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Fun! The World of Domaining according to Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary and domains.

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.

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5 Responses to “Fun! The World of Domaining according to Urban Dictionary”
  1. Mike says:

    As a “domainer” and website developer who owns many iPhone and iPad domain I really believe that this given iPhone5g domain example will be sold with buy now option 🙂

    But yeah Urban Dictionary has many great explanations not just in domain industry.

  2. Ms Domainer says:


    Mike, If you own TM domains of companies with whom you are not affiliated, then you’re not a domainer; you’re a squatter.

    You and others like you are the ones who have given the domaining industry a black eye, and there’s no sugar coating this fact in a nice way.


  3. Gniree Niamod says:

    According to Professor William Lorenz who first identified the practice, “Domaineering” is the web-based marketing business of acquiring and monetizing Internet domain names through their use specifically as an advertising medium rather than primarily speculating on domains as intellectual property investments for resale as in domaining where generating advertising revenue is considered more of a bonus while awaiting a sale. In essence, the domain names function as virtual Internet billboards with generic domain names being highly valued for their revenue generating potential derived from attracting Internet traffic hits. Revenue is earned as potential customers view pay per click ( PPC ) ads or the Internet traffic attracted may be redirected to another website. Hence, the domain name itself is the revenue generating asset conveying information beyond just functioning as a typical web address. As the value here is intrinsically in the domain name as an information carrying vehicle and not in a website’s products or services, these domains are developed for advertising, ( i.e, “parked” ), and not into “conventional” websites. As with traditional advertising, domaineering is part art and part science. Often to be the most effective as an advertising tool, the domain names and their corresponding landing pages must be engineered or optimized to produce maximum revenue which may require considerable skill and keen knowledge of search engine optimization ( SEO ) practices, marketing psychology and an understanding of the target market audience, including demographics and buying habits. Domaineering generally utilizes a firm offering domain parking services to provide the sponsored “ad feed” of a word or phrase searched for thus creating a mini-directory populated largely by advertisers paying to promote their products and services under a relevant generic keyword domain. Occasionally content is added to develop a functional mini-website. Ethical domaineers contend that their product, i.e., “domain advertising”, is a bona fide offering of goods or services in and of itself which provides rights to and legitimate interests in the generic domains they use. This serves as a rebuttal or defense in addressing occasional spurious accusations of cybersquatting on trademarks. Domaineers and some of those who advertise online using generic keywords believe domaineering provides a useful, legal and legitimate Internet marketing service while opponents of domaineering decry the practice as increasing the ubiquitous commercialization of the world wide web. Domaineering aka “domain advertising” is practiced by both large organizations which may have registered hundreds or even thousands of domains to individual entrepreneurial minded domaineers who may only own one or a few. The earliest known verifiable identification and defining of domaineering as a distinct Internet advertising practice is attributed to Canadian Professor William Lorenz.

  4. Mike2 says:

    Sounds like the person who wrote that is simply jealous.

  5. Mike says:

    Ms Domainer,

    I am promoting the brand and not trying to ruin their reputation with fake CPA offers or anything else.

    I am offering legit information in industry not try to profit by hopping to sell the domain that no one is interested in.

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