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EssayTagger is a web-based tool to help teachers grade essays faster.
But it is not an auto-grader.

This blog will cover EssayTagger's latest feature updates as well as musings on
education, policy, innovation, and preserving teachers' sanity.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Domain name purchased!

It's hard coming up with a good domain name these days. We decided that our domain name should:
  • Describe the service.
  • Be professional and appropriate for both teachers and students.
    • (no goofy, random names--like google, moodle, GoDaddy, etc.)
    • (and nothing that suggests teacher laziness: FasterGrading, EasyGrading, etc)
  • And yet still be at least a little memorable.
  • Be reasonably easy to spell since students may be typing in the URL.
  • Last, but not least: be available for purchase!
In the early phases when I was first playing with this idea I grabbed WritingBrilliance.com. But I think you'll agree that it's too long and too prone to misspellings.

After a lot of brainstorming and a lot of registrar lookups we ended up with: EssayTagger.com.

It fits all of the criteria reasonably well and, as you'll see in the coming weeks, it really does describe our service.

I went with Register.com as my registrar. I've used them for most of my other sites and I've been happy with them. I'm put off by the flashier registrars and their marketing campaigns.