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347 points by andreygrehov 10 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 199 comments

Party game idea: Pitch products based on the domain names generated by this site.

Here, what do you think?

infosciatic.com: If you're a researcher looking for obscure work that's easy to plagiarize, Infosciatic is the app for you. Infosciatic can search through billions of obscure papers in your field, and find ones no one has read. Using advanced AI, Infosciatic's secret algorithm will rewrite these unread papers into a thesis-worthy document.

froqueting.com: Tired of reloading a page to search for information? Froqueting will do the work for you — the minute your search term appears on the page, it will screenshot it, send you a notification, and save that page in the Wayback Machine. API access is available for enterprise organizations.

unbrided.com: Do you suspect your fiance is cheating on you? Unbrided offers a one-stop SaaS service to search your partner's phone for evidence. If you find any, unbrided will fast-track you to a therapist, moving company, and offers for a new apartment.

alternate unbrided.com: First ever DaaS - divorce as a service. Only one endpoint, DELETE /v1/marriage.

Someone, somewhere, must be working on this, right? LegalZoom for divorce?

I used 3 step divorce for mine!


Froqueting: like croquet, but with frogs.

slopier.com: enterprise accounting system

decretism.com: enterprise accounting system

calinum.com: enterprise accounting system

decretism.com: We use machine learning to identify cretins in your organizational structure and provide the Human Resources expertise to remove them.

slopier.com: We optimize the last leg of the maritime supply chain, turn your slow pier into a fast pier!

calinum.com: enterprise accounting system - based in California.


Crowdsourced block list of all twitter cretins.

So you want to block all of twitter then. That sounds reasonable.

Love it.

Make it competitive. One player gets to pick between three possible domains.

The other players each come up with a business.

Rotate as appropriate.

slopier.com: Are you a hardcore skiing enthusiast? We'll find the steepest slopes in your area.

Edit: I don't know anything about skiing, so I don't know if steeper slopes are actually more fun. It's just what the word "slopier" brought to mind for me.

cointrauma.com: Crowdsourced counselling for cryptocurrency-related upsets.

wettiness.com: Using machine learning to accurately rate the dampness of objects in photos.

You're telling me cointrauma is still available?! What a great domain for a list of ICOs! (or failed/scammy crypto projects?)

> cointrauma.com: Crowdsourced counselling for cryptocurrency-related upsets.

Make it on a blockchain.

dampages.com: Looks like Wettiness has competitors!

Variation: play it with domains names that are actually in use and you'll get two games for the price of one!

Game #1: like you said

Game #2: pick three answers from Game #1, combine with the actual product under the given domain name, and have players guess which one is the correct one.

Obviously, you'd need two different groups of players.

undegradable.com - express your eternal love with everlasting gifts (also available: gneissgifts.com)

dehumiliate.com - clean up your social media presence

skullgiver.com - gifts for goths

It was an expired domain picked up at auction, but the related story of VidaliaOnions.com:


demossal.com: a certificate authority

colchobia.com: a pharmaceutical startup

nonreleaseable.com: a CI service

skimbic.com: a blackhat forum

I just got "cockswarm.com".

The worlds best chicken incubators!

unshankable.com - A web series about a prisoner who gets moved from prison to prison, never getting shanked.

lullible.com – Calming audiobooks to help you get to sleep.

spoilerbook.com – Snape killed Dumbledore.

jurorship.com – Jurors-as-a-service


answers on a postcard..

Ever wanted a delightful dimple on your chin? With this handy-dandy surgical-grade mini-hammerdrill, you dreams could come true.

Could be adult themed. When I refreshed the site, I got penesis.com

Mine was rabbitpeencake.com. I do not want to pitch this to VCs.

Just wait till you try the cake though.

Got cockskills.com

That's a great name - for the right product!

