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Help us pick a new domain name!

Discussion in 'The Konoha Times' started by Naruto, Jan 18, 2020.

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  1. Naruto Administrator

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    The site is looking to rebrand. @Mbxx says he will give someone a present if they come up with an idea that we end up using.

    We need a new domain (the address you reach our website by). Our sadmin wants to move away from the Naruto motif, but stay within the confines of anime/manga.

    Examples: nindo.net (taken), nakamaforums.com (too long, I guess?), mangabuff.com (taken, probably, I haven't checked).

    We can't seem to come up with anything internally that upper management is pleased with, so we're reaching out to you.

    Actually selecting from the pool of suggestions will be pretty much entirely up to him.

    Bonus points if you can keep the NF moniker somehow.

    FAQ:

    What is the present?

    Ask him.

    Are you for real?

    A significant portion of us are.

    Chucklefu-
    I'm afraid not :catsweat

    Mbxx Edit:

    • 8 <= letters
    • No combining of words
    • No brands
     
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  2. Marvel

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    Surprised that more people aren't in this thread.

    Anyways,I have a few possible names. I think one way to actually boost this forum's population would be by pushing a name that seems inviting to other audience's. Naruto ended years ago,yeah we still get new members but there probably aren't people out there looking for a naruto forum.

    There's other anime out there and even Boruto. So a site name that's inviting other audiences would be optimal.

    Now,my names are as follows.

    1. Boruto forums. - Pretty self explanatory. Boruto fans would likely come here and long gone members might come back thinking its a new site.
    2. Shounen forums. - At this point the forum isn't just about Naruto,we have other anime here like One Peice,MHA,OPM.,DBZ etc. So this could allow those people to feel invited if they're not just Naruto fans.
    3. Naruto Next Gen forums - Could push the narrative of a revamped forum and invite Boruto fans and old posters like the previous suggestion but this way you're still sticking to your roots and keeping Naruto in the name.
    4. Uzamakiforums.- Cool name
    5. Leaf Village forums- Naruto related name
    6. Konoha forums
    7. Boruto Next Gen forums.
     
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  3. God Of Shinobi

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    HinoKuni.com

    or we can just have it where we come up with a custom name. I was gonna get the Japanese spelling for Land Of Smoke and present that as a name.
     
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    hiddenshadows.com is a suggestion I have.
     
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  5. God Of Shinobi

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    Hmm, the long side.

    Hidden-nin.com?
     
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    There r 2 ways of going about renaming it.

    The first involves maintaining its weeb front, as u said in the OP. While generic something like MangaCentral or something cutesy like AnimeFox would would be best for search results.

    On the other hand u could just give it a name that sounds good but doesnt make it obvious wut the site is about, something like "RamenShop".

    I'm not the best at naming things, especially on the spot. I'll give it a bit more thought to see if I can think of anything decent.
     
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    KonohaCrossing.com
     
  8. God Of Shinobi

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    6paths.com?

    I meanwhile we aren't using the actual "brand name" would he be opposed names from things within the universe?
     
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    Why do we need to get away from the Naruto side of things? I don't want this to sound like whining, as I am just genuinely curious. I know it's probably just for more people to hop on because having a specific series in the domain name is somewhat exclusive, but I'd like to know if that isn't the case.
     
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    packageinthemail.com

    click on the link and have welvin da great saying deez nuts before it auto logs into the forum.
     
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    Mbxx worries about copyright infringement a lot and wants to move as far away from trademarked iconography as possible and a number of people feel tying the site to a series that won't last forever is not ideal.

    Spoiler: My 2 cents
    I've discussed this in @Shroomsday 's recent podcast. It's over two hours long though so I wouldn't put you through it just for this. Personally I'd rather keep the brand we have and secure a better domain suffix since I don't believe we have much growth potential anyway and user retention and historical association with the series has more value than trying to beat mal/anilist/crunchyroll, websites that provide services and not just forums. But it's not up to me.
     
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    I like this a lot.

    It respect the the Original brand, while also giving some Otaku astetics to it.

    This is also a mature name.
     
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    Chuninexams.com

    Konohagakure.com

    One I really like

    Leaf Hurricane.com

    or Severe LeafHurricane.com
     
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    nindocafe
     
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    That´s taken :) So point being, not wildly guessing. Branding is very difficult. Some unique idea :)
     
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    Shrooms has a podcast ?
     
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    Suggestion:

    ningenforums.org
     
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    A few of those suggestions are premium domains if .com. You are looking for non-premium, correct?
     
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    well if you are actually serious unlike 2 years ago where all it lead to was removal of .com to .org

    shinobisekai.com

    Translates to Ninja World in english.

    Pros
    1. Tribute to Narutoverse which made the site what it is.
    2. Anime/Manga related in general because Shinobi is most common theme in japanese manga
    3. Japanese Culture reference
    4. Most of all, it has 3 Search Keywords "Shinobi" "Sekai" and most importantly "Isekai" which is a huge trend right now which wont go away for a good while.


    isekaiforums.com can be another but wont have linkage to Naruto whatsoever
     
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    Prolly he got tired from all cease and desist thing
     
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    If I remember correctly the forum used to have problems in the past due to having Naruto in the domain name, so switching to another Anime/Manga like One Piece or Dragonball wouldn't really change that.

    This site has also been online for a long time, so I'd be surprised that it would get taken down now after Naruto is done and Boruto is the main focus.

    Personally, I think it's best to just stick with Narutoforums or maybe even go back to Narutofan if that's possible. That way it at least can't be taken as us trying to look like an official Naruto forum. It also allows old members who might have been offline for a while, to find their way back here easier.


    If I had to choose a new name it would probably be something like "Mangatime". It's short, simple and fitting to the current users while also being something that might pull in new users. A quick google search also didn't show any other site with that name.

    I'd be wary to name it after something featured in Naruto, as a lot of it is based on japanese folklore and different religions, which might cause confusion to new people who find their way here or even offend someone.
     
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