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Domain Dojo - Brand Selection Poll

Located in General Domain Discussion started by Rob Monster, Nov 16, 2019.

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What would be a great name for a global network of cool domainer-friendly co-working spaces?

Poll closed Nov 23, 2019.
  1. Abodium.com

    1.6%
  2. AquaLife.com

    4.1%
  3. Aspirean.com

    1.6%
  4. BloomShare.com

    3.3%
  5. Collab.org

    36.1%
  6. Cybrtrks.com

    2.5%
  7. DNBeach.com

    7.4%
  8. DNCollab.com

    9.8%
  9. DNTogether.com

    5.7%
  10. DojoRoyale

    0.8%
  11. Dojoers.com

    3.3%
  12. DojoVille.com

    12.3%
  13. Domunity.com

    17.2%
  14. ePurpose.com

    7.4%
  15. GenerateSpace.com

    2.5%
  16. Grandia.com

    6.6%
  17. JourneyPark.com

    2.5%
  18. NameDojos.com

    9.0%
  19. NameNirvana.com

    0.8%
  20. OptWork.com

    2.5%
  21. ProvInn.com

    0.8%
  22. Radianto.com

    2.5%
  23. Zenternet.com

    2.5%
  24. Dojoster.com

    1.6%
  25. DNDojos.com

    1.6%
  26. DojoTopia.com

    0.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
Total: 179 vote(s)
  1. wakguano

    wakguano Established Member

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    With "domain" in a name u will attract domainers only AND scare off end users

    U should have a cool name from a buyers perspective, not from domainers/investors

    "Brand" is more suitable

    Thats i s just my newbie opinion
     
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  2. Ya, when you look at the scope, limitations, and desire to scale, dojox/xdojo does seem a bit out of sorts. For co-working. My OfiiceDrift.com and WorkCamped.com might fit better for co-working spaces (static or nomadic). Unfortunately, they are already active ventures in a different direction and not available. Maybe someone can suggest similar domains more relative to co working for consideration?
     
  3. Rahul Sinha

    Rahul Sinha Be Positive and Be truthful

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    Dojo is not only a place but it's a lifestyle in its own .

    Dojo is a lifestyle in its own rather than just being a place traditionally .

    Hence DojoVenue.com describes perfectly what Rob is looking for .

    Again it's my opinion .
     
  4. Ategy

    Ategy NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Yes .. in this case I would say the meaning of "Dojo" in DojoVille goes beyond just a physical location. If that were not the case then you'd probably be right in that Place(dojo)+Place(ville) wouldn't work. On top of that .. in this case, I feel even ville goes beyond just "physical place" (see below which I already wrote)

    I know what you're trying to say, but English and branding can be very really weird sometimes. In this case, "Venue" isn't really a word that brings a lifestyle/essence feeling .. in this context (for no reason logical reason other than "that's the way it is") the words are very similar on paper (in the dictionary), but the context of "ville" here goes beyond a specific place, whereas "venue" doesn't really have that flexibility.

    I know what I'm saying doesn't make much sense ... which is exactly why I always caution people to get into domains in lauguages they are not extremely proficient in. The difference is more cultural than technical.

    That being said .. Dojoville is the better brand, and is better than most of the above (NameNirvana has grown on me though .. lol) .. my biggest issue with Dojoville is not that it isn't a good brandname, it's just that for this project I'd like to have seen something more relevant to branding or even domaining .. because otherwise Dojoville is a great name for the same sort of thing without a larger focus on branding/domaining. I think Rob should keep it and sell it .. it certainly is not a worthless domain .. and in all fairness .. it wouldn't be the end of the world if it's used in the end, I just felt that having a brand with "branding" or "domains" could attract a few more people looking for more information .. and that maybe one or two of those people could turn into sales (even if not right away, then maybe in the future because someone at the dojo taught them how buying a $x,xxx domain is a better investment than a handreg).

    It doesn't need to be "Dojo" .. it's just the word @Rob Monster originally chose to describe what he wanted to build .. and co-workingplaceonthebeach.com is a bit too long! lol

    But feel free to suggest non "dojo" brands .. I'm going stop talking the talk and try to find one or two that I like .. in the middle of doing about 5 things at the moment!

