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We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name math.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

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Note: Please answer this question asking us to describe in brief what our community is about, rather than suggesting domain names. (— Isaac♦ 2010-10-05)


Any suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ Using big print doesn't make your answers any better. $\endgroup$
    – bmargulies
    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:33
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    $\begingroup$ @bmargulies: It makes it easier to see only the domain name suggestions when scrolling through the page. $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ The rules are, it has to be available. 'Parked' != available. Would someone with privs please delete all the 'parked' answers, they just distract. $\endgroup$
    – bmargulies
    Jul 23, 2010 at 0:14
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    $\begingroup$ @bmargulies: See the equivalent question on another stackexchange site. There is a quote from Joel that disagrees with you. $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 23, 2010 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. I suspect I'm getting a lot of down-votes for that very misconception! $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Jul 23, 2010 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ Wierd. I could have sworn that Jeff was the poster of the requirement that domains be completely unclaimed. $\endgroup$
    – bmargulies
    Jul 23, 2010 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ btw, is .com necessary? what about .info? $\endgroup$
    – mau
    Aug 4, 2010 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ @mau: I would prefer .com over the other choices, except in the specific cases where edu, gov, org, mil, or net is justified, and I don't think any of those apply here. I would be opposed to info, biz, pro, and most of the country-specific TLDs. This is mostly an issue of reputation: many shady sites exist under such classifications, and few legitimate ones. A large majority of reputable sites exist under the .com TLD. A StackExchange/StackOverflow blog post outlines some guidelines for naming. $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Aug 7, 2010 at 2:57
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    $\begingroup$ To be honest, reading through the list of proposals I find them all waaaaaaay worse than the current "math.stackexchange.com"! Do we really need to change the domain name? $\endgroup$ Sep 14, 2010 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ (in fact, if someone managed to get hold of exchange.com, then math.exchange.com would be quite ideal...) $\endgroup$ Sep 14, 2010 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ OK: it is pretty far in the future. I think it is safe to say that nobody's votes, answers, or edits to this proposal will be meaningful anymore. I am going to lock the thread for historical significance. (Note that, contrary to what the text in the lock says, this was a perfectly on topic question at the time it was asked.) $\endgroup$
    – Alexander Gruber Mod
    Jan 14, 2015 at 2:53

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Can't we just stay at

math.stackexchange.com

? I think it is better than all domain names suggested so far.

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    $\begingroup$ I agree that it is better than all of the names suggested before - I wonder what StackExchange has to say about it? $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2010 at 4:42
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    $\begingroup$ Then suggest a better one! Is math.stackexchange.com really the best name we could possibly have? $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 23, 2010 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Tom here is what StackExchange has to say about it $\endgroup$
    – Justin L.
    Jul 27, 2010 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ Borrrring. This is this is the worst suggestion I've yet seen. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Sep 15, 2010 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ Well, not as exciting as "mathsexchange"... $\endgroup$ Dec 7, 2011 at 2:56
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HilbertsHotel.com

Available

HilbertsHotel.net

Available

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  • $\begingroup$ I dont think it is parked anymore, check this out... June 16 has come and gone. $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 3:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Tom: visit the URL yourself. It is parked by a company that parks expired domain names in order to sell them. (typically to the forgetful original owners) $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 28, 2010 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ I called around a bit and found out that somebody or some company has owned it previously - at this time their period of ownership has expired - but the name is sitting on hold in a 'grace period' until approximately August 31st. If the original owner does not re-purchase this name then it becomes publicly available once again. (The owner has apparently requested a "privacy clause" disallowing the person I spoke with to tell me who owns it... which is pretty ridiculous if they are trying sell something). $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 15:18
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    $\begingroup$ Conjecture: the original owner is actually a guy named Hilbert trying to start a chain of hotels. $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 18:01
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    $\begingroup$ Or just one infinitely large hotel, since he didn't bother to make the name plural. $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 29, 2010 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ This name is too esoteric to most people. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Aug 19, 2010 at 8:04
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    $\begingroup$ I agree that it is probably a bit esoteric to many people, including many professional mathematicians. $\endgroup$ Aug 20, 2010 at 21:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Noldorin, @Kevin Lin: I respectfully disagree. Hilbert's hotel has appeared in mainstream publications such as the NYT and is a piece of mathematical culture I think reasonably well-read people would have at least heard of, roughly analogous to Schrodinger's cat according to Google hits (and people make Schrodinger's cat jokes all the time, e.g. on Futurama!). If not, it's still a memorable name, and it gives whoever comes across the site something to look up; they're learning already! $\endgroup$ Aug 28, 2010 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ Although I dislike it (because I am not very familar with mathematical culture) I agree with Qiaochu, in that it can be used to create reasonably memorable branding. Think, Ask Jeeves. $\endgroup$ Sep 7, 2010 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ @Qiaochu: Oh, I'm vaguely familiar with the term and I'm not a mathematician, but I suspect many amateurs wont' be. Either way, it's not really hinting enough at the site's general purpose. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Sep 19, 2010 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ This. Is. Awesome. $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2010 at 16:12
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MathExchange.com

