Name tagPart of the challenge of buying a domain name is juggling alternative spellings and domain extensions to find a decent one.

But imagine if none were taken and you could pick any domain name you like. What would you have? And why?

CreativeMorning is a regular event which happens in New York. We’ve not been (it’s too far from London and we’d never get it through on expenses), but we noticed they used this simple concept as an icebreaker, asking people to scribble down the domain they’d most like to own.

You can see what people chose on Flickr. For such a simple idea, it offers a surprising insight into people’s personalities, priorities and motivations. Or we can pretend it does – the scientific basis of such judgements is probably flaky, to say the least.

Still, it’s a good game to play. You can take a guess at who doesn’t like early mornings, who’s got a cold, but definitely not swine flu – and who’s into buying and selling domain names for money.

So, over to you. If you could choose any domain you like, what would it be? And why would you pick it? Leave a comment and let us know.

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  • Nick Leech

    For me generic words as domain names are the most important to have.

    By this I mean a word like ‘cars’ rather than a brand name like ‘BMW’.

    This is because having a generic domain name means that you can effectively ‘own’ that industry.

    And since having a keyword in your domain name helps to boost you up the Search Engine Results page, it makes it even more important to grab somthing generic.

    So if I could have any domain name, due to my industry I wish I had bought ‘’ or ‘’.

    Looking at other industries, I reckon ‘’ would have been a good one to grab!

    November 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  • Adam Leyton

    It’s a really good question this! I think in my industry, or would be great domains to have.

    There are also other generic domains like that I wish I’d registered in the early days of the www. I believe they’ve changed hands for rather large sums of money!

    November 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm