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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Need your input

Which is the better URL: sandmonkey.org or sandmonkeyblog.com ? Please vote and tell me which is better. I can't decide myself!

50 Comments:

At 3/02/2006 05:40:00 AM, Anonymous Elora said...

.org makes most sense, but .com tends to be easier to remember. I would go with .com.

 
At 3/02/2006 05:52:00 AM, Blogger Kirle said...

it really depends who you are "targeting". .org is american but .com is more an european thing :)
How about .eu? To really stir thigs up a bit.

BTW good to have you back! :)

 
At 3/02/2006 06:05:00 AM, Anonymous Elora said...

Not entirely sure that's true Kirle. US sites use .org too - mainly organizations such as congress.org, rnc.org, democrats.org. I think the main difference is that businesses tend to go for .com (= commercial), while private orgnizations tend to use .org.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:10:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

.org is for non-profit organisations and .com is for commercial ventures, at least originally.

I think you could be a Sandmonkey organisation.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:11:00 AM, Anonymous Elora said...

Ah.. Apologies, got them switched. US businesses use .com too though - microsoft.com, coca-cola.com, mcdonalds.com.

I know UN uses .org, but I'll admit I haven't seen many European organizations use it.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:19:00 AM, Anonymous A. said...

Definitely .org.

First, that makes the shorter URL (and everyone HATES typing).

Seconds, COM looks commercial, ORG doesn't. Even if everyone, no matter if commercial or not, can register COM or ORG. It's just a question of perception.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely go with the .org

 
At 3/02/2006 06:40:00 AM, Anonymous lolo said...

.com is the easier for me to remember.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:42:00 AM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

Go with the shorter alternative.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:58:00 AM, Anonymous ViceGrip said...

Put my vote in for .org, just make sure that I can find you with Google/Yahoo/MSN.

 
At 3/02/2006 07:04:00 AM, Blogger Lex said...

Could it not be sandmonkey.com? If it has to be sandmonkeyblog.com, I'd go with the .org one!

 
At 3/02/2006 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Tarek said...

sandmonkey is better than sandmonkeyblog ... easier to remember

 
At 3/02/2006 07:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always throw the .com in when typing an url. If that doesn't work,then I've got to do a search. KISS.

 
At 3/02/2006 07:27:00 AM, Anonymous Jampat said...

I'd go for .org, sandmonkeyblog.com doesn't trip off the tongue as easily as sandmonkey.org.

 
At 3/02/2006 07:39:00 AM, Blogger Seneferu said...

Com sounds more accessible than org, but make it sandmonkey.com without the blog part.

Will you change your blog format, appearance? I think this template perfectly says the Sandmonkey... try not to change it.

 
At 3/02/2006 07:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anne M said...

You have become more an organization than a commercial thingy. So go for the sandmonkey.org. Besides people usually think better of .orgs than .coms. You are suppose to dislike microsoft.com, coca-cola.com, etc., but luv the .orgs

 
At 3/02/2006 07:48:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

sandmonkey.com is taken by a shitty band. sandmonkey.net is taken by a finish architect student for some dumb ass reason.

 
At 3/02/2006 07:50:00 AM, Anonymous James M said...

sandmonkeyblog.com

.org makes me think of a nonprofit group. .com is more generic; all sorts of people are .coms.

Besides, you're too individualistic to be an organization.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Natasha said...

Here is my vote:
sandmonkey.org

 
At 3/02/2006 08:14:00 AM, Blogger Christine said...

Yeah, I would pick the sandmonkey.org too. Your fans will remember this in a jiff.

By the way, did anybody notice the email address for the goon that owns sandmonkey.com?

It is: bushisachimp@sandmonkey.com

 
At 3/02/2006 08:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sandmonkeyblog.com reminds me of taking care of buisness, where .org always makes me feel like they want my money.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous rescuing reason said...

.org -- it's more concise

 
At 3/02/2006 08:37:00 AM, Blogger Steven said...

Why not "TheSandMonkey.com"?

vwtvudln

 
At 3/02/2006 08:41:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

steven, also taken!

 
At 3/02/2006 08:45:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

.com is commercial. That doesn't really apply.

.org is organization. .erm..that doesn't really apply either.. but it's closer than .com so I'd vote org.

Besides, I prefer the non-blog name.

So sandmonkey.org. too bad there isn't a sandmonkey.net then I could catch my own!

