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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 cooking.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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Post your ideas for a dot-com domain name for this website, which captures the spirit and intent of the site, namely:

{name} is for cooks, chefs, and anyone who can make a dish that can objectively be described as “mean”.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Check to see if the domain is taken or squatted before making the name suggestion. Squatted and taken names, however clever, are not helpful. You can use whois.net to check availability.
  • Post one domain per answer. This makes the voting process much easier. If domains are very similar (e.g. "game" and "games"), they can be in the same answer.
  • Make sure the domain wasn't already suggested. To search within this question, use a search query such as: inquestion:1 "example.com" replacing example.com with the domain to search for.
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How exactly do we expect these domains to remain untaken if they get popular here? Is meta. currently visible only to the closed beta? If so, I guess we're probably OK. –  derobert Jul 10 '10 at 14:12
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Enough negative votes? –  Lee Jul 13 '10 at 6:08

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seasonedadvice.com

Available

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I think we wait until the end of the beta –  Sam Holder Jul 21 '10 at 21:10
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This can be ambiguous. Seas one dad vice - It is hard for me to see seasoned advice in that string. –  jjnguy Jul 21 '10 at 21:22
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I agree that we should wait until the end of beta. –  Ben McCormack Jul 22 '10 at 1:34
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Most of the time you would find the domain in print would be as SeasonedAdvice.com. When spoken, you would say Seasoned Advice as two words. Ambiguity is not so much an issue when first telling someone about the domain (though, to be sure, it can be), but rather it is most important that the resulting domain not be ambiguous and have avoid having an entirely different meaning. For example, "seas one dad vice" is hardly meaningful; "KitchensExpert," which can be miscontrued as "Kitchen Sexpert," has an altogether different meaning that ought to be avoided. –  Ben McCormack Jul 22 '10 at 1:38
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@Justin - I saw "Seasoned Advice" in the text straight away, context helped somewhat. I suspect that if someone's searching the 'net for something cooking related and sees "seasonedadvice.com/........" as a result, there's a fair chance they'll get the "humour" of the domain name :) Oh, and +1 for the domain! –  Rob Jul 22 '10 at 9:54
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It would be a great choice if advice were actually allowed, but it really seems like everything remotely subjective is being voted down and closed and considered off-topic. Questions without a single accepted answer are considered bad questions. –  Cade Roux Jul 24 '10 at 18:29
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@Cade Roux, you can get an objective advice from someone. Advice is not necessarily subjective. –  Mike Sherov Aug 4 '10 at 23:19
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You will not get seasoning advices on this site as it would be banned as subjective and argumentative, so this is a misguiding name! –  Lorenzo Aug 29 '10 at 11:03

plumpcook.com

A few years ago I saw a refrigerator magnet that says, "Never trust a skinny cook." Ever since then, I've thought there should be a cooking community/site/whatever called Plump Cook (plumpcook.com is available.)

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Aside from the fact that I've known many an amazing skinny cook, I love it :) –  Daniel Bingham Jul 18 '10 at 8:49
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I like this. Infinitely memorable. Completely unambiguous. Easily identifiable for what it is. –  Robert Cartaino Jul 22 '10 at 3:41

overspiced.com

A few notes here. We really don't know if we have any professional chefs here, or if we will ever get them. We do know that we've got plenty of computer geeks who also happen to cook. If we take a name that implies real chefs and don't deliver, that might not be so good. This name, on the other hand, is likely to just keep pulling in geeks who happen to cook. And those people are, In my opinion, the likeliest to master the mechanics of the stackexchange platform and make the site go.

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I like this one, it fits the theme of StackOverflow and ServerError, in that it is a common issue that someone might have. –  MJeffryes Jul 11 '10 at 10:23
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On the minus side, I don't think it has quite the positive connotation of bounty and expertise that, say, SuperUser entails. What perhaps makes StackOverflow and ServerFault work despite the "problematic" nature of their names is that they're terms that you have to have a computer background to fully parse, hence terms that portray the technical literacy of their communities. –  Owen S. Jul 11 '10 at 22:10
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Re geeks vs pros: I think there's a point to that, which is why I wouldn't go with, say, chef in the name. But have some faith in your fellow geeks! I think the q&a so far have been of excellent quality, and demomstrate plenty of knowledge on the subject. –  Owen S. Jul 12 '10 at 17:07
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I dunno, having over-spiced food is rarely a problem for me! How about "UnderSeasoned.com"? (It appears to be a defunct blog...) –  Harlan Jul 13 '10 at 11:07
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I don't think the theme of StackOverflow is even a little relevant to the naming of a food Q&A site. We should be looking for something that works for food, not a clever connection to SOflow. –  Tim Sullivan Jul 19 '10 at 15:15

finelydiced.com

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I know I'm nit picking here, but with respective to chopping, doesn't "diced" imply "coarse?" The name sounds good but it doesn't really make sense. –  Aaronut Jul 14 '10 at 14:19
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Diced > Chopped > Finely Chopped. Finely Diced? I don't think that makes sense. –  Ben McCormack Jul 14 '10 at 17:40
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Well, you have now coarsely chopped this suggestion. What can I tell you? It just sounded good to me, and 11 people apparently agree. –  bmargulies Jul 14 '10 at 19:49
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That's a very cleaver play on words. –  Aaronut Jul 15 '10 at 3:29
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-1: This name is very difficult to understand for non native English speakers. –  Lorenzo Jul 17 '10 at 20:01

meandish.com

(available)

