What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

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We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name programmers.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names. (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

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One of the big 7 questions.

• Only .com domain names please
• Only untaken domain names please (use whois)

Please use lowercase characters only in domain name!
DomainName.com is more readable, but we have to register domainname.com!

marked as duplicate by Robert Cartaino♦Oct 8 '10 at 21:02

• Someone may go grab all posted domain names to be evil! Mwuhahaha! – Moshe Sep 1 '10 at 21:06
• – Dan Dyer Sep 1 '10 at 21:10
• Went through all positive suggestions to improve their formatting so it lists the domains in the same size and the availability (did a whois check to confirm each too) right under it, the reason is listed last. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:47
• @TomWij why did you camelCase the names though? – Noctrine Sep 10 '10 at 16:58
• @Noctrine: Also for formatting reasons, all SE sites have this behavior in their names and it makes the proposals stand out... If people dislike the case formatting I will revert it. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 10 '10 at 18:14
• @TomWij: lowercase only please! While camel case is much more readable, we all know that DNS is lowercase only. So we have to take in account readability in lowercase only. – Wizard79 Sep 12 '10 at 1:26
• @TomWij: no problem, I understand your enthusiasm in making the names more readable! – Wizard79 Sep 12 '10 at 11:05
• @Lorenzo: My excuses, that's a good idea! (Typo:) I have only read the bullet points... :-( – Tamara Wijsman Sep 12 '10 at 12:53

outofscope.com

Taken / Available for purchase

GoodEnough is the owner and willing to sell.

• I'm a fan of that name. – Fishtoaster Sep 8 '10 at 21:08
• I like it, it both defines the purpose of the site and the context. – HoLyVieR Sep 17 '10 at 13:37
• This just topped offtopic for me, I think this is going to be the winner... – Paddyslacker Sep 18 '10 at 23:23
• Made a logo proposal based on this one, check: meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/4/… – Tamara Wijsman Sep 20 '10 at 16:54
• This sounds about right. Catchy name as well – Terence Ponce Sep 23 '10 at 1:59
• I dunno. I'd prefer something that isn't an anti-SO identifier, unless that's a clear goal for everyone else. – Macke Sep 28 '10 at 20:24
• I like that it's not as much of a direct SO reference. I think it would be good for this site to be seen as a standalone relation rather than a subservient upstart... – glenatron Nov 23 '10 at 17:20

offtopic.stackoverflow.com

Available.

• I actually kinda like this one – TheLQ Sep 6 '10 at 19:28
• I think this is my favourite so far. – Paddyslacker Sep 7 '10 at 15:10
• Is this even a valid option? I do like it. – Nathan Taylor Sep 8 '10 at 15:50
• Do we really want to just be a subsidiary of SO, rather than our own site? – Fishtoaster Sep 8 '10 at 21:07
• @Fisctoaster I don't know, Programmers is where most of the off topic SO questions go. If we do get out of public beta alive, there would be so many questions moved between here and SO that we would almost be a subsidiary of SO. I'm just worried about the stupidly long url to get to chat: chat.meta.offtopic.stackoverflow.com – TheLQ Sep 8 '10 at 23:41
• The chat url would be chat.offtopic.stackoverflow.com but it would indeed still be long, the subdomain itself is also a bit long. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:21
• Consider this SO blog article on why we might want our own identity. – Fishtoaster Sep 9 '10 at 15:31
• @TheLQ such a long URL should be no problem for programmers :p – Bart van Heukelom Sep 10 '10 at 13:34
• @TheLQ: Being a subsidiary of SO ain't that bad. And the name "programmers.stackoverflow.com" in itself is already causing confusing on SO itself. People are commenting on very much directly programming related questions that they are more suited to programmers.SO... They obviously haven't read the faq that PSO is intended for questions indirectly related to programming. So I would suggest to steer well clear of all names that imply programmers or programming in their name. Unless the offtopic part is also part of that name... – Marjan Venema Sep 11 '10 at 19:21
• At first, this was my favorite suggestion: short and to the point. However, the more I think about it, the more I think it's the wrong choice. Using the domain offtopic.stackoverflow.com indicates that all off-topic Stack Overflow questions are okay here. But this site isn't the home of all off-topic questions: for example, "Is Justin Bieber dreamy?" and "Why doesn't my dog like me?" are just as off-topic here as they are on Stack Overflow. – user8 Sep 11 '10 at 20:25
• @Lorenzo personally, I don't necessarily believe "we have to definitely be a subdomain of SO". I like the subdomain model, but I also agree with the points outlined in the link posted by @fishtoaster. – Nathan Taylor Sep 14 '10 at 18:41
• According to meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/213/… these domain proposal seem like a very bad idea, to prevent the issue mentioned in that question we should be as far apart as we can be from SO... If not this will lead in the described effect and confusion, if we go through with this proposal we could as well create an offtopic subdomain from every site. SU could use one too... ;-) – Tamara Wijsman Sep 15 '10 at 15:04
• -1 offtopic != not programming related – fearoffours Sep 15 '10 at 23:41
• +1 I think that we should definitely be a subdomain of SO, but I'd prefer programmers.stackoverflow.com or basement.stackoverflow.com or banned.stackoverflow.com. – Wizard79 Sep 19 '10 at 14:34
• -1 We will draw the wrong users and site attribute by going for basement/banned/blacksheep.SO... As said before, I think this issue and having a subdomain is a bad idea! And programmers.SO will be too confusing, it does not give away the difference between both sites... I don't see any point in up-voting a proposal that doesn't work out (we are not the off-topic part of SO, only a small slice of it), if you want one of the sub-domains to push through you will have to create a new proposal as else the community can't point out which one they like. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 19 '10 at 21:09

