Corporate Internal Domian Name Suggestions?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    We're doing a complete overhaul of our internal infrastructure at work, moving to a global IT framework blah blah.

    We need local domain names for our UK and US offices, but they can't be named by region or even region based (so no US and UK, no EU and Americas, no Pound and Dollar, no Coffee and Tea, no Pacific and Atlantic etc). They need to be short (max 6 characters), easy to remember and easy to spell (users are stupid after all!).

    Any ideas? It's surprisingly difficult to come up with anything decent! :eek:
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Name them after brands of alcohol particular to the region. That should be really easy to remember.

    e.g. For the US, Budweiser; for Germany, Becks etc.
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Or by their currency.

    Dollars

    Pounds

    Euros

    ?

    edit: (I just read post below)

    What about something really bland and simple, like boring people names

    Frank

    Bob

    Dave
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    But these names can't be region based at all. You see, there's a good possibility that the US might end up supporting Hong Kong and we might end up supporting Germany, so we don't want Germany logging on to Guinness, or Hong Kong logging on to Budweiser. You know?
     
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  6. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I already suggested Marge and Homer, or Lisa and Bart, they aren't so sure the powers that be would appreciate logging on as HOMER\username :p
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    George & Mildred

    Harold & Maude

    Smokey & teh Bandit

    Bush & Blair

    Donuts & Scones (or Donuts & Doughnuts)
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Well, you don't have to use subversive cartoon names. You could go for blander ones like Mickey or Pluto :D

    What, like Fiesta and Escort? I can see a problem there already :D :D
     
  9. iBlue macrumors Core

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    OK so my boring people names thing doesn't appear to be a hit.

    What about colours?


    Dr Seuss names?

    Thing1, Thing2
     
  10. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    FTW! :D
    Hmmm, yeah, good point.
    We thought of that already, it's on our list ;)

    Our other thoughts are Greek Gods.

    Keep 'em coming.
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Why has no-one suggested:

    Point & Click

    or

    Look & Feel

    yet?

    And you call yourselves nerds!!!:rolleyes:


    Ooh, Jobs & Gates?
     
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Mustang and Interceptor better? :p
     
  13. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Good suggestions, but we also need the flexibility to add extra domains in future that will follow the theme.
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Fruits? Veg?

    Peas, Carrots, Apples, Oranges...
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You can have:

    Point, Click, Look, Feel and Lisa.

    The names of the hamsters in Microserfs...


    Or
    Scott, Markkula, Sculley, Spindler, Amelio and Jobs


    Or something much sadder:

    Luke, Han, Leia, Anakin, Ben...
     
  16. iGav macrumors G3

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    You need to use the Porn Star Name Game, I knew it'd come in useful one day. :D
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    External body parts? That'd get interesting pretty quickly.
     
  18. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    We're going to see if we can convince the US to go with Greek Gods.

    We want to take Zeus and see if the US will take Apollo, course there's plenty of room for expansion should we need more too :cool:
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    BORING!!:rolleyes:
     
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  21. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    We have to consider what the chief chumps will accept, it's not just up to us to call it whatever the hell we feel like.

    Bite me! You too dynamicv :p
     
  22. iBlue macrumors Core

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    it's a financial corp, what do you expect? boring is a way of life to the suits of the city. i bet they think it's so cool too.

    edit: I'll bite you too then.

    <yawn>
     
  23. iGav macrumors G3

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    What kind of chief chump wouldn't love the name Bunny Waring? :(
     
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