NICK DOUGLAS — The domain paradox: Domains used for actual online companies are terrible (zooomr.com, browster.com, del.icio.us) while domains registered for no good reason are wonderful (fancytrousers.com, stuffonmyfriends.com, supr.c.ilio.us). Here are ten fantastic domains that have been claimed — and five that haven't.Claimed 10. Fancytrousers.com What's there: Yahoo developer Cal Henderson in a fairy costume. Why: Cal's friends make a hobby of buying domains and putting this photo on them. "Fancy trousers" is the result of a linguistic discussion between some Brits and Yanks. 9. wwwdotcom.com What's there: "You have reached the very last page of the Internet." Why: To make it really annoying to give out over the phone. 8. Stuffonmyfriends.com What's there: "This page is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com" Why: Ever put stuff on your passed-out friends and took a picture? This would be the place to show it. Also inspired by Stuffonmycat.com. 7. Supr.c.ilio.us What's there: A social network for social networks and a smart-ass blog. Why: Flickr + del.icio.us + irony = supr.c.ilio.us 6. Valleyhag.com What's there: A young tech worker got fired after laughing at Valleywag in the office. This is his story. Why: He had time on his hands, didn't he? 5. Drudgeretort.com What's there: A liberal-slanted headline site to counter the supposedly conservative-leaning Matt Drudge. Why: No real reason now, thanks to the Huffington Post. 4. Damnhellasskings.com What's there: Actually, this one has a reason: it's a collaborative blog. But man is that a good name! Why: When Matt Groening wanted a theme song for "The Simpsons," he wanted a retort to the wimpy apologetic themes of contemporary sitcoms. He made an inspirational mix tape; songs included the Flinstones theme. Danny Elfman gave him a brash orchestral piece. This site's title feels like that. 3. 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com What's there: Dr. Evil and pi. Why: To win the "cleverest use of a subdomain" award. 2. d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com What's there: A lecture on the proper spelling of "definitely." Why: Clearly you've never been in an Internet forum. 1. Didyouknowthatyoucanonlyhavesixty-threecharactersinadomain-name.com What's there: Just a logo. Why: Cleverer than thelongestdomainnameintheworldandthensomeandthensomemoreandmore.com. Unclaimed 1. Thunderdoodie.com 2. Valleyfag.com 3. Druggd.com 4. Stuffonmymom.com 5. Khaaaaaaaan.com
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