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Post your ideas for a dot-com domain name for this website, which captures the spirit and intent of the site, namely:

{name} is intended for expert and advanced gamers on all consoles and computers, including, but not limited to...

  • Windows PC
  • XBox and XBox 360
  • Playstation
  • Playstation Portable
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DS

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Check to see if the domain is taken or squatted before making the name suggestion. Squatted and taken names, however clever, are not helpful. You can use whois.net to check availability.
  • Post one domain per answer. This makes the voting process much easier. If domains are very similar (e.g. "game" and "games"), they can be in the same answer.
  • Make sure the domain wasn't already suggested. To search within this question, use a search query such as: inquestion:1 "example.com" replacing example.com with the domain to search for.
  • When coming back to this question, make sure to sort the answers "newest first", as to not miss new proposals.

marked as duplicate by Robert Cartaino Oct 9 '10 at 1:24

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

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    @Robert - I posted the information as an answer because I couldn't edit the question - it's not Community Wiki – ChrisF Jul 7 '10 at 21:31
  • @ChrisF: Okay, thanks. I fixed it. – Robert Cartaino Jul 7 '10 at 21:48
  • I miss my moderator capabilities on StackExchange... – Ivo Flipse Jul 7 '10 at 21:55
  • What happens when someone comes along and squats the best answers to this question? I don't think this is a good idea... – Ricket Jul 7 '10 at 22:01
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    Also, we are still in private beta. One would hope that we'll have decided on an answer before open. – Alastair Pitts Jul 8 '10 at 0:11
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    Could someone edit the obvious copy paste from the web apps site? /cc @rob @jeff – juan Jul 8 '10 at 0:11
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    Aw, all the ones I wanted to suggest are registered. Does it have to be .com and not .net? Anyway, since they're taken but to get them off my chest anyway: killscreen.com, pausescreen.com, heylisten.com – Matt Blaine Jul 8 '10 at 10:17
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    @Matt: I had thought of killscreen.com as well, and was very bummed to see it unavailable. It would certainly fit with the "failure" theme started by Stack Overflow and Server Fault. – gnovice Jul 8 '10 at 16:29
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    HeyListen would have been awesome. I just raided TVtropes for a few gaming trope suggestions, for a moment it was looking like all of them had been squatted though. – Noctrine Jul 8 '10 at 18:20
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    anyone else a little nervous about how this is going? – antony.trupe Jul 11 '10 at 1:22
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    What point is there in downvoting suggestions you don't like? Just upvote the ones you do like... yikes! – delete me Jul 13 '10 at 15:50
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    @antony - that's a problem. I started a meta suggestion on this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/56904/… – delete me Jul 13 '10 at 16:38
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    Someone seems to downvoted all new suggestions. Few at 0, few at -2, loads at -1 – Macha Jul 13 '10 at 18:25
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    I'll be amazed if anything makes it over 10. I wish I had the rep necessary to view the actual upvotes. – Noctrine Jul 13 '10 at 20:32
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    Since the site went public, upvotes started really flowing in. – badp Jul 15 '10 at 10:02

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(Taken, but maybe...)

as opposed to quickload.com

Joel says taken does not necessarily mean impossible

Since console games don't offer quicksave, you may consider this as a:

"quick - save my char from dying in this unpauseable game"

