Do you have any cool suggestions for renaming a website?
May 29, 2008 11:04 AM   Subscribe

I've launched a website less than a month ago, but all the domain names I think best fit what I am doing are taken, so I took a name I don't like. I would like your help renaming it.

I posted here before asking for suggestions for a rename for the site, but since I included the current site URL, it was seen as through I was trying to promote the domain I want to get rid of, and the post appropriately deleted. But I still have the problem, still hate the name.

To add a bit of fuel to the fire, I included part of another company's trademark in my name. It would probably stand up to any kind of challenge, I just would rather avoid such, since I lack the funds to mount any kind of fight.

The site consists of me sending questions, concerns, observations, or plain old ink soaked stupidity to companies, individuals, institutions, and luminaries of various sorts, then posting my original letter, the reply (and image of), and commentary on both.

This is not a new idea, nor am I pretending it is. I'm running with the premise from the Lazlo Toth books, the "Letters from an Idiot" books, with a bit of "Thanks for the Memos" and "The Yes Men" thrown in.

I would like help renaming the site. I prefer a .com site, but will consider others. The domain has to be available (obviously). Due to self-imposed constraints it can only be one of the following TLDs: .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, or .us, since these are the only ones the place I intend to use as a registrar handles. Ok, so they also do .cn and .ws, but since I am neither Chinese nor Western Samoan I think these would be kinda crappy.

Ideas would be great. Addresses posted here might be snapped up by anyone, but unless you have a better way to do this, I guess I will live with the risk. I plan to rename the site on June 30th.
posted by cjorgensen to Technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Think of it as your tagline, because multiple words are still available (but you'll need to buy with and without the dash).

I'm not quite sure what you're aiming for, but if you run multiple words together, you can get things like:

But as I'm not quite sure what you're aiming for, I could be really off.
posted by Gucky at 11:14 AM on May 29, 2008

Best answer: I like used namebody to figure out names. I used letter as a main word and concerned as second word. It came up with:

My Fav:

posted by bleucube at 11:20 AM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

I don't have any real suggestions, but have you thought about a domain hack? That is, for example, or
posted by Dreamcast at 11:30 AM on May 29, 2008 (surprisingly not taken)
posted by mikepop at 11:59 AM on May 29, 2008

posted by mikepop at 12:00 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

Your going to post your own letters to the company, person, etc. and then their response. Is that right? is available.
posted by Gerard Sorme at 12:12 PM on May 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

Regarding Dreamcast's domain hack suggestion, Italy (.it) offers many possibilities. See, for example, which is a pretty cool site about an alternative approach to web site user interface.
posted by carmicha at 1:38 PM on May 29, 2008

posted by Zed_Lopez at 5:24 PM on May 29, 2008

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