Help us choose a domain name!

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Which Domain Name is Best?

metroid-database.com
10
59%
metroiddatabase.net
2
12%
metroiddb.com
5
29%
 
Total votes : 17

Infinity's End

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Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Infinity's End » 06.01.09 12:08am

Hey all. Many of you have probably read by now that we are going to be losing hosting service through Classicgaming/gamespy very soon due to IGN's new policies. With this move, we are highly considering purchasing a domain name for the future of this site. Domain names are fairly cheap since we're not buying server space, and we feel it can do nothing but help the site in the long run. Unfortunately, someone already owns metroiddatabase.com (Yeah, believe it.) so we have to decide on something else.

Based on these choices, please help us out and vote in the poll. Or if you have another suggestion, feel free to post it below.

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Lazarius » 06.01.09 12:53am

metroiddb

I just like the way it looks.

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby The Illusion » 06.01.09 3:57am

Metroid-database.com

Because it's the easiest to find, maybe some new members?

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Reconite » 06.01.09 5:53am

I chose Metroiddb.com simply because it's easier to remember than the hyphon or .net instead of .com

And I put in the URL for Metroiddatabase.com and apparently there's an Insurance site named Metroid Database? WHAT IN THE F**K!?!?

That's just some random guy going, "now if they put in a wrong URL for the real Metroid Database they will end up with my insurance site, I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!" And their slogan What you need, when you need it!
Not only that but if you type metroid into their search function it goes to a related searches page, listing: Airline Tickets, Employment, Car Insurance, Ringtones and Dating... HOW ARE THEY RELATED?
WTF has any of that got to do with Metroid? I'm really pissed at them right now.

Here: http://metroiddatabase.com/

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby sharonlover » 06.01.09 7:17am

I had to go with metroid-database.com simply because when people search it in google, it'll likely be the first one to popup, though I think we are number two or three as is.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Redwing » 06.01.09 9:12am

Reconite wrote:I chose Metroiddb.com simply because it's easier to remember than the hyphon or .net instead of .com

And I put in the URL for Metroiddatabase.com and apparently there's an Insurance site named Metroid Database? WHAT IN THE F**K!?!?

That's just some random guy going, "now if they put in a wrong URL for the real Metroid Database they will end up with my insurance site, I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!" And their slogan What you need, when you need it!
Not only that but if you type metroid into their search function it goes to a related searches page, listing: Airline Tickets, Employment, Car Insurance, Ringtones and Dating... HOW ARE THEY RELATED?
WTF has any of that got to do with Metroid? I'm really pissed at them right now.

Here: http://metroiddatabase.com/

Bill: c41m d0wN j00 1337 h4x0r!!!!1one

[Sigh] I'm not a h4x0r now go away.

Pssst... that's just a default holding page for an unused but owned URL.

I say metroid-database.com. It's the next closest thing.

... does this mean maybe the forums won't be blocked at school anymore? :D

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Lazarius » 06.01.09 10:01am

Until they catch on, most likely, yeah.

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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Infinity's End » 06.01.09 10:31am

sharonlover wrote:I had to go with metroid-database.com simply because when people search it in google, it'll likely be the first one to popup, though I think we are number two or three as is.


MDb is almost always #1 when searching for "metroid" on google. Sometimes the official Nintendo site or the Wikipedia page rises above it but then we usually go back to the top again.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby mental » 06.01.09 11:01am

Great! If (heaven forbid) you have to move providers again after this, you won't have to worry about breaking URLs anymore.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Naner » 06.01.09 11:33am

My personal favorite would be mdb.com, because I love short URLs (no matter how fast I can type mdb.classicgaming.gamespy.com).

But of those three, I preffer metroiddb.com.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby sharonlover » 06.01.09 11:56am

Darth Naner wrote:My personal favorite would be mdb.com, because I love short URLs (no matter how fast I can type mdb.classicgaming.gamespy.com).

But of those three, I preffer metroiddb.com.


I was thinking of suggesting www.mdb.com; however, it's already in use by the MDB Financial Group.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Pray4Metroid » 06.01.09 1:53pm

I choose metroiddb.com becuase it is very simple. :P
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Emperor Ing » 06.01.09 2:38pm

The last one.

Unlike our current site, the url is actually easy to remember.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby AuroraUnitComplex » 06.01.09 2:53pm

That would've been great if mdb.com was available >.<

While metroiddb.com is shorter and easier to type, choice number 1 stood out the most to me. I think it would grab the attention of Google passerbys more efficiently. It has everything right in the title, and it's not too difficult to remember.
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Re: Help us choose a domain name!

Postby Infinity's End » 06.02.09 4:46pm

Yeah I'm pretty sure we are going to go with choice #1 now. I really appreciate all your help in this matter.
We will probably be purchasing the domain very soon.

Thanks again, everyone!
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