August 30, 2007

A Potentially Lucrative Investment

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:14 pm by Ian

You should try this.

1. Go to http://www.godaddy.com
2. Enter in some crazy-ass concatenation of words as a potential domain name. I used GoatMarsBlue.com
3. Read the “suggested” domain names that it provides you with on the next screen.

This provides two distinct avenues of hilarity. The first is the list of “premium” domain names. Someone has actually gone out and bought these up in the hopes of milking just a bit more cash out of a potential caprine web upstart.

  • GoatCare.com: $1,700. Clearly there is a lot of money to be made in the care and husbandry of goats.
  • Goat-Milk.com: $2,500. But not as much as in selling their issue. I guess the guy with the unhyphenated domain name is already raking it in.
  • GoatButter.com: $1,100. This will no doubt someday be a porn site.

The second amusing list is produced by word replacement and addition of prefixes and suffixes. While the first list is funny because an actual person thought them up and purchased them, this list is funny because there was obviously no human intelligence involved in its creation:

  • GoatPlanetBlue.com. This is actually really good marketing. No reason to restrict ourselves to one specific planet and lose the custom of potential GoatJupiter enthusiasts. Like when the Lifetime network stopped trying to program for just stay-at-home women, and branched out into shitty movies aimed at the whole family.
  • BestGoatMarsBlue.com. We’ll have to differentiate ourselves from the inevitable copycats.
  • GoatMilkyWayNavy.com. At just $7.95, it’s a substantial savings over GoatButter.com.
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