Which domain name should I go for?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by danielwerner, Dec 28, 2016.

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Which do you think sound the best?

  1. Hypeforge.com

  2. Hypegrade.com

  3. Hypemost.com

  4. Hyperush.com

  5. Hypeslam.com

  6. Hypestrike.com

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  1. danielwerner macrumors regular

    danielwerner

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking to start a website/blog about gaming, geek stuff, movies, etc. Just entertainment and cool stuff. I'm not looking to brand it too much, so not "gamingblahblah.com". The idea is to be able to blog about whatever.

    It's really hard to find a good domain name. Most are taken, and since I'm not a native english speaker I just want to make sure I'm not choosing anything that sounds extremely dumb or can be misinterpreted.

    Right now I'm focusing on the word "hype". Like when you get hyped about something. I've got a few suggestions here. Which do you prefer? I appreciate all input. :)
     
  2. Efrem macrumors member

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    Sorry, but I'd avoid the word "hype." It has the meaning you gave, but it also has another meaning: to promote something beyond what the facts justify, as in "Microsoft hyped the Surface as an iPad killer, but in reality it was from from that."* That meaning is much more common, especially in technology fields. That's what most native English speakers will think of first when they see a domain name that starts with "hype."
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    *This is just a usage example. Let's not sidetrack this thread into a discussion of the relative merits of Surface and iPad.
     
  3. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    OP... 1800 views and one reply. I would avoid the word hype as well. Back to the drawing board! Unless you love hype, and to hell with everyone else. Sometimes you have to blaze your own path.
     
  4. danielwerner thread starter macrumors regular

    danielwerner

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    Yeah... I dunno what to do. My dream is to create this site, and I've got lots of good ideas for it. But it's impossible to get a good domain name since 99,99% are taken by speculators. I'm getting seriously depressed; been searching for a name for three years now.
     
  5. PizzaBoxStyle macrumors 6502

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    Try checking this book out:

    http://awesomebook.eatmywords.com/

    The author outlines her process for coming up with memorable names, and if I recall correctly the high-level is that you need to think about what you want YOUR brand to say or mean, make a list of words that describe that and then consult dictionaries, thesauruses and even Google image search.

    Although my opinion was that the book was much more impactful in telling you what NOT to name your business or brand. It was like a collection of pro-tips in this way.

    Anyhow, when I read this it immediately made me think that if I were naming this project, I would make up something that sounded like a city, state or place kind of a name. Something a little funky. A little more general (since you said it's going to cover multiple topics).

    Something_land_.com.
    PortOf_something.com.

    Plus, you live in Europe. There's got to be tons of inspiriatuok over there for this kind of a naming scheme.

    Also, don't let a naming block/crisis get in the way of moving forward with your project. Just pick something and know that you can always change it later. It's not too hard to set up redirects on a web server. And it's more important to start the journey than get hung up on a name and never start it. You may make discoveries in the process that lead you to the perfect name.
     
  6. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    I'd suggest using a second level domain, so if you have something equivalent to .geek.nz ...
    like .geek.se or .geek.eu , then go for it.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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  8. Jon Wenzel macrumors newbie

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    Of the 6, I'd go with HypeStrike – at first read, it make me think of Counterstrike (the game) so it got my head in the neighborhood of what you're going for.
     
  9. typonaut macrumors member

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    I just registered them all - EUR:500.00 each to you now!

    Joking aside - use 'hyper' rather than 'hype'.
     
  10. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    I went through this recently for a forum I was pushing and I can understand your stress. I voted for the sixth option. Good luck!
     
  11. iamgalactic macrumors regular

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    Hypemost.com is the only one of these that really makes sense - it sounds like a brand. I can see it working on a site with things that you do 'hype most'.

    Although the most popular so far, hypestrike doesn't mean anything. I can see how people are connecting it with Counterstrike - but it's not a Counterstrike fansite, or just about games.
     
  12. pondhopper macrumors member

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    Naaaahhhh. Skip the word Hype altogether. Your name is the most important thing to consider. You will stick with it as long as you have your company.
    Make up a new word from other words that mean something to your organization. Take your time.
    My company works to find solutions to questions like yours. PM if you want more info.
     
  13. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    Domains are honestly getting to the point that the name doesn't matter as much as the marketing/social media push of getting it out there once up. Theres just nothing left anymore.
     
  14. Jimmyss macrumors member

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    My vote goes to HypeStrike. This is can easily catch attention.
     

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