Why forty-one of that same first letter of the alphabet? Whatever you call it, As, or Alphas, or letter A… Well, there is a story behind the name AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…
Here are reasons, which compelled Daniel Shakhmundes to run with such a name:
1) Disruptive technology & business – a hot buzzword & phenomenon – our name disrupts the old marketing & advertising games that bred names like “AAA Taxi” or “AAAA Drycleaning”, where alphabetical precedence yielded some benefit in visibility; we are disrupting the way people approached things like Yellow Pages.
2) Our intention is to educate everyone on the simplest-yet-greatest abilities that humanity is creating, such as hyperlinks and copy & paste – our modern abilities to reproduce information and reference it are accelerating – especially with the advent of the internet, understanding hyperlinks and how to copy & paste are becoming essential for any human being to communicate, be productive, and function in our evolving civilization & societies. Sound nice? Here’s what we mean, in practice, for those who would say “Fourty-one As will take too long to type and they’re difficult to count; how can I handle such a name?” the answer is “go to 41As.com, which is a shortcut link that forwards to AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.com, and now you can copy the name from the web-page and paste it anywhere you need.” We are about making anything quicker/easier with technology and making the unwieldy manageable.
3) As for the number/quantity of the letters: Daniel Shakhmundes wrote a script that checked registration of internet domain names starting with A.com, then AA.com, then AAA.com, and so on. After 41 iterations, it finally found an available one. Yes folks, that’s right, last time we checked, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.com (40) was registered, and so was AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.com (39). Upon his script reporting that 42 and 43 of them were also registered, Daniel instantly knew that “41 As” was meant to be his corporation’s new brand name. He acquired 41As.com to make the shortcut, exemplifying how easy the unwieldy may be.
4) Auto-completion: Practically everyone uses it in situations like Google searches, and entering email addresses in many popular email clients. What may have seemed rediculous to use as a name is now easy for everyone; simply hold the ‘A’ key for a while until AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.com shows up 🙂