Domain Name Issues

So, if you’re a writer… have you registered a domain name yet? Do so with caution.

My brother in law sent me a list of hilarious domain names of real companies that didn’t pay too much attention when they did their registering….

They’re all real sites. Crazy.

  1. First, a site called ‘Who Represents’ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity… I think I’ll bookmark this one…
  2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at What kind of advice is available? Careful if you click to this link… It tried to change my homepage when I did.
  3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
  4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at Ooops.
  5. Or, an Italian Power Generator company… Might work if you’re writing erotica for the paranormal market? Hero with really special superpowers?
  6. One of my personal favourites: Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New SouthWales: Who wouldn’t trust their children to this nursery? Okay, it’s not that kind of nursery. Funny anyway.
  7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always Ok. This one’s pretty juvenile and I have a feeling this company knew exactly what they were doing… I mean, the correct way to pronounce it (ip anywhere) and the “funny” way (I pee anywhere) are both the same.
  8. But this one’s pretty good. The First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is Another possible erotica website name?
  9. And an art direction site… another one where I wonder if they didn’t see what they’d done… There’s nothing worse than a speedo fart.
  10. Finally, a tourist site for Lake Tahoe Of course hoe spelled that way is actually a gardening tool… But kinda funny anyway.

Okay, writers are unlikely to get into traps like these. But I have heard stories about writers choosing a pen name and then finding out that they share their new name with a porno star or mass murderer…

Guess it makes sense to look at things from more than one angle, eh!

  6 comments for “Domain Name Issues

  1. August 14, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the smiles, Maureen.

  2. August 15, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    That’s hilarious, Maureen!

  3. August 15, 2006 at 3:29 pm


  4. August 15, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    Oh mercy. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long while. Thanks for sharing!

  5. August 16, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    Maureen…these are hi-freakin-larious!!!! Thanks for the post! = )

  6. Karen in Toronto
    August 17, 2006 at 2:27 am

    I love posts that you can’t help but laugh. Especially on a dark day when nothing gets produced on the writing front.


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