slackoverflow.com

Taken / Available for purchase

I proposed this on meta.stackoverflow.com and Jeff suggested to add it here too.

• I had to stare at that for a few seconds before I noticed the L – TheLQ Sep 3 '10 at 22:49
• Taken, but possibly still available to be purchased. It's just parked with ads at present. – Dan Dyer Sep 6 '10 at 11:18
• It's a great joke, but not a good URL for the real site. – Pops Sep 7 '10 at 22:49
• I'm the owner, I'm willing to sell for a fair price. – mbillard Sep 8 '10 at 20:58
• As LordTorgamus said, it's a good joke, but not that great as an actual url. It's too easy to mistake (either verbally or in writing) with stackoverflow.com – Fishtoaster Sep 8 '10 at 21:05

idlecoder.com

Available.

• This one would fit fine in the current set of SE sites. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 16 '10 at 20:46
• As there is still the possibility for this domain (or others if a miracle happens) to be chosen... Does anyone have an idea for a logo? How could we express idle and coding in a logo? – Tamara Wijsman Sep 22 '10 at 20:55
• @TomWij I really like this one, I've been trying but the best I can come up with is one of the little XKCD dudes with a cup of coffee :p – Noctrine Sep 23 '10 at 16:37
• -1. I'd like the site to be about working as a programmer. Not about what I'm doing when not-working. :) – Macke Sep 28 '10 at 20:25

notcoderelated.com

Available.

I like this more than NotProgrammingRelated.com because it is a more accurate representation of the direction this community is heading. We do talk about programming here, so first and foremost this community is most definitely programming related. That being said, the discussions stay away from physical code for the most part, and thus I believe that NotCodeRelated.com still conveys allows the name to convey a programming mindset, but it excludes the focus of Stack Overflow.

Just my two cents.

• This tells what we aren't, but shouldn't we have something that tells what we are? – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:23
• @TomWij this is good a point. – Nathan Taylor Sep 10 '10 at 19:42

heapunderflow.com

Available.

In the same vein as this answer.

Available.

compilationphase.com

Available.

Sorry, couldn't resist...

• I could also get behind "ImCompiling.com" :D – Nathan Taylor Sep 10 '10 at 19:43
• Yeah, feel free to post similar domains, eg. ItsCompiling.com. The reason behind this one is that during the compilation phase one has time to "slack off" to finally have a subjective talk about the programming (instead of an objective talk about the code). – Tamara Wijsman Sep 10 '10 at 20:04
• Slack off- or in some cases, break out into inter-office sword battles. – Nathan Taylor Sep 12 '10 at 14:02
• or [holy-wars] where they smite code across the room in some magic way, not to forget [boat-programming] where they take their hardware and software aboard and go for a battle on the sea. :-) – Tamara Wijsman Sep 12 '10 at 14:32
• +1, that was my desktop background at work for a while. – Pops Sep 20 '10 at 0:52
• Okay, this just gave me the idea to download all XKCD comics and let my desktop cycle through them. :-) – Tamara Wijsman Sep 23 '10 at 18:11

notprogrammingrelated.com

Taken.

Owned by someone hosting a StackExchange 1.0 site.

• Except it's not owned by Stack Exchange. It looks like someone used it to host either an SE1.0 site or a site using one of the open-source SE alternatives. But they might be willing to hand the domain back to StackExchange at a reasonable price. – Thomas Owens Sep 1 '10 at 19:52
• Looks like you're correct. Updating now. – Jeffrey Sep 1 '10 at 19:54
• Empty site, registered to someone in Geneva. I hope we can get that domain back – TheLQ Sep 2 '10 at 11:23
• Forgot to mention: "Record expires on 10-30-2010" – TheLQ Sep 2 '10 at 11:23
• I think this is almost contrary to the direction this community appears to be heading. Not Programming Related suggests a topic of anything having nothing to with programming, when in fact, at best, we're "Not Code Related". All of our questions are about programming or the day-to-day surrounding programming, just none of them are focused on physical code. – Nathan Taylor Sep 7 '10 at 17:21
• It's a bit long... And this site does actually does allow subjective programming questions. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:20
• – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:40

pointertotheheap.com

Available.