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    These are two of the best names possible, and based on Joel's post in the SO blog they should be okay (they are squatted on, not actually used). – Oak Jul 14 '10 at 13:03
  • @Oak 2xthanks, I edited that info in – Zommuter Jul 14 '10 at 13:45
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    Far, far better than pauseforhelp IMO. – Macha Jul 14 '10 at 14:07
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    +1000 for quicksave.com, very memorable, I approve – Corey Jul 14 '10 at 17:23
  • Would it be one or the other or both, though? – Raven Dreamer Jul 14 '10 at 21:10
  • @Ravn: From chat, it seems quicksave is preferable. – Macha Jul 14 '10 at 22:08
  • @Raven Dreamer: Ideally both just to make sure we are found. But the site can obviously have only one name... – Zommuter Jul 15 '10 at 6:38
  • Nice name but the reference might be lost for the console generation, and think of save as having other connotations – Chris S Jul 15 '10 at 11:27
  • @Chris S: quicksave as in "quick - save my char from dying in this unpauseable game"? – Zommuter Jul 15 '10 at 11:53
  • these should be split up so they can be voted on separately. both could still be used, but a winner could be picked if only one was desired. – antony.trupe Jul 15 '10 at 21:10
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    @anthony.trupe you're right. Following the comments I assume the upvotes count for quicksave.com and I separated of quickload.com. @Everybody-who-disagrees is asked to swap his votes – Zommuter Jul 16 '10 at 6:08
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    I just liked the idea of the site being a quicksave for any gaming problem you may have. – user56 Jul 17 '10 at 19:01
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    It's unfortunate that this is the best we can come up with – Joe Phillips Jul 19 '10 at 18:41
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    This just reminds me of Kwik Save, the supermarket chain in the UK (it may have closed down now). – DisgruntledGoat Jul 21 '10 at 12:22
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    @Bill Foecke: Quick, Save my character from this instance ;) – alexanderpas Jul 26 '10 at 21:40


Taken, but not used; perhaps for sale.

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    good, +1, though I sill prefer quicksave. – Macha Jul 15 '10 at 1:14


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    It doesn't flow well, imho; no ring to it. "Hey man, where did you find that out?" "Oh, I asked it on PauseForHelp." – Corey Jul 9 '10 at 1:41
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    @Corey: it could be that it's 3 words... where as the trilogy has kept to a 2 word domain name. – Alastair Pitts Jul 9 '10 at 1:58
  • It's not just the three word thing. IMO thatonelevel flows much better. – Macha Jul 13 '10 at 12:30
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    I think pauseforhelp flows nicely. "that one level" doesnt IMO – Joe Phillips Jul 13 '10 at 16:31
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    Just curious: Is this a meme to gaming enthusiasts? Or is it just exactly what it sounds like? – Robert Cartaino Jul 13 '10 at 20:00
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    @Robert I think it's exactly what it sounds like. – Noctrine Jul 13 '10 at 21:09
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    @Robert: It was just me brainstorming (hence the other tens of suggestions). It's something I do often in games: pause to look up help or walkthroughs or some other assistance. – Jeff Yates Jul 14 '10 at 2:50
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    @Robert There's 2 interpretations - either you pause and access the in-game help menu, or you pause the game so you can run to the instruction manual / online to look up how to get yourself out of a jam. – Grace Note Jul 14 '10 at 14:01



A protip is a tip intended to convert you from a novice to an expert in one easy step.

Gaming + Experts = Protips.

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    Shoot at the boss until he dies. – badp Jul 15 '10 at 10:21
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    I like this, but it's awfully generic. The name could apply perfectly well to any of the other SE sites. – Billy Jo Jul 24 '10 at 16:49
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    @badp remember, at the Giant Enemy Crab, you attack its weak point for massive damage. – alexanderpas Jul 26 '10 at 21:45


Gaming Trope, and what will probably bring many users here.

Registered by Stack Overflow Internet Services, Inc. 2010-07-13.

  • I like it - "where did you find that info?" "oh, I went to that one level dot com" :) – Oak Jul 13 '10 at 14:38
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    can't believe it's not squatted - but really it is not! – Zommuter Jul 13 '10 at 16:26
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    Really, I should stop following links to tvtropes – alexanderpas Jul 13 '10 at 17:13
  • @Tobias I couldn't either. @alexanderpas It was hard to find it without getting sucked in lol. – Noctrine Jul 13 '10 at 18:32
  • Has a great ring :) – Justin L. Jul 15 '10 at 12:27
  • I don't like it. My eye wants to parse it as "tha tone level" for some reason.. and I don't think it flows very well. – Blorgbeard Jul 16 '10 at 9:59
  • @Ziggamorph: do you know something we don't? whois information says GoDaddy has the address and indeed thatonelevel.com is currently parked. – badp Jul 16 '10 at 15:56
  • It's registered by SO: who.godaddy.com/… – user56 Jul 16 '10 at 16:08
  • It's the height of the 't' that makes it read "tha tone level" at first, particularly to those accustomed to CamelCase. – eswald Jul 17 '10 at 18:07


