Halcydon.com is available for purchase. Halcydon is a variant of a halcyon; which has the following meaning as recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary (O.E.D.):
In classical mythology: a bird, usually identified as a kingfisher, which brooded around the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, charming the wind and waves into calm. In later use also (chiefly poetic): a kingfisher, esp. the common kingfisher. The alteration of Hellenistic Greek ἀλκυών to ἀλκυδών may also have been influenced by a folk-etymological association with ancient Greek ἀλγηδών pain, grief: in classical mythology Alcyone (Greek Ἀλκυόνη), the daughter of Aeolus, was overcome with grief at the shipwreck of her husband Ceyx, and transformed by the gods into a kingfisher (Greek ἀλκυών) (Hyginus Fabulae 65).
Aside from the mythological bird, halcyon has also become popular for the following definition, also from the O.E.D. :
A period of calm, happiness, or prosperity; (as a mass noun) calm, tranquillity. Also: a period of calm or pleasant weather
Here is a reference to Halcydon in an older text: 1648 A. Ross Mystagogvs Poeticvs (ed. 2) viii. 143 The Halcyons or Halcydons were said, I think, to be begot of Lucifer, because these birds begin to chirp or sing about break of day, at the rising of Lucifer, or the morning starre.
Why buy Halcydon.com?
- It is short, 8 letter word
- It is a dot com domain, the most recognisable (and desirable) domain extension on the internet
- It is a unique word with an inspirational meaning
- It has a clean history of archive.org – there is no recorded spam, adult sites, or gambling. The owner of halcydon.com does not have to worry about search engine optimisation penalties from the website’s previous history.
- Halcydon.com is indexed by Google, indicating there is search penalty on this domain.
- Halcydon.com has 14 years for nameserver history, indicating it is an aged domains. Many suggest that older domains have greater search engine optimisation values over domains that have been registered for the very first time.
- Similar meaning domains containing the words ‘peace’ or ‘calm’ have high values according to namebio.com
How can Halcydon.com be used?
- As a therapeutic site for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists
- An information site for the treatment of depression, ptsd, and addictions
- A pharmaceutical company, brand, or drug.
- A personal brand or blog
- An forum or social media site for mindfulness
- Software or an app for meditation
- A retreat or resort in nature
- A holiday company specialising in warm winter travel.
- A boutique hotel or hostel, particularly in a serene setting.
- A medical/therapeutic consultancy
- Software for non-profits or charities.
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– Demands that the alternative owners cease with the trademark in significantly different products or services.
– Declares (wrongly) that it has a monopoly over the mark.
– Subversively expands its services or products to declare it has a right over other classifications, despite any evidence of this.
– A trademark bully may be misguided in their belief that their trademark is too famous, and asserts that other trademarks in different classifications hurt their brand.
Please note that the owners of halcydon.com are in a jurisdiction where it is not trademarked.
Credits and References:
- featured image above by unsplash.com/@kerber
- “halcydon, n.”. OED Online. June 2020. Oxford University Press. https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/83372?redirectedFrom=halcydon (accessed August 05, 2020).