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The Best DOMAIN NAMES of the Web
March 20, 2008 4:29 AM   Subscribe

What'll you find at rum.com, van.com, war.com or cat.com? A more-fun-than-most web quiz from the Mental Flossers about some of the best domain names and who owns them.

Okay, not as much fun as penisland.net and the like, but I found it interesting, but then I am an admitted domain name addict. Hey, I even kinda like the What's Your Name.com blog, via Projects.
posted by wendell (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wonder how they're doing over at bear.com these days...
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:44 AM on March 20, 2008


10/15. Not bad, considering I guessed all the way through.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:49 AM on March 20, 2008


Very disappointed that cunt.com is just a standard adult website. When I applied for the domain, back in the early 90's, I wanted to use it to host photographs of my enemies.

Ah well. I await the inevitable accusation of domain hi-jacking from Eve Ensler. "What do you mean, can I show trademark registration papers? I wrote the freaking Vagina Monologues, every cunt out there should be paying me a royalty for Christ's sake."
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:53 AM on March 20, 2008


(QUIZ SPOILER) I think Smokey may be getting that domain back any day now...
posted by wendell at 4:53 AM on March 20, 2008


I got 4/15, guessing all the way, and now wonder just how valuable those domain names actually are. I mean, who has ever really been like, " I'm so hungry and I don't know what to do! This is getting serious!"

/Taps foot.

/cries a little

/lightbulb above head

/types food.com, hits enter

"I sure hope this works..."
posted by Navelgazer at 5:14 AM on March 20, 2008


You are not alone as a domain name addict. My ex-flatmate owns youfuckingcunt.com, only so he can have the email address:

whatareyoulooking@youfuckingcunt.com

Slight derail: how is work on drinksyourmilkshake.com going?
posted by roofus at 5:15 AM on March 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


roofus, don't ask.

also, I got 10 out of 15 (66.7%)... the average score is about 56% or slightly better than random guessing. Which was one of the reasons I like this quiz... because it's so irrelevant.
posted by wendell at 5:20 AM on March 20, 2008


The guys over at the Stern Bears club must be sweating up their assless chaps in anticipation of nabbing that domain!
posted by Pollomacho at 5:38 AM on March 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


Actually, see, that's the nice thing about chaps. The parts that would get sweaty are all ventilated.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:07 AM on March 20, 2008


Ah. There's hope for me yet. I did not get 100%. I may just have a life after all.
posted by FlamingBore at 7:23 AM on March 20, 2008


anybody here was part of hell's 1990s posse?
good times ... gooood times.
posted by liza at 8:06 AM on March 20, 2008


Ya damn kids with yer domain names and crystal meth and spongebob squarepants.

I remember when websites had tildays, and we were happy to use them!
posted by Inversehelix at 1:05 PM on March 20, 2008


I knew the guy who had boatersexchange.com . Then some more established company in Florida paid him for it -- he was glad to be rid of it.
posted by Rumple at 4:25 PM on March 20, 2008


I used to own pieceofshit.net.

Uhh.... yeah.
posted by ph00dz at 11:21 PM on March 20, 2008


What you need, when you need it
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:05 AM on March 21, 2008


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