around-the-web

Your brand name will invariably find its way onto the Internet as your web domain. Here’s some unintentionally (we think) funny URLs to crack you up.

How can I slip this post in? Well, we are in the logo business. And every logo starts with naming a new company. And every one of those names will someday be featured as a website address name. And if all goes according to plan, these web site addresses will be proudly emblazoned on letterhead & stationery design, business cards and the works. But what if your web site address says something completely different than you think it does.

What’s in a name. Pretty much everything..

Here’s a few unintentionally hilarious web addresses that gave yours truly some pause. (I can’t take credit for this, and it ain’t exactly new – this is a top-ten list that I received last year, and I’m just getting around to clearing out draft blog posts this morning. It’s been whittled down to a top-seven list, as the others come up 404. Guess the MIA addresses figured out why their traffic had mushroomed.) In any case, and without further ado..

1. A site that matches up actors with the agent that ‘represents them. Outfit is called Who Represents. Take out the space and you get…
www.whorepresents.com

2. Everybody needs a good pen. And where else to look but a company called Pen Island? Nifty enough. Trouble is, their web address indicates you’d be looking for something entirely different…
www.penisland.net

3. As the stresses of life get us down, we might want to take comfort in the services of a good therapist. And a web site that helps you find one can’t be all bad. Trouble is, if the URL is any indication, you’re going to need one after your visit
therapistfinder.com.

4. Internet Protocol. IP. Fair enough. And being able to establish IP where ever you be at certainly sounds good on paper. Alas, not so good as a run-on web address…
www.ipanywhere.com

5. For the spiritual folks out there, there’s always the First Cumming Methodist Church. Nice to see churches embracing the Interwebs to get their message out. Not quite what the web address seems to indicate however…
cummingfirst.com

6. I can’t quite figure out what this site is about. Something to do with art direction and designers or something. Though I don’t think I’ll be swimming with anyone who calls their site:
www.speedofart.com

7. Going to Lake Tahoe for a vacation certainly is a grand idea (especially after these winter months). Accordingly, the good folks pushing Tahoe Tourism have even set up a web site. Not sure if they’re asking, or telling me. In any case, the Mrs. will be wondering when she sees this URL in my bookmarks…
www.gotahoe.com

Lesson in all this? Hyphens folks. Hyphens. When it comes to getting your company on the web, the people who run the Internet tubes allow us to use hyphens…