    I don't mind this one .. it doesn't jump out at me, but it's significantly better for this than most of the ones in the poll, with a couple of exceptions.

    This one isn't bad either .. maybe a little too abstract a brandable for something like this .. for this specific project I think a brand that gives at least a bit of a clue as to what it is would be helpful. To me Dwella sounds like a brand for a Real Estate company or something link to the word "Dwelling" in that sense.

    That's a great brand for the network. I actually offered DomainDojos to Rob, which is significantly better because of the alliteration, but if you're referring to an individual location, the context calls for a singular. So in theory it could be either depending on how you want to market them (individually vs the network). I asked @Rob Monster a few pages ago if he was looking for singular or plural .. he hasn't said yet .. I'm thinking on purpose because the plan is still in the pre-brainstorm stages .. lol.

    I felt very strongly about that originally .. now .. still think it would be best .. but at least with "Domain/Domaining/Domainer", people do know what you're talking about, and could stick their head in the door all the same.

    I agree .. but Dojoville is technically a good brand (wordflow, imagery, phonetic strength, etc etc), so simply on that basis it's better than 80% of the rest on the list because those others aren't as strong technically and as such are non-starters for me that should not even have been on the list in the first place.
     
  5. falez

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    idk about that. ive never heard anybody use the word 'dojo' in that context and only ever in the context that i mentioned in my prior post. but, even if that new meaning exists, i think it would be smart to avoid the ambiguity in the first place
     
  6. oldtimer

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    Eric, isn't what you are doing and what Rob is doing a little different in the way that you are providing an opportunity for people to work on camps while being nomad and Rob is trying to get successful domainers who are already well off to go enjoy some of the nicer destinations while still being able to carry on with their domaining and perhaps exchange ideas with other successful domainers at their Dojo.

    Both are good projects, but perhaps a little different in nature, for most domsiners who are having a hard time selling any domains they might have to come to your camp unless Rob lets them work in his blueberry farm so that they can pay for their renewals. ;)

    IMO
     
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  7. deebong

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    These two names are my favorite from the poll that I voted for:
    DojoVille.com & Radianto.com
     
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  9. oldtimer

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    Dojo meet sounds good

    IMO
     
  10. Rahul Sinha

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    I think we have two routes now .

    Going by Dojo word, DojoVille,DojoVenue,Dojo whatever keywords .

    Going by domain route DNCollab and NameDojos got attention a lot .
     
  11. bulkdomainz

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    Brainstormed a bit more and came up with about 20 more but regged the following two:

    DojoSphere.com
    DojoArena.com

    @Rob Monster
     
  12. oldtimer

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    I think Rob likes Dojo better since he used it in the title of this thread, I agree with him, Dojo kind of sticks in your mind, but the other keywords are hard to remember once you left this thread.

    IMO
     
  13. For WorkCamped, sure, it's more static in context, with hops in-between camps, however, OfficeDrift, is more nomadic and constantly on the move.

    And yes, my ventures do go in a different direction and cater to all tax brackets as well as multiple niches and nomadic lifestyles.

    Rob should definately go with something he feels expresses his dream and branding direction the best.
     
  14. Rob Monster

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    Fair question.

    I was referencing a trend -- there are these co-working places opening all over the place where there is convergence of co-working with co-operation.

    The word obviously has its origin in martial arts, implying that while you are practicing with your colleagues you are also preparing to take on some external challenge.

    The reference might be relevant, but again, I am not wedded to that, other than thinking about Digital Nomads as being logical early adopters and knowing that the word carries weight in those circles.

    There has been been continued great input in this thread for which I am appreciative. I am leaning heavily toward having the first one in Nigeria, led by @Joshua Mayowa who leads Toki in Nigeria.
     
  15. Ategy

    Ategy NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Here's the winner .. lol .. ;)

    DomainerCampus

    I think the word campus is perfect here, as it implies a place of learning .. while at the same time it is also thought thought of as the grounds where students go out to relax between classes (in this case between work/sales).

    Nice multi-meanings there with perfect imagery of learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

    On top of that, it's phonetically clear and strong, the two words flow well together. On top of that the word Campus is significantly more recognised than Dojo while also having a clearer meaning more specific to what was originally envisioned.
     
