All over Twitter and Product Hunt I can’t seem to miss a new real-time messaging app called Honk. The idea is one that I do think has a real chance of catching-on – rather than typing a message to someone and hitting send, Honk allows the receiving party to see the message, in real-time as you type.
Like more and more startups these days, Honk decided to stick with a one-word brand name and forgo the .COM at launch and instead go with Honk.me. I did a bit of research and determined that nobody was actively using the .com, .net, .org, .co, .io, and the .ai forwards to a Github repo so it’s very possible for them to rank well for Honk and become known as Honk without any issues.
While there is always the chance that someone else will buy the .COM, I would guess they’ve probably tried to already buy it from the current owner and know it’s out of budget for most people. At the same time, I think .ME is a great choice for what they’re trying to do here, they really want to turn “honk” into a verb. And just like someone would say, “text me,” they want people to start saying “honk me.”
I think Honk has a pretty interesting idea for making messaging more dynamic and I’m looking forward to trying it out. Congrats to Benji and team! 🎉