I got pooperhole.com after a few refreshes

Proctology discussion forums.


waferpunk.com: DIY semiconductor fabrication

That should actually be a thing!

pottwork.com Try our odorless pot today, and stop being nervous that you’ll get busted on your smoke breaks.

heavesome.com: A gig-economy movers for hire site

heavesome.com: Selling a Dramamine knock off

drifterskiller.com: uh, it's for murdering tramps ... socially?

Nah, that's for "skilling up" your technique of drifting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifting_(motorsport).

Or teaching them skills?

I got "reticuloendothelium.com" - any ideas?

Support forum for dyslexia sufferers

bellyburster.com: Aliens are back.

So many of these domain names sound like plausible names of name-brand prescription drugs..

Back in high school, password generation for the students was ((consonant)(vowel)) times 3.

That algorithm alone is enough to end up with drugs for days.

Renova. Polina. Noreto. Baturo!

Or diseases: corona

Given the constant pattern and size none of those aspects contribute to the search domain size.

21 ^ 3 * 5 ^ 3 = 1157625 possible combinations.

I'm sorry, I don't get your point.

That's a very small search space and the passwords would be easily brute-forceable if there isn't some strong rate limiting.

Well yes, there were additionally special characters and numbers in the passwords.

This was also before the internet and for less than 100 students. Not used for any homework or graded work whatsoever.

I'm sure if you cracked a password you could steal someone's Blobby Volley.exe, but that's about it.

I got monocytogen.com. Definitely a name for a drug.

That or rare diseases. There is something quite medical or anatomic about a lot of them.

Talk to your doctor today about...


Very curious to hear about the training set for these. If I had to guess, someone scraped GoDaddy/Google Domains/Namecheap for the "premium domains" that are being squatted on and then trained a language model on that corpus. Hopefully the OP can provide details!

It looks to me like it is finding nonsense words that are pronounceable to English speakers and then checking if that nonsense word is available. I assume a linguist programmer could create an algorithm to come up with pronounceable words.

Is there a word for a nonsense word that is pronounceable? A potential word?

There's more to it than just pronounceable. e.g. I got tranclitic, mysothelium, gurnt,

1. tran- looks like reanalysis of words that begin with trans-, and we often pronounce the -s with the start of the root word. Clitic is a word in and of itself.

2. myso- is a rare Greek prefix, thelium means nipple. Unfortunately, together it would suggest nipple of dirt.

3. There's a low-scored urbandictionary entry for gurnt, but that's about it.

I think there's some knowledge of morpheme-like objects in the AI.

Markov chains, perhaps?

A jabberwocky word perhaps [1]?

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky_sentence

Side note. Searching for a pronounceable password generator [0] is how I discovered the excellent, historical multicians.org site.

0: https://multicians.org/thvv/gpw-js.html

Yeah, I used to speculate in domain names, and the ones that are coming up remind me of the crap ones I used to register before I knew what I was doing. Every once in a while you come up with unused ones that really stick out (like I remember there was "atomictangerine.com"), but otherwise I would recommend trying something more recognizable in a different tld (like "helloworld.blue" or something—there are a lot these days). My 2c.

In your experience of speculating, have you come across any data about the frequency of people actually typing out domain names? I seem to be typing them less and less over time.

Are we headed towards a business phone number 515-555-5555.com being a totally sufficient unique domain name? And then well why not just skip TLDs and share IP addresses?

People can't remember them, so they go to Google and accept whatever Google returns.


It's the case in China, that's one the thing that I really didn't expect when I went there, you had giant ads on building with 2038-232-423.cn (that's just random numbers, but you get the idea).

I’ve never been to China, but it appears numbers are chosen over letters for ease of memorization, and are not always random digits: https://gizmodo.com/why-do-chinese-urls-use-numbers-not-lett...

I do get the feeling having a domain is almost more about TLS than the name these days

Is there a market for niche TLD domains? If so, who are the people buying / using them?

"helloworld.blue" sounds completely worthless to me. Even "hello.blue" - who would buy that for more than a few hundred dollars, and for what?

Jet Blue for a humanizing rebrand campaign? Not hard to imagine a scenario.

