can’t see the forest

Top Ten Worst Domain Names

Posted in Entertainment, humor, World Wide Web by Curtis on 11/7/06

From Gavilan’s Weblog Independent Sources, a tech site beyond the reach of my sylvan ken nice respectable site which I am sure is always careful to credit its sources, there comes admittedly one of the funniest blog posts I’ve ever seen:

1. A site called ‘Who Represents’ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name…wait for it…is
http://www.whorepresents.com

And it only gets juicier from there. Some of these aren’t for the faint of heart. An apt and ample illustration that the space bar and the underscore can be strategic friends.

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  1. raincoaster said, on 11/7/06 at 10:25 pm

    Please, please, please, as a personal favour to me would you take out the link to Gavilan’s blog and update? The situation is this:

    He stole every word of the post (except the first and last sentences, which both contain errors) wholesale from a post on Independent Sources. The author has contacted him, and he blew the guy off. Simply Google “Ten Worst Domain Names” and you’ll find it.

    Every. Single. One. Of gavilan’s posts is stolen, uncredited, from somewhere else and Podz has already reprimanded him about it at least once. It’s a violation of US law and WordPress terms of service. He’s also, personally, an asshole, but that is neither here nor there; my point here is that he’s a thief, and that this behaviour has been addressed several times, to no avail. Please don’t boost this bandito’s ego or his technorati ranking by linking to him.

  2. raincoaster said, on 11/7/06 at 10:26 pm

    Ah, here’s the link, from July 12th of this year:
    http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/

  3. Curtis said, on 11/7/06 at 10:56 pm

    Your vigilance is appreciated. I was thinking: wow, if this guy collected all of these gems on his own, he needs to work in Moria.

    Will do. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

  4. raincoaster said, on 11/7/06 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you. Independent sources did actually credit the original forum where they found the URLs, but it’s the witty commentary that made it go viral.

    You can see from Gavilan’s posts in the support forum that he hasn’t got the skill to write the stuff in his blog. I’m an old hand at this; a friend of mine used this to get the website of a Russian mafia front organization shut down…seriously, I should write my memoir. God knows I don’t have a life right now, so the timing is perfect!


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