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We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name cooking.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

New question: "Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline!"

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Post your ideas for a dot-com domain name for this website, which captures the spirit and intent of the site, namely:

{name} is for cooks, chefs, and anyone who can make a dish that can objectively be described as “mean”.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Check to see if the domain is taken or squatted before making the name suggestion. Squatted and taken names, however clever, are not helpful. You can use whois.net to check availability.
  • Post one domain per answer. This makes the voting process much easier. If domains are very similar (e.g. "game" and "games"), they can be in the same answer.
  • Make sure the domain wasn't already suggested. To search within this question, use a search query such as: inquestion:1 "example.com" replacing example.com with the domain to search for.
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    How exactly do we expect these domains to remain untaken if they get popular here? Is meta. currently visible only to the closed beta? If so, I guess we're probably OK. – derobert Jul 10 '10 at 14:12
  • Jeff said that this needs to be discussed only during the closed beta, and decided upon before the end of it. – MJeffryes Jul 11 '10 at 10:24
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    Enough negative votes? – Lee Jul 13 '10 at 6:08
  • does squatted mean registered to the likes of godaddy.com? Or only things which come up as available in the whois.net search valid? – Sam Holder Jul 14 '10 at 10:49
  • What's with all the xoverflow.com's? – Brendan Long Jul 17 '10 at 16:12
  • @Brendan Long The original site of this kind was called "Stackoverflow" and was a programming Q&A site. From this a few other sites were spawned, before "Stack Exchange" was created, which is the means by which this site was created by the community. – Edd Jul 20 '10 at 13:26
  • @Edd, I know about StackOverflow, I'm just wondering why 90% of the suggestions are almost exact copies of that name. The whole point of "the new stack exchange" is that each site has its own identity. – Brendan Long Jul 20 '10 at 23:53
  • @Brendan Long - I know. Personally I'm not going to vote for any stack or overflow (except maybe waffleoverflow, assuming it stands no chance of actually winning) – Edd Jul 21 '10 at 9:36

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'Cuz crackedeggs.com was taken


How about:

smartskillet.com / smartskillet.net

The owner of these domains just emailed me and said that he initially registered them with plans for his own Stack Exchange 1.0 site, but didn't find the time to get it going. He's offered to transfer them over for this site's use if we want them.

I think it's a pretty snappy name. And for those saying that the word "skillet" is "too American", I invite you to look at it's etymology:

Main Entry: skil·let
Pronunciation: \ˈski-lət\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English skelet, probably from Anglo-French *escuelete, diminutive of escuelle, eskil bowl — more at scullery
Date: 15th century
1 chiefly British : a small kettle or pot usually having three or four often long feet and used for cooking on the hearth
2 : frying pan

The word has been around since the 15th century, which is before America was even discovered. Besides, smartwok.com, though not as alliterative as smartskillet.com, would be perfectly acceptable too, in spite of the Asian origins of the term 'wok'.

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    skillet is a bit of an American term, not really generic enough in my opinion – Sam Holder Jul 19 '10 at 14:33
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    As a Brit, I have to say that whilst the term is used in both countries, the meaning varies and what I believe you would call a skillet is what we'd call a frying pan. What I'd call a skillet is something like lecreuset.co.uk/PageFiles/3421/Panini_PressSKilletGrillSe.jpg which isn't used nearly as often and is more of a specialist piece of equipment. – Edd Jul 20 '10 at 13:30






Based on this answer about the origin of the Chef's hat.

  • Admittedly, this violates my preference to avoid "number + word" domain names, but the number 100 is signicant in that 100 pleats represents the "ultimate" number to have in a chef's hat. See the link above for more info. – Ben McCormack Jul 28 '10 at 16:10

Many Pleats



Inspiration comes from this answer where the number of pleats in a chef's hat supposedly indicates his expertise.



-riffs on "to taste", the chef's seasoning rule -suggests collaboration, two mouths better than one



-ironic southern (American) regional snack, self-mockingly bland

-suggests the idiosyncratic community, many chefs/nuts roiling around in a liquid



  • +1, except that I'd drop "the" and have it be expertchefs.com – Dave DeLong Jul 9 '10 at 20:02
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    That's taken, Dave... – Andrew Jul 9 '10 at 20:04
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    I would avoid theexpertchefs.com if expertchefs.com is taken. – Owen S. Jul 11 '10 at 22:00



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    Squatted domain. So is overdone.com. – flicken Jul 9 '10 at 20:34



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    The embedded 3-letter word starting with 's' might get blocked by overzealous filters. – flicken Jul 11 '10 at 0:47
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    @flicken, it's a play on expertsexchange.com (the dreadful site which helped spawn Stack Overflow's original existence) – Gabriel Hurley Jul 11 '10 at 2:05
  • @AGabriel, I doubt outsiders will be aware of the connection. – flicken Jul 11 '10 at 10:01
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    It was a tongue-in-cheek suggestion. – Curry Jul 11 '10 at 14:25
  • Bad suggestion in my opinion since the "sex" part can be caught in URL filters. – cyberzed Jul 12 '10 at 12:16
  • Simple. Add a hyphen to it so the word seperation is clear. Hyphen-site 2.0! (8-p) – Edd Jul 20 '10 at 13:22

chefbeat.com The "beat" is both a cooking verb, as well as meaning "regularly traversed round", so a place to visit regularly.


I am sharing this for humor sake only. As I wrote up a list of ideas, this one seemed okay at first, then I realized it was just not going to work:


The site for all culinary experts considering a change of gender! (It's taken.)

  • Or perhaps how to make your own home-brewed sex change? – JustRightMenus Jul 23 '10 at 15:45



Trying to think of terminology that is more inclusive than "cooks," "chefs," "bakers," etc that seem to suggest a certain type of activity in the kitchen. Ah, "kitchen" covers them all.

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    What's with the number "99"? I don't get that. – Aaronut Jul 13 '10 at 14:27
  • Nothing in particular. Just a memorable, somewhat-catchy way to make the domain unique. – Robert Cartaino Jul 13 '10 at 20:11
  • one less than 100! 99% - just conjures up an image in ones mind. – Toby Allen Jul 20 '10 at 19:28




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    No need to copy StackOverflow on everything.. – Brendan Long Jul 17 '10 at 16:09
  • @Brendan: it's nice the image of the food overflowing. – Wizard79 Jul 19 '10 at 18:46











Not registered as of the time of this posting.





There's actually a stack-exchange site with this name, but it's only got three questions on it. Maybe the person who set up the original site could be persuaded to give the domain name over.








or hyphenate...






  • Taken already... – flicken Jul 9 '10 at 22:49

stackburner.com (well, backburner was taken...) Withdrawn, see comment by Tesserex.

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    Doesn't shout "cooking" to an outsider. – Tesserex Jul 9 '10 at 21:14
  • Good point. I'll strike out. – flicken Jul 9 '10 at 22:50


Inspired by when your pot "boils over"


The term 'hob' seems to be generic enough to eliminate any confusion.


  • Hob isn't a common term in the U.S. In fact, I've never heard it used before. Out of curiosity, where is it in common usage? – Al Crowley Jul 23 '10 at 16:26
  • It's British English, which is my second language and I assumed it would translate to American English, clearly it doesn't :) – Pulse Jul 23 '10 at 22:45

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