The "Dot.com Names" chain letter was reposted on this Islamic blog, and take note of the date.
😈Meme: Dot com names
April 1, 2010
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Nice timing…
😈Meme: All of these are legitimate companies, who didn’t spend quite enough time considering how their online name might appear!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Considering the date this was posted, it is bound to make one doubt.
😈Meme: These are not made up.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Sure they are. I know you really meant to say these are sites from real companies, but technically, every site had to be made up by somebody.
😈Meme: Check them out yourself!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Okay, here goes.
😈Meme: 1. ‘Who Represents’is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: no kidding, this one checks out. Though it now seems to be a listing of various things happening around the world. Who is representing what, where, at what date and time etc.
😈Meme: 2. ‘Experts Exchange’is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Doesn't check out. That one's up for sale. *Gong*
😈Meme: 3. Looking for a great pen? Look no further than’ Pen Island ‘. It can be found at:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Wince* Yep, this one checks out. Oy. And there was another one I happened on when trying to research another chain to mangle. It was "Pen Is Mightier" all one word.
😈Meme: 4. Need a therapist? Try ‘Therapist Finder’ at:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I think this one got ditched. "Under construction" *Gong*
😈Meme: 5. Then there’s the ‘Italian Power Generator’ company. Check it out at:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Wince* Nope, doesn't check out. There is no info there about a power company, in English or Italian, and what little is there, is in English. *Gong*
😈Meme: 6.’IP computer’software, there’s always:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Nice try, but no dice. Failed to open, no such page. *Gong*
😈Meme: 7. And the designers at ‘Speed of Art’ await you at their wacky Web site:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I can't decide if that is unfortunate or deliberate, but that is one crazy looking site, about as inaccessible as it can get. And it's owned by a Nigel somebody.
So, 3 out of 7 that check out. Not a great average. though if they were created by real companies, it's easy to see why they'd get ditched later.
Over and out.