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The Top 50 Worst and Most Embarrassing Domain Names Ever Purchased

Posted March 15th, 2010 in Branding, Selling Online and tagged , , , , by Patrick

2010 03 17 girlthinking The Top 50 Worst and Most Embarrassing Domain Names Ever PurchasedIn celebration of the 25th birthday of the first domain name ever purchased (symbolics.com), we decided to go back and look at all the funny (and horrible) web domains we’ve seen over the years.

Just a gentle reminder to make sure your domain name conveys what you want it to!

Here’s the 43 most notorious we found (we actually had 50 - but our mothers read this blog):

  • penisland.net - Pen Island
  • sydneytherapist.com - Sydney Therapist
  • mammotherection.com - Construction Company
  • kidsexchange.net - Kids Exchange
  • bigalsonline.com - Big Als Online
  • webone.com.au - Web One
  • choosespain.com - Choose Spain
  • bendover.com - Ben Dover
  • bitefartcafe.rs - Bitef Art Cafe
  • partnerstalking.com.au - Partners Talking
  • whorepresents.com - Who Represents
  • expertsexchange.com - Experts Exchange
  • nobraces.com.au - No Braces
  • wintersexpress.com - Winters Express
  • gotahoe.com - Go Tahoe
  • therapistfinder.com - Therapist Finder
  • powergenitalia.com - Power Gen Italia
  • molestationnursery.com - Mole Station Nursery
  • ipanywhere.com - Internet Protocol Anywhere
  • speedofart.com - Speed of Art
  • dicksonweb.com - Dickson Web
  • viagrafix.com - Via Grafix (renamed to Learn2)
  • nycanal.com - New York Canal Region
  • mofo.com - Morrison & Foerster, LLC
  • michaeljacksonsthisisitmoviemerchandise.com - really?
  • dicksonweb.com - Dickson’s Temperature Instruments
  • teacherstalk.com - Teachers Talk
  • auctionshit.com - Auctions Hit
  • butthatsnotall.co.nz - But That’s Not All
  • childrenswear.co.uk - Childrens Wear
  • ihavegas.com - IHA Vegas Holiday Rentals
  • machome.com - Mac Home
  • oddsextractor.com - Odds Extractor
  • alterscrap.com - Alter Scrap
  • ladrape.co.uk - La Drape
  • llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch.com - an actual Welsh town
  • gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com - a spinoff of the famous search engine
  • 1hourscrap.com - Rapid scrapbook making
  • swissbit.ch - Germany-based Swissbit
  • 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com - Pi
  • pedo.org - An actual dentist organization

Have you seen a URL that should be on this list? Let us know on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. radioactive Says:

    Here’s one -

    ultimatesteelerection.com - a construction company out of Idaho

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  5. Kam Says:

    Fun lol… is mofo really that bad. I actually considered it for my business. That’s what brought me to this page !

  6. Dave Sparks Says:

    builderscrap.com - now renamed it seems

  7. penny auctions Says:

    Interesting. Never really heard of penny auctions. I’ll have to check them out

  8. Dimitri Longfellow Says:

    The worst domain name I know of is stinky-butt.com (and it’s the worst website to!)

  9. Bob Says:

    You might want to check some of the sites!

    I suspect http://www.bendover.com is deliberate… since that’s the pseudonym of a porn actor….

  10. buy a website Says:

    Funny. The names are so funny. so before going to buy a website, we have think about the meaning of the URL. Nice post.

  11. ninetynine Says:

    heres one ferrethandjobs.com ferreth and jobs

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