Fwd: Unfortunate domain names

Independent Sources<http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/>has
compiled a top 10 over companies with unfortunate domain names that
easily be misunderstood.

  1. A site called "*Who Represents*" where you can find the name of the
  agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is
  2. *Experts Exchange*, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
  advice and views at
  3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than *Pen Island* at
  4. Need a therapist? Try *Therapist Finder* at
  5. Then of course, there's the *Italian Power Generator* company…
  6. And now, we have the *Mole Station Native Nursery*, based in New South
  7. If you're looking for computer software, there's always
  8. Welcome to the *First Cumming Methodist Church*. Their website is
  9. Then, of course, there's these brainless art designers, and their
  whacky website:
  10. Want to holiday in *Lake Tahoe*? Try their brochure website at

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