As some of you may have noticed at the top of our page, we’ve been informed that our name Left-Lane.com violates a registered trademark. This means we’ve been given a short timeframe to come up with a new name for our website/blog and change the domain. Since it is not easy to come up with a good name, we’ve decided to involve you, our faithful and enthusiastic readers, with this process.
Since its inception just 3 years ago, Left-Lane has evolved from a personal blog about the automotive industry into a leading source of automotive sales data for Europe, the US and China, with two regular editors and the occasional guest writer. We’ve been growing fast and continue to do so, with 180.000 readers in November and over 53.500 last week, from just about every country in the world, and many from within the industry, either at OEM or supplier level, as I can see from the subscribers to our mailing list and the many e-mails I receive each day.
There are two options for a new name:
- something generic, that explains what we do: a name that includes words like cars, stats, analysis, data, automotive etc.
- something unique, that may or may not be (remotely) related to what we do, but which is easy to remember and, most importantly: not already trademarked.
We, Bart and Kriss, prefer something of the second category, but have been struggling something that really hits the spot.
So be creative and tell us what you think in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
Many thanks in advance.