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Located in Brandable Domain Discussion, started by hookbox, Jun 11, 2016

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  1. hookbox

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    There are so many threads at Namepros that have brandable tips and tools here and there that I figured it would be best to put them all in one spot. If you remember listing a great tip or tool in any other thread then please list it here also if you think it fits the Brandable topic.

    List your favorite tools that work well for helping you find great brandables. Drop catchers, drop software, etc….

    If you like to handreg brandable names then list your favorite tips or tools that help in that process. Name generators, syllable separators, prefix/suffix lists etc….

    Do you have any articles about Naming that you have come across on the web. List it here.

    Have you come across a great video about Naming. List it here.

    Have you seen a great name on the street and don't know where to make a comment about. Do it here.

    This thread is All About Brandables so if you are passionate about the subject then you now have a place to speak freely.
     
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  2. Chris Hydrick

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    @hookbox - great idea for a thread!​
    I'll be back with more, but for now, here's a video featuring 105 startups from TechCrunch Disrupt 2015.

    Notice the domains being used by start ups B-)

     
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  3. hookbox

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    The Name Inspector is one of my favorite naming bloggers. He named the billion dollar startup Zulily and many other great companies. Chris is a true linguist. Enjoy!

    http://www.thenameinspector.com/
     
  4. Chris Hydrick

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    Thanks again for sharing! I've never heard of The Name Inspector until now.

    I believe naming can be reborn and / or rebranded through nicknames / avatars / hashtags. I also believe great naming comes naturally such as a parent at birth and / or adoption. I say at birth because my parents named me Christopher, too. B-)

    I wonder how much can be learned about branding / naming just from studying ancestral naming data. I use NameBerry.com and SSA.gov to gain more insight on first name domain purchases / valuations.
     
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  5. hookbox

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    You could probably learn a lot from studying ancestry names. I believe studying names that originate in other countries would be more targeted toward brandables. American names are very cut and dry and somewhat bland but Latin, Italian, etc....have a certain flair to them that are great beginning sounds for brandables. Here is a quick list below of some international names.

    http://www.babynamewizard.com/international-names-lists-popular-names-from-around-the-world
     
  6. DNScholar

    DNScholar DNScholar.com

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    Video is Good one for Ideas.
     
  7. iwon24

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    Great thread i am watching just getting into brandables so this will be useful information for me , thanks
     
  8. Keith DeBoer

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    Nice thread, Hookbox. :)

    I have a weekly blog at DNgeek that talks exclusively about brandables. In recent entries I've discussed tools for assessing brandables before the buy. If anyone is interested they can read more here.
     
  9. iwon24

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    Thanks :) i will read now
     
  10. Chris Hydrick

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    Thanks for sharing Keith. I wasn't aware of your articles on DNGeek.com until now. I've only read your blogs on BrandBucket here

    I'll be posting some articles on DNBolt this week. B-)
     
  11. Keith DeBoer

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    You are welcome. My articles have appeared on NamePros, DomainShane, BrandBucket and DNgeek. Thanks for reading them, I look forward to your articles on DNbolt. Cheers!
     
  12. DNGear

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    How is this domain?

    I M D I G O

    Thanks
     
  13. Keith DeBoer

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    great video, thanks!
     
  14. Chris Hydrick

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    Without a description and / or more info about this domain, IDK what to think about it. 'I'm Digo'... Who's Digo? ;)

    Has anybody heard of Zorbaz? It's a popular bar / pizza chain in Minnesota that has mastered marketing with the letter 'Z'



    The guy above likes the "LaZerZ" from the Park Rapids Zorbaz. B-)

    'Z' words used on Zorbaz home page:
    • MeunZ
    • LocationZ
    • Lake NiteZ
    • MerchandiZe
    • About uZ
    • What'Z up
    • Zerving food
    • Zo Late
    • 24 HourZ
    • Like uZ
    • Follow uZ
    • non-Ztalking way
    • Zummer
    • LeagueZ
    • BagZ
    • Zign up
    • Ninja Warrior FundraZier assumed typo for FundraiZer
    • Z-Gull
    • Zwim
    • BaZh
    • LateZt
    • NewZletter
    • ZpecialZ
    • PromotionZ
    • Z.I.P Club
    • Try your luck Zmarty I added this word to bb ;)
    • All righZ
    • ReZerved
    • FREE Ztuff
    • PleaZe
    • Eat ReZponsibly
    • World'Z
    • GreateZt
    • Ztart Drooling
    • JacketZ
    • Zeat BeltZ
    • HelmetZ
    • Zafety
    • GlaZZeZ
    • Zweet
    • PhotoZ
    • EventZ
    They also have no Zmoking signs inside the restaurant.

    YouTube:
    Zobraz Mobile Marketing Case Study upload_2016-6-12_9-2-8.png
     
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  15. hookbox

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    I think we should try to keep this thread for tips, tools articles etc.. only if possible. If we are looking to get opinions on our own personal names then I think they should be posted in the "What makes for a good brandable domain? Showcase your brandables here" thread. Link below.

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/wh...-showcase-your-brandables-here.795094/page-33
     
  16. hookbox

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    I was very curious why they would choose such an odd name and here is why. I love how they tie the letter Z into everything. I bet people in that town have fun conversations pronouncing everything with letter Z which indirectly promotes the brand.

    http://zorbaz.com/about-uz/

    name based off the classic movie Zorba the Greek

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorba_the_Greek_(film)
     
  17. Chris Hydrick

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    Ohhh yeah, you betcha! I talked about the catchy Z phraZe'z from their billboards for months before I went there and had a good time.


    Minnesota / North Dakota converZations are alwayZ a good time. Really, I think we can learn a lot about branding through the studying of word origins / accents.
     
  18. hookbox

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    At different times throughout conversations here at Namepros numerous terms are used to identify a name as a certain type. Alliteration, Acronym, Blending, etc...... Below is a very good glossary from Catchword Branding to help understand what each term means. They specialize in naming companies and products and have named many companies including Vudu, Crazy 8 and more..

    http://catchwordbranding.com/brand-tools/glossary/
     
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