Before we get into the list here’s something I read about that was interesting… a guy worth tens of millions of dollars that won’t spring for a great domain name to start his business on. I’m talking about Tiki Barber of New York Giants fame. He is the co-founder of a business that I actually think is a great idea and could do pretty well. The business let’s people hire current and former athletes for a speaking event, a round of golf, an instructional session, etc… If you go on the website you’ll see it is a pretty sweet website. Looks nice, easy to use, definitely spent the bucks on the site development. Where he failed in my opinion is the name of his business… Thuzio.com. Say what?
I came across his business when I saw him doing an AMA on Reddit. You can find that here if want to learn how much he squats or what he does in his spare time now. What I found especially entertaining was when someone asked him how he came up with the name Thuzio. His response to the question was “Random….short for Enthusiasts. No rights issues.” I am failing to see how Thuzio is short for enthusiasts. It also isn’t an easy to remember name. I read the Reddit article a few weeks ago and today when I wanted to talk about it I could not remember his site’s name so I had to use Google to find it. The domain name Enthusiasts.com is for sale so either he didn’t try typing it into the browser, or he requested a quote and was put off by the price, not sure which. If I had to guess I’d say this is a mid to upper five figure name so he definitely should have had no bankroll issues with it. At any rate, I just found it amusing that it seems like he’s done everything right except the most important part… picking a great domain name.
Here’s today’s list…
My Top Auction Picks
exchangemail.com – 16 years old so he can get a license. Good name for an email service.
kye.com – maybe it’ll get some typo traffic for ‘key’.
lifecareer.com – another 16 year old domain. I love the old domain names that make sense.
mynerd.com – geeky is cool in today’s tech filled world. Good name for girls to find a ‘nerd’ on. I think there was a reality show a while ago based on this premise… yup, Beauty and the Geek.
cheapservers.com – everybody loves free, and second most everybody loves cheap. Especially for servers which are quite pricey.
domainnameconsulting.com – a site that Tiki should have visited prior to picking his business’ name.
forexexperts.com – hot niche paying big commissions, love the name at the right price.
kannan.com – a first name, a last name, double the potential end users.
cyphers.com – the main character of The Da Vinci Code loved these.
perfectbreasts.com – you could either go the porn route or the breast augmentation route.
edoctor.com – perfect name for a doctor directory site, or a lead gen site.