwertyuiop.com/) seems to be for sale.

paleck
Jul 27, 2006, 07:55 PM
I registered terrorizedtech.net, but haven't gotten around to doing anything on it yet. A friend of mine had imlosingmymind.com, but she let it lapse last year.

kretzy
Jul 27, 2006, 08:12 PM
Perhaps not quite what we're talking about, someone sent these to me in an email but I found them amusing...

Firstly there is "Who Represents" a database for agencies to the rich and famous:http://www.whorepresents.com

Second is the "Experts Exchange", a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views: http://www.expertsexchange.com

Looking for a pen? Look no further than "Pen Island":
http://www.penisland.net

Need a therapist? Try "Therapist Finder"
http://www.therapistfinder.com

And last but not least, we have the "Mole Station Native Nursery", based in New South Wales : http://www.molestationnursery.com

All real domain names. :D

iPhil
Jul 27, 2006, 08:19 PM
Dr Q: heres some numbers to chew on :D :D

an excerpt:

Mr. Forbes checked the U.S. Census Bureau's 1,219 most-common male names, the 2,841 most-common female names and the 10,000 most-common surnames; all were booked. Not only that, but when you link the top 300 first names with the top 300 last names, 89% of the resulting combinations are taken for male names and 84% for female ones.

Beyond single-letter words like "a," it's hard to say what is the most common word in all the URLs. It's the same for all short words that tend to be portions of other words. The most common word four letters or longer, though, is "home"; 719,000 domains have some sort of home in them. Given the economics of the Web, chances are that many of those involve refinancing: 114,700 URLs mention "mortgage," which is more than discuss "science," "nature" or "children."

Because you might be curious, "sex" appears in 257,000 domains. It may be tied to one of the most popular uses of the Web, but the word itself is only the 89th most-popular in dot-com domains. Incidentally, what is perhaps the naughtiest English word -- the one with four letters -- appears nearly 38,000 times.

So smutty is so much of the Web, that often the best way to figure out what a certain word might be doing in a domain is to think of the most indecent activity you could possibly imagine associated with that word. The word "imagine," for instance, appears in 3,700 URLs, one of which asks us to imagine a certain actress without her clothes.

Another useless factoid from Mr. Forbes: There are 550 dot-com domain names that use the maximum length of 63 characters; 26 of them merely repeat a letter 63 times.

Incidentally, the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch lays claim to the longest single-word domain name.

skoker
Jul 27, 2006, 08:23 PM
Looking for a pen? Look no further than "Pen Island":
http://www.penisland.net


Oh brother:

Whether you're looking for a long and skinny pen, a thick pen, a fountain pen that squirts, or even a black pen, we have just the one for you.

notjustjay
Jul 27, 2006, 08:40 PM
Perhaps not quite what we're talking about, someone sent these to me in an email but I found them amusing...
All real domain names. :D

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

You'd think SOMEONE at some point would read the URL and think, "Hmm, WAIT a second..."

Although I get the definite impression that "Pen Island" knows exactly what they're doing...

dornoforpyros
Jul 27, 2006, 10:15 PM
the only reason I bought http://www.zombiejesus.com was to amuse myself. No real plans for it. Thinking about getting some stickers of the logo made also for kicks.
Yeah I need a hobby

/dev/toaster
Jul 29, 2006, 12:30 AM
I still love http://www.tired.com/.

If you listen to Adam Currys podcast, hes been running a contest something like this.

bousozoku
Jul 29, 2006, 12:42 AM
Perhaps not quite what we're talking about, someone sent these to me in an email but I found them amusing...

Firstly there is "Who Represents" a database for agencies to the rich and famous:http://www.whorepresents.com

Second is the "Experts Exchange", a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views: http://www.expertsexchange.com

Looking for a pen? Look no further than "Pen Island":
http://www.penisland.net

Need a therapist? Try "Therapist Finder"
http://www.therapistfinder.com

And last but not least, we have the "Mole Station Native Nursery", based in New South Wales : http://www.molestationnursery.com

All real domain names. :D

Haven't they heard that hyphens work? :eek: :D

mad jew
Jul 29, 2006, 06:19 PM
http://dellrumors.com/ is always good for a chuckle, even if it doesn't load. :D

gekko513
Jul 31, 2006, 09:01 PM
http://dellrumors.com/ is always good for a chuckle, even if it doesn't load. :D
Hey! I'm on the front page!

WildCowboy
Jul 31, 2006, 09:04 PM
Hey! I'm on the front page!

Looks like you've been there for a while... ;)

mad jew
Aug 1, 2006, 06:52 AM
Which member(s) runs DellRumors? I forget. :o

mpw
Aug 1, 2006, 07:03 AM
Haven't they heard that hyphens work? :eek: :D
Have you any idea how many people in the wild don't know what a hyphen is?

My surname has a hyphen and so many times you say it and then spell it out at hire car desk/hotels/etc. and they all do the same thing.

"Mr MPW Parry-Jones, P-a-r-r-y hyphen J-o-n-e-s"(it's not Parry-Jones btw)
and you get checked in as Parry'Jones.

Then the first line of my address has an apostrophy in it and is Hawiian, followed by a couple of lines of french and the receptionists head explodes. BOOM!