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.
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.
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.
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