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The team should grab this one ASAP. It's short, catchy, easy-to-remember, clearly about cooking, and (IMO) speaks to professionals and home cooks alike. I'm surprised that it isn't already taken. Even if we don't end up using it, I'd hate to find out at the last minute that somebody squatted it while it was posted here. –  Aaronut Jul 18 '10 at 18:37
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I read it first time as "Me and ..." and then realised my error and had to re-parse it. I think it is also fairly US-specific, as whilst in Britain we would know what it means, we wouldn't use the term "mean" as much as I understand it is used state-side. I think we'd have to check whether other regions would also understand (especially those from where the users have English as a second language). –  Edd Jul 20 '10 at 13:20

Chefhat.com

An icon of experience as well as a metaphor for attempting to give advice ("let me put my chefhat on...").

Appears available or squatted but not in primary use.

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99cooks.com

Available.

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I'm happy to report spoiledbroth.com is open for business as well. :-D –  Owen S. Jul 11 '10 at 21:58
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As in, I got 99 problems but being a cook ain't one? –  Mike Sherov Jul 12 '10 at 21:49
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Does 99 qualify as too many cooks in the kitchen? –  Gabriel Hurley Jul 13 '10 at 7:59
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@Mike Sherov: I got 99 problems but a kitch(en) ain't one. I'll be here all week, folks. Tip your waitress. –  Dinah Jul 14 '10 at 1:32
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I don't like the "99"... what does it means? Why not 88cooks (like the Crazy 88 from KB) or 69cooks (like the 69 sex position)? –  Lorenzo Jul 15 '10 at 15:37
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Everytime I see a RandomNumberPlusAWord.com domain name, it seems like an attempt to piggy-back on the easy recognition of sites like 37signals or 43folders. I could go without seeing another RandomNumberPlusAWord domain name. That's not to say those sites aren't easily recognized, but I think we can do better. –  Ben McCormack Jul 19 '10 at 16:33
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I strongly dislike 99designs, so no. –  codeinthehole Jul 19 '10 at 16:52

superchef.com

Well, it's available not in use...

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cooksqa.com

Available. Perfectly captures what is going on with this site.

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Chef Complete

ChefComplete.com

Available.

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Clarifiedbutter.com

Butter is delicious. Clarified is refined. And explained. And mainly chefs do it.

edit: 'It's not exactly available'. Maybe clarifiedcook.com, clarifiedchef.com, or clarifiedkitchen.com

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steakoverflow.com

(Too geeky, I know, but too bad a pun not to share)

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I'm not upvoting this but it's indeed a nice one :) –  UncleZeiv Jul 18 '10 at 8:47

101chefs.com

More than a hundred says a lot.
101 says, learning and open to beginners.
Chefs says, aiming for expertise not just recipes.

It's available.

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hardboiledchef.com

(or hardboiledcook.com)

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Sounds very Dashiell Hammett. –  Eight Days of Malaise Jul 9 '10 at 23:09

howtocook.com

I'm aware that the domain is currently registered, but it appears to go "nowhere" other than a "Sponsored Listings" page at present, so the StackExchange bods might be able to procure it.

It's clear, concise, pun-free and would have fairly immediate appeal in search results. If I was google/bing-ing "how do I cook a rare steak" and the first or second result was from "howtocook.com", I'd probably go straight for that one!

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funsoup.com

available

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techchef.com (or cheftech.com)

both available

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Chefweb.com

Self-explanatory. Chefs. Networked.

It's available... (squatted landing site).

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Squatted != available, unfortunately. –  Aaronut Jul 28 '10 at 19:23
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If the beta is successful and the owner gets wind of why somebody wants it, it would cost a lot. The reason people squat these domains is so they can hold anyone who wants them hostage. –  Aaronut Jul 28 '10 at 20:52

Cheftastic.com

(for sale, godaddy)

edit note: other brainstorms were moved to comments, since this is the only one that received vote-interest

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How does

cookaroo.com

sounds to you?

(yes, it's available)

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Alas, toomanycooks.com is squatted.

So, I see, is tomanycooks.com.

but

frommanycooks.com

is available!

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Spicerack.com

emphasizes variety, tools, flavor

edit: not available, though variations might be

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So I've been thinking about the focus of the site, and how we want it to be about techniques rather than recipes so with that in mind the following are all available, on a similar theme and in the order I prefer them.

  • cookerytechnique.com
  • cookstechniques.com
  • cooktechnique.com
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techfood.com (or foodtech.com)

both available

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spicyquestions.com (available)

Kind of like seasonedadvice, but different. Not as 'misreadable' as seasonedadvice. More intriguing (IMHO).

  • Relevant to cooking (obviously), relevant to questions, name suggests an interesting site

  • Cooking's more than spices alone, the wrong kind of 'spicy question' may be inferred at first glance (good? bad?).

Related, but less strong (IMHO): saucyquestions.com

Edit: I notice seasonedadvice has already been registered by SO. I'll leave the suggestion here for posterity though.

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stovetopbuffet.com

Stovetop Buffet: The Cook's Q&A

Available, and the ascenders make it easy to read.

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whimsicalcookery.com/

(available)

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heatandspices.com

(available)

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inquiretotaste.com

Available

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