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Poll for the "Goodwill of Domains" / Digital Empowerment Brand

Located in General Domain Discussion started by Rob Monster, Oct 6, 2019.

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Which names would you prefer as an online resource for digital empowerment?

Poll closed Today at 6:52 PM.
  1. UpRaiser.org

    3.2%
  2. Enricher.org

    5.3%
  3. Overpower.org

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Benefiter.org

    3.2%
  5. Reliable.org

    36.2%
  6. Plentiful.org

    5.3%
  7. Endowing .org

    1.1%
  8. Valueful.org

    1.1%
  9. Websites.org

    7.4%
  10. DestinedToRise.org

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. DestinedToBe.org

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. DigitalAssist.org

    13.8%
  13. DigitalProsperity.org

    11.7%
  14. eRise.org

    23.4%
  15. Digitaler.org

    3.2%
  16. Digitalchampion.org

    4.3%
  17. GoodWork.org

    10.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
Total: 122 vote(s)
  1. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    There has recently been some extensive discussion about a Domain Microfinance program. Related to this, there has been an invitation to submit brand names for a charitable entity that I have referred to as the "Goodwill of Domains" where domains, as well as potentially other digital assets, are collected, distributed, and liquidated in order to increase Digital Empowerment around the world.

    The original domain search was described here. The thesis is that the democratization of digital technology for propagation of knowledge and cross-cultural engagement can finally unleash the potential to lift up many whose lives have yet to benefit meaningfully from the digital age. The brand we are describing here is about more than domain names. It is about using viable technology to empower content, community and commerce.

    Examples of what I mean by Digital Empowerment:

    - A self-funding framework for identity and payment that makes it easier and safer to transact with strangers.

    - A stand-alone WiFi router and server for under $200 that serves as ISP in a box for an entire community.

    - A solar array that costs between $50 and $100 and capable of powering a stand-alone WiFi router and server.

    Also, by way of organization update, @Abdullah Abdullah, formerly a NamePros moderator based in Yemen, and recently added to the Epik team will play a leadership role in identifying and screening Digital Empowerment strategies that could benefit from cross-border interoperability and scale economies. This organization may be formed as a non-profit which is why most of the names under consideration are .ORG

    In the meantime, specific to the brand name, we have some finalists and would appreciate some input on domain selection. A non-profit entity is expected to be established once the entity has a name. The working name, coined by @Blitzpotz, is DevAid. That one is not bad, but the domain was taken, and I think we can do better anyway.

    This thread is also fair game for sharing your best ideas for Digital Empowerment technologies that are mature, or approaching maturity that cost little but have high impact once deployed. The 3 examples cited above are real and are illustrative of the direction I see this going. And of course empowered people will want great domains to power their own ventures!

    Thanks in advance for your input on the name selection, and thanks for your input to make the pie bigger!
     
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  2. Don Gondon

    Don Gondon Established Member

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    My vote goes for something .com.

    That sounds like 90s :woot:
     
  3. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Don't worry -- we'll have a .COM -- in fact, there are many, notably Epik.com, Toki.com, TrustRatings.com, etc. These are part of a larger ecosystem of interoperable applications.

    The Toki.com application is the most interesting one to watch -- Decentralized Smart Agent for identity and payments. More details to follow there, but let's keep this thread on point.

    The .ORG is specifically intended for the non-profit arm that can apply for grants and take tax deductible contributions.
     
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  4. farouk20

    farouk20 Hit me up for SHGI.net. Nice LLLL.net

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    After reading through your submission, i voted for reliable.org. The name covers all the bases with regards to your above listed requirements. Other strengths of Reliable.org includes but not limited to
    • Memorability
    • Short,precise & straight to the point
    • Passes radio test
    • .Org
    It’s truely the clear winner here
     
  5. oldtimer

    oldtimer Do some good for humanity and the environment VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I agree, giving people Internet access and a way to interact with others should be top priority. IMO

    Although you have to be careful about the political and cultural conditions that exist on the ground. I predict that Internet Blackouts are going to become a more frequent event as conflict and hostilities rise around the World further limiting opportunities for those who are in undeveloped regions. IMO
     
  6. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Hence the need for proactive solutions for local resiliency while also providing more ways for local communities to earn foreign exchange without heavy up front investment. And yes, the time might be short.
     
  7. NameDeck

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    Great hack on erise, hence it got my vote. Some others are absolutely fine but either too descriptive or not the best fit imo. Interesting project. Following.
     
  8. oldtimer

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    And since having reliable Internet access is a means to Digital Empowerment and Empowerment results in Prosperity then my top choice would be:

    DigitalProsperity.org
     
  9. bmugford

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    I don't really like any of the options personally.

    Brad
     
  10. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    The submissions were not great on this one -- probably not a category of domains where most domain investors have been making speculative buys in recent years.
     
  11. jmaurya

    jmaurya Top Member VIP

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    Pm sent :)
     
  12. Leopard

    Leopard Named 150 + Companies . Brand Consultant

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    First, kudos to the cool initiative.

    Looks like the scope of the project can expand far beyond domains, websites, web-tech into high tech and actual life changing solutions.

    The source of funds can be digital assets, grants, crowdfunding and collaboration from other ventures.

    The end-products can range from payment gateways, hardware, software solutions, internet access, infrastructure, knowledge and skill development , job opportunities.

    Of my names, i liked Enricher.org - Its all about Enriching lives with knowledge, resources and opportunities. Enrich also signifies wealth creation for the communities.