  16. Rob Monster

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    The intent is to appeal to a much broader audience -- an audience that wants to practice their professional competency in an environment where their presence as non-locals is welcome and in fact a positive.

    Contrast the typical label that a foreigner gets in Indonesia, which is "Bule". This guy is a mark, a rich guy to be fleeced but not genuinely be-friended. That seems a rather sad co-existence to me.

    I think in the ideal scenario, a bunch of folks from around the world drop into a "Dojo" in Lagos, where cost of living is very cheap, and the beaches are nice and are immediately among trusted persons.

    To visit, there should be vetting, similar to couchsurfing, i.e. people don't just get to show up. You get checked out a bit, since the guest is among persons with digital wealth, e.g. domains, crypto, etc.

    In other words, you shouldn't have to say to someone else, hey "watch my stuff, I am going for a swim". It is implied. The culture of having each other's back in the context of community is desirable.

    The other thing that fascinates me is learning about tools. This weekend @Pat8 this figured out tools for Dashboarding and social media management. I imagine him hanging out in a Dojo him for a month.

    Stay tuned, but I think this idea will happen and it will be cool.
     
  17. Rahul Sinha

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    Are you contradicting to yourself , till now you were fighting for broad appearance and end-users and now DomainerCampus is your winner ?

    I am confused now .
     
  18. oldtimer

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    Your project and Rob's might converge in certain areas and in certain aspects and as such might be able to complement each other. You both might be able to benefit from each other's advice and assistance. I wish you both good luck and success.

    IMO
     
  19. Rob Monster

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    I am not dogmatic on this one, but I think the brand will be singular -- united by a common ethos that extends from location to location. Local authenticity merges with consistency of experience.

    I can imagine that each location will have some super reasonable code of conduct written in layman's language that traces back to end goal which is digital empowerment, i.e. realizing potential in the digital age.
     
  20. Rob Monster

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    Thanks - that is actually a conversation I look forward to having.

    As context, earlier this year, Epik hired 2 ridiculously talented engineers in a remote part of rural Mississippi, who happen to be cousins, but each with some unique talents.

    One of them, Jon, lives in a trailer. He has been building stereo amplifiers since he was 8 years old and has a smart home powered by a solar energy system that he designed and built himself for about $500 all-in.

    Suffice it to say, I harbor no baggage when it comes to who might reside in RV communities. I know for sure that there is untapped talent in a whole lot of places -- much of it just waiting to be unleashed.
     
  21. falez

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    I mean, as long as your target market understands the connotations of it, that's all that matters.

    FWIW, I've been aware of the remote co-working spaces for a while now, and, although I've never attended one myself, I've also never heard that term thrown around like that.

    If you're not looking to settle on an absolutely explicitly descriptive name, but rather something more branded, I personally like the idea of perhaps basing it on the proverb "Two minds are better than one."

    twominds.com
    manyminds.com

    Something along those lines. They're both taken, however.

    Anyways, GL Rob!
     
  22. oldtimer

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    As you know there are a lot of retirees who sell their home and choose to become nomads who stay in RV parks and camps, so some of these places are actually very nice.

    Rob do you have a RV or motorhome, its fun to travel around in one, some of them cost thousands of dollars and have all the amenities of a luxury home.

    IMO
     
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  23. falez

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    High-end ones can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars!
     
  24. oldtimer

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    The most expensive one that I have seen was close to two million dollars. When it comes to luxury motorhomes the sky is the limit. Some people sell their house and then buy one of these to become nomads.

    IMO
     
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  25. Rob Monster

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    No, we don't own a RV and never have. My wife's Dad was the head of the US Forestry service in the Pacific Northwest so to say she grew up in the outdoors would be an understatement.

    The funny thing is that my wife would happily go on a cruise ship and live for months in a state room cruising the world. No problem. However, she made it clear that she is not signing up for the RV program. :)

    In case you were wondering, I was actually dead serious about the Dojo Cruise thing -- cruising from Dojo location to Dojo location.

    I am thinking the first Dojo comes online in Q1 of 2020. If it takes off it will be easy to fill a cruise manifest of ~600 for a decent vessel with great amenities.
     
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