Please help me out with a domain name

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Which do you prefer?

  1. GeekGlobe.com

    33.3%
  2. GeekWatcher.com

    8.3%
  3. GeekApex.com

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Geekbent.com

    25.0%
  5. None of them could EVER work whatsoever. I'm not just being an internet troll; I really mean it.

    33.3%
  1. danielwerner macrumors regular

    danielwerner

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    #1
    Hi!

    Not sure where to post this actually. I've tried domain forums (where I get flamed because they only look at names from a selling perspective) and reddit (where I get flamed because... Well, it's reddit). So now I'm turning to you!

    I want to start a gaming/streaming/geek-site, but I'm not sure which domain name I should go for. And since I'm not a native english speaker, I just want to make sure I don't pick something dumb.

    Here's the alternatives right now:

    GeekGlobe.com
    GeekWatcher.com
    GeekApex.com
    Geekbent.com

    Which of those do you like the mos? And perhaps a motivation?

    I'd rather just choose between these alternatives. And please refrain from just answering "none, all of 'em suck" (unless you truly believe that none of them could ever work whatsoever) since I've been struggling with a good domain name for several months. All really good and short ones are taken by domain squatters, so keep that in mind. I just don't want to end up with something everyone but me think is lame, where I'm the last to realize it.

    Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your help. :)
     
  2. flavr macrumors 6502

    flavr

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    I think GeekBent is the most interesting...the rest are boring.


    Flav Creative
    www.flavcreative.com
     
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    I went with GeekGlobe.com; while alliteration can be irritating, it is memorable. It also seems to be the most pertinent domain if your hoping to create a globe—well, community—of geeks. I was originally going to go with the same option as @flavr but realized that it sounds a little like GeekBench and that there are… interesting connotations of the word "bent".

    Good luck, OP.
     
  4. mw360 macrumors 65816

    mw360

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    None of them are particularly snappy or pleasant to pronounce for me (a native English speaker), Geekbent maybe being the least awkward, but where I'm from 'bent' is still used offensively for 'gay'. Putting 'geek' at the end of the name might work better. e.g. Globogeek is more fun to say than GeekGlobe.
     
  5. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    I don't know.. are gaming and streaming stuff still really geeky things to do in 2015?

    Try to look at it form an outside view. Ask 5 or 10 of your friends what kinda website they would expect to find at those 4 domains listed above. Just see if their answers match with what you had in mind.
     
  6. highlystrange macrumors member

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    You say the site will feature gaming and streaming; I just don't think those four choices reflect that at all. How about geekStream.com?
     
  7. danielwerner thread starter macrumors regular

    danielwerner

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    Thanks for you input guys!

    Perhaps geek*.com isn't the way to go at all, but instead go with a brand name? How about Kekepop.com? :D It doesn't mean anything (but derives from korean gamers way to type laughter), but it's short and pretty snappy.

    I have great ambitions with this project, but it's always the domain that gets me stuck.
     
  8. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    http://drbl.in/pOLe

    I don't think your domain name is that important if your identity just works.
     
  9. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    They're all too antispetic sounding. It sounds like you're offering something similar to Twitch. That is one heck of a cool name and instantly memorable. Think of something short, something immediately memorable. Kekepop sounds like a band name or textile shop to me. I'm not sure it works on a global level. But you're definitely on the right track by brainstorming a name that isn't as level-headed/businesslike.

    PS: Even if you wanted to keep the "geek" in the brand, you could experiment with that, like geekio or geeko or something like that.
     
  10. Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

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    "GeekStadium.com" is available (according to godaddy.com).
     
  11. ProjectManager101 Suspended

    ProjectManager101

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    I like names that has nothing to do and sounds funny, something like "GeekyRamon" Why Ramon? I do not know but you will remember it.
    I was once at a pool party and a friend of mine was asked all the time, she was very pretty and a friend of mine told her: next time they ask you for your name you say; Ramón! As if she was a transexual. We were laughing so bad because she was not laughing. A few months ago I was talking with this guy told me: guess who I saw as an stripper at the strip club? he continued: this girl we went to the beach with her, she was hot and everybody was asking her out. (I didn't remember who he was talking about). And after 20 minutes he said: Ramón! And I was like: what? Ramón is an stripper! We were laughing again. The thing is that I do not recall her name any more, know she is known by Ramón.
     

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