Hi all, I was thinking of a business name with the word Cloud in it, how would that work out if you don't sell cloud space, but cloud also means internet as was described before? What thoughts have you on this?
Also using names with some tech spice such as Byte and IO?
It is fine as long as one wants to have the buzz word "Cloud" as a part of one's brand or company name. I don't like it.
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I guess cloud lost it's other meaning, removing it off the list.
Is it bad idea to incorporate tech terms such as "byte", "ram", "drive", "I/O". Because it implies you offer only that? I've seen companies use names like this where they were not in a niche, ex: volumedrive.
Where as generic names such as "host", "box", "server", "web" are more suitable?
You probably can't go wrong with any name considering the amount of hosts that just mash two words together that usually make no sense at all.
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I don't really like referring to the internet as a "cloud". It misrepresents what it really is (which is essentially just a bunch of long ethernet cords hooked up to one another) I like referring to it as the web better. So cloud in the company name, in my opinion, is misleading if you aren't offering actual cloud servers.
The cloud thing seems deceptive if you're not offering cloud. Today it means a very specific thing in the hosting industry.
The others seem unoriginal to me.
Originally Posted by harrison914
Agreed with above. If you are going to use cloud in your name, you should probably offer cloud services.
With all the hosts offering "cloud" services and not actually having anything close to a real cloud, I'm not sure he would find himself in any trouble.
With that said, I much prefer a name along the lines of "Giant Hamster" or "Purple Elephant" than anything to do with "(inset descriptor here) cloud" this or "(insert color/animal here) hosting" that. Fitting into the crowds in this industry is the exact opposite of what you need to be doing.
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When it comes to naming your business you may name it anything you want. Having "cloud" in your name is alright and it doesn't mean that you have to offer cloud services.
There are millions of business some who just slap some words together and then say that's their business name. So why can't you do it? Having any type of hosting key word in your domain or business name is good. If you have any high light features or services then you may use that as a keyword in your domain or name for example if you offer Litespeed then you would be able to have your business name as
LitespeedServers or hosting or cPanel.
It really depends on the business own which at this time is you, to come up with a good name. Write all the names you come up with on paper and cross out what you don't want to use.