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Correct Grammar On Domain Names

Located in General Domain Discussion started by blue crystal, May 28, 2019.

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  1. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I am not a native English speaker. I received some criticism on my choice of domain names but I am not so sure if I was wrong. So, I will try to get the issue solved in this thread.

    I will start with an example. As far I know, when someone writes “Dragon's Fight”, the apostrophe ( ' ) means that the subject / individual that carries out the action “fight” was the “Dragon”. But you cannot use an apostrophe in domain names, so it seems logical to me that we should remove it but keep the letter “s”, which would result in this domain name: “DRAGONSFIGHT”.
    Is my reasoning mistaken ? If so, why ?
     
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  2. mr-x

    mr-x Acme Domains Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    90% of the time, singular is preferable.

    Dragons fight, would be one dragon fighting, like a personal challenge. Dragon fight would be a fight between two dragons :)
     
  3. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Hi mr-x

    Yes, I wanted to mean "one dragon fighting, like a personal challenge.".
    So, why was I criticized for it ?

    But it is not clear to me why "singular ( which means "a fight between two dragons" ) is preferable".
    Does it have to do with the fact that a fight between two individuals is psychologically more appealing than the disposition of an individual to fight ?
     
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  4. BrandsOpen

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    It has to do with brand appeal.

    "Apple" versus "apples".
     
  5. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think I was the only one who left a comment for your appraisal thread on this domain, so this must be referring to my comment which was -

    "Dragon Fight" is a lot better tense as a brand. The plural "dragons" is not that great.


    If dogs are fighting for instance it is called a "Dog Fight" not a "Dogs Fight" or "Dog's Fight".

    Even DragonFight.com is average as a brand.

    So if it is "Dragon's Fight" what is the usage? A mythical creature's personal fight?
    It doesn't really make much sense.

    Brad
     
  6. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    So, does "the brand singular appeal" prevails even in cases where a singular word would turn the little sentence ( combination of words ) grammaticaly wrong ?
     
  7. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Ha...OK, now I am getting it.
    I actually, in my "Dragon's Fight" combination of words, I was meaning the "Fight" as a noun and not as a verb. In which case, the word "dragon" would function as an adjective ( instead of a noun ) which then it would qualify what kind of fight it is. Is it wrong to intend such meaning in English on such combination of words plus apostrophe ?
     
  8. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are tenses where the plural is better. For instance I own the domain Robins Nest (dot) com.

    In that tense the plural is far better than the singular as it is a popular term and there are many potential end users.

    One like "Lions Den" is a lot better than "Lion Den" as another example.
    "Dragons Lair" is better than "Dragon Lair" also.

    Brad
     
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  9. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Yes, I understand your "Robins Nest" example.

    I do not know if you missed my last previous comment. I want to know if the meaning I tried to get from the "DragonsFight" is correct or even possible in the English language.
     
  10. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Fight can be a noun or a verb, but I don't really understand how "dragons" would work as an adjective.

    I think an example of what you are trying to do is like "fist fight" AKA a fight with fists. It simply says what type of fight it is.

    I don't know how you could do that with "dragons" though. If that was the case it would likely be singular tense like "dog fight" is.

    Brad
     
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  11. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I will try to explain my intentional meaning with this short hypothetical conversation:
    John: "How will be the next fight in the tournament between these two old rival fighters ?"
    Peter: "It will be a dragon's fight". ( "dragon's, in this case, would be a kind of "synonymous" for ferocious ).
     
  12. bmugford

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    I can't really think of many cases where that would work.

    The tense is likely going to be singular in that case. If it was a type of fight it would likely be "dragon fight" just like the other examples I have given ("dog fight", "fist fight").

    Brad
     
  13. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Ha... I see.
    It seems that my English was not good enough to grasp these meaning subtleties in the English language.
    Thank you. I hope that now my english is less bad.
     
  14. CaptainThunder

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    The apostrophe in this case does not change the tense, but it indicates possession. Dragon’s Fight is a fight belonging to the dragon. Dragons Fight describes two or more dragons fighting. ADragonFight comes closest to what you are trying to express, but would probably be a bad domain name.
     
  15. Recons.Com

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    This is precisely why dragonsfight is worse option. It created lots of confusion and required lots of explaining.

    No one wants that in their brand!
     
  16. lock

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    There is also US and UK spelling of words if you get opportunity be sure to cover yourself with both versions of words not this case but worth a mention. As for plurals sometimes even if they do not sound right they can offer type in traffic so do not overlook combinations to cover bases. When bases are covered you than perhaps ask more for your right sounding name.
     
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  17. DomainRecap

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    Not really, and if you're looking at plurals, then DragonFights.com would be better.

    If in doubt, got for the singular, as it's preferable in probably 95% of cases.
     
  18. blue crystal

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    I just found out about dragonfight.com domain name price : $71,500.00 !!!

    So even if wanted it, it was taken.
     
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  19. bmugford

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    Right, but just because a domain is taken doesn't mean you should move to a worse option.

    There is no correlation there between value and asking price. There are millions of domains with absurd asking prices that will never sell.

    Brad
     
  20. blue crystal

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    I agree. However, due my lack of perfect english, I was not aware about that.

    I am thinking to create domain names also in other languages...
     
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  21. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    What about:

    giantfight.com
    wizardfight.com


    Are they correct ?
    Are they valuable ?
     
  22. The Durfer

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    try whirledpeas.com instead of war and fighting. lol.
     
  23. getakash1

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    Make it short and informative for all. Search for related terms on godaddy or hostgator.
     

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