Sam Horn - Intrigue

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Best Websites I've Seen in '07

Does your business/domain name cause you to break out or blend in?

These four websites POP! out . . . for all the right reasons.

Comedian Steven Wright said, "My grandfather invented Cliff Notes. It was in 1952 and he . . . well, to make a long story short."

1. This first domain name is a perfect example of how you can capture and "Cliff Note" your business concept into an easy-to-remember 11 letter(!) domain name. Plus, it features a visual verb which transforms it from passive to active. Well done!

2. Spencer Koppel, a self-confessed nerd, developed an online social network for pocket-protector types. Personal ads include such profiles as "Tall, dork, and hansome." The name? Geek 2 Geek.

3. Then there's - a "dating site where gray matters." Bravo.

4. One of my favorites is, created by Ricky Durham in memory of his brother who died after a 15 year battle with Crohn's disease. Durham says, "He didn't feel comfortable meeting people because he had a colostomy bag. If he had been able to go online and find someone who shared - and understood -- his illness, it might have been different." The site has more than 1000 members with diagnoses ranging from diabetes to cancer to deafness. Kudos.

All of these business/domain names fit the POP! criteria - they're Purposeful, Original and Pithy.

Do you have a business/domain name that POP!s? Tell us about it. I'm collecting entries for my 2007 POP! Hall of Fame. Who knows? You may be featured in an upcoming post and receive free international attention for your organization or offering.


At 8:31 AM , Blogger Tim Richardson said...

Hi Sam:
How about the World Biggest Blog (instead of block) party. It's still being tweaked but I'd welcome your input and support of our project - bloggers connecting good around the globe.

Great seeing you at NSA.


At 8:32 AM , Blogger Tim Richardson said...

BTW, it's Please email you son's email address (remember we discussed this at the NSA banquet briefly).

At 2:27 PM , Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Hello Sam,

BlogBlast For Peace is worth a look. Nearly 500 "peace globes" flying across the blogosphere in less than a year and it's growing even bigger. We launch another BlogBlast November 7, 2007. I hope you will be a part of it. If you have questions or would like more information please email

Mimi Lenox
Founder of BlogBlast For Peace
aka Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere (The Peace Globe Movement)


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