In this new article series, we are going to talk about possibilities. We’re just going to take a look at a few premium domain names and imagine the possibilities. We just want to create some articles as a sort of outlet for soon-to-be entrepreneurs to get and share ideas. We want to help get those creative juices flowing, so you can start to see some of the potential in a new venture.
Each of these installments will take a look at some of these domains and suggest some creative uses. While we have a lot of liberal and conservative domain names, most of them have pretty self-evident uses, so we’re going to skip over those (for the most part) and see what kind of unique and original uses we can come up with for other domains.
We’re not saying this is how a domain should be used. We’re not even saying this is how we would use them. We’re just saying that these are some examples of the possibilities that are built into these premium domains.
However, if you think these ideas are cool enough to try on your own, great. We claim no priority on these ideas. We just want to help you get those entrepreneurial juices flowing.
So consider how one might use the following domains:
There are some things that the words “good buzz” automatically imply, but in this case you might not go for the obvious. Don’t try to produce a review site. You don’t want to create a website that is in direct competition with Yelp or one of the many other review sites or aggregation sites (like MetaCritic and Rotten Tomatoes). All of those sites rely on the reviews of others. But what if you were able to just look at what people were saying on their own, not on a review site.
Those other review sites that provide a look at what professional reviewers write and what registered users think. What if you could gather the sentiment across social media sites about something (restaurants, movies, books, etc.) and report it on the site.
Or maybe you allow registered users to only up vote or down vote certain things. Maybe you allow reviews, but it restricts every review to 10 words or less. Maybe you have a staff who specialize in different categories. Maybe you can brand yourself as a critical authority so if a product or service is “GBR” then it is GoodBuzz Recommended.
Email accounts are a dime a dozen, but what could you do with a memorable name like this?
You could offer a service with guaranteed encryption, so governments and search engines and hackers can’t get a peek at the things you’re writing. Then again, everyone always has complaints about how the major email providers work, so maybe there is a space where you can get in there and do it better. A memorable brand like this might be all you need to get your foot in the door.
Or perhaps you use it to offer a service that manages email accounts for businesses? Maybe you can data mine years and years of archived emails for companies and provide important information that will provide critical insights into their business practices.
Most of the domain names related to science are going to be fairly self-explanatory and probably refer to one specific thing. Still, there’s a lot of room for creativity.
Consider something like this: a whole new brand of athletic water. Trends come and go, but pure water is important for the serious athlete. Pure water with some important vitamins added in can be even more helpful. Maybe some electrolytes, too. It’s the hydrophysics system (someone trademark that) that helps you get through those tough workouts.
That one seems pretty obvious, right? A place to view or review short films. That could work. There are always people interested in producing them, and it’s a good way to build some artistic cred.
But what if it was more of a place where creators gathered. What if you ran quarterly competitions? Themed competitions? These are great ways for burgeoning directors to get noticed. They can create and upload their films straight to your website, pay a nominal fee, get involved in competitions with important sponsors, and more. “Winner of the Shortfilms.com Award” could be an important title that next generation’s directors tag on their movies.
eSports is big business. In 2014, the number of people who tuned in for the final round of the world Championship of League of Legends topped 27 million people. Just for comparison, the final game of the world series that year was watched by 23.5 million, and the 5th game of the NBA Finals drew in 18 million.
(The 2015 numbers for the World Championship went up high than that. The unique viewer count for the Final was 36 million.)
While you’re not going to break into the eSports industry very easily, there is a huge market of untapped potential around it. These gamers have a very limited professional life. By the time they reach 23, their reaction speed has already slowed to much to be truly competitive. And you know what they say, those who can’t do, coach. What if this was a place for newbs to connect to personal eSports coaches so they can up their game and really become a serious player?
These are just a few simple ideas that we hope get those entrepreneurial gears working. Sometimes you just need that spark to settle on the next big idea. How would you use domains like these? Do you see anything in our list that could do even better?