Brenda Fletcher will be happy when they do [1]

[1] https://helloblue.com

Missed a big opportunity to call it ‘This Domain Does Not Exist’.

or a Magritte-like "This Is Not A Registered Domain"

Missed, or avoided?

If anyone still wants a simple cool TLD .com, try out names with hyphens. They're almost completely unexplored and I personally see no downside (except typing the domain in a mobile keyboard but who types domains anyways).

I consult for a business with a hyphen in the name. Not recommended, as its a constant source of confusion for customers.

It might be fine for a personal site etc, but be mindful that lots of people still don't understand that websites other than .com exist (i.e. don't get a .io domain if you want to sell to the general public).

I work for one, and would also not recommend it, unless you like saying the word "hyphen" a lot.

Our business has a dash/hyphen in the name.

I say "dash" and I honestly rarely have issues getting folks to our page. The worse part is getting people to understand the letters over the phone (half my customers don't understand what a phonetic alphabet is so I can't just use that every time... "How do you spell Sierra?").

My boss, on the other hand, seems to have the worst time telling people about the dash. He tends to fall back on our second domain (which just redirects to the main one), and even then still has issues (I think he just talks too fast).

I recently had daily-board .com registered for a hobby project. I thought it was a fun way to represent Daily "Dash"board, but everyone I told it to was confused.

Oh well, it was fun for a year.

“dash” is not any longer than “dot” which we already use all the time.

"Dash" sounds very similar to "slash".

Sloes it though?

Yed it soed.

Typing a domain or having a preference for a browser, perhaps more IT in background, is a huge generational gap. EDIT as I seem to be a computer! Let me explain a recent conversation, one of several, that illustrated this. /EDIT

Chatting with a friend that wants an app for his small business, just a 3 page app with a contact form: His clients are mainly 20s, mainly early 20s, not particularly technical. Most (so, around 60% of his client base) comment "Why no app." Most would have never have much recall of RSS.

He's 35, I'm around the same generation "Why do they need this? It's a front page and contact form, all communication then goes by email or Facebook." He said all about discovery and stickiness. Smart guy, certainly has a plan to increase stickiness with push notifications of articles/promoting his business. An interesting conversation.

That's an interesting writing style.

This is weird. I've had this comment here before, not a lot, but once every few months. What is it in particular? Punctuation? Adjective clauses?

No, I am not a computer.

It's a staccato speaking style with articles/embellishment removed, but written in text. I like the effect, personally, and use it sometimes when speaking and rarely when writing.

Often people respond with Office reference: "Why use many word when few word do trick". Amusing. Novel reference. Haven't heard before.

You have lots of small sentences, and some of them lack the words to make it a complete one.

For example, instead of starting a sentence with "Smart guy, ...", most people would write something like "He's a smart guy". Or instead of "An interesting conversation", people would write "We had many interesting conversations" or something along those lines.

Like fine. Easy understand. Criticism in thread unwarranted.

Is English your second language?

I guess everyone is more suspicious since GPT-3 came out and a bunch of people made ML generated blog posts etc.

FWIW I found your comment understandable.

Not a second language. But spent the last decade largely speaking a second (or third) language and/or with ESL speakers. Perhaps that's starting to rub-off! Oh dear.. Not sleeping right for the past few days may also be a factor. GPT-3 paranoia may also be a thing.

I think my problem is that many of your sentence fragments are not complete sentences. You keep dropping the Subject and/or Verb of the sentence.

In the above post, "But spent the last decade... ESL speakers.", you dropped the "I".

In your original post, you wrote: "Chatting with a friend that wants... not particularly technical." You dropped the "I" and the "was", and it was a long sentence, so it was difficult to figure out who was chatting and with whom.

You also leave out the commas before quotations, making it difficult to figure out who's saying what.

