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Help with DOMAIN NAMES

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Geek

Chico
Hello, i just want to know which of these 2 domain names are easier to remember:

ANIM.COM

TOON.COM

Anim means "animation"
Toon means "cartoons"
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Both of those domain names are currently typosquatter'd and unavailable.
 

Aden

Play from your ****ing HEART
"Toon" is a more common abbreviation of "cartoon" than "anim" is to "animation".
 

Geek

Chico
Both of those domain names are currently typosquatter'd and unavailable.

Actually I'm going to negotiate some 6 figures to one of the two owners.

"Toon" is a more common abbreviation of "cartoon" than "anim" is to "animation".

Yes but "Toon" is only the english abbreviation of "cartoon" while "Anim" is the international abbreviation of "animation".
 
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AniToon?

Just throwing it out there.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
. . . You'd spend six figures getting a domain name for that?
 

AshleyAshes

Arcade Snowmew Of Doom
Actually I'm going to negotiate some 6 figures to one of the two owners.

A mixture of: Youtube + Deviantart + Chat + Facebook + Forums for the furry and anime fans.

You're going to pay at least $100 000 for an utterly generic sounding domain name for some furry website that, odds are, will be utterly unremarkable and will disappear with little mention in the annals of web history.

God, we should start a thread dedicated to the bajillion better things you could blow $100 000 on.

How about you give $100 000 to Haiti instead? Seriously, I dare you, go to the Canadian Red Cross right now and slap down $100 000.

Or hell, maybe at the least, instead of blowing $100 000 minimum on 'Toon.com' you HIRE a marketing expert for $99 500 and give him a $500 budget to find and cheaper much better domain name to use. Infact, I will do that job for you. Gimmie a contract and I'll tell you where to mail the cheque.
 
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Carenath

Cynical Dragon
So.. let me get this straight.
You have $100k, minimum, that you plan to sink into a generic domain name.. before you even contemplate the design. For such a large-scale site, and let's face it, if you want such a thing to be self-sustaining as it grows, it's going to be a case of "think big" not "think different".

You haven't even factored in the cost of the hardware (how many Apple XServes will that be? ). Although I seriously doubt you possess the technical knowledge needed to build such a site and in such a way that it will scale beyond your circle of friends.

To say nothing, of the costs for renting or buying your own dedicated servers to meet your needs.. or hiring software developers to build the site for you.
You can buy some of these things off-the-shelf but they won't work together out of the box. Integrating everything and getting everything working, is quite likely, outside of your capabilities.

If this isn't some kind of.. flight of fancy, and if by some measure you're serious about creating this. The domain name is going to be the least of your costs and concerns.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
It's worth noting that he also has the following:

http://anim.tv/
http://anim.ws/
http://anim.cc/
http://anim.co/
http://anim.us/
http://anim.me/
http://anim.fm/
http://anim.am/
http://anim.ag/
http://anim.vg/
http://anim.es/
http://anim.al/
http://anim.bz/

... Which are all bargain-bin bottom of the barrel yesterday's-news golly-gee-whiz throwaway TLD's.

Seriously, if this is a serious thing and not just some forum that you plan on maintaining on your own with your fearsome armada of Apple product placements, then hey, I'm not doing anything. How much does a network administrator make under you?
 

Geek

Chico
Do you think it will go as well as his existing website, which appears to be quite dead?

http://anim.tv/index.php?/topic/20-im-back/

Okay wait. Geek thinks he's trademarked the word 'Anim'? ...You're serious...?

Believe it or not, I actually did: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp but i was unable to trademark "Toon" because it's owned by Steve Jackson.

And the site is quite dead because i still haven't advertised yet and i was working very hard to add multiple flash game databases and some major bug fixes.

By July, everything will be completed.

As far as a remmember, Furaffinity was dead in 2007 which is normal, and took 2 years to become how it is today.

I also remember the day when Furaffinity was been hacked.
 
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Geek

Chico
bargain-bin bottom of the barrel yesterday's-news golly-gee-whiz throwaway TLD's.

In the future websites that will show up in search engines will be dominated by local domain names. So its best to invest now while its early or suffer the lost of traffic to competitors.

If your from the United-States and do some google search, you'll see that .US rank stronger then .COM.

So am targeting the united states, canada, europe, india, china and japan with these.

Open Financial Times (readily available anywhere in the US), what do you see? Sure, some .coms here and there, but mostly co.uk and org.uk! And lately – .tv (dot television) (From what I hear from my British friends, tv is advertised left and right in the UK).

