Old:Repository Domain Name
Status: This page is historical. Dryad now uses the domain name datadryad.org
The repository needs its own web presence, with a domain name separate from Nescent.
Although the major Dryad domain names are unavailable, we are still interested in naming the repository Dryad, because it is a good name and has already been given some exposure in the target community. While it is still possible to change the name, the new name would need to be very compelling.
Variants of dryad
|dryad.com||Owned by Servicepoint, a russian domain squatter. There is no web site, and it is unclear whether they want to sell. It expires on December 17th.|
|dryad.net||Owned by Protected Domain Services, a Colorado domain squatter. Used for catching random traffic and serving ads. It expires on November 15th.|
|datadryad||Seems to be the current favorite.|
|dryadr||relatively simple to pronounce/type, but may be difficult to remember|
|dryad-repo||dryadrepo is difficult to read|
|dryaddata||the doubled d makes it look strange|
Other possible names
|hamadryad||a powerful species of dryad||only .info and .org are avaialble|
|oxylos||"of the forest", a specific hamadryad||.com is taken by a french site|
|meliai||spirit of the ash tree|
|daphnaie||spirit of the laurel tree|
More hamadryad names are available at wikipedia, but those that are easy to pronounce/spell are already registered as domain names.
Are there any good names of species that collect and organize things?