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How did you come up with your company name?

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A lot of thought into what will be an impressive name for the company. I actually had many names in my mind, but I finalysed the one that was available for registering as the domain name.

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My country , cloud computing , lucky number thats it :D Clouds 4 India

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This is breakdown of how I came up with the name GreenHostBox:

Green - stands for money

Host - shows that we are a hosting provider

Box - as in a server node

Which all came to be GreenHostBox :) and the name never gets old.

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This is breakdown of how I came up with the name GreenHostBox:

Green - stands for money

Host - shows that we are a hosting provider

Box - as in a server node

Which all came to be GreenHostBox :) and the name never gets old.

 

This name is much better than greenvaluehost :)

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I purchased mine :)

 

 

This is breakdown of how I came up with the name GreenHostBox:

Green - stands for money
Host - shows that we are a hosting provider
Box - as in a server node

Which all came to be GreenHostBox :) and the name never gets old.

 

Green - synonymous with weed

Host - accidental typo - was supposed to be "hot"

Box - Followed by "hot" to make "hotbox"

 

Clearly was supposed to be GreenHotBox ;)

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Clearly was supposed to be GreenHotBox ;)

 

Hotdogs in the weed. :P

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This name is much better than greenvaluehost :)

If you think GreenHostBox is similar to GreenValueHost then you haven't checked out GreatValueHost :)

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I already know the host called GreatValueHost. Not to mention there is GreenValleyHost as well.

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I came up with the name 'colocrossing' in early 2005 or so, and I bought the domain from NSI (network solutions.) Sadly, the rest is history, and it was transferred off NSI a few years before I was fired from CC.

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I went to namecheap.com and searched all the names I have in mind. Once I've sorted out the available domain names, all that's left is to pick one I preferred. :)

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Lets see.  Had quite a few names.

 

Originally, Latency Zero was a game server provider I was involved in 2003.  That formed into lzXtech for VPS Hosting.  My nickname from webhostingtalk in 2005 was devonblzx because of this.  Before the launch, I renamed it to RockMyWeb in late 2006.  This was a play on words for the phrase, Rocks Your World.

 

VirtuallyDedicated was formed for larger virtual servers, virtual dedicated servers as they were named at the time.  This was even before the 'Hybrid' VPS days.  Pretty simple play on words there.

 

VPSLab was going to be a completely custom virtual server service.  This project never panned out, sold the domain. Laboratory for creating your own VPS, another obvious one.

 

Reseller3K was reseller hosting from the future (Year 3000).  This lasted for about 2 years before we decided to exit the reseller hosting field and focus on only virtual servers.

 

Cloud3K was a spin off of Reseller3K, cloud hosting from the future. I don't think many people got the reference to the future, hence we didn't keep the name.

 

ByteOnSite was geared around cloud storage.  Storing your bytes on our site :).  Decided to take this for the full virtual server lineup as it applied well for all.

 

As you can see, I've been doing this for 10 years, but I think my usual process is:

 

- Come up with a slogan, feature list, to base the name off of.

- List a bunch of names out.  Brainstorming sessions usually over a few days.

- Do a domain search, mix the names up.  ByteOnSite actually started as Byte Insight, then ByteInSite.

- Buy the domain if it's available, even if you don't use it, then test around with it to see how well it works. Get opinions, etc.

 

I've bought a lot of domains over the years but domains are cheap.  If you don't use the domain within a year or two, sell them or forget about them.  $10-20 is nothing for a good name.  Usually you can make money off the domain by selling it if it is a good name.

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L - for Linux

VPS - for virtual private server

Hosting - For hosting

 

So, lvpshosting.com

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We have started as backup servers company.

drServer actually means disaster recovery server but now everybody calls us doctor server.

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Simply, there are too many companies out there that are Host${Keyword} or Cloud${Keyword} etc. The actual name itself was one of 4 3 letter testing domains I owned, originally just intended as a temporary domain but it stuck.

 

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As my hosting is in process of re-branding ( current PieLayer brand name was from previous owner from whom I acquired this hosting ) this is very interested topic to me :).

I didn't have many doubts about the new name though.

 

It was simple from the start for me. As my last name is Pajalic and many of my friends call me Pajo ( I get used to have that nickname, hehe ) I decided to go with Pajo Servers.

 

I thought pajo hosting would be to shady as someone already mentioned there are many "cloud" and "hosting" in provider names..

 

Brand name change is scheduled for next month :).

 

PS. Till today I don't know what the previous owner was thinking when he decided to go with name such as PieLayer ...  :huh:

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PS. Till today I don't know what the previous owner was thinking when he decided to go with name such as PieLayer ...  :huh:

 

A VPS is a slice of a big server pie, layers as in the OSI Model would be my guess.

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Had an entire long response typed out but this forum does not work so well in Internet Explorer and it was completely deleted. TL;DR:

 

We provide solutions that make the impossible possible. And it just sounds cool. Took a good two months to come up with this name though.

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 it just sounds cool

Best motivation ever!

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Our original host came up because you could host documents :) The current one I thought of when I woke up in the middle of the night because I was too hot (Freaky) 

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Just brainstorming for a few hours. W3-Host stands for www (world wide web) host so it's quite relevant if you think beyond the acronym. I might have even gotten the idea for W3Schools... can't remember anymore.

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