Domain Names September 16, 2020

What’s the last domain you bought?

Stephen Shaw @sxsio

What's the last domain you bought? Was it for a side project 🚀 Was it a goofy one 🙃 Do you wish you could return it 😭 Last one I bought was, for a side project. How about you? Let’s get a list going...

  1. 6

    Not cheap. Very happy to acquire it when I did, was the right place for us to be.

    1. 2

      Great name! Mind sharing how much you paid for that domain?

      1. 1

        I agreed with the seller not to disclose the price, but it was in the ballpark of the market rate for a single word dictionary dotcom.

        I did take me 8 years of regular pestering to get them to agree to sell it, and I think they gave me a good deal because they wanted to see someone like us using the domain name.

        1. 2

          I admire your persistence! Enjoy the great name!

    2. 1

      Nice domain! Great product - am a keen user. Have feedback on the user experience if your team are ever looking to speak to users.

    3. 1

      Great domain name. Good luck.

  2. 5, the one I'm working on right now.

    1. 1

      "zero to sold" is your inspiration?

      1. 1

        Nope, they're totally different projects. Lots of "zero to" projects here on IH :) Mine focuses on acquisition channels that repeatedly work for founders.

    1. 1

      Interesting idea. What is the path to covering your hosting and services cost?

      I'm sure that costs you a few bucks a month to run?

      1. 2

        It costs me $5.00 bucks a month on digital ocean :) so it won't break the bank.

  3. 4

    Short for "story model of purpose": an idea I've drawn from writing fiction and studying various cognitive sciences that the key to living a good life is to live a good story.

    Bought the domain recently but won't have time to build and work on it until 2021. It'll be a blog and newsletter on how to live meaningfully in the modern secular world. And eventually it should serve as content marketing for fiction stories.

    1. 3

      This is pretty cool, I daydream myself sometimes about writing fiction based on real life - a nice long term goal I suppose 😄

  4. 4

    Virtual = virtual experiences, events, teams etc

    Mojito = who don't like Mojito?

  5. 3

    I bought and last night.

    I am going to create a short, opinionated, step by step guide to get people from 0 experience to running their first one-shot Dungeons and Dragons game in just a couple hours.

    Aiming to have something up there by mid-October. If I see enough interest in the guide, I have several ideas to monetize.

  6. 3

    Still not decided what I'm gonna make using this domain, but certainly it's related to devops

  7. 3 -> for my current project, our magical pricing software 😁

  8. 3

    I bought after I heard Elon Musk announce DearMoon project.

    Now, I don't know what do with it. Thought about building a one page site and sell t-shirts to all the people who are excited about Mars.

  9. 3 , I am working on it right now.

    1. 1

      Lots of possibilities! What are your plans for it?

      1. 1

        I brought to make a easy drop and share file app. I am not sure if it's a good name.

        1. 1

          I think it’s got potential!

          1. 1

            Too many scammers out there when it comes to fixing of credit report, When you get referral to an hacker concerning your credit score they make it look like a big deal and that too many people are going to work on your report in seeing that its completed and boom your score is boosted..... BULLSHIT!!! I'm angry because I have wasted lot of money trying to fixing my credit score with different fake ass people (hacker). Only one man did it for me, I met him 2months ago within one month all related issues about my credit score has been resolved. my credit score right now is at 830 from 520. I can now apply for loans to boost my business all thanks to HACKER PAUL MIKE. Contact him on HACKERPAULMIKEatGMAILdotCOM. Phone. (720)663-0651. He's a life saver.

  10. 3, a collection of open startups and their metrics

  11. 3 🦙

    The side project I'm working on with @tibozaurus , visit our web or our product page , we need your feedback!

    1. 1

      any reason you misspelled llama?

      1. 2

        Thanks for asking! I am Italian , @tibozaurus is French, in our languages it is just “LAMA” , plus, there is a secret “hack” in the naming since LAM stands for Less Annoying Meetings.

  12. 3

    So... 🚀

    Working on it right now!

  13. 3

    Planning to blog about my trials and tribulations learning to build SaaS products 🙈

  14. 3

    😁 Not in use yet, but will be a blogging platform as part of my website builder.

      1. 1

        It sounds weird 😁

        The shortened form of the word "Poosta." Used when...when it just feels right. - Poost on urbandictionary

  15. 2

    A feature-specific part of our email client.

  16. 2

    My personal email / blog domain: & [email protected]😂

    Also recently got: for a side project when I've got on auto-pilot.

  17. 2, the one I'm working on right now.

