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Web2.0 Domain Names

Updated on December 21, 2013

What's in a Domain Name?

Web2.0 has been the latest trend sweeping the internet in both hype and functionality. One of the fun things about the unique web2.0 sites springing up every day are their unusual names. From Google to Zappos these web2.0 names that go well beyond normal keywords have really caught on for their memorability and brandability.

Web2.0 Name Types

While web2.0 naming trends will continue to evolve as users and technology advance the current naming trends can but grouped in to 4 categories.

> Made up Names such as Google and Kijiji

> Subdomain and extension hacks such as

> Using numbers for letters such as sigh7ings and R3M1X

> Spelling variations like Flickr and Muxtape

Please feel free to add to the lists below if you know of any web2.0 named sites not listed. Also vote for your favorites!

Web2.0 Reading - Be Creative and Make Your Fortune

Unleashing Web 2.0: From Concepts to Creativity
Unleashing Web 2.0: From Concepts to Creativity

The emergence of Web 2.0 is provoking challenging questions for developers: What products and services can our company provide to customers and employees using Rich Internet Applications, mash-ups, Web feeds or Ajax? Which business models are appropriate and how do we implement them? What are best practices and how do we apply them? If you need answers to these and related questions, you need this booka comprehensive and reliable resource that guides you into the emerging and unstructured landscape that is Web 2.0.Gottfried Vossen is a professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Muenster in Germany. He is the European Editor-in-Chief of Elseviers Information SystemsAn International Journal. Stephan Hagemann is a PhD. Student in Gottfrieds research group focused on Web technologies.* Presents a complete view of Web 2.0 including services and technologies* Discusses potential new products and services and the technology and programming ability needed to realize them* Offers how to basics presenting development frameworks and best practices* Compares and contrasts Web 2.0 with the Semantic Web

Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide: Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations
Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide: Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations

Web 2.0 makes headlines, but how does it make money? This concise guide explains what's different about Web 2.0 and how those differences can improve your company's bottom line. Whether you're an executive plotting the next move, a small business owner looking to expand, or an entrepreneur planning a startup, Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide illustrates through real-life examples how businesses, large and small, are creating new opportunities on today's Web. This book is about strategy. Rather than focus on the technology, the examples concentrate on its effect. You will learn that creating a Web 2.0 business, or integrating Web 2.0 strategies with your existing business, means creating places online where people like to come together to share what they think, see, and do. When people come together over the Web, the result can be much more than the sum of the parts. The customers themselves help build the site, as old-fashioned "word of mouth" becomes hypergrowth.Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide demonstrates the power of this new paradigm by examining how: Flickr, a classic user-driven business, created value for itself by helping users create their own value Google made money with a model based on free search, and changed the rules for doing business on the Web-opening opportunities you can take advantage ofSocial network effects can support a business-ever wonder how FaceBook grew so quickly?Businesses like Amazon tap into the Web as a source of indirect revenue, using creative new approaches to monetize the investments they've made in the Web Written by Amy Shuen, an authority on Silicon Valley business models and innovation economics, Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide explains how to transform your business by looking at specific practices for integrating Web 2.0 with what you do. If you're executing business strategy and want to know how the Web is changing business, this book is for you.

Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers
Web 2.0 Heroes: Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers

Web 2.0 is impacting nearly everyone doing modern web development. People know they need to understand what Web 2.0 is and why it is important. This book presents a candid look at Web 2.0. It provides perspectives and insights from industry leaders and industry leading companies. It presents the information from these innovators in a first person perspective in the format of interviews. The reader will learn about Web 2.0 from industry experts while obtaining in insights into where the experts and leading companies see Web 2.0 going in the future. Interviews include: eBay Microsoft Sun Microsystems Adobe/Macromedia YouSendIt IBM Bloglines Ning Technorati Zoho Richard MacManus: Web 2.0 WorkGroup & Read/Write Web ThinkFree To name a few...

Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0: Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth
Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0: Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth

Mobilizing Generation 2.0 is a practical and immediately useful guide for nonprofits, political campaigns, organizers, and individuals who want to better understand how to use Web 2.0 technologies. In easy-to-understand terms, this accessible book describes how readers can leverage new media—blogs, online social networking, photo- and video-sharing sites, mobile phones, wikis, online maps, and virtual worlds—to recruit, engage, and mobilize young people.

Web 2.0 Architectures: What entrepreneurs and information architects need to know
Web 2.0 Architectures: What entrepreneurs and information architects need to know

