Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by Rob Monster, Aug 22, 2019
Searchit is kind of old style name, i like lookue better
Change is very hard, given how horrible PayPal is with fees, and conversion rates, 95% of people here still use it as their go to payment method for transactions here.
I guess not much will change here until Libra comes along, as only a few here have adapted to bitcoin.
I guess everyone agrees a killer name is needed here so many have come and gone like yahoo, lookbot, webcrawler, lycos, infoseek, altvista, ask etc... now a few companies own a monopoly to the go to utilities online.
Toki here. SearchIt is nice, but a bit generic. I’m typing this on an iPhone, not a CellularPhone. Branding is important.
Toki happens to be the Japanese word for “time”, and in my mind, while toki can sound a bit tinker-y and playful to some, it is about time for someone to take on Silicon Valley, and I find toki to be a brief and appropriate brand to this end.
Toki. It’s about time.
I'd agree if it was an otherwise cool positive name. But the problem here is beyond the technical part, in that for the rest of the population "De" isn't neutral, it signifies the removal of something .. not the imagery you want for a search engine.
Even if crypto and other decentralised tech explode even more over the next few years, most of the general population won't really be in-tune with the technical jargon .. they just want a search engine they trust that performs well.
I agree. I think that the future development of this project will be very large if you can get enough resources and good operation. So, I agree that a brand or creative spelling is the best principle.
Again, I get your point. I agree to an extent. However, for a new and trend setting technology, you have to consider the demographics of your target market.
This type of technology needs to separate from "your parents" Google and Bing. There is a large "older mindset" generation that will not deviate from Google. Many consider the Google search bar the starting point for all computer functions.
The target market for an anonymous blockchain based search engine will be the more tech savvy computer generation. The millenials. The millenials are also the ones adopting Crypto, blockchains and decentralization. Mainstream to one demographic is much different to another demographic.
If I was targeting the older, set in their way, generation your point has more value. However, for the ones who are completely digital, I believe going more trendy and niche specific will have better results.
I agree if indeed he was only targeting younger completely digital people .. but he's not ...
his target audience is ... Everybody .. Everybody .. OW ...
Technology business is like the automobile industry. It's hard to get a sports car buyer to settle with a mini van. There is not always a one size fits all approach, for EVERYBODY.
My thoughts exactly
Also when going through the list, the first name that popped out was SearchIt, even before Toki (But maybe cause search was in my mind already when going thru the list :P)
So voted for these two.
The third to jump out was Jaroo, but between Jaroo and Toki, definitely would go with Toki.. Cooler, Shorter and more memorable. Would also sit well with the younger more techie audience but has the potential for a mainstream brand as well.
So to conclude, quoting bmugford again "It depends if you want more of a made up brand or a keyword based brand."
What about Lookue?
Very short, descriptive and memorable, so brandable.
(Only 1 syllable and suitable as a verb; Lookue it!)
Lookue('s pronunciation) = Look;
like Google = Googl [-ue / -e is not pronounced]
Went with SearchIt.com
Frankly, I was wee bit disappointed that my suggested names did not make it.
Neither InstaTell.com nor Cluku.com. They seem better than most names here
Anyways, All the Best
@Rob Monster suggested to post this name and get feedback from this thread. You can provide us your inputs.
Though I am not much into this space,I am thinking if searchit is a brand then the way I see phrase "googled it ", how would we say for searchit or Toki ?
Searchited it ? Tokid ?
When Google came how many were aware about it by just it' s name ? And now it became as popular phrase as Google itself .
It is about how you brand and educate .
PS : Decrawl is my submission .
I like Toki but not for this niche. It conjures up toke and token not a search engine. Wish I submitted names earlier. Out of the above I voted for SearchIt but agree it is rather generic
I voted for searchit .com among the choices given. Toki is nice and short and can be made into a nice brand, but it kind of sounds like a cartoon character to me.
You can’t find the word “search” within any top search engine brands
In switzerland, they have a search engine called search.ch
R search.it a top search engine around the world?
I will vote searchit because it can easily be spelt and toki if not concerned about people getting it right.
Ideally a short brandable name might be best, but then you have to spend a lot of money to make that brand known to people so that everyone will associate it with search, unless if you want to do an expensive campaign to make people associate something like Toki with search, then the alternative is to go with a domain that has the keyword search in it, because search by itself is already 6 letters you can’t combine it with a long word, so prefixes and suffixes such as “my”, “go”, "up", "on", “it”, and “i” or “e” might be the best choice in this case. IMO
Who’s using Search.com ? Hardly!
It depends whom you are catering to, if Serachit .com is chosen then everyone who knows Rob and Epik here and elsewhere might give it a try, but if it is the general population that you want to target, then a whole different route has to be taken with allocating a huge budget to this project and going beyond the domain choices that are presented in this thread, because then you are trying to get a piece of the market from the big companies who have already had an early start in this field and in all honesty I don’t think that that would be an easy task to achieve.
Searchit .com is the only domain on the list that perhaps has a chance to be scaled up in order to attract a portion of the general public later on. IMO
With agreement from @Rob Monster I am sharing another domain .
Neo means new,fresh,recent,latest .
We have another late entrant:
Anyone like that as an Anonymous Smart Search Engine name candidate?
Rob, it's a nice and short brandable name, what is your plan for making it well known.
I wonder if the letters can be used as abbreviation of any related words.
Separate names with a comma.