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The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs

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Attn: Entrepreneurs
Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:

1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is
www.whorepresents.com

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
www.expertsexchange.com

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
www.penisland.net

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
www.therapistfinder.com

5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…
www.powergenitalia.com

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
www.molestationnursery.com

7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always
www.ipanywhere.com

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is
www.cummingfirst.com

9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:
www.speedofart.com

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at
www.gotahoe.com

But wait! There’s more!: Independent Sources’ list of unnecessary redundancies repeated more than once. If that’s not enough, see 100 Things you do not want to hear from your System Administrator! We have other posts about clueless businesses here. And
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    Theres no place like home, with your family around you you're never alone. Says:

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    The Lunatic Lounge Says:

    send it in email (I hate getting a zillion emails in one shot from someone of all those damn jokes, if it REALLY makes me laugh, I mean out loud, THEN I will send it but other than that, nope)…… The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs From http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/

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    kimagureda Says:

    I think “powergenitalia” is the funniest one: The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs From http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/ Attn: Entrepeneurs Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may

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    Clickstream Says:

    At least I didn’t make this mistake when I chose Third Nature as a company name. I think my favorite is Go Tahoe.

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