Ice Bucket Challenge sometimes also called as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALs) Ice bucket challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the ALS disease. In mid-2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media and after that public donation to ALS charities soared and so the domain names involving ice bucket challenge as a keyword.
The right domain IceBucketChallenge.com was registerd on 28 th July 2014 and this month around 64 registrations were made under .com and .net having IceBucketChallenge as a keyword. And, not only this in other ccTLDs and other top level extensions including some new gTLDs were also got registered with the ice bucket challenge keyword name.
Such is the phenomenon of Ice Bucket Challenge that it has crossed all borders and everyone seems to taking this challenge and filming it to share via internet video channels. Youtube shows around 1.5 million results for “Ice Bucket Challenge.’ Some commentators raised concern that it has become more as a fun activity and has lost its aim to raise awareness about ALS.
It’s not clear who coined this term and it’s not trademarked too and as a result the domain registrations are soaring. Are you going to register any ice bucket challenge domain name or take the challenge itself? As far as I’m concerned I would rather prefer to register a name first and take the challenge later as I’m used to shower myself with the warm water.
And here are some names, for those who wish to know what people have thought of registering:
icebucketchallenge.com (It’s now registered in almost all popular existing and new gTLDs)
It will be interesting to see how long this trend may continue weather it’s domain registration or taking the challenge itself. Lets see if any Domainer takes the challenge and post it on the internet.
list of notable ice bucket challenge participants