Unfortunately the obvious ones are already taken (lemmy.social, lemmy.org) or incredibly expensive (lemmy.com). Do you have any other ideas for a good domain? Or alternatively, we could just go with lemmy.ml.

@skrlet13
127M

Probably lemmy.ml is fine, that can help to save some money.

Maya
admin
57M

I will personally pay for the domain if it means the email notifications have a chance of not going straight to spam

@nutomic
admin
creator
37M

Are you sure that its because of the tld? I thought its because of the VPS, cause on peertube.social it works perfectly fine.

Maya
admin
47M

oh I have no idea, someone else was suggesting that might be why. I have a pleb gmail and none of my manual interventions have been able to get it to hit my inbox.

@nutomic
admin
creator
57M

Google is the worst.

@Cream
17M

Can’t you just save Lemmy.ml as a contact? Then it won’t be removed.

Maya
admin
27M

you would think, yes. but I did that, and it still hits spam.

The only thing I can think other than the TLD is that spam detection is often predicated on open rates, so maybe it’d help to make the default option a daily digest rather than individual emails.

@developred
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Dessalines
admin
37M

Yup this one is stumping us. I tried to get more info from the logs and vps host, but it’s not telling us anything other than a rejected message.

@k_o_t
97M

lemmy.io / lem.my / and lemmy.ml is just fine

edit: ok, no, lem.my is clearly best, since domain hacks are always better :)

Maya
admin
37M

I do also love domain hacks but .my is Malaysia and I think they may enforce community standards in ways that might not go well.

@k_o_t
27M

what do you mean specifically?

most domains that are country specific are almost never used for their “intended” purpose, e.g. .ai, .io, .as, .gg etc

Maya
admin
27M

well, .sy and .ly have been problems: https://slate.com/technology/2012/08/art-sys-syrian-domain-name-could-the-company-be-violating-u-s-sanctions.html

I’m trying to find the example I vaguely remember of a website that had a picture of a woman in a tank top that got taken down

@nutomic
admin
creator
47M

Thanks, thats actually really important. Once we turn on federation, it will be impossible to change the domain.

I don’t want to sound impatient, but is there any news on when this instance will get federation support?

Maya
admin
37M

I think that they’re structuring milestones for a grant they got, so it might be cool to see that laid out. (No rush from me)

@wraptile
banned
17M

Do you have any evidence for .my domains? Seems like it’s highly unlikely

Maya
admin
17M

Why is your prior that it’s unlikely?

There’s differing information out there about a Malaysian presence being required, too

@wraptile
banned
17M

I mean most of country domains restriction are not enforced that’s why the articles like you posted yourself are so surprising. .my is relatively common TLD and I couldn’t find any news on seizure of .my domains yet.

Maya
admin
17M

fun side note: .cat has to have Catalan affiliation, which is why nyan.cat has a Catalan translation

@wraptile
banned
27M

hahah, my website http://wisdom.cat/about actually has patched in translation too 😄 Though in all fairness I made it I was staying in Catalonia if that counts 🤔

@dignity
77M

i like the current one: lemmy.ml =)

Well, I like lemmy.ml. It sounds well, and it sets it off somehow (there are many services that use .io, .net, and so on). And the project has been around as “something.lemmy.ml” for more than 9 months, I think changing it would cause more trouble than it’s worth.

lem.my could be cool as some kind of shortener (like Reddit has redd.it), but another comment pointed out the problems with that already.

@Panzerfaust
banned
67M

Lemmy.earth

I like that one, there’s just something cool about having the name of the planet in the domain. It gives me a space-y vibe

I’m a fan of the .xyz domain. It’s memorable and the implication of finality given by it is somewhat fitting for a link aggregator website like Lemmy.

@wraptile
banned
57M

Maybe it would be a good time to consider rebranding? The current name has zero connection to what the actual platform is.

The github repo on naming indicates:

lemmy github

None of these points are related to what actually lemmy is. It’s not a pun, not a play on words and has no connection to platform itself — perfect recipe for a meaningful rebrand.

@k_o_t
107M

that’s how… …names work, most of the time they have no meaning whatsoever… in case of Lemmy, Lemmy sounds pretty good imo

anyway, what do you think could be a better name?

I like names with hard consonants, I think they stick better in the brain.

