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View Poll Results: 5MV Nomenclature Poll III - Why yes, I *am* overusing this name
www.five-minute.com 22 55.00%
www.fiveminute.net 13 32.50%
www.fiveminute.org 4 10.00%
Other (please post) 1 2.50%
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Old 03-20-2004, 03:13 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Yeah, except most people have already taken the one-word addresses by now.

There's also fiveminute.ca, too.

[quoteost_uid0="Kira"]I hate sites that have dashes and other weird stuff in their urls.[/quoteost_uid0]
Like I-Winterbourne.com or Working-Title.com? [/colorost_uid0]
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Old 03-20-2004, 04:59 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Whoa. Trip, the mysterious visitor who never goes to the forum but checks the site daily and is STILL awaiting an e-mail from Zeke, has come to the forum to give his input. (Zeke, I have the fiver I ask permission to do in the e-mail done already, if you'd like to have a look)

I also dislike the hyphen. It looks nice, but it's hard to give out a name like that. I always get people who don't know what a 'dash' is and put in a slash. I'd just stick with alphabetical letters.

When I got my domain, www.quelorant.com (please check it out, it's a comedy site), I thought about getting something with dashes. When I asked the people who weren't as computer-literate, I realized that the simpler the better, not that Quelorant is easy to spell.

If you must know, it's a word I made up meaning 'bored.'

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Old 03-20-2004, 06:01 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I also agree that while the hyphenated version looks better, it's much easier to type, and give out the version without a hyphen in it.

I also prefer the '.net' ending. '.com' has always sounded rather... cold and detached to me, while '.net' has a hint of togetherness implied by the "network" association.

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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Bizarre. Comment sentiment seems to be working toward the unhyphenated dot net, but the votes are going tothe dot com 3 to 1. Interesting phenomenon.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Why not get both?

That way, those who hate hyphens can type in the "counterculture" .net, and those who like hyphens can type in the .com.[/colorost_uid0]

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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I liked the Sci-Fivers suggestion, but I think it would be better without the hyphen.

Is scifivers.com taken? I think that would scan well...

scifivers.com/farscape
scifivers.com/andromeda
scifivers.com/enterprise

That works pretty well, IMHO.[/colorost_uid0]
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[quoteost_uid0="Zeke"][color=#000000ost_uid0]Allow me to clarify with a flashback.[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]Ah. I guess I am just missing something. It strikes me as silly for a registrar to register a name, but not actually perform the service of tying it with its IP.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I like five-minute.org. But I voted for five-minute.com.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I favor the .net, for the reasons others before me have already stated. When it comes to URLs, KISS is perhaps more important than "looks elegant".[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Odd. It's telling me that I've voted but I haven't. Anyway, my preference is for the .net domain name (though scifivers.com is pretty good too).[/colorost_uid0]
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five-minute.com sounds good, but fiveminute.ca would be nice. Just so everyone knows it's Canadian. (As if a truly intelligent person could miss the 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' references everywhere.)

I'm not sure the hyphen is such a good idea though. Some people have keyboards with weird characters in, and not everyone has a hyphen.

(The reason I don't go to JuPiter Station anymore, besides that I prefer working on a site that has a 'ship I like, is there's a hyphen in the address.)[/colorost_uid0]

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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I suspect you may consider the restrictions on .ca names annoying: https://secure.cancon.com/ca-types.html.

As for the registrar, I'd recommend http://www.gandi.net/. It's a registrar that has been created by geeks a while ago when domain names where $35/year to undercut the business, and it still shows. The domain is yours, there are no conditions nor fees to move to another registrar. Gandi can procide DNS services or not, as you wish. If they do, they can provide web and/or email redirections (no web space, no web mail, just redirections), or leave you in complete control of your domain. In particular, if your host has virtual hosting and is willing, you can extremely easily do things like http://enterprise.five-minute.com/ at no supplemental cost to anybody. And everything is handled through web forms that talk to perl scripts.

And in addition, they're french. Jean-Luc will be pleased.

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[color=#000000ost_uid0]^ Cool site, galibert. Wish I had seen them before renewing my domain with namesecure.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Although I understand the recognition that a .com domain provides, I must also agree that it's more appropriate for a site like 5MV to get a .org domain, which is for non-profit sites in general. (I didn't realize that when I bought my own domain; go figure. )

I'll also like the domain either with or without the dash, either way doesn't matter to me.

Alternatively, Zeke, if you wait a few weeks (or months), you could get www.fiveminute.xxx instead. Think of the traffic [iost_uid0]that[/iost_uid0] domain might generate! [/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Know what would be cool? www.xxx.yyy/zzz hehehe[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Would www.5minute.com work?[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]What about www.5minute.ca?[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Or you could confuse everybody by waiting and getting an .eu domain name. [/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I hate websites that end in something other than .com, .org, .net this whole .co.uk and .com.au, and blech! I don't like it. lol Just don't do it Zeke! Don't give in to it![/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]To answer those who have suggested Sci-Fivers names like scifivers.com, there's a simple answer: if I wanted to do that, I'd just stick with the one I already have, sci-fivers.com.ar.

The points against hyphens are well taken, and I have to agree that I wouldn't mind having a URL I could just [iost_uid0]tell[/iost_uid0] people. (3sygma.com is awkward that way, and sci-fivers.com.ar even more so.) Due to this and the other arguments you guys have given, fiveminute.net is now in the lead for me, but I'll let this thread continue for a couple more days before I decide.

5minute.com is an interesting thought. I've never really liked using a 5 in the "five-minute" part, but it's shorter and the .com is available. I wish I'd thought of it for the poll. What do you guys think of 5minute.com as opposed to fiveminute.net?

I'm very happy at the turnout in this thread, by the way. Nice to see some of you less frequent posters. Speaking of which....

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