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I assume when we get out of the beta we will get a .com domain name; do you have any suggestions?

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Check to see if the domain is taken or squatted before making the name suggestion. Squatted and taken names, however clever, are not helpful. You can use whois.net to check availability.
  • Post one domain per answer. This makes the voting process much easier. If domains are very similar (e.g. "webapp" and "webapps"), they can be in the same answer.
  • Make sure the domain wasn't already suggested. To search within this question, use a search query such as: inquestion:108 "example.com" replacing example.com with the domain to search for.

We need this soon so we can submit the final domain to DMOZ.

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    I assume the same rules as on the webapps forum apply - no squatted domain names, etc – Mark Henderson Jul 8 '10 at 23:26
  • @Farseeker: yes, thanks for pointing it out – Thomas Bonini Jul 8 '10 at 23:36
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    You might want to link to whois.net or something – Gelatin Jul 9 '10 at 23:33
  • Question: Will the domain name be matching the final site name? Or will the site continue to be "Pro Webmasters"? – DisgruntledGoat Jul 16 '10 at 13:39
  • This is getting ridiculous, there are too many people downvoting everything in site without coming up with better suggestions. – Kinopiko Jul 26 '10 at 4:14
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    @Kinopiko - we need to come up with something, or SE will come up with something for us if and when we reach that point. Meta is all about opinions, and those opinions matter. In this case it is better to have someone spend a few seconds to say "Yeah!" or "Nah" rather than no involvement at all. I feel your frustration, trust me, I do .. but voting is voting on some questions. – Tim Post Aug 13 '10 at 22:38
  • @Tim, I've seen some absolutally terrible answers on the other sites being voted to top place. It's amazing what what comes out of the community sometimes (and not always in a good way). At least our top n aren't too bad :) (except for the 404 one, no offense but I realllly don't like the negative branding) – Mark Henderson Aug 14 '10 at 4:59
  • I hate to even think of a domain, because if its good and not taken I'd buy it for myself. (..well 'cuz I like it, duh.) – Talvi Watia Sep 17 '10 at 9:40

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In keeping with the "fail" theme of stack overflow/server fault how about:


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    response500.com is also available. – Tim Post Jul 9 '10 at 8:57
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    Something about having a domain name begin with a digit just feels ... off to me. – Kris Jul 12 '10 at 10:19
  • @Kris - webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/774/… – gnarf Jul 13 '10 at 1:11
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    bleah, please don't feel any obligation to keep with the "fail" theme – Joel Spolsky Jul 13 '10 at 4:46
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    Is 404notfound.com available? – Macha Jul 13 '10 at 12:43
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    we can't use this one, if the site gets a real 404 it will implode ;) – DisgruntledGoat Jul 16 '10 at 13:38
  • or maybe 200response.com :) – Julien N Jul 17 '10 at 10:19
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    Personally I think something like http200.com (instead of 200response) flows off the tongue better. Similarly for http404.com and other error codes. But maybe that's just me. – David Z Jul 18 '10 at 20:56
  • domains that start with a number, seem to PageRank lower I've noticed. – Talvi Watia Sep 17 '10 at 9:31
  • i like the fail theme but it's a theme so i don't feel bad stealing it for my own answer: meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/18/… – robertpateii Sep 24 '10 at 17:28


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    This is my current favourite. Not especially cool, but very clear. – JasonBirch Jul 25 '10 at 0:54
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    Simple and effective, I like :) – DisgruntledGoat Jul 27 '10 at 0:17
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    Definitely my favourite now. Simple and self explanatory. – Callan Jul 27 '10 at 5:39
  • I was actually surprised that it wasn't taken yet. – Virtuosi Media Jul 27 '10 at 18:07
  • I like it, its clear. – Ben Hoffman Jul 27 '10 at 22:11
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    -1 Sorry I favor something a little more clever. – citadelgrad Jul 31 '10 at 18:18
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    @citadelgrad - I'll be the first to admit, it's a little more peanut-butter-and-jelly than anchovy-banana-and-pickle, but sometimes exotic isn't always better. – Virtuosi Media Aug 1 '10 at 0:02
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    Of all the ideas (that meet the selection criteria) so far, this is by far my favorite. – Tim Post Aug 15 '10 at 0:02
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    +1 for a straightforward name. Clever isn't necessary, clarity is. – Grant Palin Sep 12 '10 at 18:51
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    -1 Way too boring. Doesn't sound like an SE family site at all. SE family sites have clever names! – Daniel Bingham Oct 1 '10 at 2:17

It is for sale. Not entirely sure if I like it myself but it has a certain something about it...