Boring, Simple, Parked

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    $\begingroup$ Not available. Taken. $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2010 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ Parked, to be precise. :) $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Jul 21, 2010 at 21:05
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    $\begingroup$ This name makes me so grateful we don't use the British spelling. $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 22, 2010 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Kaestur: +1! That was one of the funniest things I've read in a while. =D! $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 23, 2010 at 6:32
  • $\begingroup$ Hah. I'm usually a fan of British English spelling, but indeed not here! $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Jul 23, 2010 at 8:18
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    $\begingroup$ I kind of like the simplicity. $\endgroup$
    – Justin L.
    Jul 24, 2010 at 21:29
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    $\begingroup$ Come on people, let's show some creativity here! :) $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ I like the rhyme MathExchange / MathOverflow $\endgroup$
    – Grigory M
    Jul 29, 2010 at 16:52
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    $\begingroup$ Am I the only one who doesn't get Kaestur's joke? I feel left out. $\endgroup$
    – BBischof
    Jul 30, 2010 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ @BBischof: MathsExchange/MathSexchange $\endgroup$
    – Isaac
    Jul 30, 2010 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ Not just a joke: experts-exchange.com $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2010 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ I like MathExchange. "Math" kind of rhymes with "stack". Or at least the vowel sound is the same. $\endgroup$ Jul 31, 2010 at 0:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Kevin: That's why I don't like it; why should it sound like "Stack Exchange"? $\endgroup$ Aug 14, 2010 at 3:54
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    $\begingroup$ If I could download this name twice, I would. I can't believe it's still at the top. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Sep 15, 2010 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ Which again raises the point: can we please let someone with a bit of creativity choose the name? (Are there any of the artsy sort on StackExchange!?) $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Sep 15, 2010 at 21:00
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MarginTooSmall.com

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  • $\begingroup$ Domain is available $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2010 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ I like it, but I don't know if the casual reader gets the joke. $\endgroup$
    – mau
    Jul 27, 2010 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ I certainly don't... $\endgroup$
    – Ricket
    Jul 27, 2010 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ @ricket en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat's_Last_Theorem $\endgroup$
    – Justin L.
    Jul 27, 2010 at 19:28
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ForAllQThereExistsA.com

Available (though, of course, not valid for every consistent axiomatic system).

It'd be cooler as Unicode: ∀Q∃A.com

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AxiomFive.org

AxiomFive.net

Available

(Not Available: AxiomFive.com)

The comprehension axiom that let in Russell's paradox.

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    $\begingroup$ I like "Axiom____"; it's catchy. Not sure if Five is memorable enough; it might seem arbitrary. But I like this train of thought. $\endgroup$
    – Justin L.
    Jul 22, 2010 at 4:49
  • $\begingroup$ I kind of like this actually. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Jul 22, 2010 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Justin: Axiom Five is euphonious, so I guess it probably will be fairly memorable. $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2010 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ After having this name stuck in my head all day, it will now get an enthused upvote from me. $\endgroup$
    – Justin L.
    Jul 22, 2010 at 19:48
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    $\begingroup$ Were it not of unwieldy length, just UnrestrictedComprehension.com would have a nice double meaning, both Russell's paradox and a nod to the purpose of the site, i.e. promoting comprehension. $\endgroup$
    – camccann
    Jul 28, 2010 at 2:02
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    $\begingroup$ I don't see the appeal.. $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 28, 2010 at 7:47
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    $\begingroup$ This seems way too esoteric. $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 22:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Kevin Lin: Blame the influence of SO: Russell's paradox, like all forms of the liar paradox, holds a special place in the hearts of computer scientists and programmers in general, who live day-to-day in a world that choses inconsistency over incompleteness. $\endgroup$
    – camccann
    Jul 29, 2010 at 3:24
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    $\begingroup$ @camccann: Then we should purge the SO members from our ranks. $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Aug 1, 2010 at 17:07
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    $\begingroup$ I'm with Kevin on this one, the name is a bit on esoteric side. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Aug 2, 2010 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ I like that it can be shortened to something distinctive like A5 $\endgroup$
    – Meh
    Aug 4, 2010 at 21:54
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    $\begingroup$ I am still not sure what this title refers to. I wonder how many people will find out what this is supposed to mean. $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2010 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ I also am still unsure what this refers to. Actually, if I hadn't read this comment thread, I would have guessed that it's meant to refer to Euclid's fifth axiom: the parallel postulate. $\endgroup$ Aug 6, 2010 at 6:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Andrea, @Kevin: Axiom Five ("Axiom V") is explained in the SEP article, plato.stanford.edu/entries/type-theory, in the first paragraph containing "Frege". Euclid made a distinction between definitions (Gk: οροι), postulates (αιτήματα), and axioms (κοιναι εννοιαι) - cf. mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/classics/nugreek/contents.htm; Euclid has an axiom five as well as postulate five, which is that the sum is more than the parts - not such a bad accidental association, really. $\endgroup$ Aug 9, 2010 at 7:52
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mathfactorial.com

