Domain Name Hall of Shame: 15 Domain Name Bloopers

Because domain names don’t have spacing between words or capitalization to cue readers in, it’s extremely important when picking a domain name to consider all possible ways your domain name might be read by someone not familiar with your business. Here are some domain names whose owners clearly didn’t think it through, with unintentionally hilarious or off-putting results:

penisland.net: A site for a pen company. (“We Specialize in Wood.”)

itscrap.com: Site for disposal of IT assets. (“Where IT is going.”)

lesbocages.com: An arborist business (“Les Bocages” is French for “the groves.”)

amigonefuneralhome: Yes, you’re really gone

masterbaitonline.com: What was this fish bait & tackle company thinking?

choosespain: The idea was to choose Spain, not pain

ferrethandjobs: Eek. For PA firm Ferreth & Jobs

oh.no: Not the most enticing address for a Norwegian cabin park

whorepresents.com: “A database of talent representatives”—but not that kind of talent

speedofart.com: Meant to communicate Speed of Art, not smelly swimwear

powergenitalia.com: Site of POWERGEN Italia

teacherstalk.com: Teachers Talk has wisely  put its old domain name up for sale

bendover.com: Website for Ben Dover, whose tagline is “Good advice is timeless!”

oddsextractor.com: Meant to be a site about betting odds, now redirected to betangel.com

kidsexchange.net: Tagine: “The ultimate recycle.”

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