@wraptile
banned
27M

I’d disagree with you here. Most names have meaning. Further there’s a lot of marketing value in a name and especially negative value in a bad name (trademarks, miss-associations, search engines etc.). For example in the latest news Matrix is renaming their chat clients (Riot etc.) I think name is especially relevant for a social network project such as lemmy.

I don’t have any great suggestions yet but I’ll come back to this thread if something pops into mind.

Maya
admin
77M

Lots of names have meaning but orthogonal to what they signify. Women named Crystal are not particularly differently structured on the molecular level. The SEO value is significant, that’s true–but if there’s no other Lemmy software, it’s not too bad.

@wraptile
banned
27M

Babies don’t have any personalities so meaningful naming is really impossible. However adult nicknames do have meaning and someone who’s nickname is Big Cheese definitely has indication of their personality and them as a being.

Maya
admin
27M

Okay, sure. But Googol -> Google isn’t, like, Surchit.

@k_o_t
37M

Most names have meaning.

Could you provide some examples (genuinely asking)? I kind of always thought that most names either didn’t have meaning at all, or they have attained meaning by doing something very notable, with which they’ve become associated, or meaning if they’re named after some object/notion that represents things in real world

Although I’m sure it varies from language to language…

@wraptile
banned
27M

For humans you can just google name meanings — there’s a lot of research in that regard mostly because by extreme popularity of baby name books. For example my name is Bernard and that means “brave as a bear” (literal bear’s heart) and Dexter just means right handed in latin (dexi).

Here in Thailand naming is particularly interesting. Most people get two names, one traditional Thai name that means so animal/flower inspired name or abstract meaning, but that’s not the name they go by in public. Instead everyone gets a nickname that sometimes is as silly as “pizza” and by that instead which is such a fun system in my opinion!

As for projects most projects have apt name too, for example reddit is a play on words for “read it” as in “I’ve read it on reddit”. Slashdot is a play on unix directories, google is play on number googol as to imply they have that many search results.

@k_o_t
27M

Here in Thailand naming is particularly interesting. Most people get two names, one traditional Thai name that means so animal/flower inspired name or abstract meaning, but that’s not the name they go by in public. Instead everyone gets a nickname that sometimes is as silly as “pizza” and by that instead which is such a fun system in my opinion!

lol, that’s bizarrely cool :)

and yes, ok, some names clearly do have meanings/represented by things in the real world, but I still think that a Lemmy is an interesting and somewhat catchy name :)

@mukt
17M

Antifadd.it

The antifa website that doubles up as a reddit alternative on activitypub.

@wraptile
banned
17M

There’s also https://feddit.social/ which stands for federated reddit

@mukt
27M

My first choice was fedd.it
But it is prohibitively expensive.

@ajz
57M

Fine with lemmy.ml !

btw, lemmy.exchange and lemmy.earth available, == 27 euros/year - lemmy.group == 25 euros/year (EuroDNS)

@nutomic
admin
creator
57M

.exchange sound too much like finances imo, .earth is a good idea though.

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@kernel
57M

lem.my 😬?

Maya
admin
57M

lemmy.news sounds like hacker news
lemmy.pub alludes to activity pub
lemmy.link works as … “it’s a link aggregator”

then there’s lemmy.zone, lemmy.town, lemmy.land, lemmy.club which are varying degrees of silly but would be good if y’all eventually foresee needing to block signups on the first flagship

lemmy.zone is fun

@kernel
57M

I like lemmy.pub and lemmy.network

@Panzerfaust
banned
47M

Lemmy.boss Lemmy.won Lemmy.great Lemmy.wow

@nutomic
admin
creator
97M

such lemmy, much wow

@Panzerfaust
banned
37M

Lemmy.go

@nutomic
admin
creator
47M

lemmy.rust

@nutomic
admin
creator
37M

By the way we also need a project website, like joinlemmy.org (which is taken).

@PureTryOut
37M

I think lemmy.ml is fine, and why not just joinlemmy.ml or even join.lemmy.ml?

@Panzerfaust
banned
37M
adamsky
17M

I think it’s taken though

@Panzerfaust
banned
27M

Lemmy.world

@lenny
17M
@onlooker
17M

How about lemmy.land, lemmy.life, lemmy.link or lemmy.live?

…I like alliteration.

adamsky
17M
  • lemmy.network
  • lemmy.world
  • lemmy.space
  • lemmy.works
  • lemmy.center
  • lemmy.town
@marmulak
07M

lemmy.space

@Cream
07M

I like the current one and lem.my (domain hack)

@developred
15M

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