The blog of Rahoul Baruah from 3hv Ltd

What's going on?

My name is Rahoul Baruah (aka Baz) and I'm a software developer in Leeds (England).

This is a log of things I've discovered while writing software in Ruby on Rails. In other words, geek stuff.

However, I've decided to put this blog on ice - I would ask you to check out my business blog here (or subscribe here).

15 November, 2006

What's in a name?

A quick recommendation: if you're looking for a domain name try Name Boy.

Type in one or two words, it runs them through a thesaurus and then does a domain name search on various combinations. For example type in ruby and rails and it will tell you that rubyrails.com is taken but railsruby.com is available. As is rubytramway.com and gemrails.com.

Very useful if you're stuck for a product name - start with a pair of words, see what it comes up with and combine one of those words with one of the suggestions. And repeat. It's not 100% - we decided upon our product name today and nameboy said that the .com was available, but it turns out it was not. But we're grabbing the .net which is even better.

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