Another example: "He said all about discovery and stickiness." I'm still not sure what this means. Did he literally say, "all about discovery and stickiness"? Or do you mean that he said "all" (i.e. a lot of stuff) about the topic of "discovery and stickiness"? Or did you drop the "it is", and mean that he said, "It's all about discovery and stickiness."

Is your second language one of those languages where the Subject is often implicit in the context? I find that in written English, dropping the Subject and Verb does not work so well. I find it interesting that this would affect your written communication so much.

Many of my friends and most of my coworkers speak/spoke English as a second language. When speaking to them, I would find myself using simpler words and simpler grammar (e.g. simple past tense instead of past perfect progressive tense). But when writing to them, most of them can read English perfectly well, and often know the rules of English grammar better than me, so I did not have to simplify my written communication.

I mostly work and socialise with people who have English as a second language. I have noticed myself simplifying sentences a fair bit too, reducing idiom use, and so on. But perhaps not to the same extreme :)

I'd have sworn this was written by a machine, and not a human.

Yeah... I can't understand what the writer is trying to say. I read it 3-4 times.

Older people prefer browsing to a website. Younger people, too young to remember RSS, prefer apps.

This has to be a machine.

huge downside: you have to say the hyphen explicitly out loud, and if a site exists without the hyphen, you'll get lots of mistakes.

Are you thinking that everyone only gets to sites from actual hyperlinks rather than via human speech?

but does this really matter in a world where people basically Google every business anyways to get to the homepage?

I feel like everyone around me will Google whenever they hear about a cool app, website, store, product etc.

or we're charting online or talking on Zoom and they'll just send me the link directly

I'm not sure what the purpose of a URL is anymore... unless you're this guy [1]

[1]: https://www.deepsouthventures.com/

Except that this is not true. The people you know use google, but there are many people that don't, and just type the full url or use bookmarks, and are not particularely knowledgeable about the web. If they belong to your target group, then you'll miss some visits to your website.

the argument of "everyone will Google" might as well suggest there's no reason for .com even. You could just assume the address is completely irrelevant. As long as Google knows that "Flameswipe" should go to flame-swi.pe it's fine.

As others emphasized, besides people not always using Google, it's a tragic short-term idea to defer your traffic to a search engine and all their power. You really should want people to go directly to you and not to any middle-man.

>I feel like everyone around me

It’s called confirmation bias.

Once you start exploring outside your circle, it might not hold true.

The two words around my hyphen are pretty simple, so word-hyphen-word is not that hard to remember.

I agree. I’ve seen multiple startups achieve seven figures in revenue with hyphens before moving to buy the name without the hyphen.

Curious, are there any sites that you use that have a hyphen in domain?

Seems like about ~1% of the top 500 websites use a hyphen in domain.

Experts Exchange has a hyphen because the words can read differently when run together.

Penny-arcade comes to mind.

Also brings to mind my first email address, which used an underscore! In my defense, it was a hotmail address created circa 1998, before there were strong norms for such things...

I’ve seen hyphenated .biz domains.

Hyphenated domain names are awful.

> If anyone still wants a simple cool TLD .com, try out names with hyphens.

You mean the minus sign? Few know how to type the actual unicode hyphen with the keyboard. Not to be confused with dash, but short or long one?... and here start your problems.

there is only one symbol on a standard keyboard

Love this! FYI site is broken in portrait mode iOS safari.

There’s something funny about an otherwise very advanced project being broken due to css issues.

No matter how far you advance in the field you will still need to google how to center a div

We've developed the mechanisms for time travel, and are showcasing how to do so on our website...er, sorry, have to make a minor CSS adjustment <clicks refresh on browser> ...Um, ok, wait, maybe now; try it now! Hmmm...well, it works on my firefox, what version of Safari are you on? Interesting. Have you refreshed your local cache?

...Meanwhile. lab assistant hops into time travel booth (while lead scientist fiddles with css), going back in time, and removing css from history, and pushing gemini as main "web platform" instead of the web that we know today. ;-)

Same on Android, Chrome, Android 10, Pixel 3a.

