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Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Bad URLs  
 
Let's say you're promoting a film festival (the major festival for the year) in New Zealand. What domain name would you choose, given the choice? filmfestival.co.nz? Something like that, nice and obvious?

Nope. You'd choose www.enzedff.co.nz - because obviously when people try to guess your website address, that's the first thing they'll think of, isn't it?

Honourable runner-up is the Wellington City Council's guide to what's on in Wellington - www.feelinggreat.co.nz

I bet someone got paid a lot more than I am to come up with those names, too.


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Comments:
All so true! But do not forget the cancatination nightmires. And, be sure to throw in a few odd spellings as well. Did we mention funny characters that people either don't know about `~_|^ and the like, or don't work correctly in some browsers #%&*+= and so on.
 
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