Non-negotiable company naming criteria for a consumer facing social media that's not only an app in 2022 for David
For only apps (no web), “get<X>” or other domains are fine imo, which solves alot of the problems. For B2B shortness of name is not as important.
must have a close enough vibe for the company
must not have a trademark in US that is sufficiently similar company (internet services that could be mistaken for this…)
must not have an existing household name company with this name (“kia” etc)
must not have bad connotations in english or spanish - other languages don’t matter (”shitr”)
domain must be reasonably affordable (<1K)
domain must not need to be purchased through a negotiation process (too slow/pricey)
must be 6 or less characters before domain, name can only be longer if it uses the TLD in the name (ex: cash.app). 8 letters max could be acceptable for the right name.
must be one of .xyz/.io/.com/.co/.app/.so TLDs or in rare case another short weird TLD like .ma if used as a domain hack thats part of the name. Preferably .xyz for crypto as most likely of those to be available, and not esoteric
must be credible spelling as an english word (no weird spellings lyrt etc)
must be pronounceable and clearly spellable from saying it without spelling it (shouldn’t be a misspelling of another word)
not (english word + ly) (that 2010 naming meta is over and I’m over it)
names that are related to feeds:
fede.xyz (looks like a typo of feed)
farcaster specific names
names not related to feeds
community gardens metaphor (as opposed to walled gardens) - gardens.xyz
grove.app ($700) branch fork, … - grow + love
leme (lame?) (leem?) “le-me” “lemmy”
topa.xyz ($) zumo.xyz ($) -could be mistaken for ‘sumo’
feta.xyz ($$$) riva.xyz ($$)
fork (gardening) “feed you with my fork”. you’ve been spoon fed your feed for too long. It’s time to fork. Forks used for making digital gardens
some($$$) ade.xyz - mistake for aid ?
users are in control of their feeds; what they want to see; the addictiveness of them, the clickbaitiness, …
this is all premised on the ability to fork
like a wand or lightsaber
For .XYZ: Download available domains by length here: https://gen.xyz/premiums
TOPA: https://twitter.com/topa1one https://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4801:y365e.2.6 is probably a non starter due to trademark issues
Names I love
so if a great choice isn’t available, it’s possible to move later. Here I would suppose that it’s much easier to change a domain than a name (and domain). So the name matters more.