Ever hear of Thirty Mile Zone, no, but you’ve heard of TMZ, that’s what an acronym can do for your company. Check out some cool Acronym company names.
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Ever hear of Thirty Mile Zone, yea, we didn’t either but TMZ happens to one of our favorite programs right now. We’re not proud but we do love it. The subject came up the other day in one of our daily company naming meetings about how an acronym can be a really exciting choice for a company name.
If you’re wondering what an acronym is, it’s a word created of usually the first letter or letters of a series of words. For instance OPEC is really Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and SCUBA is Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
If you’ve read our blog before you know that we’ve always promoted that the shorter the domain name the better and which would you remember better, SCUBA or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus? Which one would you more likely type correctly into a browser? Which one makes the better domain name?
The research all agrees that the longer a domain name the more likely someone is to misspell or incorrectly type the company name so, that gets us back to acronyms.
ThirtyMileZone.com or TMZ.com?
The funny thing is, I just checked to make sure that TMZ also owned the domain name ThirtyMileZone.com and I was redirected to a search engine. I realized that I had misspelled the word thirty and went to the wrong site, and that’s exactly the point; I proved my own point.
We love acronyms but there are a few things you need to note:
It is better if you can create a new word like SCUBA and OPEC, TMZ is one that doesn’t but it still works, so it can be done and there are plenty more, TLC, ect.
It is really important that you own both domain names. TMZ owns TMZ.com and ThirtyMileZone.com and it is important in case people reach you both ways.
You can incorporate the first letter “of” and “and” if you want to. OPEC doesn’t use the “o” of the “of” but that’s a personal choice. If you can make a word using it, do it. SONAR for example SOund Navigation And Ranging, they use the “a” from “and;” without the “a” they’d be “Sonr.”
So what do you think? Do you like acronyms as a business name or hate them? Do you know any good acronyms that we can discuss or acronym fails, or ones that don’t sound right, we’d love to hear them?
We’ve sprinkled some of the available business acronyms that we have from our site so please let us know if you’re interested or even if you like them or not.
Thanks for reading!