    Other nice names in the mix DigitalProsperity.org ... Benefiter.org ... Websites.org if focus is on just websites and domains

    - Leopard
     
  13. briguy

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    Domains can be a great means of promoting a brand but most of the world just does not see it that way. So any attempt to empower those in less developed markets should focus efforts on business services outside of selling aftermarket domains. Businesses pay good money for placement services (20%of first year salary), website development, online marketing, SEO, lead generation, IT consulting, legal advice, business travel, etc. I have seen hundreds perhaps thousands of invoices for such services by different businesses. Few pay for aftermarket domains. This far the only domain invoices I have seen are registration or renewal invoices from registrars (Normally for reg fee quality domains).
     
  15. wwwweb

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    I submitted GoodWork dot .org , not good enough to make the cut, but I think erise.org is probably the best choice as it was registered yesterday, so this reg fee name will probably win based on cost basis, and given .org use.
     
  16. Nametree

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  17. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Doesn't help that the description of the final "product" was in constant flux .. lol .. (and still doesn't seem to be final given the large number of variables still unknown from political to tax to legal obligations/possibilities)

    I submitted GiveADot (dot) com which was a great submission when the description was that the name would be used just for the part of the project that just collects donated domains, and that the domains would likely be given to students/awardees of the grant / microloan program running in parallel.

    If I had known the name was to encompass a massive global scale world changing plan, I would have spent my time looking for a completely different domain .. lol .. as even I'll agree that my submission was mainly good for the originally intended scope.


    As for the names .. I wish you had posted this in one of the non-indexed forums so that we could truly give objective feedback both good and bad (the way it should be), but given the public nature of this thread, I think it's best I refrain from comments on the specific names as I don't want to say anything bad about anyone's domains that could later be found by potential end users via Google! There are a couple decent ones though .. but in the end I think most fall short simply because of the changing and growing scope of the vision for this project.
     
  18. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    I am kind of so so about these. Perhaps the specification was trying to accomplish too many different things, and as pointed out is in state of flux.

    I voted for plentiful and I like it well enough. I can see why eRise is popular and I think that is good too. My third choice is a fair step down to several of the others like enricher or benefiter. I don't like OverPower for this application, nor keen on long names.

    Thanks for opportunity to provide input.

    Bob
     
  19. Compassion

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    I like this one better than any of the choices on the poll. + DOT could be a Domain + O + T acronyms.
     
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  21. Mister Funsky

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    Reliable and Plentiful got my vote with one being considerably better than the other. A dot com, if you are paying 5 grand plus, would be a better option...always. The days of .org being for 'charitable' or non profit designations only have passed so if there are enough dollars I would go with a dot com or a REALLY exceptional hack.
     
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  22. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks @Ategy.com - by all means, don't hold back, or of course contact me privately if that seems better. As for project scope, our mandate is to make the pie bigger.

    As we study the emerging market expansion opportunity it becomes apparent that one of the main challenges is the high cost of internet access.

    As I tend to do, we'll run controlled experiments and scale what works. The brand name needs to have broad enough shoulders to cover the gamut of what we intend to do around digital empowerment.[/QUOTE]
     
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  23. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Yeah .. I'm not at all saying that not considering my choice was the wrong decision .. I'm just saying that it was a good submission for the original plan .. and if I had known the scope of the project were what it was today, I wouldn't have even submitted it, and I would have focused my efforts on finding a different domain (or just not submitted anything).

    As for the "don't hold back" .. unfortunately as I mentioned at the end of the discussion for the previous vote, I won't debate or discuss particularly the cons of the submission in a part of the forum that is indexed by Google (and it's truly useless and even misleading to discuss just the pros without the cons). That being said though, given the rather large voting problems that arose out of the last one, an open pros/cons debate would be far better at finding the best candidate than a simple vote. You really should consider using the insider's lounge next time (it's sheltered from search spiders), that way people can speak their mind without hurting the potential value of other people's domains.

    As we get closer to the end and you continue to discuss and clarify exactly everything that the project will encompass, I'll most definitely gladly give my feedback in private if you'd like. Just because I'm a little sceptical as to the feasibility of something so grand in scale does not mean I don't want it to succeed .. it's just the opposite in that I think if it was kept smaller and more realistic in scale it would have a better chance of crossing the finish line. That being said .. I obviously don't know the amount of resources you're willing to put into it .. because originally there was talk of this being self-fulfilling .. but obviously that's no longer the case, as given the scale, clearly it won't be for quite some time.

    Again .. I think you just took some of us by surprise in wanting to be a second internet.org! A fantastic goal .. but it's no small feet .. and more than money, you'll need lots of legal and political help before even starting. Might be a good idea to explore those paths a bit more as in the end some of the things you discover on the legal (and tax) and political fronts could indeed significantly change the scope of this project yet again (thus possibly making any current name inappropriate or irrelevant once again .. lol)
     
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  24. oldtimer

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    Rob I believe that you are on the right track, you have to experiment a little to be able to fine tune these projects and some of it is going to evolve and develop on its own as time goes by. The important thing is that you want to help empower others and put them on the road to prosperity, people just have to be a little patient and give you a little time to figure out the best way to implement these projects, people on NamePros are lucky to be able to see first hand how these projects are put together by you, its a good lesson in how to be productive and make a Company grow. People have to realize that you could have done all these in private and then no one here would have had the chance to learn anything from all this. IMO
     
  25. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    I like & voted for my suggested names eRise.org & DigitalAssist.org , Inaddition to them, i really liked Reliable.org as a domain name but unsure about its fit to the project

    reliable
    1. consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
    Thanks,
    Sumeeth
     

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