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Ask DN: Got any great domain names you're not using?

6 years ago from , Co-founder at Tomely

You know the deal: share the clever domain names you optimistically purchased for projects that never got off the ground – and if you like a name, get in touch with whoever's offering!

56 comments

  • Connor Tomas O'Brien, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Okay, here's what I got:

    • subscribbly.com (for an artsy/DIY subscription service)
    • perennialbeginner.com
    • socialnettwerking.com

    (okay that last one's a bit of an embarrassment tbh)

    11 points
  • Stefan Rauch, 6 years ago

    turnt.af is available for $129

    10 points
  • louie solomonlouie solomon, 6 years ago

    theunitedstatesofameri.ca

    5 points
  • Felix MeadowFelix Meadow, 6 years ago

    gu.gl

    Have an unlaunched project sitting in a folder somewhere, but it will probably never go live.

    4 points
    • Joe Blau, 6 years ago

      This is exactly how I work! I build something, finish it... never ship :). I have a mobile app that is done right now that I just don't want to manage lol.

      2 points
      • Arix KingArix King, 6 years ago

        Is this a common thing—to build but never launch products? Sounds like a need for a holding company and I just so happen to have a now idle "... Ventures, LLC."

        ;)

        0 points
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Haha, interesting you should post this!

    I bought beachfront.digital last week for the sole purpose of creating a simple service for people to show off their "digital beachfront property", which my co-workers and I joked a couple weeks ago is really cool domains.

    I bought a book about APIs because I want to allow people to access their data from anywhere. Welp, so much for surprises, haha! Idk when I'll launch it, but it'll be this year for sure.

    As for my "clever" domains, I have:

    • beachfront.digital
    • megamanbattle.network
    • ofthin.gs
    • (four Space Invader emojis).ws
    • (Aries emoji).ws
    • (silhouette of Japan emoji).ws

    EDIT: DN doesn't appear to support emoji at the moment. Sad face emoji.

    4 points
    • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      you have to love an emoji url... i got (diamond)(poop).ws (don't know how to do emojis on here)

      0 points
  • Andrew CiobanasiuAndrew Ciobanasiu, 6 years ago

    porkysbutthole.com

    I'll start the bidding off at 9k. Serious inquiries only.

    3 points
  • Adam EhrheartAdam Ehrheart, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I've got a few interesting ones, all of which are for sale :-)

    • css.fm
    • design.fm
    • sales.fm
    • dailyweb.io
    • modernweb.io
    3 points
  • Account deleted 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )
    • unpaid.ninja (I actually want to turn this into a pro-bono type site)
    • mediocre.work
    • gluten-free.work
    • respectable.website
    • thisshouldbereal.com
    2 points
  • aren reyaren rey, 6 years ago

    I've got a few cool ones too, here you go :)

    • designspired.com
    • visualbloq.com
    • fotobloq.com
    • wpbloq.com
    • debookshelf.com
    • jobsforcreatives.com
    • nomadbloq.com

    Who's ever interested in making an offer please reach me at arenxrey@gmail.com :)

    2 points
  • Valtteri KarestoValtteri Karesto, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    This is interesting, I have few.

    petrolsneakers.com (car/motorcycle/design related blog we used to have)

    kans.io (kansio is finnish and translates to folder so english equivalent would be fold.er)

    anglrs.com (there will be flyfishing stuff)

    knapsack.io (use it once in a white for carrying online stuff)

    1 point
  • Gavin JonesGavin Jones, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    RIP ideas I 'never got around to'

    deals.design

    freebies.design

    marketplace.design

    recruit.design

    1 point
  • Account deleted 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    ultimatesophistication.com

    thehitchhikers.guide

    welovemaps.com

    1 point
  • Graham MurdochGraham Murdoch, 6 years ago

    theyrule.us

    1 point
  • Ben LeeBen Lee, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    saucy.com

    equal.io

    cherish.io

    enchant.io

    twilight.io

    nightfall.io

    balsa.io

    foodc.am

    glden.io

    hyper.fm

    1 point
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, 6 years ago

    I have psdbin.com. Bought it a few years ago hoping to share free PSD resources, but Sketch came out and I abandoned it.

