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It's all in the title.

Please suggest only available domain names (Check first) and one suggestion per answer so we can easily see what's preferred.

When considering domain names, keep these basic guidelines in mind:

* The domain name should be available.
* Prefer dot-com names over other top-level domains.
* Prefer non-hyphenated names.

Source: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/

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    Is the use of available country codes for domain hacks allowed? e.g. interface.to or user.io or use.it (ok, probably not use.it, but you get the idea). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_code_top-level_domain – whybird Aug 12 '10 at 1:41
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    "Prefer dot-com names over other top-level domains". – Jouke van der Maas Aug 14 '10 at 9:41
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    @whybird haha, use.it would be sweet. – Carson Myers Aug 16 '10 at 3:00
  • "Prefer dot-com names over other top-level domains" – Robert Fraser Aug 17 '10 at 2:56
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    No direct suggestion, but maybe we can take it a bit broader then just "UI". Related themes that come to mind are interaction design and usability. – Lode Sep 1 '10 at 7:06
  • I'd really like to see some design suggestions accompanying these names. I feel like a few of them don't really inspire me when I try to think of a site design and logo, whereas others do. There's a separate question here on meta for posting designs and logo ideas. It'd be nice to see some suggestions there! – Rahul Sep 17 '10 at 8:02

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Tough question. From the few urls I've tried expertui.com is the only one available. So..



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    +1 for the clearest on-topic suggestion. – Virtuosi Media Aug 25 '10 at 7:37
  • Love this domain – jessegavin Aug 31 '10 at 17:57
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    +1 really like this one. It says everything this site is supposed to be. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:39
  • I think this could be too easily mistaken for a site about UI code. We seem to have that problem already with ui.stackexhange.com. The domain should somehow imply that the site's about design rather than implementation. – Patrick McElhaney Sep 18 '10 at 18:33
  • I don't like this, it reminds me of ExpertExchange – Lie Ryan Jan 27 '11 at 0:38

happy user


Inspired by Kathy Sierra's Happy User Peak and parallelling superuser.com

The domain is taken, but parked.

Edit: Here's a question where I've posted an example of what happyuser.com could look like!

  • +1 Kinda like this one. – Nacho Aug 26 '10 at 17:41
  • ProzacUser.com is available – Robert Fraser Sep 1 '10 at 17:39
  • What is this.. I don't even... – Rahul Sep 1 '10 at 20:34
  • +1 for being memorable, even though ExpertUI is more on-topic. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:42
  • Ughh... please don't give domain squatters money (and this one is owned by domain squatters). – Lèse majesté Nov 22 '10 at 20:49






edit: I picked this because the principle of least surprise/astonishment applies to interfaces, and makes it look less like a design enthusiast site, and more like a UI/UX experts' site.

  • Sounds cool. Not directly related to UI, but when you think about it.. Seems good to me. – Jouke van der Maas Aug 15 '10 at 20:59
  • @Jouke I think it's related, it's just also related to several other fields. May be too broad but it's all I've come up with so far – Carson Myers Aug 15 '10 at 21:19
  • @Carson That's what makes it fun I suppose.. – Jouke van der Maas Aug 16 '10 at 7:49
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    Ironically, the name makes you think. I don't think that's a good thing. – Virtuosi Media Aug 25 '10 at 7:37
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    It's totally a good thing that it makes you think -- for example, if someone hears about it at a conference, they'll be more likely to remember it when they get home. I like this better than my suggestion (TabOverflow). – Robert Fraser Aug 26 '10 at 1:20
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    There's a difference, though, between memorable and "makes you think". IMO, something like ExpertUI.com is memorable and it's more obvious at a glance what the site is about. More people will be familiar with the term "UI" than with the principle of least astonishment. The domain name is part of the user interface. For this site, above all the other StackExchange sites, it's important that the user doesn't have to think in regards to the UI. – Virtuosi Media Aug 26 '10 at 23:04
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    I too don't like this one at all. Sorry folks! However, it seems to be the most popular. – Nacho Aug 29 '10 at 14:53
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    Agree with @Robert. It's a good thing that the name makes you think. It's an insider's term, an identifying mark that says to experts, we're part of your tribe. Remember, "the experts will attract the enthusiasts…" – Patrick McElhaney Aug 31 '10 at 18:41
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    -1 Don't Make Me Think. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:39
  • Here's a concept for the logo. i.imgur.com/KtdHO.png – Patrick McElhaney Sep 20 '10 at 18:32
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    Wow, I didn't think my silly domain name would gain all this attention and controversy :D -- To clarify, I did pick the name to be a little non-obvious, an "insider's term", to signal that the site is primarily for people who understand what it means. Look at stackoverflow; when I talk about that site I get blank stares all around: "what does that even mean?" – Carson Myers Sep 29 '10 at 14:42
  • Title says nothing about interfaces or even technology really. – Joel Glovier Oct 6 '10 at 17:45
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    It's a principle related to interfaces, and interfaces aren't necessarily related to technology either – Carson Myers Oct 6 '10 at 18:02



There are only two industries that call their clients 'users' ...

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    "There are only two industries that call their clients 'users' ..." - lol awesome – Robert Fraser Aug 17 '10 at 2:52

UserFocus.com appears to be parked and unused.



it has to be an addiction



(This site should be merged with that one.)



UIMasters was taken, but this sort of resembles superuser.com so I guess it's all right.




  • if you guys don't grab this one up I might... – Joel Glovier Aug 12 '10 at 19:42


as in Re:Fitts law.

Available, but you would also want refits.com. That is parked and marked as perhaps for sale.

(p.s. I would not even vote this up myself, but I think it is worth putting things out there as food for thought for others)



pronounce - Just UI
  • available(parked)
  • simple
  • easy to remember
  • Our slogan could be "Just UI it!" ;P – Rahul Aug 31 '10 at 15:11
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    I prefer ExpertUI since Expert is more descriptive than the "Just" filler word. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:41


is available



Not availabe, but there is nothing there. It is owned by a Canadian company.

  Interface Architecture Inc
  #230 - 11590 Cambie Rd
  Richmond, BC V6X3Z5

email is admin@ the domain in question.

All the other .org etc. variants are available.

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    I live near richmond, want me to drive over there and rough him up a bit? :) – Carson Myers Aug 16 '10 at 3:01


Parked, might be buyable.

angry fruit salad: n.

A bad visual-interface design that uses too many colors. (This term derives, of course, from the bizarre day-glo colors found in canned fruit salad.) Too often one sees similar effects from interface designers using color window systems such as X; there is a tendency to create displays that are flashy and attention-getting but uncomfortable for long-term use.


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    -1 too obscure. Angry, overweight stay-at-home moms will be asking for fruit salad recipes. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:31


.com is taken, but .org. .net, .biz, .info and .co are available.


userinterface.org ? (so obvious)


  • .com must be taken then. – Jouke van der Maas Aug 11 '10 at 20:23
  • According to the check I just did, .org and .net are actually taken too :( – whybird Aug 12 '10 at 0:16


.com is taken, all other common variants available.










alternative to LeastSurprise.com, since "least surprise" is harder to say. This one is a bit more to type though.

  • -1 I don't want to type a long word like Astonishment unless I absolutely have to. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:33


It's a premium domain name, but it's available.

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    don't like the hyphen. – Petrus Theron Sep 14 '10 at 13:31






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    Good, but easily confused with "uiExchange", which is taken (parked) – Robert Fraser Aug 12 '10 at 7:12
  • Good point @Robert. – whybird Aug 12 '10 at 22:43



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