Landscape mode as well, if the domain is long (it usually is). It seems responsiveness is broken in general.

Cool idea, wish I could make out what the domains I was getting said.

Yeah. Not great on iOS Chrome, fwiw...

iOS chrome is just a res lined safari, because Apple doesn’t allow real browsers to compete with them.

I thought that is no longer the case and 3rd party web engines are now first class citizens on iOS. Firefox-iOS works great, for example.

Love it, I have been looking for something like this for quite a while. Already bought two domains for projects :D

Combine it with knowem.com and you've secured your landscape.

Am doing something very similar (with a heavier emphasis on neologistic words) with my project [0] :)

I highly suggest reading the guide on brand names [1] before you register anything.

[0] https://zlipa.com

[1] https://www.nickkolenda.com/brand-names/

There are so many of these words that in the hands of the right companies with a brain cell would be billion dollar ad campaigns. My partner and I have been clicking refresh for at least 45 minutes now playing around with ideas and are now sad at the number of missed opportunities to build brilliant, creative campaigns are represented by these seemingly throw-away domains.

Some years ago I wrote a proof-of-concept chrome extension for "unlocking" domain names. https://github.com/amoffat/hash-n-slash

The basic idea was that we should be able to use anything as a routable domain name, and not just limit it to short words or phrases.

This is super neat but also sorta defeats the whole purpose of domain names, which is to have memorable names that point to hard to remember IP addresses. This creates impossible to remember hashes that point to difficult to remember IP addresses.

This is essentially content addressing + location addressing.

If you're not familiar, IPFS does content addressing in a really cool way.


To be fair, I've never had a problem remembering IP(v4) addresses, much like with phone numbers and (physical) addresses. The real advantages of using domain names is that it associates a word or phrase with the site, can remain the same while the IP changes, and also allows for virtual hosting.

Imagine a world in which the Internet grew and commercialised before DNS ever appeared --- we may have ended up with IPs being as common knowledge as phone numbers.

Ya, it would be a world where everyone uses a "phone book" because most people would only memorize their most often used numbers.

In other words, google would be even more dominant.

Well, if the phone book gets too big, we can always add a unique human readable name to each, and then synchronise everyone's phone book world wide so everyone can share their notes. People could apply to have a human readable name associated with their IP address thats easy to remember.

But what's preventing squatters from squatting all the valuable hashes? eg. pizza.com is valuable, so with the same logic you can also squat hash(pizza).

beemods.com, severestimation.com, sculpabag.com, polysemaphores.com, brimlet.com, lungocephalographic.com, saltcoatedoak.com, backalache.com, whiffard.com, haggitygoosey.com, externist.com, trunche.com, globefluid.com, hackergater.com, quagmosis.com, glooshy.com, punctualize.com, cheeziness.com, wristfist.com, redactal.com

(five letters is the shortest I got: rohvy.com)

I offer up these domains to my fellow HNers, to utilize in the pursuit of billion dollar dreams.

It told me one.com and pump.com were available. Obviously they're not.

Rotate your phone. Some unfortunate styling is cutting off the fronts of words when viewing in portrait mode.

I feel tempted to buy kleptosphere.com just to imagine someone's confusion the day they would want to buy it but get greeted with a "Sorry, this domain name is taken" instead.

Similar theme, I grabbed griftware.com when the site generated it. No idea what I’d use it for.

For the curious, there's a number of other helpful domain name generators https://www.saashub.com/domainsfortherestofus-alternatives. They are not AI generated but rather free names with suitable prefixes or suffixes.

FYI: parent is the founder of SaaShub.

It’s considered courteous to disclose any affiliations you have, when self promoting.

Yup, you are absolutely right. I'm sorry about that. I usually do disclose it. I just forgot now.

Was literally looking fo a two word .com that was available. Thank you


  while :
    curl -s 'https://www.domainsfortherestofus.com/' | pup '.domain-name text{}' >> domains.txt

Hadn’t seen pup before... nice


So far the only ones it has generated for me resembling English are quite NSFW

I got fistable.com

I am more impressed that hasn't been bought.