    1 point
  • Andrew Michael ToddAndrew Michael Todd, 6 years ago

    activi.st

    1 point
  • Evan KnightEvan Knight, 6 years ago

    Two of my short .com's.

    • wahlo.com
    • keribu.com
    1 point
  • Mike GarrettMike Garrett, 6 years ago

    digitalflan.com conserve.today and personal favorite: yourfontsucks.com

    1 point
  • Yannik Schweinzer, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    bush.io

    nudad.com

    0 points
  • barry saundersbarry saunders, 6 years ago

    i used to own wrongtown.com but never did anything with it.

    0 points
  • Nick NobleNick Noble, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Just one:

    • baltimore.io
    0 points
  • Eduardo NunesEduardo Nunes, 6 years ago

    motherfucker.rocks

    Was thinking of using it to build a thing at http://this.motherfucker.rocks but never got around to it...

    0 points
  • Bala K, 6 years ago

    LovableLogic.com

    I am ready to give away the domain along with the website/code/design/database, but not the webserver as I need the server for our other works.

    It's for sale. Make me an offer and you can have it. Cheers

    0 points
  • Dinesh PremDinesh Prem, 6 years ago

    Panative.com

    0 points
  • Maksim PetrivMaksim Petriv, 6 years ago

    I have digitalobster.com

    0 points
  • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    tapanddrag.com

    thepixelarcade.com

    0 points
  • Dan CoatesDan Coates, 6 years ago

    The only one I've got is illuminatedpixels.com. I had an animation blog on there for a while but nothing at the moment.

    0 points
  • Johnny BridgesJohnny Bridges, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I have a few, could be persuaded to sell...

    • beesgo.bz
    • boys.io
    • reverrb.com
    • johnny.im
    • teaser.io
    0 points
  • Conrad IrwinConrad Irwin, 6 years ago

    I have jelzo.com, homophonic for password in Hungarian. Not doing much with it right now...

    0 points
  • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Here are mine:

    • adoptzen.com
    • beer-hopping.com
    • anthemtees.com
    • genius-themes.com
    0 points
  • Diesel LawsDiesel Laws, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )
    • Him.io

    I'm hoping a mens magazine (or something else) picks it up. Such a simple domain, very brandable. It's great when you see something awesome made from a domain you grabbed.

    Oh, it's for sale too. Make me an offer.

    0 points
  • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, 6 years ago

    punkjs.com

    0 points
  • Alex CampAlex Camp, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )
    • colorfl.com
    • airb.in
    • cocokiwi.com
    • faveinLA.com
    • inabindrecords.com
    0 points
  • Arix KingArix King, 6 years ago

    I'm just getting into domain buying. The only one I have at the moment is OneTogethr.com which was a personal venture that flopped due to poor timing & marketing and myself moving on to bigger projects.

    It sounds like there are some pretty good ideas in this thread though. It would be a blast to make/manage some projects just for fun within DN—or at least I think it would be!

    0 points
  • Clinton HalpinClinton Halpin, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )
    • utilcss.com
    • automated-web-weekly.com
    • statemakers.com
    • internetpaymystudentloans.com
    0 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, 6 years ago
    • district.ly (think DC)
    • chambered.co has a site on it, but we never did anything with it
    • frederick.city (the city i live in)
    0 points
  • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )
    • animate.io
    • iconrepo.com
    • kiddjones.com
    • :)
    0 points
  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 6 years ago
    • dilemmo.com (was supposed to be an app for quick voting)
    • sleekstock.com
    • doesitcheckout.com
    0 points
  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, 6 years ago

    roulapp.com roulapp.net

    0 points
  • Matt CowlinMatt Cowlin, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I've got

    drawmylife.co.uk

    learnaerialvideography.co.uk

    milkshake-recipes.co.uk

    designernews.eu

    All not currently in use.

    0 points
  • Dav ▩Dav ▩, 6 years ago

    branding.presshttps://www.namecheap.com/domains/marketplace/buy-domains.aspx?sellerusername=formlos

    branding.pictureshttps://www.namecheap.com/domains/marketplace/buy-domains.aspx?sellerusername=formlos

    www1.newshttps://www.namepros.com/threads/www1-news.870060/

    0 points
  • Blake SimkinsBlake Simkins, 6 years ago

    They are not that clever, but mine are:

    Getduo.com Fiitly.com

    0 points