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Help choose between these two domain names

I'm in the early stages of starting a new project and am choosing a domain name.

The product is going to be a Twitter management service where I fully manage Twitter accounts for customers including creating Tweets, choosing images and hashtags, scheduling daily tweets, managing followers/follows and growing an audience sustainably.

The tweets, hashtags, images will be hand-written/chosen by me but the scheduling etc will be automated through the official Twitter API.

Over the last few months I've tried this out in-house for a few client's that I provide SEO/social media services for and it's been a hit. So I'm taking the step of developing it into it's own product.

I aim to build this in the open so I thought I'd start with asking for your opinion on a domain name (.com preferred). I've received some feedback from friends and family and narrowed it down to either:

twexe.com

or...

genialengine.com

Which do you think is better?

UPDATE: thanks for the very useful feedback everyone. I am ditching both these domains and will think of something better!

Which is the best domain name?
  1. twexe.com
  2. genialengine.com
Vote
  1. 12

    Neither are great tbh.

    1. 1

      Appreciate the feedback - might need to revisit this if it is the general consensus.

  2. 3

    Hey, I know I'm coming to this late, but I would go with some type of bird, and use a cool new extension, like .so (since .co and .io will likely be taken).

    starling.so
    finch.so
    sparrow.so

    Way more brandable, and looks clean.

  3. 3

    tweasy.co
    twmate.com

    socialmate.io [Scalable - Can Offer More services]

    Best of Luck

    Suggestion - Don't Stick with Twitter or anything related to Twitter in Domain - Not Scalable

    1. 1

      I like twmate.com - will have to consider this too. Thanks!

      On the others I consider .com a must - or at least having the .com as well as the .io if there is a good reason to use an .io etc

      1. 2

        Awesome. Best of luck with this!

  4. 3

    twexe reads like a malware program :)

    1. 1

      :) but jokes aside this is actually true!

  5. 2

    Gun to my head, I'll probably go with twexe.com, simply because I'm a fan of short, one-word domain names.

    Speaking of which, if you're open to other TLDs like .ai, .app, .io, .so, or even domain hacks like instagr.am, I made a tool, One Word Domains, that aggregates all the available one-word domains for you to get inspired from. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you find!

    1. 2

      oneword.domains is awesome, recommend 100%

      1. 1

        Damn, thanks a lot for the endorsement Morgan! Appreciate it! 😇

  6. 2

    I don't like both. Keep searching. :) I know it's really hard. However eventually you will find one.

    1. 1

      As others said, I don't like the original domain names. My favorite is twitteroo.com 😊

  7. 2

    I agree with the others, neither is a great name. I'd love to know if my project naminus.com is of any help

  8. 2

    hoothero.com
    postyexpress.com - like the old-timey Pony Express in the US

    These are available if they're interesting to you.

  9. 2

    Yeah I am not a fan of either as well. I went through a naming exercise recently and know how painful it can be , one recommendation I would give is to start with the spirit of your company and try to come up a name that way.

    For instance , u r managing other people’s twitter accounts , Twitter is based on tweet which is based on a bird, so I am sure you could play on managing birds like aviary, flock, etc.

    I am sure you will come up with a memorable and brandable world . Good luck!

    1. 1

      Thanks for the feedback - I am going to ditch them both!

  10. 2

    None of them. They say zero to me.

    Try to be more imaginative like the guy who named the boat Boaty McBoatface....

    Jokes apart. Play with the extensions ...

    Twittah.io
    Supertweet.com
    Twitt.it
    Tweettorama.com
    Twitt.me ( this is good come on...)
    Twittea.lo ( Spanish for twitt it )
    Twittoo.com
    Twittment.com
    Twitthype.com

    ....there's many

    1. 1

      Thanks for the input - appreciate it! Some good ideas here.

  11. 2

    I don't like both too as well. I am sure there are better names out there, maybe check .io domains?

    1. 1

      Appreciate the feedback - .com is a must for me. If it goes well I don't want anyone else owning the .com

  12. 2

    Available:

    • twittergrow(com)
    • twgrowth(com)
    • twitterconcierge(com)

    If you like them maybe I should start charging ??

    1. 2

      Thanks for these - appreciate the ideas. Unfortunately I can't use anything with Twitter or tweet in because of copyright. I could use twgrow - the only thing stopping me is the 'grow' keyword tends to be used a by a lot of sites that bulk follow/unfollow or sell follows and promise 5000 followers per month etc. I really don't want the service to be associated with that as it is a can of worms.

      1. 1

        One more try:

        • tweetsasaservice(com)
        • tweetsmagic(com)
        • tweetsforyou(com)
        • tweetminister(com)
        • tweetministry(com)
        • tweetsfactory(com)

        Good luck!

        1. 1

          Thanks again - unfortunately 'tweet' is copyrighted too so unusable.

          1. 1

            Ha ha. Ok lost this one.

            1. 2

              Even though those exact domains aren't an option your ideas have helped a lot

  13. 2

    How you gonna brand them.
    What's twexe. First thing comes to my mind, a windows desktop client for twitter.
    I'm not a native English speaker, didn't know what genial means, my brain pick the next word as denial.

    To be honest, I didn't dig both. But as long as you have customers lined up it wouldn't matter IMHO.

    So good luck.

    1. 2

      Thanks for the feedback - at least from twexe you got Twitter! I was thinking of a tagline along the lines 'Twitter, run for you' or similar with a play on exe being 'execute' and 'run' but I didn't see the Windows angle.

      Might have to have a rethink - I've spent about two days searching and feel like I should get moving on the build without spending too much more time on it but I do want to get the branding right.

      1. 2

        You should move on, I wouldn't rush the name, until I'm done with the project. I'm having troubles on naming and explaining things myself so I just leave it, until I find something out of blue sky. Either when I scroll through twitter or watching a show. Creativity is a bit odd. Sometimes it works like a charm when you set a deadline, sometimes it doesn't click for weeks. Just have a fresh air, forget about it and return back later.

        I see you avoid using twitter in the name due to copyright issues, tw, twt, twtr prefixes a bit popular when you come up with a name that also explains what the app does eg. twauth. Or playing with the ending of the word, like managr, shedulr. Just thinking out of loud.

        Lastly a bit of keyword research could spark some new ideas.

        1. 1

          Some sound advice here - thank you! Going to give it some space then revisit in a few days.

  14. 2

    I only voted for genialengine because I have no idea how to pronounce twexe. Unique though. Anyway, all the best with this!

    1. 1

      Thanks - will bear this in mind about the pronunciation.

  15. 1

    Neither! Twexe (.exe, a.k.a worrisome malware), or genialengine (Engine??)

  16. 1

    Update...

    Thanks for the really useful feedback everyone. I have ditched both these domains for now and will choose something better.

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