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What’s in a name?

Labeled as analysis in Domain Industry News started by equity78, May 27, 2019.

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What’s in a name? Would telling someone to Backrub it sound just as sweet as telling them to Google it? Here is a look at some original names of companies that you use their goods and services everyday. Google – Backrub – Yep, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin begun work on their search engine, […]

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    At first glance it makes you wonder why Google first chose BackRub as a name but then after reading up about it then it makes sense because they chose the name since their service was analyzing back links.

    Interesting that they registered Google as their name because they mispelled Googol wrong and then realized after that Googol was already registered and stuck with Google because they liked the spelling better. You can probably go as far as to say that Google was the first mispelled brand of the web. They originated the concept of the alternate spelled brand. Pretty interesting.
     
  3. dande

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    I think Google is a misspell of Goggle. They wanted Goggle which is the original spelling but realized it was not available. So, they settled for Google.
     
  4. hookbox

    hookbox Top Member VIP

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    It's a mispell of Googol not Goggle
     
  5. Internet.Domains

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    Thanks for sharing. All of that is very interesting. If you find more please post.
     
  6. J Sokol

    J Sokol Established Member

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    I believe the original word was Googol, which is a mathematical term:
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  7. Cal2

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    There Might have been a degree of Freudian slip in the misspelling/choosing of 'google'?

    Google = Go-ogle = ogle: stare at in a lecherous manner.

    There's sexual undertones to the term 'backrub', as well.

    Just a thought.

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    Or maybe it was a conscious decision, the reasons which were kept in-house(?)
     
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  8. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You are right.
     

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