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    I like it, available too: whois.net/whois/respawnhere.com – juan Jul 12 '10 at 20:17
  • The problem I see with these "respawn" names is that many, if not most games do not have respawning and as such the term may not be known to everyone. – DisgruntledGoat Jul 21 '10 at 12:19
  • @DisgruntledGoat I agree, and also. Wow, this made it back up from the pit. – Noctrine Jul 21 '10 at 13:28
  • Punting it back down the pit. – An̲̳̳drew Jul 22 '10 at 21:41


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    Funny because it's true. – Kredns Jul 10 '10 at 5:56
  • I like throwncontrollers.com a little better than throwing. – tzenes Aug 6 '10 at 19:22
  • @tzenes: maybe the gerund form sounds ok to me because i am a long-time Smashing Pumpkins fan... – Kip Aug 10 '10 at 13:01

Grr, all the good domains are being squatted on. How about:


Similar to 99percentcomplete.com, but less "spammy" looking and 2 words.

  • could also mean that your gun is almost reloaded – Joe Phillips Jul 13 '10 at 16:32

Lost in the Game.



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    I think we're going to have to clean this question up, either by deleting negative answers, or creating a new question with less options. It's become a pain to browse through them all, and very few have positive votes. (commenting here to get some visibility) – juan Jul 19 '10 at 13:50
  • @Juan Manuel: workaround: this placeholder link will find the page with the 0 vote answers (if sorting by votes -- but why not sort by newest anyway?) – Zommuter Jul 20 '10 at 8:08


displays a maintaince page for over 2 years according to the Internet Archive, so it might be buyable (creds to Ivo Flipse)

nope, subdomains are still in use, so no continues left!

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    That's going to cost a lot though, I'd imagine. – user56 Jul 17 '10 at 19:07
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    There's a bunch of things being hosted on the domain: james.gameover.com and rwc.gameover.com/forums are examples. Google 'site:gameover.com' to see everything. – Jeffrey Jul 26 '10 at 16:42
  • nice find there! – alexanderpas Jul 26 '10 at 18:36


Why play games for anything else? :P

It's expiring soon? Bah! I don't know how to read those web WHOIS things! Might be available.

  • would there be any possibility of a trademark infringement claim by microsoft? – Kip Jul 21 '10 at 18:06
  • "Achievement" isn't trademarked by Microsoft, if that's what you're asking? – Raven Dreamer Jul 21 '10 at 19:55
  • Too localized to XBOX tho. – jblaske Sep 9 '10 at 19:13
  • @Jblaske: armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked ; the phrase is far from localized. – Raven Dreamer Sep 10 '10 at 3:21
  • one flash game (albeit a great one) does not overpower the monster that is xbox live. I would venture to say that most people think of xbox when they hear that phrase. – jblaske Sep 10 '10 at 14:29
  • I'm not arguing that microsoft didn't do it first but I question the notion that achievements themselves are synonymous with xbox live. – Raven Dreamer Sep 10 '10 at 22:13
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    I think of Steam... – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 27 '10 at 21:31

quickload.com (squatted, but Joel says taken does not necessarily mean impossible: blog)

as opposed to quicksave.com


(Domain parked)

A PC gaming bias to the name, but we all know PC gaming is for true gamers.

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    It was okay until I read the justification :( – badp Jul 18 '10 at 18:50
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    You're right the justification should read: "A PC gaming bias to the name, but we all know true gamers are PC gamers." – GAThrawn Jul 28 '10 at 19:56


It states it is for sale. While this originates from a specific game franchise, Mortal Kombat, I think it is sufficiently ingrained in gaming culture to be used more generically.


Not taken (whois). To be pronounced "Leet Answers"



([3am] Ook one mooore level. Promise.)

