Located in General Domain Discussion started by Kuffy, Dec 2, 2017.
What's going on? A few years ago they would have never made it onto a deleted list.
Words that most people haven't heard of?
Some are, but some of the .coms I've picked up recently are
and those don't include the urban dictionary words.
Putrefact... I like that one
I thought it would make a nice site to discuss some news reports, and the statistics quoted by some Brexit remainers.
These don't strike me as words most people are familiar with.
Am I wrong here?
Most people have very limited vocabularies, and I gather the range is decreasing.
One of our politicians was criticised for using the word "floccinaucinihilipilification" which may not be in popular usage. I would hesitate to register that, but it's taken in both the com and the net. How many people will remember how to spell it.
I knew all of the words I mentioned, so they can't be that uncommon. " sensitised " might be difficult because most people seem to think it is the same as sensitive. However it is probably useful as a site to discuss chemical pollution.
Stupid all of them. Crusting might be something but crustings isn’t one of the normally used forms. Coacts and gawps are second person singular conjugations. Two are British spellings.
Garbage. That’s why they were deleted.
Some of us believe that American spellings are garbarge, and based on limited education in the Wild West. I mean, you don't even know the difference between Insure, Assure and Ensure, but then personal attacks just indicate the inadequacy of the attacker and I suspect we should stop this, so maybe you should put me on ignore. I'll probably ignore you if you can't be constructive, and continue to have problems with my logic.
The domains are garbage that’s why they were deleted.
I need a new dictionary then, so that I can learn words like "taxmatic" - is that like asthmatic?
Because they are crap, dot-com or not won't change that.
I don’t know...but taxmatic sold for two grand. Check namebio.
So there is hope for my names.
Most of these names are awkward as stand-alone domain names, thus not really usable for any meaningful purpose.
Even today you can still register dictionary words, for example stuff like unpainstakingly or whatever, but again what's the point. People ain't buying these names and you can't really develop them into useful sites. Even the names that are more or less OK don't have much resale value.
Those domain purges are something normal and recurrent.
Dictionary words is code for bad domains, usually.
You can't think of any other way to describe them, or it's not obvious like most domains, so you have to point out it's in the dictionary. All words are, this isn't some great achievement.
Well no - I mean there are plenty of oddball deliberately misspelled “brandable” domain names that are not in the dictionary. Some of these are good and some too, are garbage.
But I understand what you’re saying which is that if ALL you may say about a domain name is that “it’s in the dictionary,” chances are...it stinks.
Just like if ALL you have to say about a domain is that “it was brand bucket accepted”:
One thing I would ask the OP - so, are you saying that even dictionary words of this low domain quality were not appearing as deletes/drops before? Because if so - then, okay! this thread has some meaning - that even crap dictionary names did not appear as available before now. Is that the case?
Which, not to belabor (belabour? lol) the point of how garbagey these names are, but - these are dot coms - typically the realm of U.S. companies/users, so British spellings that might be apposite in a .co.uk are completely out of place in a dot com. A U.S. company/user is going to look for a British spelling in its website? I don't think so.
I have heard them first, I will try to find my English teacher.
Here is another bad sign if you're thinking about buying a dictionary type word. I picked one at random from the list above, Crustings. Never heard of it, Googled it:
9 out of the first 10 listings are dictionary, thesaurus type results, 1 an informational type site.
So that's bad when most of the results are trying to explain to you what the word even is.
No ads whatsoever, not a money word.
And what's been mentioned, hand reg, another bad sign. If I look at the names I drop myself vs. the ones that sell, get offers, I keep, I notice the ones I drop tend not to be registered in any other extension. Another bad sign. One bad sign might not be a big deal but with multiple bad signs, probably not worth a reg.
At last you seem to have understood the point of the thread. !0 or so years ago, it was difficult to find any dictionary word names as I remember. Now that may be because the tools and resources for finding names now are better, or it could be that people kept and used them rather than blendwords.
The vast majority of the names in threads like reg of the day seem to me to be unwise registrations, and I think that all of the names I mentioned have possible social or political uses, Will I get to use them? Possibly, but then I start so many projects without completing them, that maybe they will sit on the shelf for a year or so, but at least they are there for me to use if I do decide on a project for one of them.
I think that you are living in the past and need to get up to speed with .coms. .US is the American TLD. .coms have names registered in a variety of languages, and a variety of character sets. it is a transnational TLD. I agree that " English" spellings may not be the most popular, and this is as a result of an affectation for Americanisms, and mis-pronunciation in the past. I think it is sad, because it causes a loss of the derivation of the words. However, this thread and forum is about the use and marketing of domain names. and English spelling of domain names may be more important for .uk names than for .coms.
The other thing that has come out in this thread is the elitist attitude that any name that isn't worth £10,000 or more is rubbish. (The use of Sterling was deliberate). There are many members here who are comfortable with registering and selling names in the $20-$300 range, and I suspect some make a comfortable living from them.
Actually, there are plenty of better domain names that can be registered. Instead of obscure dictionary words that nobody ever uses, you would rather buy longer, less generic domains. If you combine two dictionary words you can also make some interesting (and brandable) combos.
The dictionary has been mined to death in .com for two decades. Good keywords seldom drop. Garbage is dropped every day.
I wonder how you are going to develop a name like Pasteurises or Putrefact. I don't even think it's worth developing. I think these names are terrible from a branding POV.
A name should usually be commercially viable if you want to resell it. If you're selling a developed site, it's different, then the value is in the contents and traffic, not the domain proper. Again, any domain can be developed but is it worth it ?
If you could register these names for regfee, then their value is not even in the $20-$300 range. It's more like $10. Can't see a comfortable living out of these names.
I pick up those as well.
I think (not so ) obscure dictionary words can make interesting brandable sites. I am aware that they don't seem to be popular. inchoate.com is parked at GD without ads. I would have thought that could make a site about some legal problems. crepuscular.com is parked with stock trading links on it - that's really stupid. Huge domains owns coruscating.com which they seem to have picked up from drop catch - they are asking $2,293 for it.
Didn't read the whole thread but I have let 2-3 english dictionary words go in the last year...many more over the last 5. Just because it is a 'real' word does not give it a great deal of value (unless developed). Words ending in ness, ing, etc can be good if the origin word is brandable. As of now I only have 2 that end in 'ing'.
btw, a couple ing/ness words dropped yesterday...almost grabbed one!
Very hard to find mainstream dictionary words. More obscure variations you can find easily.
I would rather have a popular made up word domain than a dictionary word most never heard of.
No shortage of cash with domainers. If they drop its because noone wanted it, it has no obvious value, or is not commercially usable.
Separate names with a comma.