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Vote on my domain name!

Here are some domains that I am thinking of registering.  The website will basically be my thoughts about development, code samples, resume, etc.  Someday I would like it to be the web presence for my consulting work.  I want the name to be meaningful, light (I don't take myself to seriously) and unique.

So here is what I have so far.

n0sl33p.com
jagersoft.com (my dog that we had to put down 4 days before Christmas)
twodogsdevelopment.com (because I HAD 2 dogs)
kiss-development.com

I'll post more as I think of them.  Thanks for you input :)

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

How about "yourname.com?" You are a professional, right?

Sam
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Yes, but to me that's not really unique.  In addition, my last name (which is not listed here), is difficult to pronounce and I think that would make it more likely that people would forget it.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

My personal favorite is kiss-development, but only if you're targetting a more technical and/or educated audience.  I'm not sure joe-blow has heard the acronym.

jagersoft has a nice ring to it. nosleep is too 133+

Lee
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

jagersoft.

none of the other choices sound professional.

Myron A. Semack
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Isn't Jagermeister some kind of liquor with deer blood in it?

Still, Jagersoft is the most middle of the road one I see on the list.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"Isn't Jagermeister some kind of liquor with deer blood in it?"

I haven't heard the deer blood part but, yes it is liquor.  However, Jager means hunter in German.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"none of the other choices sound professional." I agree with you there.  However, I want a combination of professional but unique.  Kind of like Fog Creek.  Here are some others that I thought of (doubt if there even available but variants might be).  I just thought they were too boring.

peakdevelopment.com
summitsoftware.com
peakweb.com

I live in CO thus the peak/summit reference.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

SkiSoft.com

"I code from the hot tub and think about your problem while on the slopes." Just kidding.

Those last three are good. Fog Creek is good because you're used to it. Just dissect MicroSoft and you'll see the anti phallic name of the century. Really, just choose something you can live with, without the resource to perform market research (What do you think of the name NewJagerSoft? What about the taste?), just choose something and go with it.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

One thing that I learnt the hard way was that the domain name has to be fairly short, easy to spell and contain no ambiguities.

peakdevelopment.com fails these tests unfortunately (you'd be amazed at how many people spell development wrong, not to mention the fact that peak, phonetically, is identical to peek)

Also, I'd advise staying away from numbers in your domain name.

SC
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/jagermeister.asp

Yes jagermeister is a liquor, and no it doesn't contain deer blood, though I have heard that *numerous* times from all varieties of people.

Oddly enough, Two Dogs is a type of lemon-brew "beer", weird that two of your choices would have references to alcohol.

I doubt that would be a problem trademark-wise, but I'm ignorant in such matters.

PEAK Technologies is actually a software company (that I worked for at one time), with an office in Denver, CO USA (among other places).  Having "Peak Development" might be more of a problem than the others, I'm not sure.

As far as kiss-development, I'm generally not a fan of any domains with hyphens, but that's just me.

Dignified
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"I code from the hot tub " (in the buff ;)

Mark, while I totally agree with you I just think that peakweb.com is something that will easily be forgotten.  I want something professional and somthing that can be remembered.  Think of...Apple.com, adobe.com, google.com.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"Oddly enough, Two Dogs is a type of lemon-brew "beer", weird that two of your choices would have references to alcohol."

LMAO!  However, my other dog's name is Stoli.  I am not kidding here.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Stoli (as in Vodka)

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"Stoli (as in Vodka)"

Yes, I get it, that used to be my favorite, before I switched to Chopin & Grey Goose, for unknown reasons.

I suppose I'll let someone else bring this beast back on topic now.

Dignified
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

I chose a domain name that was short but not easy to spell.  Dumb choice on my part.

I was going to be sarcastic and tell you that I registered all of the names you listed already and that I'd sell them for $1kUS each, but I refrained.

Flamebait Sr.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Sure, but if I suggested "Amazon" to you you'd say "too much of a barbarian woman connotation."

Branding is a difficult thing to do, and choosing a name even moreso. You did point to something, inadverantly mentioning Fog Creek - combining two words rather than looking for the one perfect one. Also try not going straight after what you want... "_soft" you can append "software" as a word on to anything you want without including it in your domain.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

How about MikeRoweSoft.net?

Mark
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Jagersoft. Not only does it sound good (Jaeger is hunter in German, I assume that's where it originated?) it has a nice sentiment behind it as well. Okay, your customers will never know, but it is still nice.


Tuesday, January 20, 2004

How about MyCrowSoft.com?

Your logo could be a crow bird, and you'd generate plenty of buzz when Microsoft's lawyers come after you.

nick
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

MacroHard Hardware.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

How about "iamtoolametopickmyowndomainname.com"

yo
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

jagersoft.

it is the shortest, and easiest to say.


Tuesday, January 20, 2004

jagersoft, jaegersoft, yagersoft, yaygrrrsoft

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Sure, but if I suggested "Amazon" to you you'd say "too much of a barbarian woman connotation."

Now, now, you don't KNOW what I would say.  I definitely like the idea of scrapping the _soft portion, but then it would have to be something that could stand on it's own or with another non-soft word.  So we'd have:

jager.com
jagersummit.com
jagerdog.com
jagerdamndogpoopedonthecarpetagain.com

What do ya think ;)

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

> jagerdamndogpoopedonthecarpetagain.com

but drop the jager

damndogpoopedonthecarpetagain.com

even better, distill it down to "carpetpoop" and you're good to go.

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

My vote: clownpenis.fart

Harry Caray
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Is this going the way of salad cream?

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

I've registered the names listed so far,  I will sell each for $1000.

Thanks

MikeroSeft
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Too late, Flamebait Sr. already has dibbs

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Keep the name short (8 characters or less) and meanfull.

Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk.com/
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

What's yours mather name? :-)))

Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk.com/
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Mark,

I'm tempted to register carpetpoop.com just because it makes me laugh so hard.  And guess what...it's available!!!!

Just in case you all care...jagersoft won :)

Thanks again.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"What's yours mather name? :-)))"  Care to explain?

I kept it to 9 characters.  Not to bad I think.

shiggins
Tuesday, January 20, 2004


Change your name to Mike Rowe and call yourself MikeRoweSoft

Arrogant Prick
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

"Avoid cute and clever names; they do not project a businesslike image."

From my 'good quotes' collection, forgot who the author is.

Alex.ro
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

And I see you registered it. What a great way to blow your anonimity.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I would register jagGersoft.com too, unless you want to spend the rest of your life telling people that it is Jager with one G.

Tapiwa
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

"And I see you registered it. What a great way to blow your anonimity."

CRAP!!!

OK, I obviously don't know what I'm doing.  Thanks for the heads up.

shiggins
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

>CRAP!!!

Don't you mean CarpetPoop!!!

www.MarkTAW.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Of course yagersoft.com is taken.. It's mine!  I wanted jagermeister.com but the dam evil german cough syrup makers have it sewn up.
Speaking of Yagersoft, I should get busy with it.

J. Jager
Saturday, January 24, 2004

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