January 29th, 2014

Think all of the awesome intelligible domain names are all gone? Think again.

Think all of the awesome intelligible domain names are all gone? Think again.

While I love covering all of the awesome startups here in town, one of my favorite things to do is to highlight awesome projects that may not draw the attention of the bigger pubs. And today’s is a gem. If you’ve ever spent days sifting through potential domain names for your idea, Portlander Justin Thiele‘s latest project is going to be welcomed. Meet Dictionary Domains.

Finding a domain name for your project sucks. Here are 2,606 legit, {word}.{tld} domains that you can register and then get back to work on the important stuff.

That’s right. No more dropped vowels or creative spellings. Just straightforward, intelligible domain names.


For more info or to grab one, visit Dictionary Domains.


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10 Responses to “Think all of the awesome intelligible domain names are all gone? Think again.”

  1. Thanks for the write-up Rick! Excellent topic ;)

  2. Xangis says:

    This is wonderful and frustrating at the same time.

    Wonderful because it’s hard to find a good unused domain, and mutantized word misspellings are lame.

    Frustrating because it’s encouraging the use of Italian, Colombian, and Indian Ocean domains (.it, .co, and .io) for other than their intended purpose. I understand that it’s now popular and accepted practice to use these domain extensions for tech companies, but it’s still silly.

    Domain parkers and squatters ruined the internet. The internet has been ruined more than once by now.

  3. Rick Turoczy says:

    Xangis, Some would argue that this crappy blog ruined some small corner of the Internet. We shall overcome ;)

  4. Rick Turoczy says:

    Justin, Love these projects. Keep ‘em coming!

  5. Amber Case says:

    Just bought 6 of them. Arggh! We need a DomainName WebCamp where we all get together to work on our domains, put them up for sale, or trade them:

  6. I love this! I was just thinking it would be great to be able to see the shortest words, and voila there’s a ‘sort by word length’. Smart.

    I also find it interesting that there seem to be a lot of “negative” sentiment single-word domains available (eg. annoy, argue, cruel, prick, greedy, scare, scold etc)!

  7. @Olivia I found that interesting as well. Maybe domain squatters are cheery people? Somehow I doubt it.

  8. Rick Turoczy says:

    I’m still quite happy with my early purchase of hypocritical.com, back in the day.

  9. @Justin, ha! Probably more likely that there’s more uses for the positive/neutral ones. Not sure I would want to build a company around something like cruel.co. :)

    Someone please buy jaded.io and create something funny.

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