  18. 2 for a new side project of a planning tool I'm starting up!

    1. 1

      Oops, even more recently I bought

  19. 2 - I used it to create URL shortener.

  20. 2


    Anyone here interested in buying this domain?

    Say hi

    [email protected]

  21. 2
    I hesitated, it kinda sounds like worse-ful, but it is easy to remember. 😄

  22. 2

    it's a newsletter reading platform for both android and ios. :)

  23. 2

    Recent purchases include and, both purchased in the train while travelling to countryside. Lost the project ideas behind those names in the meantime

  24. 2

    The last domain I brought is & is for a product I am releasing soon

  25. 2
    If u try using that free service, make sure u add http:// or https://

  26. 2

    A UX research toolkit to assess user cognitive load using just a webcam.

    Still on the feasibility phase.

  27. 2 (which I’ve now let go): was supposed to be a pirate-themed event planner. which I’m not sure what to use for. Yet. which will be an online secret santa app

  28. 2

    … currently for building out a new no-code data reporting tool!

  29. 2, planning to make a really simple lofi radio station on the page sometime soon.

  30. 2 for my personal site and for a new side project.

  31. 2 - For writing about decentralized web, Dapps, Blockchains, Crypto Etc. Or make blogging platform for it. Or some like Dapps curated lists

  32. 2

    It's which stands for Disposable Email Hunter. It's a no-code side project born out by the need to protect the email list and website from spammy disposable/temporary emails.

    The best part is that is completely created without a code, and I am utilizing my own product (which is a no-code web automation tool) + Google Sheet + Zapier.

  33. 2
    Wanted to make a fitness app that i could use on my phone or on a desktop.
    Pocketrocket = someone who is small fast and energetic 🏋️

  34. 2 , the project I am currently building (still under construction).
    I just had many options, but wanted a .com , so this was the only one available from my favorite options

  35. 2

    The last domain I bought was

    I want to create a URL shortener service with public/private links and with real-time notifications about who clicked (location, device type...)

  36. 2

    no plan for it, but as an engineer it called out to me

  37. 2

    the first domain I bought was in 1998

    1. 2

      Whoa! Ever used it for anything?

  38. 2

    Recently bought as another short domain to be used in T.LY link shortener. It’s not a great domain but it’s short and gives users additional short domains. I plan to continue adding additional short domains to the service.

  39. 2, idea: basically a dashboard for the open startup movement, you see all these '/open' paths with founding teams sharing information. That, but integrate with the payments systems, analytics (web traffic), etc. Maybe provide an api to allow data to sent over to the dashboard.

    Rough ideas. May or may not build.

  40. 2, a short URL domain name for

  41. 2 the project I'm currently working on.

  42. 2 - Prettier links for youtube channels

  43. 2 Purchased for personal website.

    1. 1

      Wow! So nice to have the .COM

  44. 2 (curated fashion): $1k $500
    Both side projects :)

    1. 1

      Hey! Your product page looks VERY similar to the one from GOAT.

      1. 1

        "VERY"? Pretty irrelevant to be honest, maybe just our price list looking like their sizes but the rest has clearly nothing to do with Goat. If that's what you think then all product pages in the world look similar to you, images on the left, title and prices on the right lol...

    2. 1

      Some pages are not displaying:

      Error: Unknown column 'stores.currency' in 'field list'

      Can I ask you how you find affiliate deals? It looks like you use affiliate links...

      1. 1

        Thanks for spotting the issue, I have fixed it, those product pages are not indexed though as our main target is category pages such as:

        Indeed we use affiliate links from many different Affiliate networks: Rakuten, FlexOffers, CJ, Skimlinks,...
        Merchants don't offer the same rate across networks so it's always wise to compare the rates and use the highest.

      2. 1

        I don't use affiliate links, but many programs are out there. Just depends on what you're looking for

        1. 1

          Oops, sorry! Not a question for me

        2. 1

          I'm not looking for affiliate programs, I'm just curious about your business model and how you website will make money if you are simply redirecting users to various stores... Just trying to learn about business models I may not know about.

  45. 2 - for a side project that might become something more than a side project (but, I suppose that's true of them all!)

  46. 2
    I'm not a bummer, I swear. I looked it up though, and that was the last one. I have a notebook page of others I want/need that are more cheerful :)

  47. 2 and .com 😂

    I wanted to start blogging about full stack development and was going to use that domain, but I ultimately decided to start blogging under my own name at

    1. 2

      Think you made the right choice, personal branding goes a long way. Really nice looking site!

