For those that specialize in the brandable niche of domaining, you know you have seen some funky names get picked by start ups and some go on to get pretty sizable funding. It is the subjective nature of domain names and branding. You will always think I got names much better and they never get a bite and this name that just got $5 million in funding flunks the radio test, has many different possible spellings when heard by a consumer etc…
The Verge put together a little quiz to match the domain name to the start up. Ben Popper wrote:
When you’ve been covering startups as long as I have, you get used to being pitched by companies with bizarre, unpronounceable names. No contraction is too challenging if it means you can nab a five letter domain name. No pun is too terrible. Collected here are some of my all-time favorites. Correctly identify what each startup does and you’ll win the undying respect and admiration of The Verge staff. Miss a few and hey, no worries, you can always PushforPizza.
I thought it was a fun exercise for those who spend a little time each day looking for five letter pronounceable names that end in 00, or track every name dropping that ends in ly which one friend of mine does.
Take the quiz here