The folks in the How Things Work Yahoo newsgroup always have some interesting nuggets of trivia to share. Just a couple of days ago, for example, someone sent out a rather interesting list of URLs for legitimate companies dealing in regular products and services the only problem being that they really didn't think their domain names through. See if you can spot the obvious mistakes:
How about a site called "Who Represents" where you can find the name of the agents that represent various celebrities. And their domain name is wait for it, wait for it
Want to talk to an expert? Then visit "Experts Exchange", a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at: www.expertsexchange.com
And who could forget the "Italian Power Generator Company" whose URL of www.powergenitalia.com some might take to be a tad boastful.
If you are a religious nature, then the "First Cumming Methodist Church" would like to welcome you to their website, which is unfortunately named www.cummingfirst.com.
And, of course, we shouldn't overlook the wild and wacky "Speed of Art" designers and their thought-provoking www.speedofart.com site.
Last but not least (for now), have you considered vacationing at Lake Tahoe? If so, you may want to take a peek at their brochure website at: www.gotahoe.com.
Of course, I would be prepared to bet that there are a whole slew of similar sites out there. Perhaps you know of some? If so, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.
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