10 Amazing URLs with Sites that Suck
In the real world, location can be everything. On the Internet, a website's virtual location, its URL, can be just as important.
Most URLs give you exactly what you think they will. Money.com takes you to CNN's Money page. If you're looking for a car, go to Cars.com. Movies.com gives you all the information that you would could want that has to do with Hollywood.
Then there are the ones that suck -- those complete wastes of excellent domain names that take you to a blank page (or even worse, a dreaded advertising page). Here are some URLs that SHOULD be something. They just aren't.
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Surely this will take you to TV Guide or NBC or HBO or something, right? It could take you to generic listing of televisions shows or a television retailer. Instead, it currently takes you to a white page with the text "Television.com".
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama would love to have this site to use as part of his campaign presence online. As it sits, it isn't helping anyone who only speaks English.
Advertising links. Selling radios, broadcasting over the radio, or selling radio spots -- all valid uses of this URL.
Advertising links. No explanation needed.
Advertising links. Looking for information about world religions? Looking for commentary or intellectual discussions about the various religions? Looking for God? At Religion.com, you'll only find links.
Advertising links. The fact that ScottsTrade or a venture firm doesn't own invest.com is odd to say the least.
Advertising links. The potential for just about any web host or domain agency is endless. It would even make a good domain from which to sell subdomains. Unlimited possibilities. Currently, it's just an unlimited waste.
Advertising links. Someone could put an eBay-style or Craigslist-style site there and do well. The men's magazine of the same name could put their homepage at stuff.com. Instead, we get ads.
Advertising links. It should be owned by a mobile phone company or even link to the site for the Kim Basinger movie from 2004 that shared the name.
Our personal favorite -- he's a Congressman, he ran for the Democratic nomination for President, and he claims to have seen aliens. What is Dennis Kucinich doing on Hot.com?
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