In Russia, com is virtually non-existent. .ru is king (or czar, if you will), with .net (for whatever reason) in the second place. When I mention .com, people stare at me – what’s that supposed to mean? No kidding.

Bottomline – com is mostly an American thing, not even global.
 
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Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Uh... OK then.

You realize that .ca, .ru, .co.uk, etc have been around since forever, right? And that they aren't meant to supplant .com or .net, just to denote that a certain site or service is targeted towards a specific part of the world? .com, .net, .org, etc are all considered to be international, not to be "obsolete", and they're all part of the standard lexicon. If you ask people to fire off the first TLD's they can think of, they'll immediately say ".com, .net, .org" and then maybe grab a few location-specific TLD's. It doesn't matter what's "hot", what matters is what people know and what people will try while typing a URL. The ability of people to find and remember your site on the internet is perhaps one of the most important things to consider.

So what are you planning to do with all of these regional TLD's you're talking about? Create an international/multinational site? .com, .net et al are specifically meant for that purpose, especially where the generally-spoken language would be English rather than, say, Russian or Chinese with a .ru or .cn TLD.

.us and .tv never took off and probably never really will to any real extent. But then again, it's probably a good thing to snatch them up anyway because they can't even give those away and it keeps typosquatters away.

And business magazines? Please. The dot com bubble already burst once. :p
 
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Geek

Chico
The reason why .COM is popular is because it's a 25 years old TLD.

Anim.com and Toon.com was registered in the 80's... i wasn't even born at that time XXD

I rather have a super short generic ccTLD then a long ass .com

This is why I'm investing in .CO
 
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Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Well, it's your money.

EDIT: I just have to say it: Search engines don't generally work that way, nor should they.
 
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AshleyAshes

Arcade Snowmew Of Doom
Believe it or not, I actually did: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp but i was unable to trademark "Toon" because it's owned by Steve Jackson.

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchss&state=4009:bl0vv0.1.1

No trademark for 'Anim' found.

So am targeting the united states, canada, europe, india, china and japan with these.

Do you even have a means to provide German, Spanish, Italian, Indian, Chinese or Japanese content and interfaces? Or do you just expect the domain name to bring in the international crowd?

More importantly, how do you expect to populate this site?

Why should I use your proposed site instead of YouTube?
Why should I use your proposed site instead of Facebook?
Why should I use your proposed site instead of the countless other furry an anime forums?
Why should I use your proposed site instead of DeviantArt or FurAffinity?

What motivation do we have? The internet is NOT a matter of 'If you build it they will come'. No, most of the time if you build it, fuck all shows up at the door. Hell FurAffinity exists because furries and adult work were chased out of places like SheezyArt and Y!Gallery. FA is popular because it was where all the furry refugees went to. Even if you build a site 'as good as FA' you will probably get squat in userbase because they are still on FA. Why would we use FA? Cause everyone is still on FA and so everyone will see our stuff on FA.
 
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Geek

Chico
To be honest.

All i wanted, is to make a website about the things i love (Anime & Furries) and to make a fan base that allows you to upload cartoon porn contents and talk about anything.

Yes, i allow cartoon porn only (not real porn) because my server is independent and non-commectial.

Also, unlike furaffinity, I'm plaining to target every cartoon/Anime fans out there and not just the furries.

Also, un-like youtube, facebook..., my site doesn't have ads on it.

I know i still have a lot of work to do but according to my schedule, it should be done by the end of july.

I'm planing to hire SEO and SEM + developers instead of hiring lawyers to get the .coms

Thanks guys for the comments.

Was really helpful.


Looks like the site is down, give it 12 weeks and it will be listed.

The serial number is 72334844
 
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net-cat

Infernal Kitty
.us and .tv never took off and probably never really will to any real extent. But then again, it's probably a good thing to snatch them up anyway because they can't even give those away and it keeps typosquatters away.
Last I checked, .us is the ccTLD for some country in North America whose name escapes me at the moment. Several of their government agencies and provincial governments use it.

Also, un-like youtube, facebook..., my site doesn't have ads on it.
I have little to say except "Good luck with that."
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Last I checked, .us is the ccTLD for some country in North America whose name escapes me at the moment. Several of their government agencies and provincial governments use it.

Oh, well, it's nice to see someone finally bothered to use them then I guess. I'd been under the impression that these sites were still operating under .gov (which they technically are), but that'd go to show how often I actually bother visiting US government websites.
 

Taralack

Hit 'em right between the eyes
I honestly don't think you're gonna get many takers, furry AND anime porn is kind of a niche audience. Most of the anime fans I know hate furry, and it seems a lot of furries hate anime. So. :V
 
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