Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by Rob Monster, Aug 22, 2019
Searchit and BRUNG .. Both options look quite attractive!
I'm disappointed my entry Chainds.com didn't make the list, as I think it's a fantastic brandable, short (7L) memorable and pronouncable. Short for Chain (D)omain (S)earch, Chainds.com I think would have gotten some "love" or like here at NamePros! In the meantime, I voted for SearchIT, a great name for this project!
I see searchit listed withn a min offer of $32.5K, hopefully the buyer, and seller can agree on a price.
wheres the meaning in google...
They chose Google because of a mistake
They meant Googol, which is a (very) high number
exactly my point their was no meaning to it... it was an mistake how they came across it.
At that time "LE" was popular [AppLe (t)] GoogLe (Googol + Goggle)
is there an 18th option?
Thanks @Ategy.com for the generous and thoughtful commentary.
Now that Epik acquired your FullVenue.com and we have had some different discussions I am reminded yet again that you are more than a domain investor but also a thoughtful observer and commentator on human behavior and branding.
As for target audience, it is absolutely intended for the mainstream. The Alt-Tech community may be among the early adopters as they are the most frustrated by the status quo, but ultimately it should have the capacity to be a mainstream alternative.
For long term branding, I would only consider a pronounceable 4 Letter .com preferably a one syllable, for that reason I choose:
That's one of the problems I see with DuckDuckGo, is their name, it's too long and you would never hear someone say, just "DuckDuck It" when they want to search something.
2nd choice would be outside of a 4 letter and be SearchIt and then 3rd would be Searchful, but both of those are fairly long, although self explanatory
I went with DeCrawl.
Decentralization is here to stay. DeCrawl has a great blockchain emphasis.
I like four letter pronounceable domains.
I was going to submit DUNR.com (Done Right) but I did not think it was necessarily the right fit so I did not submit it.
So from the list TOKI sounds the best to me.
I agree with @Tia Wood
For me, toss up between Toki and SearchIt
Toki is a cool, fun/short brand, was also an old video game I liked back in the NES/SNES era.
SearchIt makes perfect sense and is pretty short as well. ppl won't forget that one.
I would restart the list, if you are seriously taking on google and similar.
One of the requirements for a search brand is how it works as a verb. You can easily say "I googled it" "I binged it".
Would be hard to say "I searchited it" or "tokied it".
i did not vote. i went through all 17 several times ,sounding them out and i did not like any of them.
DuckDuckGo acquired Duck.com
That's effectively what I though .. unfortunately in my opinion, that really effectively makes a few choices non-starters.
"Toke It" / "Toked It"?
That's why I unfortunately don't think it's a good choice for what @Rob Monster is doing. His base following and early adopters will likely be aware of those terms .. but he'll never go mainstream or get any viral growth with a name based on a niche with relatively small awareness by the general population.
Yes, now we can say "just go and duck it up!" )))
There is no way to build a search engine that doesn't crawl. So, the name is meaningless for its business.
That's Duck'd up.
Community website for the users: duckers.com ))
I voted for Toki.com and SearchIt.com for the obvious reasons. Mentioned by many already.
Yeah .. but my point is that the general population have no clue what crawling is. So even if indeed you are correct that the search results are based on web crawling, 95% of @Rob Monster's eventual target audience (general population) have no clue the significance of "Crawling" and "Decentralisation" to the actual tool they'll use .. so a technical based brand name like that will be meaningless to most of the people he wants to attract to the service.
The attributes of a search engine you'd possibly want to highlight in a brand are speed, reliability, practicality, accuracy, being better than the competition, etc.
I get your point. Although, it's good to be ahead of the curve with branding sometimes. The idea of Decentralization, or "De" for short, is growing rapidly. Your right about it not being mainstream yet, although it's going in that direction, very quickly.
I can remember when the entire internet was NOT mainstream. It wasn't long ago. What is not mainstream today, can be mainstream tomorrow. For branding purposes I tend to look towards tomorrow and not today.
Don't Google it, Don't Duck it, DeCrawl it!
(I got no skin in this game and do not know who owns ANY of the domains. I wish all entrants the best.)
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