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Hmmm; I never did end up doing anything with talklikeahipsterday.com.
posted by acb at 3:35 PM on December 23, 2013


Is there any provision that they can't be just random characters? Because with my luck with gift exchanges, I'd get the unintelligible spam domain from hell.
posted by Soliloquy at 3:41 PM on December 23, 2013


In my momentary shock at lonelygirl15's (fictional) death, I reflexively registered deadgirl15.com. But I've sadly let it lapse.
posted by roll truck roll at 3:44 PM on December 23, 2013


This is great. See you in hell, pope-emeritus.com!
posted by Jairus at 3:45 PM on December 23, 2013


wait i didn't mean
posted by Jairus at 3:45 PM on December 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hmm, sounds cute but, wait what's that, ouch... I'm getting little jabs from my InternetScamDar.com
posted by sammyo at 3:54 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


well, I do have custody of metalifter.com, but I suspect that one should never be released into the wild...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:58 PM on December 23, 2013


Dang, I already let momsbasementmedia.org lapse, and I'm still too attached to woefullyneglected.com to let go of it, yet.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:59 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


I registered www.ʬʬʬ.com a few years ago, when I realized you could use Unicode characters. The ʬ character represents "latin letter bilabial percussive" ("similar to smacking lips"). Haven't done anything with it yet.
posted by oulipian at 4:11 PM on December 23, 2013 [19 favorites]


Don't do it, folks. This is how I lost the CakeFarts.com fortune. No one goes to CakeFarts.org. No one!!!
posted by Mister_A at 4:35 PM on December 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


i would do this if only to see if i could end up with some awesome valuable 3 letter TLD or something.
posted by emptythought at 4:39 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh no, looks like they just closed it, making this kind of a boring post.
posted by roll truck roll at 5:03 PM on December 23, 2013


Wow yea, that only lasted what... a few hours? I wonder if some hackernews type site jumped on it and melted it down.
posted by emptythought at 5:31 PM on December 23, 2013


Form submitted successfully for me. Maybe just a temporary outage.
posted by Apropos of Something at 7:10 PM on December 23, 2013


Drat. I just let romney2012.com lapse...
posted by DreamerFi at 1:56 AM on December 24, 2013


Oh that hall of unwanted dotcoms is fantastic. I almost never laugh out loud, but those domain names had me giggling like mad.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:05 AM on December 24, 2013


It is. I remember the very early days of the Internet when I would type random single words into a browser just to see what was out there, if anything. Now it all re-directs to spammy SEO sites & is hardly any fun at all. However, I was happy to discover just now that http://bloodle.com/ is an independent artist's home-rolled site. Used to be, stuff like that was everywhere.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:14 AM on December 24, 2013


Oh yeah. In those days, you could never be sure that [company name].com was actually going to be that company's website. In particular, I remember that dare.org and kmart.com were sites that were critical of their namesakes. Did the law change with respect to trademarks and domain names?
posted by roll truck roll at 8:53 AM on December 24, 2013


well, I do have custody of metalifter.com, but I suspect that one should never be released into the wild...

So... did you really meet a lifter?
posted by Grangousier at 8:55 AM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


It is. I remember the very early days of the Internet when I would type random single words into a browser just to see what was out there, if anything. Now it all re-directs to spammy SEO sites & is hardly any fun at all.

You can still do more or less the same thing, you just have to add .tumblr before the .com.
posted by oulipian at 9:00 AM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


So... did you really meet a lifter?

Actually, he met a vaporator. Very similar to a lifter in most respects.
posted by radwolf76 at 12:00 PM on December 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


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