Fun! The World of Domaining according to Urban Dictionary
Urban Dictionary is a Web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases, which contained over 6 million definitions as of October 2011.
While the definitions are not always humorous, the examples most often are.
Searching for domain-related definitions, we found the following jewels which we’d like to share with you for your Sunday enjoyment.
Domainer: A person who buys domains on the internet and squats on them, thinking they’re going to be approached by a billionaire venture capitalist who wants to buy the domain for their next big project and will drop $$$$$$$$$ making the domainer rich. In reality the domainer will never sell their junk domains, will continue to live in their mother’s basement, and be a burden to the web based startup community, the internet, and entire world in general.
Example: Domain Auction Headline: “Iphone5g-news.com – starting bid $1,000 USD or buy it now for $10,000,000, this is a billion dollar business opportunity!!! I have been a domainer for over 1 years and we sell other top quality domain names. Please contact us for more domains!”
Drunk Domaining: The act of purchasing a domain name while under the influence or drugs, alcohol, or a party full of geeky friends. This usually occurs at or near the end of a party, typically after the party degrades to sharing funny YouTube videos.
Example: Dude, I must have been drunk domaining again last night. I woke up and found out I own ‘ilikepoo.com’.
Domain whore: A person or company who buys and holds domain names either for the purpose of profit or for no particular reason.
Example: My old domain name has been purchased by a domain whore.
Domainiac: A person who is addicted to buying internet domain names. Anyone who owns more than 30 domains.
Example: Lada, the computer geek, is always thinking up domain names and has more than he uses; he’s such a domainiac.
Domain snob: A person who insists upon owning a .com domain versus a .tv, .to, etc.
Example: What, you are going to wait 6 months until <insertdomainname>.com expires instead of just purchasing <insertdomainname>.to? You’re a domain snob!
Domain name hijacking: When a business tries to steal a domain name through ICANN or another online arbitration process.
Example: Disney tried to hijack my website, DonaldD.com, but my name is Donald Donallson so it didn’t work.
Domain hunting: The act of typing in random phrases in the adress bar on your internet browser in search of entertaining websites. This act is usually a result of complete boredom.
Example: “I was so bored last night, I went domain hunting.”
“What do you mean?”
“I was typing in things like www.wheresmyhammer.com and looking to see if anything funny came up. It was a complete waste of my time.