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#1 DeadChannel

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

So, I want to build a website for my games, and need your opinions on the best domain to get.

Here are the possibilities that I was thinking of.

 

phatnarwhal.com

phatnarwhalgames.com

phatnatwhalgaming.com

phatnarwhalstudios.com

 

 

I am hoping for something along those lines, but I am mostly god with .org .net etc.

 


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#2 idk

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

phatnarwhalgames


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#3 DeadChannel

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

because its shorter than phatnarwhalgaming, but describes it better than phatnarwhal?


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#4 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

Go with the first if you can, shorter is better. 


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#5 DeadChannel

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:22 PM

Go with the first if you can, shorter is better. 

yeah, but it doesn't describe the site as well as phatnarwhalgame.com. 

 

Another quick question, what hosting service do you use, spleen?


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#6 Affray

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:36 AM

I would go for phatnarwhalgames as well.

It has a batter ring than the rest.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

Godaddy is what I use, but there are better ones out there.


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#8 The Robstar

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:45 AM

www.childhustler.com

www.childtrafficking.com

www.showmeyourpeepee.com

 

 

Just go with 

 

www.landogaming.com


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

www.childhustler.com

www.childtrafficking.com

www.showmeyourpeepee.com

 

 

Just go with 

 

www.landogaming.com

Yeah, the problem with landogaming.com is that I'm not the only person working on development. I have a composer, a php/network programmer and I am looking for a sprite artist.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:42 AM

You need to do term research and find out what the most common terms people use to search for sites like yours are, and incorporate those into your domain.

 

Things to remember:

  1. Shorter names are ALWAYS better than descriptive names. Your domain doesn't need to describe everything you do, just think of it as a first name.
  2. Avoid words with common typos, like the word "their".
  3. Avoid names that are very similar to someone else's domain. You want to stand apart.

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#11 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

You need to do term research and find out what the most common terms people use to search for sites like yours are, and incorporate those into your domain.

 

Things to remember:

  1. Shorter names are ALWAYS better than descriptive names. Your domain doesn't need to describe everything you do, just think of it as a first name.
  2. Avoid words with common typos, like the word "their".
  3. Avoid names that are very similar to someone else's domain. You want to stand apart.

This sums things up pretty well. Googles keyword tool is very useful, and it's free.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

I've always wanted the domain mycatishillarious.com. Think of the ads!


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#13 K_N

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:31 AM

I've always wanted the domain mycatishillarious.com. Think of the ads!

You'd also need to register:

mycatishilarious.com

mycatshilarious.com

mycatshillarious.com

at least.

 

Though I'd avoid the word "hilarious" entirely. People don't like to type long words, and words over 3 syllables in domains don't catch well.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

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#15 Mister Sympa

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

Also, I always want to put extra Ls in "hilarious". Not good to have a domain that the master can't fucking spell.


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