What you can't store on the stack, put on the heap.

• Nice tag line.. – Simon P Stevens Sep 2 '10 at 9:40
• This name feels too "complicated". – Nathan Taylor Sep 2 '10 at 12:53
• I love this one, it's geeky enough, a bit of a pun... +1 – fearoffours Sep 15 '10 at 23:44

programmersexchange.com

Please forgive me... I had no choice...

• "programmers" is obviously plural in the domain name ... Who would have a dirty mind ? – HoLyVieR Sep 11 '10 at 0:53
• Obviously @holyvier. It's almost as cool as ExpertSexchange, I mean experts-exchange.com – Nathan Taylor Sep 11 '10 at 13:33

basement.stackoverflow.com

You absolutely nailed my resentment of Programmers.SE; it was created as a tongue-in-cheek, NOT-Stack-Overflow site: the stuff we keep in the basement because it's not fit for keeping upstairs.

• No. There are enough reasons listed in this question to not choose that to be a subdomain. Hey, look... We're from the basement, we're the black sheep. This is a bad idea! It was created like that but shouldn't be like that. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 18 '10 at 15:44
• What about blacksheep.stackoverflow.com? – Wizard79 Sep 19 '10 at 14:34

available

available

heappointer.com

Available.

Maybe also heapointer.com or heap-pointer.com

We all know about stack pointers, but what about heap pointers?

Available.

Available.

Available.

Available.

stackoverflowoverflow.com

Taken.

It's parked...

A handful of you may remember Stack Overflow Overflow.

Why aren't other people using CW? Am I missing something?

• To long, to easily confused with SO, thus not tab-complete friendly. – Tamara Wijsman Sep 9 '10 at 15:22

programmers.stackoverflow.com

Available.

It makes sense to keep it tighten with StackOverflow.com

• Nope, don't agree. While keeping it tight with SO is a good idea, the current beta name "programmers.stackoverflow.com" in itself is already causing confusing on SO itself. People are commenting on very much directly programming related questions that they are more suited to programmers.SO... They obviously haven't read the faq that PSO is intended for questions indirectly related to programming. So I would suggest to steer well clear of all names that imply programmers or programming in their name. Unless the offtopic part is also part of that name... – Marjan Venema Sep 11 '10 at 19:24
• If programmers is a subdomain of SO, the distinction would be clear to anyone. It seems the most reasonable place to put this site (as it is its companion site), and we don't necessarily have to find a humorous or evocative domain name. – Wizard79 Sep 12 '10 at 11:09
• This needs to be upvoted, considering the course nothingtoinstall.com has taken. – grokus Oct 6 '10 at 13:26

Available

progpub.com

Available.

Short version based on a suggestion in Renaming the Not Programming Related Proposal...

communitywikis.com

I know, I know, not all q's are community wiki's, but almost all are :)

Looks like the domain is taken, but for sale. Not sure what the logistics would be.

• I would use this as a last resort, but it just doesn't seem creative enough – TheLQ Sep 8 '10 at 11:33
• @TheLQ Yeah, I like my "NotCodeRelated.com" a little more- which is ironically contrary. – Nathan Taylor Sep 8 '10 at 15:46

Several possibilities along the same lines:

stackoverspill.com

Stuff that doesn't fit on StackOverflow.

stackoverdose.com

People who can't get enough of StackOverflow come here too.

stackoverride.com

The normal rules of StackOverflow don't apply here.

• please use one unique name per answer so that votes can be associated with specific domains. – Nathan Taylor Sep 3 '10 at 20:41
• +1 for StackOverride, it clearly shows that Stack Overflow's rules about subjective questions do not apply here. Of course, they both form the short acronym "SO", which could lead to confusion. – fearoffours Sep 6 '10 at 10:31

professionalhacker.com

I'd imagine you'd have to spend more than 8.99 to get the domain, but it's not being used. I don't think we should stress idea that lame questions should be asked here if we're not going to accept them. We'd probably be much improved if there was more than just the SO crowd coming to this site anyway.

You might object to the term "hacker". I'd take hacker in the "Pirates of Silicon Valley" sense that it's what you should answer when Bill Gates asks you what you do for a living. It might be an objectionable name, I do like "out of scope" but I don't know how useful it would be in the long term to only feed off the scraps of SO - as that name implies.

programmersbackyard.com or theprogrammersbackyard.com

both available.

chatoverjoe.com

Playoff of StackOverflow - like a conversation around the coffeepot.

Available.