In a rush? Head down to the comments and share a domain name you own without a purpose, I (and hopefully some others) will give you a fun side project idea for it!
For those not in a rush!
I own quite a few domain names. I recently wrote about my emoji domain 👩💻👨💻.to, I also own a domain name purely for the fact it sits on the million dollar homepage and is a part of internet history!
I even bought a domain name a few years ago that I still think could be great for a codepen competitor - codersplayground.co.uk!
Oh and don't forget ultimatemot*******kingwebsite.com (Warning, do not click this link if swearing offends you), which is probably the naughtiest domain I own and actually use!
Today, for the first time in a while, I bought a domain name that not only fit a big side project beautifully, but would also work for loads of different use cases.
It is probably the "best" (best when talking about commercial viability and an obvious use case) I have bought. In fact, I am that amazed it wasn't taken it prompted this whole article!
The domain is:
I will be writing loads about that domain as it will feature heavily in my content creation strategy over the next year, but it had me thinking about all the domains I have bought over the years that maybe weren't as great!
Then I realised I can't be the only one with random domains (or really good domains that you are surprised weren't taken) sat idle and needing a purpose!
So that leads me to the question:
How many of you have random domains with no purpose?
As I said I have several domains that are good (and some not so good ones!), but have no purpose at the moment.
And I certainly can't be the only one.
So put your unused domain name into the comments below and I will come up with a fun project and possibly a serious project as well that you could build around that domain name!
I want to see who has a) the best domain name (can you beat a2z.dev?) and b) the silliest domain name.
Hopefully a bit of fun coming up with ideas for how to use a domain name will turn into a silly side project, that then turns into something beautiful and massive, and we can all say that it started here and we helped make it happen! 😁
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Oh man, I own a lot of domains without a reason. One of them is dail.one. I've thought about building a suite of web applications like notes, calendar, e-mail client etc. which then would all be placed beneath this domain but it turned out, I dont have this much time on my hand so I stopped 😅
I also have multiple Liferay domains (liferay.space, liferay.tech, liferay.blog, liferay.us, liferay.at, liferay.ch). I work in a company which uses Liferay to create digital workplaces for companies and I thought it would be funny to buy some domains and do something cool, but I really don't know what I should do with them 😂 Any idea is appreciated :)
OK so these are some tough ones, I doubt I will come up with a sensible one but let's see!
I have to admit, I struggled as they are both super specific lol, I will see if I come up with a better idea as I am not happy with these yet!
I love the sunflower idea from the positive tweets 🌻
I can be wholesome sometimes 😜🤣
Wholesome as fuck!!
Recently i've bought leblogdesgensquivontauboutdesblagu... as a joke, but, in fact I dunno what to do with
(In same spirit I've bought lescuilleressontenrealitedespelles... than can be translated by Spoonsareactuallyshovels.fr.. don't ask me why.. dunno..)
(In english we can translate by Blogofpeoplewhogoafterjokes.fr, it's a very litteral translation, I hope you've understood the meaning)
As I think some of the meaning is lost in literal translation I am guessing this is about people who completely miss a joke and take it literally?
If not let me know what it should be and I will then come up with silly and sensible ideas!
In fact you right, but the meaning was most, I’ll do my best for that joke « exist », to be more funny..
For example, I’ve created a website about spoons and showel because someone gave me the idea, but doesn’t think I’ll buy a domain and create a website.
In fact, the meaning of my domain was « A blog for all who do his best to make real a fictional funny idea »
So, if you have any idea, I'll take it!
I do a stream all Sundays in Spanish called hablemos.dev talking about WebDev and related topics, and I recently acquired letstalk.dev (which is the english translation of the same name). I still didn't figured out what to do with it. For now it only redirects to hablemos.dev, but I might either do an english stream other day of the week, or I might just do english videos and upload them to YouTube directly under that name. Maybe a podcast? If only I was confident enough about my voice and pronunciation 🤣
I mean the letstalk.dev (and spanish version) is an awesome domain name for streaming so I think you have a good purpose already (although a podcast would be great too obviously).
But that isn't the game so:
Those are my initial ideas! 🤣
También podrías comprar el.dominio letsstalk.dev :v
The only random domain I have at the moment is littlest.website. I have a host called "the" so I could have the.littlest.website which is kind of a riff on The Littlest Hobo but that's as far as I got.
I was intending on getting something adjacent, like the.littlest.network and hosting a Mastodon instance but most of the good names like that are gone.
I have tons of domains I do not use, some I shouldn't use to be honest.
cock.trade (was my screenshot site and probably will make it my screenshot site again)
I've bought all of these as jokes and have never used them for anything. maybe I can do something fun with them
Well as most of these are NSFW I think I will have to be creative here and fly close to the line a bit!
