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Top 10 Hipster Domains To Grab Before They Go Mainstream

Hover on October 31, 2014

Do you always post pictures of your lunch with a vintage-looking filter on Instagram? Listen to music that only you and 5 other people have heard of? Look disdainfully at people in their cars while you bike to your favourite local vegan & organic coffee shop? Do you typically find that your opinion on any given subject is “meh”? Then put on your best thick-framed glasses & rejoice: you’re a hipster!

Being a hipster isn’t as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of hard work to seem like you don’t care about anything. Only liking things ironically can get exhausting after a while. To make things all the more difficult, it’s now even more complex online. There are now hundreds of new top level domains (TLDs) to choose from. Whereas there used to only be a few options for what to put to the right of the dot in your domain name, there are now countless options that span many different topics. So the question is, how do you know which is the best option for your website?

We thought we’d help aspiring hipsters out by hand-picking the top 10 hipster TLDs to choose for your next website. If you find a TLD that you like, there’s even a handy search box to see if it’s available from Hover. Hope you enjoy! Or not, whatever…



Whether you prefer a classic PBR or only drink from the smallest microbreweries, hipsters love their beer. Why not tell this to the world by having your domain name end with .BEER?



When you live in a big city, biking is by far the best way to get around. It’s free, green, and helps keep you in shape so you can fit into those skinny jeans – what more could you ask for?



You do a lot of cool things, but what’s the point if no one’s around to see it? That’s why no hipster’s toolkit is complete without a camera. Whether you use your iPhone filters or are a purist and shoot straight to film, .CAMERA is a great choice to showcase your love of photography.



Here’s a riddle for you: If a hipster plays a ukelele in the woods and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? That’s an easy one – no. A hipster needs to be in a big city in order to survive. Herding sheep & riding tractors aren’t really part of a hipster’s daily list of chores.



More than water or air, hipsters need their coffee in order to function properly. But don’t you dare let it be Folgers; only the finest organic, shade-grown, ethical & Rainforest Alliance certified beans, of course.



Though a hipster couldn’t care less if you think they’re cool, let’s be honest; they totally want you to think that they’re cool. A .COOL domain will tell people exactly how cool you think you are. Or maybe you’re using it ironically because you think it’s uncool, which in turn actually makes you really cool?



A hipster loves when people are creative, but even more so loves when people try and fail. After all, criticizing people’s work is the surefire way to make a hipster seem better than everyone else. For instance, a band will never have an album as good as its first one – which of course the hipster listened to before you had ever even heard of them.



To be a hipster is to be an expert. You know the best blogs to read, music to listen to, restaurants to eat at…the list goes on and on. A .GURU domain name will tell people that you’re the authority on whatever it is that you love to do.


Hipster Ninja

Seriously, what’s cooler than ninjas? We’ll just leave it at that.



There’s a lot of things in this world for hipsters to shake their heads at. More than any other acronym, a hipster is most likely to look at something and say, “WTF?” Why not go one step further and use it for your website?

Are you a hipster? Which TLD do you think is best for your site? Let us know in the comments!