Naming Questions


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Is it ever worth paying money to acquire a domain name for your startup?

The name my cofounder and I would like to use is taken and the current owner quotes us $7000 for the domain name.Is it ever worth for a startup to invest a tidy amount of money like that in a...

asked Jul 23 '14 at 21:40
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John Murray
6 points

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2 Answers
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Why do so many startups use .io domain names?

The only reason I can see is that .com domains for the name you want are hard to come by. Apart from that reason, is there any other benefit to an .io domain? What are the Pros and Cons of using...

asked May 13 '14 at 13:40
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William Cunningham
14 points

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Would it be trademark infringement if I named my travel company after a cartoon character?

I'm starting a niche travel agency that only deals with trips to Disneyland. Could I possibly run in trouble if I name it after a Disney cartoon character?

asked May 12 '14 at 16:40
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Lonnie Britt
6 points

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1 Answers
637 Views
Changing your startup's name?

How should I go about changing my startup's name? What are some things to keep in mind in terms of marketing and branding?

asked Mar 12 '14 at 08:13
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Robert Thompson
47 points

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A/B split testing which brand name to use for startup?

I have registered a few domain names that I think fit my idea the best. How can I split test them using either AdWords or FB ads to see which one would be best?

asked Feb 14 '14 at 17:59
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Robert
6 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
667 Views
Where do you go for naming resources help?

We are working on a site which will basically be an event directory/ aggregator for tech and business events, conferences, workshops, etc. Focused on tech events. We don't have the money to...

asked May 16 '10 at 12:08
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Jessica
11 points

4 Votes
5 Answers
698 Views
serious vs fun name for startup

What are the Pros and Cons to each approach? Background: We have developed an pedometer based fundraising model and already have a couple clients. Now we want to begin marketing it to the...

asked Aug 1 '13 at 00:41
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Michael Horwitz
21 points

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Is it okay when product name sounds similar the company name ? Company name is XXXX Labs and product name is XXXX?

Is it a good practice ? Or I should think to apply different names for company and its only one (at this time) product ?

asked May 25 '13 at 00:39
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Alexey Grigoryev
62 points

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Domain hacks for website

I am trying to register a new domain for a software product website and thinking of using domain hacks. Something like http://del.icio.us or bit.ly or fold.it. In our case ending with .it or .io....

asked Apr 5 '13 at 00:01
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User8226
197 points

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3 Answers
545 Views
Which is the best naming strategy scenario to follow for our startup?

a colleagues and I are trying to find the most appropriate name for our startup, is about software consulting for small companies. We already have established a small company that we deal with web...

asked Feb 8 '13 at 23:25
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Nikolai
125 points

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"ABC Consulting" or "ABC Advisory"?

for a firm in the business industry, specifically in strategic management, finance, HR, is there a more suitable word between consulting and advisory? I mean, does "ABC Consulting" have a...

asked Jan 6 '13 at 06:42
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Nikolai
125 points

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2 Answers
852 Views
Choosing a domain / app name... What if another company already uses it?

Obviously, you can't use the same name as another BIG, recognizable company. And you also want to avoid trademark issues. But what about these two scenarios: You finally find a domain name and...

asked Jan 9 '13 at 22:29
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Bc Web
101 points

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4 Answers
652 Views
What do you think about company names that end with Land?

I'm thinking about naming my company (financial services) with a name which ends with "Land". E.g. if I was selling books it would be bookland or aqualand if I sold bottled water. My friend says it...

asked Jan 11 '13 at 17:56
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User22493
6 points

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5 Answers
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.com domain with hyphen or .info without hyphen?

Let's say I have a choice between best-something.com and bestsomething.info, and my website will contain articles how to choose best "something" and reviews of various "something". I read a lot...

asked Dec 7 '12 at 16:04
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Lissanro Rahyen
8 points

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610 Views
Risks of naming product in tribute of famous figure

I am considering naming my startup/product in tribute of a famous figure. For the sake of argument, let's say the plan was to name the startup pasteur.com. What are the risks of using a name like...

asked Nov 21 '12 at 09:39
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Ted.Strauss
123 points

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What does the "Name & Company" represents?

I have noticed in a lot consulting firms this name structure Name & Company What does the & Company represent?

asked Nov 26 '12 at 05:06
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Nikolai
125 points

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2 Answers
418 Views
How to solicit opinions about my chosen company name

I think that I've found the right company name, but I'm not sure about it. I'll like to hear others opinion, and I don't know how to do it in order to protect the domanin name and to get...

asked Oct 15 '12 at 02:31
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Ctp
14 points

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393 Views
Naming an LLC - conflicting with a service trademark

Possible Duplicate: Somebody got a trademark for a domain I own. I am planning to launch my service in a week I'm looking to name a startup (LLC) with what I think is a cool name. Upon...

asked Sep 27 '12 at 00:13
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Dmitri B
3 points

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3 Answers
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Should the company be named after a product?

I think a lot of people with ideas wonder about this - should they come up with a company name first or figure out the name for a product, get a domain name matching the name and then register a...

asked Jul 24 '12 at 11:46
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Webbie
2,825 points

6 Votes
5 Answers
949 Views
Choosing a URL: balancing a bad name with a great URL vs. a great name with a bad URL

Assume I've made a (hypothetical) online game where you equip two cats that rule small feifdoms, and they fight each other. I haven't done this! It's just an example. But say I did this, and I...

asked Aug 2 '12 at 04:39
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Mattshepherd
133 points