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Domain giant offers services on a typo domain - PoYnt.com

Labeled as showcase in Niche Domain Discussion, started by ReallyBigIdea.com, Jun 16, 2021

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  1. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    Hello Profs,

    Most domainers just hate typo domains but I am calling them brandables. What do you say now when a domain industry lider launched a business on a typo domain name as PoYnt.com?

    I think this typo domain 5-letter PoYnt.com is a great brand name!

    Show us your best typo com domains!

    Mine:
    Andrameda.com
    Amazania.com

    Alligaters.com
    Christean.com
    Deymond.com
    Morthgage.com - h is for home
    Incuranse.com - just for fun
    Raabbit.com
    Psychologyy.com - Psychology and Y

    Apartaments.net - Estibot value $2,400 lol
     
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  2. bmugford

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

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    Well to start with there are lots of stupid branding decisions.

    In this case "Poynt" (point) is a short one syllable brand that is easy to understand imo.

    There is no comparison between that and your examples in my view.

    Brad
     
  3. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    Typo "brandables" are OK if they can find a way of over coming the radio test failure. Most of the time they say "zero with an X" or something similar which to me is code for "we couldn't afford the real name". But obviously there are many success stories so maybe it's just down to advertising budget.
     
  4. biggie

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  5. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    What's your problem I do not promote drugs or cbd domains.. and I do not own vilages. com
     
  6. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    no matter what but it is a TYPO domain not a real word isn't it?
     
  7. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    The worst “brandable” is “Cana”

    TWO N’ is correct spelling, NOT one N. (!!!)

    Squadhelp now does not accept 1N spelling, although terrible 1N in, are grandfathered SH.

    “Typo” DNs’ are nuanced, hate almost all lol.
    (not my niche)
     
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  8. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    TBH i would be grabbed Cana com for $x,xxx if it was available for purchase
     
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  9. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    i got no problems, but it seems you have a problem with understanding what a typo is.

    As said before,
    a typo is a domain name that gets type-in traffic from people who miss-type the correct word/words they are searching for, via the address bar.

    if your domain does not get such traffic, then it isn't a typo.

    the domain "poynt" represents a phonetical spelling of the word "point".
    like ryde for ride or lyft for lift, etc, as such, it is brandable in that respect.
    and, it is not a typo because the letters used, were intentional.

    imo....
     
  10. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    poynt is a good brandable name, nothing extra, short, pronounceable, although may not fully pass the radio test 'cos of the y.
     
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  11. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    maybe you shouldn't let SH define what is, and what is not, for you.

    Cana Technology, Inc.
    CANA Group of Companies

    imo....
     
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  12. noneisnone

    noneisnone 444 Gold Account

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    if there is traffic there is value otherwise i don't like them.
     
  13. bmugford

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

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    Kosmic is a typo. It is a different level than Kausmic.

    All typos are not created equal when it comes to value or branding.

    Brad
     
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  14. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks Biggie, 🙏
    a lot of the logos to indicate cannabis.
    I dont own one “Cana” name, but you gave me greater appreciation for them.

    How about Canabis (sic)
     
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  15. iAdam

    iAdam iadam.com Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I own one cana domain cana tech in king.
     
  16. redemo

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    @ReallyBigIdea.com What's a lider? I'm getting "A removable or hinged cover for a hollow receptacle or box. 2. An eyelid. 3. Biology A flaplike covering, such as an operculum."
     
  17. zomainhacks

    zomainhacks Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    I think 99,99% of typos are junk. Short and with max 1 typo in the name can have some value.
    Big remark: typos are not suitable for every niche (think for example banking and personal finance)

    I own:

    Qredit/Score com
    Qredit/Scores com
    Qredit/Cards com
    Credit/Qards com
    B ytcoyns com

    And I'm liquidating all of them.

    Typo names with traffic are another story, did a couple of experiment in the past handregging and tasting in the 5 days windows. I did it only with general words, never do it for trademarks.
     
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  18. NameFu

    NameFu Professional Design Services VIP

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    Typo/misspelled names are used and sell every day right? Old news?
     
  19. Ariff BD

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    I have

    Byeet.com
    Pijja.co
     
  20. redemo

    redemo Established Member

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    Happens every day. Domainer registers typo name, example otorsport.com. Redirects name to another site (related to typo), example motorsportx.com. Site contains ads about products sold on motorsport.com. Users click on ads (sent to real site of the typo, example motorsport.com). When user buys product from motorsport.com the owner of otorsport.com gets paid a percentage of the sale. Some anti virus software are getting wise to this. Serve users warning pages. Not a criminal offence, per say, but could be privately prosecuted under trademark law.
     
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  21. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    I don't follow this area well but in my mind a typo domain is one that you essentially are tricking someone into going there when really they intend to go somewhere else. e.g. Microssoft - in most cases I presume UDRP shut them down as confusingly similar.

    This example of Poynt is not that. The company is using a creative spelling. It is not that they are trying to trick someone to go there instead of Point. It is a brandable. There are of course many among well known brands like Lyft, and the brandable marketplaces have lots of them.

    I think they mainly work if the business is well funded enough to use advertising dollars to build recognition on that name. One advantage creative spellings offer is that they are not dictionary words, so in general more able to be trademarked even in the area they hint at.

    I think generally creative spelling brandables work only when there is one and only one change, e.g. an s to a z or a missing vowel, and they hint at the sector of the company. But like all rules, this one is not always followed. A well known financial company in Canada branded on Simplii. Not just y to i, but an extra i as well. In marketing they make the double i a clear part of their visual image.

    Bob
     
  22. Lox

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    You're right.

    2020 - GoDaddy acquired Poynt for $365m
    etc
    Verifone's attempt to force a Poynt to rebrand falls.
    ...
    Poynt raises $xxxM in series ....
    Breaking Data Corp acquires Poynt
    Poynt filed for bankruptcy (after effect)
    Poynt seeing 15,000 new users a day
    ...
    2006 - Poynt is born
    2004+ A year of WTF Names trend (Brandable/TM able)
     
  23. bmugford

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

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    Yeah, that is a fanciful trademark. They generally offer a lot more protection than generic terms.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/selecting-a-strong-trademark-the-four-types-of-marks

    I agree. A good brandable likely has one change, not many, and is usually (1) word.

    An example of a terrible recent brand IMO is "Kyndryl" by IBM. This is a company with an almost unlimited budget. That is really the best you can do?

    Brad
     
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  24. Lox

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    The Klingon language is suddenly getting more popular again :)

    --
    Kyndryl is a modern adaptation of two words that are central to the new company's identity and mission. "Kyn" is derived from the word kinship, referencing the belief that relationships with people -- employees, customers and partners -- are at the center of the strategy, and that long-lasting relationships must be built and nurtured. "Dryl" comes fromtendril, bringing to mind new growth and the idea that -- together with customers and partners -- the business is always working toward advancing human progress.

    source (IBM PR)
     
  25. bmugford

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

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    Yeah, when a brand requires that level of explanation it is an L.

    Also, why not just Kindril then...

    The sad thing is you know they paid some outside marketing firm millions of dollars with this as the end result.

    Brad
     
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