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We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name gaming.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

New question: "Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline!"

Click here to contribute ideas and vote.

[original message text below]

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.
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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
    Commented Jul 7, 2010 at 21:31
  • @ChrisF: Okay, thanks. I fixed it. Commented Jul 7, 2010 at 21:48
  • I miss my moderator capabilities on StackExchange...
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Jul 7, 2010 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
    Commented Jul 7, 2010 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. Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 0:11
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    Could someone edit the obvious copy paste from the web apps site? /cc @rob @jeff
    – juan
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 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 Commented Jul 8, 2010 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
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 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. Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 18:20
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    anyone else a little nervous about how this is going? Commented Jul 11, 2010 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
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 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
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 16:38
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    Someone seems to downvoted all new suggestions. Few at 0, few at -2, loads at -1
    – Macha
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 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. Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 20:32
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    Since the site went public, upvotes started really flowing in.
    – badp
    Commented Jul 15, 2010 at 10:02

138 Answers 138






we've all seen this,haven't we?

I've tried Press Any key first,wasn't available,also tried press any key to continue,also wasn't





Although sadly taken:

Whois Server: whois.domainpeople.com
Referral URL: http://www.domainpeople.com
Status: ok
Updated Date: 26-feb-2010
Creation Date: 03-mar-2007
Expiration Date: 03-mar-2011







Because frankly, that's what you do in 99% of the games...



(sadly, it's already taken...)



Because you're always trying to get that last percent.

  • Too lengthy and not obvious enough Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 19:37
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    I don't like domain names with numbers in them. Seems so... spammy, advertise-y. I don't know why.
    – Corey
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 23:26
  • @Corey: Me neither. I was just brainstorming and posting all the ones I find. Something will bubble to the top, right? Or at least inspire something better.
    – Jeff Yates
    Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 14:59

Straightforward: gaminghelpers.com






  • I don't know about "random", but getting "achievement" in is interesting
    – juan
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 16:06


because serious gamers rarely see sunlight. And it kind of sounds like Universe.





Gaming Trope and the behavior is what would drive users here.


daddeln.com (taken)

Is there no english word for this? The German word daddeln means something like wildly hacking the controller

  • Button Mashing is the English term
    – tzenes
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 19:06
  • @tzenes thanks. too bad buttonmasher.com is also already taken
    – Zommuter
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 19:43



A bit silly, but it's probably worse than getting a stack overflow:


  • I like it. But add InstaPwned.com, just in case...
    – Zommuter
    Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 9:27
  • @Tobias: it's your idea, add it yourself :)
    – Oak
    Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 10:32

ExtraBall.com (unavailable)

  • sounds like a crazy fetish site...
    – Kip
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 2:56






A play on the PC gamer showing the console and game consoles.

  • But other gaming platforms are also the scope of this site
    – juan
    Commented Jul 10, 2010 at 2:36

Maybe it's not the best idea, just trying to get more ideas going. Keeping with the failure theme of StackOverflow and ServerFault, what about: (?)


Its short for "Missing number", a glitch in the original Pokemon games. Link.

["MissingNo." appears] when the game attempts to access data for a nonexistent Pokémon species.

Eh, I'm tryin' here. A glitch/screw-up, but then it's also, eh hem, "what appears in the absence of any other data".



May be too TBS specific (or even civ specific), but just throwing out ideas.



Another bad idea I had to put out.



It's squatted but not really used, and Joel just said, I quote:

"(1) if the domain is actively being used for something legit, it's probably not for sale. Don't even suggest it. (2) if the domain has a squatter on it, it's probably for sale. It may be super expensive or it may be $100. If you think it's a good domain, suggest it. (3) When you vote, vote SOLELY based on what you think an awesome name would be, without regard to availability."

I'm just not sure how many people will get the gauntlet reference.

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    4 words, too long IMO.
    – Macha
    Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 18:30







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