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Can I have your opinion on this word in domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by jedy357, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. jedy357

    jedy357 Registered Member

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    Heya,

    I'm starting website in gaming niche.
    First things first, I need good domain name. I came up with pretty nice one, but it contains word "grinder" (somethinggrinder.com). It's well-known term to gamers, especially the ones who play MMOs.
    However, there is the app called Grindr, aka Tindr for gay people. So I'm worried, could "grinder" be too much associated with Grindr these days that I shouldn't use this word in my domain? Or is it okay?
    My first language isn't English so I'm not sure how you natives perceive it.

    Thanks for your opinions!
     
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    it will be considered totally gay.
     
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    You could be hurting the feelings of gay people by thinking along these lines. Never hurt anyone anywhere, esp those who aren't hurting others... That's the first step to becoming a good person. :)
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against gay people. But the fact is that I do not want to create association with my site and Grindr, since it's completely unrelated and could have possibly negative impact on perceiving the whole site. Well, the gaming community isn't the most tolerant one.

    Maybe I'm exaggerating it, but that's the reason why I'm asking you, guys. :)
     
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    I guess it's ok to use, because your target audience will know it's not gay-related stuff. Grinder is also a common term in online poker for regular players who play a lot on multiple tables.
     
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    This. Don't over think so much. You should be fine.
     
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    Thanks, guys.

    I thought I'm overthinking it, but I just have high hopes for this project and I want everything to be perfect (or at least close to it). And after week of thinking about domain name I guess I'm nitpicking everything. :) Thanks again, gonna register this domain!
     
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    You're overthinking it! Just get the domain name.