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James Iles

How Animal Domain Names are Used

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By James Iles, Apr 24, 2019
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    What about the brandability of 'not-so-nice' animals?

    I own 'hyenas.com' !

    Any companies, sports clubs, etc, want to be associated with hyenas?
     
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    Maybe a bank!
     
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    Plurals do not tend to sell well unless it is a sports team. Singular animals are 100x more brandable.
     
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    So it seems like I have to wait for a new sports franchise with a real 'in your face' attitude!
     
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    hotdog, what a great article. ty
     
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    Thanks James really interesting information you've shared.
     
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    zebra is another lovely animal name used by large company...
     
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    worms dot com if You wanna fishing :P
     
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    I am usually a fan of fox names
     
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    I own Orangs.com ;) We are just talking about selling domains.. But has anyone donated a domain to some foundation?
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Thanks for the great post @James Iles. I presume that fashions in animals change over time, although some animals seem to stay popular.

    I found this comment from super domain pro @BoothDomains really insightful on something I had wondered about, and makes real sense that plurals essentially just work for teams.
    Bob

    ps a famous ice cream / clothing etc. operation from PEI in Canada operate on cows, but with the .ca extension not the .com. I can personally vouch for their great ice cream! :xf.smile: It is a nice example of fun and successful branding.
     
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    I own Pandaa dot com.
     
  14. oskaaay

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    I also believe animal names are a good investment.

    I currently hold a dictionary word animal domain
    ipidae.com
     
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    interestingly, plurals are used by sports clubs mostly, like dolphins.com or panthers.com

    For now, I just have flamingoes.com and a brandable phoxes.com
     
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    I just checked Tiger.com, and it leads to a very disappointing TigerDirect.com that's an Electronics website. The reason I was even checking it out was is someone just hand registered MajesticTiger.com that had been dropped in June after being owned forever. To me, the Tiger is the most Majestic animal on earth and here are 11 of them; https://www.rd.com/culture/majestic-tigers/

    There is enough going on in the world of the Tiger, Clemson Tigers vs. LSU Tigers for National College football championship and Tiger Woods being the greatest golfer in the World and the Tiger itself the most beautiful beast on this earth, you would think someone might want to open a retail store for everything Tiger called; Majestic Tiger. Thoughts?
     
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    i sold a singular animal .cc for 1k...
     
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    I think in the case of an animal like that it would limit the appeal but not eliminate it all together. I think there are some industries where being known for things like ruthlessness is what customers want/expect so such animals can work fro them. The first one I think of is lawyers, but they dont really brand themselves they just use (their name) law, ect. But their are others like any type a broker where you are negotiating on behalf of your customer that association can be good.

    That said I agree that in your instance the s kills it as a brand. At that point you are limited to either someone who is selling Hyenas or maybe there is a sports team somewhere called the (city) Hyenas.
     
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