Domain name question

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by brodyhooperquint, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    I'm opening a new movie forum next month. I have'nt got a domain name for it yet and I was wondering if there are any disadvantages of having a "-" in it?

    i.e. "me-you.com" as opposed to "meyou.com"

    ...or does it not really matter?
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well if you want to have a site easy to remember and navigate to, you should try to keep it simple. It's your call, but I would probably recommend a "meyou.com" setup.
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I don't think you can have " in the domain name. I would check into that before you did it.

    [edit]Sorry, I missread the post. I would go without the - as well. And, wwwdjrcs, get out of hide mode[/edit]
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You can't, but he was just giving examples. The symbol he was referring to was the hyphen "-" contained in the quotes.
     
  5. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    Thanks for the quick replies guys...appreciated :)
     
  6. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    majority of users now know how to have favorites, and their first visit to a site would most likely be via a link.

    So, no it makes no difference if there is a hyphen or not.
     
  7. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    The other thing to consider, which could limit your options is what is taken already. If you can get away with adding a char to get a desired site name essentionlly...

    Hey people have already registered

    http://www.whitehose.org

    as contrasted from

    http://www.whitehouse.gov

    so if you need to add an underscore or some other char to get a descriptive name, it might not be all that different. Until you go to register though, you won't know what's been taken either by an actual site or a cyber-squater
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    True, but first time visitors and people who only want to go there once won't be using a favorite until after the site is visited :lick:
     
  9. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Can we not do a whois to find out if it's a squatter?
     
  10. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Fair enough, still no difference.
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    As far as I know a whois works for both.
     
  12. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    K, cool. Gonna find out when CNN expires so I can sit on it.

    I kid, I kid. (I desparately hope they wouldn't be dumb enough to let it go)
     
  13. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Expiry information for CNN:

    Record expires on 23-Sep-2009
     
  14. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Usually, big name companies have auto renewel set up ..
     
  15. Mastershakes

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    /shakes stocks up cookies, will be a long wait.
     
  16. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Nah, a squater would go and register

    www.condirice.com
    www.other_potential_repub_candidate.com
    www.other_potential_dem_candidate.com

    and then whoever wins the presidency, leave them with their name taken... :laugh:

    Although speaking of such issues, I wonder if it's ever happened where 2 different Internet registries got an application for the same precise domain name, and given it wasn't in the system/processed yet, they both took it. But when they went to register LOL