The "Web 2.0" phenomena has become more pervasive than ever before. It is impacting the very fabric of our society and presents opportunities for those with knowledge. The individuals who understand the trends and opportunities Web 2.0 represents are racing to cash in while Web 2.0 companies like Google see their stock pass $600 a share. While many simply describe it as an interactive "Web of participation" embracing concepts such as "trusting your users", both business and technical analysts struggle to understand it in greater detail and the opportunity it represents. This fascinating book puts substance behind Web 2.0. More accurately, the authors of Web 2.0 Patterns -- Duane Nickull, Dion Hinchcliffe, and James Governor, who together have a great deal of experience with technical specifications and industry trends -- have distilled the core patterns of Web 2.0 coupled with an abstract model and reference architecture. This Web 2.0 knowledge was distilled using several high-profile Web 2.0 companies as examples. The result is a base of knowledge that developers, business people, futurists, and entrepreneurs can understand and use as a source of ideas and inspiration. Web 2.0 Patterns examines the Web 2.0 phenomena from it's humble origins to it's current state. After piecing together Web 1.0 architecture, the book researches successful Web 2.0 services such as Google AdSense, Flickr, BitTorrent, MySpace, Facebook and Wikipedia to explain why they are not just different economically and socially, but technically. Web 2.0 Patterns goes on to examine: A Model for Web 2.0 -- An in-depth look at the evolution of the Client-Server model into a more elaborate model for Web 2.0. It illustrates concepts such as "servers" evolving into a services (SOA) tier to facilitate interactions between systems and humans.A Web 2.0 Reference Architecture - A generic component view that helps decision-makers recognize the basic patterns in existing Web 2.0 applications and software that can be repurposed for other commercial ventures.Specific patterns of Web 2.0 -- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service pattern (SaaS), Participation-Collaboration Pattern, AJAX, Mashups, Rich User Experience (a.k.a. RIA), Collaborative Tagging Systems (Folksonomy), and more which can be repurposed to other businesses of technologies. In true Web 2.0 fashion, Nickull, Hinchcliffe, and Governor also present the reference model and patterns in Web 2.0 Patterns on their companion web site so that others in the industry can augment it and continue the discussion.About the authors: Duane Nickull ( worked for both the United Nations CEFACT committee and OASIS, writing and building new SOA for global integration of multiple systems. A senior technical evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc., he has contributed to many SOA and Web Services standards and articles. Dion Hinchcliff ( is founder and Chief Technology Officer of a premier consulting firm, which specializes in Enterprise Web 2.0, SOA, WOA, and RIA strategy and execution. He works with IT clients in the federal government and Fortune 500 companies. He is Editor-In-Chief of the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine. James Governor ( is an Industry Analyst with RedMonk, the first analyst firm built on open source. Providing high quality research at no cost, all of the firm's content is open and freely accessible.

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools
Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools

Web 2.0 has arrived--find out how it can transform teaching and learning!What is Web 2.0? Once upon a time, Web sites were isolated information "silos"--all content and no functionality. Today, the next generation of Web sites gives power to the end-user, providing visitors with a new level of customization, interaction, and participation. Many Web sites now allow users to upload, categorize, and share content easily. Weblogs and podcasts allow anyone to publish or broadcast on any topic. Wikis provide information that is constantly updated by the end-user. Open-source software is free and customizable. These new technologies are changing our relationship to the Internet.What can Web 2.0 tools offer educators? Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development. Topics include blogging as a natural tool for writing instruction, wikis and their role in project collaboration, podcasting as a useful means of presenting information and ideas, and how to use Web 2.0 tools for professional development. Also included are a discussion of Web 2.0 safety and security issues and a look toward the future of the Web 2.0 movement. Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools is essential reading for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, and teacher educators.

Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications

Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the sophisticated algorithms in this book, you can write smart programs to access interesting datasets from other web sites, collect data from users of your own applications, and analyze and understand the data once you've found it. Programming Collective Intelligence takes you into the world of machine learning and statistics, and explains how to draw conclusions about user experience, marketing, personal tastes, and human behavior in general -- all from information that you and others collect every day. Each algorithm is described clearly and concisely with code that can immediately be used on your web site, blog, Wiki, or specialized application. This book explains: Collaborative filtering techniques that enable online retailers to recommend products or media Methods of clustering to detect groups of similar items in a large dataset Search engine features -- crawlers, indexers, query engines, and the PageRank algorithm Optimization algorithms that search millions of possible solutions to a problem and choose the best one Bayesian filtering, used in spam filters for classifying documents based on word types and other features Using decision trees not only to make predictions, but to model the way decisions are made Predicting numerical values rather than classifications to build price models Support vector machines to match people in online dating sites Non-negative matrix factorization to find the independent features in adataset Evolving intelligence for problem solving -- how a computer develops its skill by improving its own code the more it plays a game Each chapter includes exercises for extending the algorithms to make them more powerful. Go beyond simple database-backed applications and put the wealth of Internet data to work for you. "Bravo! I cannot think of a better way for a developer to first learn these algorithms and methods, nor can I think of a better way for me (an old AI dog) to reinvigorate my knowledge of the details." -- Dan Russell, Google "Toby's book does a great job of breaking down the complex subject matter of machine-learning algorithms into practical, easy-to-understand examples that can be directly applied to analysis of social interaction across the Web today. If I had this book two years ago, it would have saved precious time going down some fruitless paths." -- Tim Wolters, CTO, Collective Intellect


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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

      Sub domain hacks.

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      5 years ago

      Sub-domain hacks are awesome

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a lot of information ! great lens !

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      6 years ago

      I dig them...take a lot of creativity to come up with some of these names

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      6 years ago

      You have some good info on this lens. I didn't all of this web 2.0 stuff. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      Great info on domain names, didnt know you could buy website domain names on ebay!

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      6 years ago

      great lenes. been looking for information about web 2.0

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      6 years ago

      thank you

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      7 years ago

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      Real David Gilks 

      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

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      9 years ago from Vermont

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