Urdu Domain Poll

We are thinking of getting a separate domain for all the Urdu-related stuff we are doing. This would include the following:

Help us decide on a domain name by voting in the poll below.


If you don’t like any of the choices available, feel free to suggest any others in the comments.

UPDATE: The poll would close on Friday, May 13.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. Please cross these names of the list: urdukainat.org, urdublogs.org, urdusphere.org, urdu-e-mualla.org – they are just not right. This one is the worst: urdugalaxy.org.

    I voted for urduweb, as I that is the easiest to remember/type – urdudunya is also nice but there is a chance for misspelling it etc. Since the domain name will have to be in english – don’t use roman urdu as everyone has their own different spellings in that.

  2. I voted for Urdudunya and it said that I had already voted. It may have happened because I had seen the results first.

  3. “urdugalaxy” seems better … i have voted … [and it won’t let me vote again]!!

    urdu e mualla is the older version of urdu … the one having loads of persian words used commonly in times of ghalib … not the urdu written today!

    [to the best of my knowledge!!!]

    [by the way, why don’t u do anything to show smileys on ur blog:) just asking]


  4. Zack: Have you already looked at any of the content-management systems. I have seen that Mambo is highly popular. I may actually download it and give it a try.

  5. Kianoush: Thanks for the suggestions.

    KO: I happen to like urdudunya. Thanks for your suggestions. urduweb is good and simple, but a bit too generic.

    Dad: That shouldn’t have happened just because you saw the results. May be someone else at home had already voted?

    Asma: I have just been too lazy about smilies. May be soon.

    Nabeel: I haven’t seriously looked at anything yet, but we do need to do so soon. I’ll post about what we need to do on Urdu Blogging.

  6. Zack: There is already a kind of a portal here which is based on Drupal or a modified version of it. The Urdu localization does not look good.

  7. I agree with KO that most of these Domains are just not right. It is not about choosing something attractive. A domain name is like an identity of a website. We should also consider the keywords people would be using to search. We are not offering information about dunya, sphere, glob, etc. I don’t think that people looking for information about how to setup an Urdu website would search for Urdu Nigar, Urdu dunya or Bazmeurdu. They would most probably look for Urdu+Web, Urdu+unicode, Urdu+Editor, Urdu+Blog,etc.

    We are offering advise on setting up an Urdu blog but I think that we are actually trying to make Urdu popular on the web. That is why we should use UrduWeb. Choosing a domain name is like chosing a brand name for your product, it should be catchy, easy to remember, accesible and above all it should describe the product itself.

  8. I think http://اردو.com will be a great idea…..

    Is it possible?

    besides I tried putting the %% marks around the urdu in the url, but it was displaying it as it is.

    maybe URL’s arew not parsed as urdu?

  9. Danial: urduweb it is.

    Sunny: URLs are not parsed for styling.

    The URL you suggested is neat, but already taken. At this point, supports for IRIs is not universal, so I would stay away from them. This may change in the near future.

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