Sometimes you’ve got to take a step back and look at your URL with fresh eyes.
When I come up with an idea for a list, I generally check on Google to make sure either (1) no one’s done the list before or (2) if someone’s done it, they’ve done a mediocre job.
This list falls squarely under number two. I’m not the first person to do a list of the most unintentionally hilarious URLs. There’s already one so-so list out there. And that list was Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V’ed on no fewer than 500 other websites.
You know that line in Fight Club where Ed Norton says that “everything’s a copy of a copy of a copy”? Well the list of unintentionally funny domain names, originally done by Independent Sources in 2006, takes that aforementioned simulacrum to a new level.
On one hand, I feel sorry that they were plagiarized so frequently. On the other hand, I feel even sorrier that their list, which now contains many broken URLs, is the one that holds the “funny domain name” mantle.
So today, I have 11 unintentionally funny website names that will, hopefully, let people know that there’s more out there than Penisland.net (which, by the way, is an intentionally funny parody site).
1 | lesbocages.com
Officially: LesBocages.com, tree service in the Brittany region of France.
Unintentionally: LesboCages.com, your source for locking up your out-of-control local lesbian.
2 | freebase.com
Officially: Freebase.com, a social database about things you know and love.
Unintentionally: Freebase.com, the online destination when you can’t find your crack pipe.
Officially: SydneyTherapist.com, the website of Tanya Koens, a sex therapist in Sydney, Australia. (No word if she is affiliated with Tobias Funke.)
Unintentionally: SydneyTheRapist.com, home page of a guy named Sydney who just can’t stop telling his stories about rapin’! (No word if he is affiliated with Tucker Max.)
4 | nobjs.org
Officially: NOBJS.org, North of Boston Jewish Singles 40+ — “a great place to meet interesting, charming and enthusiastic single people with whom you can get together and have fun.”
Unintentionally: NoBJs.org, the site for women in committed relationships.
Officially: BlackHatEbook.com, a guide to black hat SEO, “the technique of building and promoting a website using unfair, sneaky, sly and underhand tactics which often break search engine guidelines.” (Just to stick it to these people, I made their link above a rel=”nofollow”.)
Unintentionally: BlackHateBook.com, a guide to being a racist, for the rarely-seen literate racist.
6 | oldmanshaven.com
Officially: OldMansHaven.com, cabin rentals in Old Man’s Haven near Hocking Hills (Ohio) State Park, home of Old Man’s Cave.
Unintentionally: OldManShaven.com, ’cause when they’re dragging on the ground, they should be hairless.
7 | nycanal.com
Officially: NYcanal.com, a resource for info on and travel to all of New York’s beautiful canals.
Unintentionally: NYCanal.com, a resource for info on and fissures in all of New York’s less beautiful “canals.”
Officially: AmericanScrapMetal.com, “a B2B-based scrap metal recycling expert” in Texas.
Unintentionally: AmericansCrapMetal.com. And we piss awesomeness!
Officially: ActionPaintballSac.com, an 880-acre paintball course located just outside of Sacramento.
Unintentionally: ActionPaintBallsac.com, which is either a Japanese game show or a high-energy booth at Key West’s FantasyFest.
10 | ladrape.co.uk
Officially: LaDrape.co.uk, a company that “continues to innovate quilted bedspread design and manufacture, leading the field for almost 20 years, supplying major hotel groups, cruise ships and interior designers internationally.”
Unintentionally: LadRape.co.uk, where we rape guys while using properly British terms like “lad.” After the rape’s over we toss the little bugger’s body in the boot, sod off to a bog and dump the duff.
11 | budget.co.ck
Officially: Budget.co.ck, for all your Budget Car Rental needs on the Cook Islands.
Unintentionally: Budget.co.ck, because in this economy, who can afford full-priced cock?
Honorable mention to a few that didn’t make my cut or were on that original list I was wailin’ on at the top of this list: whorepresents.com, powergenitalia (now defunct), kidsexchange.net, analemma.org, mofo.com and speedofart.com.