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1) Does there not need to be a Russian angle to the name?
2) "... if their submission contains the name we decide to use as our new business name." By "contains", is it possible you could for example add "The" to the submitted name and not pay up?
3) If a submitter is told that he has to share the prize because others also thought of the same name, how does he know that's true?
4) "If you have not received an email after 30 days from your submission ..." There are more than 30 days between now and March 1 (January30 + 30 days). Does that mean you will not necessarily wait until the deadline to pick a winner? Also: why would it be difficult to alert the winner?
5) Is there an easy way to check for USPTO availability?
Contests are contemptible.
Decor Essence - dot com is available. Toss the 250 into Typophile's beer fund, ok?
Hiro -- I responded to your email. Cheers.
Thanks for the full reply.
> We’ll do our best
That's not good enough. You'll have to be as specific as possible, in writing.
> What do you recommend?
A combination of two things:
1) Accept only submissions made in public (on third-party blogs/fora, with a time stamp).
2) Accept the first instance of a submitted name.
> But in case there were problems with contacting ...
But we do need to know exactly who to expect as the domain name registrant.
The Rye Trader
Merchant of Hennas
Rough & Silky
Hi hrant, Karavan.com and Caravana.com and Dromedary.com are taken.
The Rye Trader has a nice rustic ring to it.. but seems to fit more with a bakery. Rough & Silky sounds a bit too naughty :-P I like Golden Steppes. Not sure if I get the import part of it.. but it does have a sort of rustic grassland ring too it.
I would recommend that you respond to the email provided to protect your submissions. I can't prevent someone from seeing and registering these names since you've posted them publicly.
I can't protect myself without submitting in public. Registering is cheap (for a company) so I would recommend that you register all strong candidates as soon as you can.
The pen is mightier than the sword, when the message is written in blood!
After aluminum's suggestion how about...
Pier 2 Pier
Pier to Pier
Peer to Pier
Trade Wins Glow
Duty Free Port
(A combination of Oriens and Arcana. ORIENS: The Latin for rising or east. ARCANA: meaning a hidden thing; a mystery or profound secret. From arca, the Latin for chest.)
(THE) COMPASS ROSE
(THE) WOODEN GLOBE
THE IMPORT TENT
(THE) SILK ROAD / OCEAN ROAD / STONE ROAD / BRONZE ROAD / JADE ROAD / GILDED ROAD
A three word combination by mixing and matching one word from each of these three groups...
1: WHITE / RED / LONG / EAST / WEST / TRADE / OCEAN
2: STAR / SUN / SKY / OCEAN / ROAD / ROUTE / LINE / FLAG
3: LINE / ROAD / ROUTE / EAST / WEST / TRADE
eg: RED SUN ROAD / WHITE STAR ROAD / EAST ROAD WEST etc
A two-word combination from my dictionary.
Hrant, that's a brilliant idea. Do you mean any 2 words at random? Like, just for example, maybe...
Oh dear. It doesn't seem to work.
I'm going with a variation on Hrant's idea, but I call all the 3- and 4- word combinations not taken already.
P.S. and the 5-word combos too.
THE OBSIDIAN WAY
Ah. But not cord, yarn, since it also means "A long, often elaborate
narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale."
The Yarn Merchant
A Rare Yarn
Suq or Saladin
Marco Polo's Super Secret Cave
Marco Polo's Secret Stash
Marco Polo's Second Coming
Marco Polo Ditto
A Distant Yarn
From Timbuktu to Here
From Timbuktu to You
You of Timbuktu
I rebooted my computer just for this:
Yarn of Yore (abbreviated YOFY or Yofy; pronounced "y of y" or "yofy")
Note: yofy.com is taken, but by a squatter, and it expires in about two months.
Tied and Tide
Tied & True
Bound & Tagged
Gear 2 Go
>is a (sic) legally eligible to participate in contests based in the United States
How does one become legally eligible?
btw on the subject of bondage
"It is rustic all through. It is moorish, and wild, and knotty as a root of heath."
Charlotte Brontë 1816-55: on the setting of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, in her own preface to the 1850 edition
>“A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.” :)
Munchausen Mansion, travel by proxy (strapline is free)