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Brand Names Including Animals - A Look At The Data

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By Bob Hawkes, Mar 18, 2021
  1. PhongSGC

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    thank so much for the list, I added some names to my collection
     
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    They are missing some popular ones in those lists that is for sure like whale, beast, chimp, bunny, lion. Maybe its the domainers who like those 🙃
     
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  3. oldtimer

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    "I was surprised that many of the more desired animal names are not in the sales list. Some are in use and were sold privately. Another reason, though, is that many superb animal names remain in domain investor hands, waiting for the right buyer."

    @Bob Hawkes ,

    Thanks for another great article,

    The sentence in bold above from your article made me wonder why is it that some of these domains are still in the hands of investors 20 to 30 years after .com domain names and the Internet in general have entered the commercial scene.

    And that question is not only for some of the top Animal domains that still remain unused, but rather more in regards to all the category defining .coms that are still waiting to be sold.

    Is it because that the investors are asking too much for these domains or could it be that they belong to collectors who are reluctant to sell them at any price, but one can only wonder why these top domains are still being left unused.

    It would be understandable for some of the other extensions to be kept until they mature, but one would think that almost all the top .com domains should have been in the hands of the end users by now and so it begs the question as to why is it that they aren't, and how many more years are some of the top .com domains going to remain unused in the hands of the investors specially now that some of the other extensions are gaining traction too.

    IMO
     
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  4. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thanks for your input and I absolutely agree that bee is a highly sought keyword. It was in the hand written list of ten or so that I had planned to start with. It seemed more complex than some others in trying to root out unrelated words, even approximately, due to the popularity of words beginnng with bee, be+E___ terms, etc.

    A few comments.
    1. The names I present above are NOT the most popular animal names. It is not that I studied 2000 possibilities and these were top. My goal was to show demonstrative results for some widely used animal names, and present the tools that readers could use to analyze any particular animal names they want. So please everyone, do not interpret that any animal not on above lists are not popular - it simply means that I did not study and present that name.
    2. But with all the interest in bee, I did do the best I could with it. Here are the results. OpenCorporates have 22,468 active listings (and just over 41,000 if you could businesses no longer in operation). There are 258 bee listings on SquadHelp (I went through by hand to isolate just those actually including bee). With BrandBucket I both did the contains, and also went through list deciding myself which were relevant. Surprisingly, in this one case I got a higher number on my list, 159 listings.
    3. On NameBio there are 5 exact sales for bee, 141 with bee as prefix, and 192 as suffix. This is one example important to use prefix rather than starts with. For example starts with would include words like beer or multiple word expressions like BeExcellent.
    4. Bee is a nice word to use in a brand, probably one of the best. :xf.smile: My apologies for not including it.
    Thanks everyone for your input, comments and names!

    Bob
     
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    Fanciful brands like these animal names seem to be hard ones to develop and depend on, at least on the part of big companies. Small businesses are much more likely to take the leap, but the expense of a single-word name is vast, so they would almost certainly choose a 2-word domain instead. They seem to choose a modifying word that not a color, though. More useful to use a word related to what they do, like MailChimp.

    An early animal name we sold was KittenRobot.com. Sometimes robots and animals have the same appeal as brands, since robots are so often made in the image of animals (& bugs): robotdog, robotcockroach. And I notice the number of sales for animal domains is just about the same as for our robot category.
     
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    Thanks for this very interesting and informative article. I feel we should have articles on Metal, Elements, Gemstones.....too.
    Thank You once again.
     
  7. HotKey

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    Thanks Bob.

    Animals have been a stalwart of how we represent ourselves since time immemorial, and I think will continue to be so far into the future regardless of technology base or lack of. It's amazing the relevance we hold to them, even as humans being at the top of the food chain.

    I find with any domain in any ecosystem, animal domains are quick to be the first snatched up.

    Cheers.
     
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    Considering we are mammals and evolved from reptiles - makes sense
     
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    Thank you for the article.

    cat .com is one of the best animal domains... unfortunately it's used by Caterpillar company and not related really to cats.
     
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    Jaguar.com is a good one.
     
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    I thought it was fish..

    Crocodile Dundee, classic branding (nostalgic .com since 99'):

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Mkt Sales Leads

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    Pink and blue animals (not the colours together that is) seem to be the most popular with PinkDragon.com and BlueRaven.com being registered in multiple extensions.

    Good luck finding any other available .com creature domains in these colours.
     
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    There are also names that are more directly related to animals like fangs, claws, tails, fur, horns, hooves, antlers, shell, scales, feathers, fins, flippers, gills, quills, wings, whiskers, wool, egg, tusks, trunks, beak, paws ...

    And others that are somewhat related to them like nest, web, soar, swarms, venom, armor, leather, blubber, pouch, hive, milk, pearl, silk, ivory ....

    IMO
     
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  14. Doron Vermaat

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    Nice post @Bob Hawkes

    I love animal domain names and have sold quite a few over the years. In fact, one of my very first sales was FoxPaw.com which I sold for $3,500

    I just did a quick "Sold" export in my Efty account to get all the animal names I've sold to end-users so far.

    Komodo-ai $3,995
    Foxpaw-com $3,500
    LionCub-com $2,995
    CareerShark-com $2,995
    SchoolPanda-com $2,990 (I am sure @equity78 remembers this one!)
    ShowCat-com $2,650
    StatShark-com $2,495
    StartFox-com $1,795
    RetroBee-com $1,795
    BlackSheep-io $1,700
    TheGoat.co $1,495
    InsuranceCat.com $1,175
    Catlandia.com $9,80
     
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    thanks for sharing
     
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    Doron's sold a good bunch of these, certainly. I had to go back years to find our animal sales, because they didn't happen often, despite how much I like this type of name myself. All in .com -

    FeedCat
    RobotKitten
    SteelPig
    HornyBirds
    ViperNews
    SnakeTrader
    SuperPussy
    HardMule
     
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    Just saw in another thread tadassilverfox posted his Dan portfolio, and the animal names jump out. Some interesting ones there.
     
  18. ReallyBigIdea.com

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    Guys whats your thoughts about Alligaters.com
     
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    do you mean alligators ?
     
  20. ReallyBigIdea.com

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    No Alligators.com worth $xx,xxx

    i mean with er on the end :)
     
  21. Mkt Sales Leads

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    For misspelled names, best to submit to BrandBucket, Squadhelp, Namerific and Alter and see whether it gets accepted in any of those places.
     
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    I'm surprised lions didn't make the list.
     
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    This reminded me of a logo I made a while back. :lookaround:

    hornyaf02.png
     
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    I had animal in my last dinner ;)
     
  25. bbboy5

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    Best report I ever saw with so much details in ot.
    Thank you Bob for such an elaborate report.
     
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