  • Worth mentioning, at least :) – Tim Post Aug 13 '10 at 19:25
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    now that i've come back and scrolled through them all this is my favorite – eds Sep 8 '10 at 20:16
  • This is my favorite! – Jason Dec 30 '10 at 10:45


  • That's easy to remember, on topic and seems short enough. +1. – Tim Post Jul 11 '10 at 16:25
  • I don't really like this name but until something better comes along.... – Kinopiko Jul 14 '10 at 22:12
  • Well, others seem kind of fond of it :) – Tim Post Jul 17 '10 at 17:08
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    "httpcookie.com" seems a bit confusing. – Petrus Theron Sep 30 '10 at 9:29
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    I'm surprised this has been voted up so much, it doesn't really make sense as a site name IMO. – DisgruntledGoat Oct 8 '10 at 18:10
  • @DisgruntledGoat: This idea comes from the line HTTP_COOKIE, the way that cookies are represented inside a web program. This may make more sense to programmers than webmasters. Anyway a name which takes a lot of explanation is probably not a good name. – Kinopiko Oct 14 '10 at 0:07
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    @Kinopiko I think all good webmasters are perfectly aware what a HTTP cookie is - as am I! But just naming the site after an object relevant to webmasters doesn't make a good name. It would be like calling the site "css.com". – DisgruntledGoat Oct 14 '10 at 13:10
  • @DisgruntledGoat: I'm sure they're aware of what a cookie is, but the name is actually from a specific programming term. Anyway this was one of many suggestions I made, most of them seem to get voted into oblivion, but for some reason (lack of anything better?) this one survived and got some upvotes. – Kinopiko Oct 15 '10 at 2:01



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    We should get that one and redirect it to 404response.com – DisgruntledGoat Jul 21 '10 at 11:47

I own


which I'd be happy to donate if it's considered a worthy domain.

  • I've got a mental block. Can't ever remember if it's ctrl-refresh or shift-refresh (so I just hold down both!) . This would at least help me remember :) – JasonBirch Jul 16 '10 at 3:01
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    Sorry but this has nothing to do with webmasters, absolutely nothing. It's a terrible name. – Kinopiko Jul 16 '10 at 3:35
  • @Jason: Don't know what fancy keyboard you're using that has a "Refresh" button, but normally it's F5 or Ctrl+R to refresh the page, or Ctrl+F5 to completely reload (i.e. ignoring the cache). – DisgruntledGoat Jul 18 '10 at 17:05
  • @DisgruntledGoat: the refresh button here means the "reload" button on the browser, the button with a circled arrow. What it has to do with webmasters I have no idea. – Kinopiko Jul 18 '10 at 22:22
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    Kinopiko: As a Webmaster, are you telling me you've never had to drill it into a stakeholder/users brain how to ctrl-refresh a page when they're not seeing changes you've made? Here at work, we've got a dedicated help-page explaining it to users because we got so sick of explaining it ;) Plus, I wasn't saying it was the "best" suggestion, it's just one of the webdev-orientated domain names i've got spare that i'm willing to donate, hence my "...if it's considered a worthy domain" statement in the original post :) – Callan Jul 18 '10 at 23:17
  • @DisgruntledGoat what Kinopiko said. I can't reach the F5 button ;) – JasonBirch Jul 19 '10 at 8:13
  • I don't think it's a good domain because it's problematic to communicate the domain verbally. – Christian Jul 20 '10 at 17:02
  • @Jason: Sorry I didn't realize your keyboard was over a metre long :p @Kinopiko: Hmm, I never understood ctrl+click actions, for me it's either keyboard or mouse, not both simultaneously. – DisgruntledGoat Jul 21 '10 at 11:46
  • @DisgruntledGoat lol, yeah, and my elbow is stapled to my armrest! I use both in combination way more than I should, which will likely bite me in the ass (or wrist) with RSI. – JasonBirch Jul 21 '10 at 20:13


Similar to others suggested here, but not as pessimistic.

