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Help name the OBOW of the future

The OBOW site is growing quickly. We’ll soon move beyond our Squarespace address to our own url. A couple of choices (which we own) are 1bag1world.com and mustcarryon.com. Which do you prefer? Unfortunately onebagoneworld.com and obow.com are taken.

Reader Comments (20)

mustcarryon.com has some humor in it :) You can make it into a monthly contest of "Spot the Overburdened Non-onebagger" with picture-posts :)

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermadeddie

1bag1world.com easy to type.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Bailey

I sorta thought numbers mixed with letters were more difficult to type - I'm leaning towards mustcarryon - keep 'em coming.

August 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

I like them both, but I agree that "mustcarryon.com" has a good ring.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

How about 'carryoncarryingon.com'?

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Edmondson

That has a distinctly British ring. Americans don't use "carry on" in quite the same sense. Might be a little hard to type, but everything is hard for me to type.

August 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

1bag1world might last longer as a relevant web address if the possibility of carrying on regularly becomes too (think ryanair,alitalia) limited in the future. We'd still want to only have one bag, due to our time off of planes, but might not be able to carry on.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizL

Good point. I had considered that.

August 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

I have you on my RSS feed, so typing is not really and issue. To me mustcarryon.com seems like changing your brand. 1b1w.com is available.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbill

I like the 1bag1world.com name and the logo you posted. Being lazy tho - 1b1w.com certainly has appeal.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRichard B

I always thought onebagger had some negative connotations. I couldn't use it anyway as a .com address since it now points to onebag.com!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

I like 1bag1world.com better of the two, i like your current logo better than the posted one which lakes graphical interest.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterL.J.T.

1bag1world.com . Changing it to mustcarryon.com does sound like you are changing your name.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSshsearching

I see a favorite emerging. I believe I overestimated the inconvenience of typing numerals.

August 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

It looks like obow.com and onebagoneworld.com are just "parked", meaning some service providers bought the addresses and are just holding on to them hoping to sell them for a profit. I hate that crap.

Anyway, I agree that mustcarryon sounds like a name change. Add my vote for 1bag1world. I'd suggest using the existing person-with-suitcase logo and have "1 bag" wrapping over the top, and "1 world" wrapping along the bottom of the circle. (Hope that made sense. :) It's such a cool log I'd love to see it incorporate the new name, if you go with it.

Congrats on the growing popularity and keep up the great work!

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdji

I like 1bag1world. Not sure about that logo though.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

I will keep the man with suitcase at any rate. The site template will change as well. The current makes use of circles. It all has to work together.

August 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

1bag1world is my vote. As mentioned earlier the term "carry-on" in Britain refers to a series of slightly off-color comedic films from the 1960's with lots on innunedos regarding "the naughties." "Mustcarryon" might be construed as that.

You might also think of getting 1b1w if available and having both URL's for the same site.

August 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBuzz

I like 1bag1world.com I keep it on my favorites so I don't have to type it each time.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

mustcarryon.com. That's my pick.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWJCilvik

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