(aahhhhh, internet puns.. it stinks but someone has to do it) ;)

 
At 3/02/2006 08:45:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

though.. that could be a good catchphrase, eh? (hehe another pun! bwaaahahah)

Sandmonkey.Net. Come and catch one today!


Ok I'd best just stop now. Not nearly enough sleep last night.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:54:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

.org ya basha :)

 
At 3/02/2006 09:13:00 AM, Anonymous Greg from Lawrenceville said...

I vote for...

sandmonkeyblog.com

 
At 3/02/2006 09:57:00 AM, Blogger Seneferu said...

Egyptiansandmonkey.com then because, more tellingly, you are no ordinary sandmonkey, but a patriotic Egyptian Sandmonkey. Go for it, I think this is the best choice. Plus, this is how we already know your url, except without the extra 'blog' part.

To all the org fans...don't you think the "org" part sounds a lot like throw-up?:-)

 
At 3/02/2006 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Christine said...

I thought about the Egyptiansandmonkey.com also. But, seeing that SM has it all together up there, he must have had his reasons for not doing it. :-)

 
At 3/02/2006 10:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not grab them both, and then have both url's link to the same server page so that when you update one, it automatically updates the other? Granted, it's a few dollars a month more, but you still only have to keep up one site (because both url's point to the same site), and you get the best of all worlds. That's what I do.

 
At 3/02/2006 11:38:00 AM, Blogger ArmyArtilleryWife said...

I agree with both...but if I had to choose one, I would go with sandmonkey.org. Why limit yourself and add more letters to type with sandmonkeyblog? Although I do agree with the others who have a preference for .com addresses.

 
At 3/02/2006 12:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandmonkey.org - org is common with think tanks and you definitely are a think tank!

 
At 3/02/2006 12:19:00 PM, Anonymous CD said...

These times we're all Danes, remember. So why not go for a Danish address, like Sandmonkey.dk. It is probably available.

 
At 3/02/2006 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous CD said...

Sandmonkey.dk is available. I just checked. But you better be real quick, or I may take it! And it's not going to be cheap, if you have to buy it from me!

 
At 3/02/2006 12:45:00 PM, Blogger EgOiStE said...

I had thought you were coming up with a more PC name so big media bloggers could give you props and didnt now because a name like sandmonkey might be considered PC?

I think sandmonkeyblog is too long

 
At 3/02/2006 01:57:00 PM, Blogger GC said...

sandmonkey.org

 
At 3/02/2006 02:15:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

well you do blog.. and you are the sandmonkey ..so sandmonkeyblog makes sense! whichever is just fine.

 
At 3/02/2006 02:29:00 PM, Anonymous Adrian from Denmark said...

sandmonkey.org is best.

Get both .org and .com and then redirect from the .com to the .org site.

 
At 3/02/2006 02:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let everyone know that you are an architect who plays in a shitty band. When they decide to whack the sandmonkey they will take out a shitty band and an architect..all problems solved. Well some people will have a small problem but c'est la vie.

 
At 3/02/2006 04:20:00 PM, Blogger Blogspat said...

sandmonkey.org(y)

 
At 3/02/2006 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous Harry said...

I've never seen a blog that ended in .org, but maybe they will become more common in the future. If you were living in Canada as I am, you could try .ca!!

My preference is .com, but whatever you decide, good luck.

 
At 3/02/2006 06:35:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

...or Sandmonkey.eg

Nah. Either com or org.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shorter is better
sandmonkey.org

Shari

 
At 3/02/2006 08:19:00 PM, Anonymous Pamela said...

.com

No brainer.......it is the most popular, the most well known.

org may sound more professional but don't get hung up on ego, drive your traffic there you studly hunk of egyptian sand monkey love.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:20:00 PM, Blogger AtlasShrugs.com said...

.com

No brainer.......it is the most popular, the most well known.

org may sound more professional but don't get hung up on ego, drive your traffic there you studly hunk of egyptian sand monkey love.

 
At 3/02/2006 08:21:00 PM, Blogger AtlasShrugs.com said...

sorry bout the dupe

 
At 3/03/2006 12:44:00 PM, Anonymous BornIn1965 said...

Gotta be .com, dude.

P.S. Use that bonus cash from your work to buy your ticket to the U.S.!

 
At 3/03/2006 06:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this?

dontworry_myIQis150pointshigherthanislamicjihad-sandmonkey.com

 
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