  • Definitely. Let's have names of success, not failure! – DisgruntledGoat Jul 18 '10 at 17:07


Available... at least something from the command line would be cool



(available) getting away from the failure theme... shout out to httpcookie :)

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    Oh well, I thought the double meaning (methods = get/post/put/delete, methods = ways of doing the web) was clever... – JasonBirch Jul 15 '10 at 5:24
  • This isn't a terrible idea but it's not clear to me how that's going to grab people's attention; if I didn't know anything else about the web site, and I just saw the name, it wouldn't make me want to go and visit there by itself. Hopefully a really good name might do that, so I hope there is a better idea out there. – Kinopiko Jul 19 '10 at 9:30

Well if people really want to go for a http response code it should really be (twoohthree.com / twozerothree.com) as in:

203 Non-Authoritative Information (since HTTP/1.1) The server successfully processed the request, but is returning information that may be from another source

That about sums it up eh?

  • Well, from that angle the 202 Accepted semantics are a good match as well on the long run: The request has been accepted for processing, but the processing has not been completed. The request might or might not eventually be acted upon, as it might be disallowed when processing actually takes place. - admittedly I'd associate this with the handling of bug reports and feature requests on MSO as well ;) – Steffen Opel Sep 21 '10 at 9:38
  • Hahaha - this one is awesome! Good thinking ;) – Jason Dec 30 '10 at 10:49


Credit to Kinopiko.

  • muhahhahaha , siettweaks.com shall soon be mine! (note the misspelling) – Tim Post Jul 19 '10 at 5:58
  • +1 for including the word 'tweak'. – An̲̳̳drew Jul 24 '10 at 20:28
  • not a big fan of tweak, maybe slang thing; when I was kid tweak was associated with injury. e.g. "tweaked my ankle" :) – JasonBirch Jul 25 '10 at 0:54

Just going to throw this out there, even though it's not that great and has the potential for more lulz than expert sex change:


The intended reading is "418: I'm a Teapot" but it could be read "418: I Mate a Pot"...

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    :( No HTTP Status is as awesome as 418: I'm a Teapot, though. – Thomas Owens Jul 28 '10 at 1:11
  • amazingly that vague inside-joke is in wikipedia, not unencyclopeda. – Talvi Watia Sep 17 '10 at 9:33

All available:

















All of the following are available: Just throwing ideas around here. If you like one, pick it from the list and make it an answer:

webmastersofdisaster.com (but webmasterofdisaster.com is registered)

I was sad to find that my best idea, "siteclub.com" had already gone.



Available, short and easy to remember, refers to the common "tag" in .htdocs files (RequireNone.com is also an available alternative).



or ForAllWebmaster.com









  • FAIL (11 more to go) – Jason Dec 30 '10 at 10:52



The .net TLD doesn't seem that bad for this site.



Silly pun inspired by "httpcookie.com"... sure, not the greatest idea, but I figured it couldn't hurt to post it.

  • That would be a good idea for the Cooking Site, not Pro Webmaster. – HoLyVieR Jul 18 '10 at 21:22
  • They'd be pretty confused by the "http" part though. whenever I see "cookie" I always think "chocolate chip"... guess it's just me. – David Z Jul 18 '10 at 21:29
  • httpbiscuit.com would be more concise. – DisgruntledGoat Jul 21 '10 at 11:49


  • It's a funny name, but I'm scared of upvoting things. – Kinopiko Jul 12 '10 at 0:55
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    Too much overlap with webmonkey.com, IMO. – Macha Jul 13 '10 at 12:43
  • Agree, too similar to webmonkey. Though I otherwise like it. – Grant Palin Jul 15 '10 at 17:53





(all currently available)

Probably too symmetrical. But incorporating one or more common TLDs into the domain name could be interesting, nevertheless.

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    Just try spelling that to someone over the phone – Mark Henderson Jul 21 '10 at 0:52
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    Hilarious, but awful – artlung Jul 21 '10 at 20:04
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    I think using the maximum 127 characters in a domain name would almost be easier. – Talvi Watia Sep 17 '10 at 9:36
  • rofl! hilarious – Jason Dec 30 '10 at 10:51


or WeOwnWebsite.com

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