I got fleshwand.com.

Has potential


Corkmonger.com is my favourite.

Rothole.com another one.

First is for a Wine/Cheese combination recommendation engine.

Second is for news.

I found monoshaft.com and genomeshotgun.com.

I got beatswoman.com which is certainly concerning

Blackmailery.com has potential!

I may just have to buy rashcreek.com

It's disturbing, yet sophisticated.


I can see having some fun coming up with the business behind a domain name.

This is fun. But most of them look like new drug names to me :)

Just picked up a domain.

Do you use affiliate links? I would be happy to toss you the few cents or whatever if you do, but if you do you should disclose it.

I wish there was a way to specify a prefix or suffix.

If you are looking for more control over the domain name generation process, then you may be interested in trying out a tool we recently built called Mashword (https://mashword.com).

The approach is different from this tool as it does not blindly suggest domains, but rather keys off of the words you enter. Mashword takes entered words, determines the pronunciation of the words, and then generates unique spellings and combinations using a variety of algorithms. It will also quickly run domain name availability checks and provide quick links to register the domains if they are available.

What I'd really want is this service but put "software", "capital", "health", "app", etc. at the end of each domain. I bet there are some pretty interesting company names available if you add a suffix.

I'm thinking of showing suffixes like that once you click on a result that you like. Is that what you are envisioning as well?

My favorite suggestions are the ones that rhyme or sound similar to a more common word or phrase. Had a good laugh at sharktoot.com.

cool project! would be helpful if there is a refresh option to get the next random domain, instead of refreshing the whole page.

I got chokeshottie.com immediately followed by fleshwrap.com...

And several reloads later hardpapercock.com.

I got niggasawful.com



Hopefully this site will pump fake some domain squatters into buying these..? Jk of course I’m sure these are direct Whois queries, and I know namecheap doesn’t practice that if the site is using them for the searching/ai.

I love this: Simple and entertaining, not to mention the creative utility.

nongenital.com is available, hurry guys.

I saw two I liked: plumsiness.com and wadpole.com Neat

Reminded me of pickydomains.com, which surprisingly still exists after all these years. It's like 99designs for domain names.


Not sure why that showed up in my first try :S

Anyway, I think the website can still be improved a bit:

It just recommended me another domain OverSteerable.com. Of course the domain itself was unregistered, but then I looked up a similar one OverSteer.com and this one turned out been registered in 1994.

I think similarity like this should be taken into account. Because when you tell people to go to "OverSteerable", they may end up misremembered it as "OverSteer".

It would be cool if this accepted a word as suggestion and created domains starting from that word.

Someone fix the mobile view jfc

It suggested stereosperm.com - not sure what business I need to start now...

“Zircally”, “potomaceous” and other don’t seem like very useful domains...

Love this. Thanks for sending folx to Namecheap for the registration :)

Well, you got at least one new customer through this. Thanks for making it pretty easy to sign up & buy.

duelshit.com I'm tempted.

Also wtf is there no refresh button anywhere on this page?

nonbilingual.com x'DD

most of these are trash but just stick around and it delivers

> defornicationevent.com

Ah you are correct

Then some relatively short ones come up that make you wonder how they're still available. Like briskle.com

> gastrocidal.com

Food addicts support forum, or cookbook. Or both.

Clearly, it's a cookbook for how to kill people with impossibly good food.

This is generating better sounding names than a famous accelerator.

Found two cool ones. loopsister.com and misexpose.com ... hah

I sense bias towards existing pharma/medical keywords.


Well, time to start a new pitch deck I guess

This is great. Add a refresh button.

This is incredibly clever, well done!


goosebum.com is funny.

gravestudiosi.com: The Great, Dead Studiosi!

microinterference.com — I quite like it.

unprofessionalistic.com is available!

Not bad!


pissoon.com - fuck yeah. almost as a good as snagfest.com


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