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    +1 This me every night. – Noctrine Sep 1 '10 at 14:27



The princess is actually here!

  • Game specific, but awesome. – Noctrine Jul 14 '10 at 15:54
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    i think it's less game-specific and more cute-inside-joke – Justin L. Jul 14 '10 at 19:56
  • +15/-12... wow! – alexanderpas Sep 12 '10 at 2:29
  • @alex I know :/ – badp Sep 12 '10 at 15:55



You didn't sign up to figure out where the 12 chickens are! There are universes to save!

  • Spinoff of this other proposal taking Noctrine's feedback. – badp Jul 14 '10 at 16:47
  • +1, 4 characters made all the difference :P – Noctrine Jul 14 '10 at 17:20
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    This is a gaming site though, not an RPG site. Some people enjoy FPS/RTS :) – Chris S Jul 15 '10 at 11:24
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    @Chris: You mean FPSes like Quake 4 don't come with a metric crapton of objectives? – badp Jul 16 '10 at 15:22


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    Hehe, you skip the tutorial and instead come here and ask how to do something that's described in the tutorial? – Ivo Flipse Jul 13 '10 at 13:18
  • ISkippedTheTutorial.com meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1/… – antony.trupe Jul 13 '10 at 20:58
  • Way too long. Skiptutorial.com is much more concise, or alternatively SkippedTutorial.com. – user56 Jul 13 '10 at 22:26
  • A tutorial that teaches you how to skip? Remember skip-its? My sister had one... – Joe Phillips Jul 13 '10 at 22:39


Too bad loadingscreen is taken.

In reference to the current leading Logo I thought of


Which is available

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    I like it, although "paddle" does have connotations for other interest groups too... – GAThrawn Jul 28 '10 at 19:54


I think it also sounds very nice when spoken.

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    like it, although they're usually called "spawn points" not "spawning points" – Kip Jul 13 '10 at 2:49
  • @Kip: "spawnpoint.com" wasn't available anyway... – Oak Jul 13 '10 at 7:08

newgame.com or even better newgameplus.com (damn I hate domain parkers)

edit in case you missed ChronoTrigger (shame on you! :p): NewGame+

edit Joel says taken does not necessarily mean impossible: blog

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    If newgameplus was available, I'd vote for this +100 - it was like the first thing I thought of and it'd be perfect. – Corey Jul 13 '10 at 18:54
  • No idea what it means – Joe Phillips Jul 13 '10 at 22:38
  • @Joe New Game + is the mode that some RPGs have had where you would start a new game with all your levels and stuff, but with extra content, or some bonus. – Noctrine Jul 14 '10 at 1:41
  • @Joe sorry for not explaining, I edited in a wiki-link – Zommuter Jul 14 '10 at 10:31
  • @Corey Joel posted it might still be ok – Zommuter Jul 14 '10 at 10:40

GameOverdose.com (squatted)

It sounds like stack overflow without being a complete knockoff...

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    Great except its being squatted... whois.net/whois/gameoverdose.com – gnarf Jul 8 '10 at 6:11
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    like it very much, way better than gameoverflow. gamINGoverdose seems to be in use too =( – Dave Jul 8 '10 at 10:45
  • Gah. I don't think it was squatted when I first suggested it, I'm pretty sure I checked... EDIT: apparently it was, according to the whois. Sorry!! I must've just checked that it went to a valid website... – Ricket Jul 9 '10 at 22:09


(or filecorrupted.com or savecorrupt.com)

Basically, a play on a corrupt save file. Strikeout indicating that there could be a -ed suffix if it sounds better.

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    i like savecorrupted.com – Kip Jul 12 '10 at 15:13



Or any other smilar joystick variations?



(because InsertCoin.com is already squatted on.)

A lesson hard-learned:


Looking around it seems people apply this advice to all sorts of things, but I always thought of it in terms of RPGs.

  • It's a bit too long for just a domainname. – user56 Jul 13 '10 at 16:00
  • 4 words. Too long. – Macha Jul 13 '10 at 18:29

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