Unfortunately I think any other ideas would not be suitable for DEV! 🤣 With that being said I imagine you could build a nice interconnected community with some of these domains.
thank you! do really like the femboy.us, catgirl.design and racist.live ideas, maybe when I eventually have the bandwidth, time, and money to host them I will try some out!
femboy.us should just be a forum for Astolfo cosplayers, rofl. 🤣
catgirl design is suitable for NFT project.
It’s German for “thought juice” which relates to coffee. I thought about starting a German developer podcast but never did it because i found a very good one existing already 😅
This one question a day is actually a brilliant concept, I like it a lot! Just need some thought provoking questions 😅 but that could also be voted on…
I am glad at least a couple of my ideas have been decent, most have been silly!
I liked that idea too, I should stop giving away all my best ideas 🤣
Lol, I wouldn’t be mad when you would register thoughtjuice.com and make an English version yourself. ☺️
Someone was quicker!
I own 3 proper domains & a couple of free domains.
Out of those 3 domains, 2 domains are in use. (1 for my personal website , & 1 for few other things like a cryptic hunt & a trivia quiz).
I have 1 more domain dilutewater.xyz
(DiluteWater is my pseodoname that I use for online accounts.
Right I will focus on dilutewater.xyz then!
Yeah, I went silly with all of them (except the two lutes idea, could be the next 2 Cellos! 🤣
Nice Idea 🤣.
I will try to make when I get time
I bought this one originally as a joke:
throwouterror.com. (instead of throw new error). However, it sounds a bit weird when you put it together as TOE 😂 i had originally owned toes.tech but it expired and it would have cost $40 to renew.
I also own malware.design. I don't want to make something illegal obviously - but maybe a learning site for cybersecurity would be neat?
I have many more weird domains but these were the ones that stood out to me.
malware.design could just be a page where you go "poof, designed a malware just for you <3" or something, as a joke site
So give me some ideas for:
as they are two sites sitting idle at the moment. They can be super silly too if you want!
Oh and if anyone can actually come up with a good idea for how to use my 👩💻👨💻.to domain (good luck!) for something then let me know!
I hope we get some fun domains and some silly ideas for side projects in the comments!
Wow! Such a great post!!! i own many stupid domains ... i give you this two!
doulove.me, always thought about making some crush app around facebook friends ...
networkingcrew.com ... maybe i was drunk when i bought this :D
Im very impressed by your creativity :D thank you so much!
I just bought moon.codes a few days ago.
Ohhhh, love that one.
I've scooped up so many
My main site is in fact odd.codes. It's just a hub for all my outside stuff right now, but I'm overhauling it big time and will upload the revamped version all at once.
I don't know if you've heard of moonscript, but it's a neat branch on Lua. Don't know how they didn't grab that one!
Ok here we go!
Thanks for these excellent suggestions!
I'll get in touch with the community and check if this domain can be usefull to them first
I love this idea! I may run such a website, but let it available any time and just release updates at each full moon. I'll keep you updated (on a full moon of course) if this idea comes to reality.
Hi, this is awesome 👌. Love every bit of this post. I also have several country specific domains which include code.ng, class.ng, class.africa, plus.ng, girls.ng and who.ng
Class.africa was meant to be platform where students uploads their test and exams past questions to get experts answer then and earn a point when other students rate the past question uploaded when they find it useful. But I have been very lazy with it. Would love to work with someone that can help bring this to life.
The problem here is that most of these seem like very wholesome domains.
But I suppose I can ruin some of them for you! 🤣:
How about these?
siteaboutnothing.com - bought back in 2000 when I wanted a domain name just because everyone else had one. I was inspired by Seinfeld's "show about nothing" idea.
compufer.com - really similar to "computer", right??? 😂
I love these ideas! Thank you 😊
I gotta domain that I'm not using, I bought it as a joke but would really like ideas for what to do with it. The domain is YoureTheOneTripping.org it's currently just redirecting to NA resources because that was the most relevant use i could think of at this time, but any advice is welcome
Let's see if you can find some good ideas as I have been scratching my head for the past couple of months
thedavidones.live - Used to be my blog till I coded my own blog as part of my personal website. Don't have a use for it right now.
wavlink.ro - An old company idea which has been discontinued.
galaxygamers.ro - When I was younger, I used to run a Minecraft server with this domain, now it has no use.
All of these currently point to a 404 on my server. Any ideas?
Sorry but I think my brain broke on these ones, I didn't have anything clever!