Sunday, January 11, 2009

eplilepsyoutreach.org

Bad URL

I had to re-read this one a good 5 times before I figured it out. The only word that pops out from this alllowercase mess is "you." That's the only immediately recognizable series of letters here, so the eye goes there first and then reads outward -- Epilepsy You Teach? I hate beating up on non-profits but these folks seem to be the biggest Bad URL offenders. This URL is treach-erous.

2 comments:

tricolorro said...

"I had to re-read this one a good 5 times before I figured it out."

Aaron,

You shouldn't have stopped
at 5. :-)

It can't be "Epilepsy You Teach".

1)It's NOT registered in any extension.

2)There's only 1 "y".

3)There is an "r" after the "t".
treach NOT teach.

4)It makes no sense.
--

Is it Epileps You Treach?

Nope. Not registered.
--

I did some Domain Forensics. :-)

It took me a while to figure out.

It's actually Epilepsy Outreach.

The domain isn't so much of a disaster.

The URL in the ad surely is.

At least they had the sense to
also register the .COM.

Aaron H. Bynum said...

Wow, that's a tough one... I first saw "E Pile You Reach" -- certainly leaving some items out...