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How did you come up with your company name?

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Didn't start the company as an ISP but branched into it, so at the time I formed it didn't think the name would matter much. But stuck with it.

 

I think this picture sums it up :

 

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Didn't start the company as an ISP but branched into it, so at the time I formed it didn't think the name would matter much. But stuck with it.

 

I think this picture sums it up :

 

 

 

I love it.

 

I love dogs.

 

I want a dog.  

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...says the guy in Korea.  Ominous :P

 

Haha.

 

To set the record straight I did eat dog once, and it was delicious!

 

But... I'm also a dog person.  As in I absolutely loved our Fraternity's German Shepard Dog!!! (and no I did not cook him up and eat him)

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Wat.

I demand a name change to HalfEatenDog

Francisco

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Wat.

I demand a name change to HalfEatenDog

Francisco

 

I immediately regret sharing this fact.  

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Came up with this... By looking at names that the domains with .com were still available to register at the time really... 

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Optic = Fibre Optic cable.. Servers = What we are selling.. OpticServers :PPPPPP

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For me  domain name which will realted to my business that domain name i like to choose

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i just wanted to design a brand not just a hosting company and i thought of many names and i liked Geekion the most

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I was shopping for something more traditional - like think 50-100 year old term that encompasses a piece of what I do professionally.

 

Ran a few words and then pluralized one.  Presto, domain available.   That's as far as I've gotten on new company thing officially, so far.

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I was shopping for something more traditional - like think 50-100 year old term that encompasses a piece of what I do professionally.

 

Ran a few words and then pluralized one.  Presto, domain available.   That's as far as I've gotten on new company thing officially, so far.

 

Without meaning to take this too far off topic - what are your thoughts on unused domains being sat there doing nothing (or very little)?

 

With VPN.sh it was simply a domain that somebody was selling at the same time that I was putting together a VPN service. Worked out fairly nicely, as VPN.* domains generally get sold fairly quickly, and it was ideal for me to grab the domain at the time.

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Without meaning to take this too far off topic - what are your thoughts on unused domains being sat there doing nothing (or very little)?

 

With VPN.sh it was simply a domain that somebody was selling at the same time that I was putting together a VPN service. Worked out fairly nicely, as VPN.* domains generally get sold fairly quickly, and it was ideal for me to grab the domain at the time.

 

Older domains really don't bring any value added benefit.  Demand for "aged" domains always makes me laugh. Fine to use though.

 

I think the domain scamster folks took the aging idea from shelf corporations [which honestly worth while ones come with various credit worthy abilities and you pay handsomely for].

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Well mine is simple.

 

My name is James Holliday

 

I was given the nickname of James Vacation

 

Vacation Private Servers - Initials = VPS 

 

VPS shows what I am selling

 

I have it all worked out :)

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Mine is pretty straight forward, but does have a background.

VPS for the service that I Offer and Aliens, as I have always been very fascinated with them. My father was almost 60 when I was born. He had worked as a Laborer when the Built  Area 51 in Roswell, NM! I still have a Paystub of his and memories of his stories about working there. :)

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I was sitting thinking of a name when one of my kids trying to break me out of my trance and get me to play give the back of my chair a kick, missed and hit me in the ass, and than it came to me.

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Sat around one night with my partner trying to think of names, we knew we wanted to be able to make a strong mascot based off the name. Although we're still working on effectively using this mascot we have one designed that we love!

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I spent some time with my friend writing down good names, and afterwards we went online to check if at least one name is available. We found out that one was available so we sent it to multiple people to see what they think about our name. We received positive feedback from everyone! :)

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