  48. 2

    Any guess what would it do?

  49. 2 - it's the first domain I've bought that uses the extension as part of the name :)

    1. 1

      A domain hack, cool!

  50. 2
    That's at least the last "cool" one I got, in my opinion. Not sure yet what to do with it, I have a couple of ideas.

  51. 2

    A bunch of cheap .xyz domains to work on the custom domain feature of my project.

  52. 2, it is our startup we are working on for last 1.5 years (and thinking about for several years before that). We really liked the name and couldn't come up with anything good which would be free. So we spend $3000 in December 2019 and bought the domain. Hopefully we get the money back eventually 😁

  53. 2

    Just wanted to have a personal website. Definitely the best $7 I’ve spent 😂

    1. 1

      ✨ Slick! What did you use to build it?

      1. 1

        Used Carrd to create the entire page, then for the image, I used OpenPeeps!

        1. 1

          Nice! Love your newsletter by the way

  54. 2

    I am building BREW - delightfully 'simple' invoicing application for freelancers - something which i wish exists for me as a Freelancer. Packed with powerful features to help you gain control of all your financial activities at a single place as a freelancer. And we are launching very soon!

  55. 2 for some silly random generators

    1. 1

      Your site is awesome 😆

  56. 2 - hoping to use it for an upcoming side project!

    1. 1

      Nice name, lots of potential! Have a specific idea for it yet?

      1. 1

        probably an email/text based take on the physical paper forms of a gratitude journal. something like a daily email asking what you're grateful for. thoughts?

        1. 1

          Like it, valuable daily reminder

  57. 2

    It was difficult because I wanted a different one...

  58. 2

    semi-abandoned idea to help podcasters find advertisers.

  59. 2 - For my latest project, a newsletter around craft beer.

    1. 3

      Let's chat! I'm working on exactly the same thing...

  60. 2 Want to build a AI job focused saas there, not had time to do that though.

  61. 2 and I actually built something on it and launched before having another idea buying another domain name 😄

    1. 1

      Super descriptive for what you’re doing!

  62. 2, it was for monitoring service, but that project is a bit on hold.

  63. 2 A constructive and inclusive social network for hackers
    just bought it and launched the landing page.

  64. 2, literally just bought it and launched the landing page. Really exciting time for us!

  65. 2

    Planned on blog and product related to south of India regional culture. But could not devise a proper business plan for monetization, so stopped it at early stage.

  66. 2 - I just launched an ecommerce store for fans of the Notion app 🖤

    1. 1

      nice good luck. looks like you're using Printful, I'm working on a new store as well as a side project; motifation comes from the word motif which means a pattern in french

  67. 2

    I think the last one I bought was, it simply redirects to my current passion project; A privacy-first menstrual cycle journal.

    I am on a self-imposed buying freeze as I own almost 70 domains and trying hard to give some up.

  68. 2 - but have not started any work on this domain yet.

  69. 2

    I almost forgot this one and now when I see that cheap registrar has put up low quality ads on it.

    1. 1

      What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear/read

      If you have time please give me feedback via here:

  70. 2 - I am not using it yet but I registered it for a project I am going to work on later and that is related to the one I just launched.

  71. 2 - Coding the NoCode tool for Google sheets

    1. 1

      How long have you been working on this product? how much time it took you to build this product? Hope you wouldn't mind answering these....

      1. 1

        Yeah, Np. Its kind of close to 4 months since I started. But I am also working on my other product in parallel. And a couple of other ideas on and off.

  72. 2
    After all the hassle with WeWork and meetup :)

  73. 2 for my current project

  74. 2
    I don't even remember why I bought it lol

    1. 1

      Is it because it sounds nice? 😁

  75. 2
    Building a tool to record & replay api calls for mobile apps.

    1. 1

      Hey man. I just wanted to gift some feedback, I hope this unsolicited advice is welcome! 🙏 After looking at the site, and watching the front-and-centre video, I think this service is visually beautiful and legit. It clearly does something, I'm just not sure what it does! It's right on the tip of my brain, but I don't quite understand. Happy to share more thoughts if you want, and congrats on the revenue.

      1. 1

        Thank you for your feedback, Conferfly is a tool for businesses mostly enterprise.
        it helps to join video calls (zoom, meet, teams, etc) from conference rooms.

  76. 2

    Just for fun - haven't done anything with it yet 😁

    1. 2

      Maybe a nocode blog?

      1. 2

        Could be - we'll see when I get around to it haha

  77. 1 - the first domain for my first launch :)

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