Naming a Company

from the crazy-methods dept

Fortune is writing about how companies choose names. Interesting stuff. My first complaint, though, is that they have the order wrong. Trust me, you check the domain name way before you do the trademark search. Also mentioned in the article is, which is a site that will check the trademark, patent, and internic (assuming it still exists) databases for you. Pretty cool, though I’d wonder if they didn’t store all the searches for their own use.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Naming a Company”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
1 Comment
Dennis (user link) says:

love the service..

Since the Internic whois query is a constant hobby of mine (whenever I see a neat word.. I sadly wonder if its .com is taken…) this namestorm thing is just wonderful, though I’m kind of annoyed that someone did finally take — my intended domain for my olefactory streaming company..

At least my first choice, is still available, maybe I should just fork over the $70 and get that just in case…


Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...