With logo like math!.com

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coffeeIntoTheorems.com

available

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  • $\begingroup$ I think you ought to remove the second paragraph, so that it is possible to vote on the name itself. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2010 at 1:40
  • $\begingroup$ @ShreevatsaR: Done. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2010 at 2:07
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    $\begingroup$ This is the only name so far which is both original and understandable. $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2010 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, but a bit too esoteric for my liking. $\endgroup$
    – Noldorin
    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:23
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    $\begingroup$ As the original poster of this name I would like to leave a comment about it... Look at the edits to see my original purpose for suggesting this long, uninteresting name. It is a cute phrase, but it is not a good name for a place. In fact, HilbertsHotel is far better and should be voted up immediately by any reader of this comment. Notice: HilbertsHotel actually sounds like a destination. $\endgroup$ Aug 9, 2010 at 13:52
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MathCommunity.com

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OutNumbered.com

Parked

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ConditionalPropositions.com

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LogicalAxioms.com

Nerdy enough to be fun. Not terribly obvious. Available.

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bijectivemapping.com

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xisanumber.com

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    $\begingroup$ x is oftentimes a formal symbol representing an algebraically independent element over a ring R, such that R[x] is the polynomial ring in x. $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:25
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    $\begingroup$ If voting down comments were possible, I would. $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2010 at 13:07
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proofbyexhaustion.com

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bijected.com

or surjected I suppose.

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mathsmyths.com

(Available)

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    $\begingroup$ Doesn't pass the 'I know how to spell it just by hearing it' test for me. Math-smiths? $\endgroup$
    – Larry Wang
    Jul 23, 2010 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ 'math's myths?' $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2010 at 14:10
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finitesimplegroup.com

Like the song. Available.

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TrivialQED.com

avaliable

Prove that P ≠ NP:

Trivial. Q.E.D.

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    $\begingroup$ QED is slightly confusing in that it also stands for quantum electrodynamics. $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 3:34
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planeandsimple.com

hooray math puns. appears to be parked

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primalities.com

(available)

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IndependentAxiom.com

or

UndecidableAxiom.com

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ClassNumberOne

[Pun]

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    $\begingroup$ Available btw. And while I'm at it, some stupid ideas that don't really make it as answers but might be useful to the brainstorm atmosphere: 'Whoshavesthebarber', 'Ramanujanstaxi', 'Morphism', 'Mathdrain' and 'algebraicstackoveflow'... $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 14:01
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NegativeEpsilon.com

Like in math joke "Let epsilon < 0".

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UniMath.com

To emphasize university-level math. Possible misreadings aren't bad: universal math united math ...

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Mathstack.com

Taken.

Sounds less overtly gawky/pompous than mathexchange.

Also: catchy(?), doesn't sound like it's trying too hard and has an implicit duality with Mathoverflow.

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    $\begingroup$ How about Stacksoverflow... =p $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 22, 2010 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ Oh wait Harry, just got your comment- was re: stacks (descent). Thought you were taking the proverbial... $\endgroup$ Jul 28, 2010 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ Looks too much like "Mathslack" - esp. in poor screen fonts. The last thing we want is too attrack slack-ers. $\endgroup$ Jul 29, 2010 at 3:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Tom Boardman: I'm still not exactly sure how else you could interpret it. $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 29, 2010 at 10:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Harry I thought you were mocking me for being uncreative (ie. 'well here's another variant on stackoverflow') My wholeheartiest apologies- am strangely on the defensive on this forum. $\endgroup$ Jul 29, 2010 at 12:00
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    $\begingroup$ I was doing that too =p. No apologies needed =)! $\endgroup$
    – 97832123
    Jul 29, 2010 at 14:07
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supersubset.com

(available)

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numbersoup.com

(available)

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TertiumNonDatur.com

(taken, but unused)

The latin name of the statement "$A \vee \lnot A$ is true". Its a statement every mathematician knows, and has either used (or complained about.)

Also, it hints at "There are two good math sites."

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    $\begingroup$ I'm afraid this is the kind of joke one has to explain... $\endgroup$
    – Grigory M
    Aug 4, 2010 at 9:38
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MathHub.com

Parked.

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