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Server names at Hetzner

Server names at hetzner will have band names. Again, short and easy to type. Zas and Ruaok reserve the right to reject suggested names.

Server Name Taken from Chosen By Notes
zappa Frank Zapparuaok on behalf of zas
kiki Kiki & HerbIRC conversation
herb Kiki & HerbIRC conversation
serge Serge GainsbourgZas
paco Paco de LucíaZas
trille TrilleFresoProminent Danish feminist activist († 2016). "En trille" is also a Danish word and musical term.
prince Princebitmap
hip The Tragically Hipdrsaunde
bootsy Bootsy CollinsCallerNo6
ludwig Ludwig Von 88yvanz
boingo Oingo Boingoruaok
williams John Williamschirlu
lemmy Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) CatCat
yehudi Yehudi Menuhinyvanz
burnside R.L. BurnsideQuesito
cage John Cagealastairp
frank Frank Oceaniliekcomputers
pink Pink Anderson and Pink Floydalastairp
floyd Floyd Council and Pink Floydalastairp
gaga Lady GagaCatCat

Retired Hetzner servers

Server Name Taken From Chosen By Notes
queen QueenCatCat
bowie David Bowieruaok
wetton John WettonHibiscusKazeneko

Suggested names for new servers

Server Name Taken From Chosen By Notes
flobot FlobotsFreso
wiseguys Wise Guyschirlu
reinhard Reinhard Meychirlu
simmons Gene Simmons (KISS) HibiscusKazeneko
stanley Paul Stanley (KISS) HibiscusKazeneko
moroder Giorgio MoroderLeo Verto
patton Mike PattonMonkey
rex Rex RudiCatQuest
rudi Rex Rudi (I mean, either/both are good :D) CatQuest
clash The ClashrdswiftChat log
monster Monster Truckrdswift
lips (or mick) Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) rdswift
mac Fleetwood Macrdswift
buddy Buddy Hollyrdswift
eric Eric Claptonrdswift

Historical at DWNI

Server Name Taken From Chosen By Notes
asterix Asterixnavap[1]
astro Astro Boyalastairp [2]
baron Whisper of the Heart / The Cat ReturnsNikki[3]
bert Sesame street ruaok
cartman South Parkruaok
dagon DagondemosdemonI chose it after the deity linked or Lovecraftian deity (take your pick), I'll find a animated character that fits
dora Dora, La Exploradorawarp[4]
ernie Sesame street ruaok
gir Invader Zimruaokour switch -- in honor of Zim, our first server
hobbes Calvin and Hobbesmurdos[5]
hoser Strange Brewdrsaunde[6]
jiji Kiki's Delivery Servicejesus2099[7]
lobe Freakazoid!Freso
lolo The Adventures of Lolo the Penguinreosarevok[8]
luna Sailor MoonCatCat[9] - CatCat just watched the Sailor Moon S movie and was overwhelmed with cute. [10] (virtual machine running forums)
nomo Cross GameMineoMyAnimeList says: "He is often seen eating, sleeping, meowing or just appears in the background throughout the series."
perry Phineas and FerbCatCat[11]
pingu Pinguluks[12] (perry runs the wiki)
pino Ergo ProxyMineo[13]
remy RatatouilleNikkinew Jira VM
rika Higurashi no Naku Koro niianmcorvidae[14] (user machine)
roobarb Roobarbijabz[15]
rocko Rocko's Modern Lifebitmap
sakura Cardcaptor Sakurakepstin
scooby Scooby-DooruaokUh, duh. Scooby snacks!
spike My Little PonywarpSpike is a purple and green baby dragon. He is Twilight Sparkle's best friend and number one assistant.
tails Sonic the HedgehogaCiD2[16]
taz Looney TunesElliot Davis
teto Nausicaä of the Valley of the Windianmcorvidaedecided on my own, nausicaa (suggested by salo.rock) is way too long/hard-to-type for a server name and teto is a cute fox-squirrel
tintin The Adventures of Tintinbitmap(new VM for stats, on hoser)
totoro My Neighbour Totoromurdos, Nikki[17], [18]
wiley Merrie Melodiesruaok[19]
zaphod (alias for carl or lenny) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxydjce

Historical

Server Name Taken From Chosen By Notes
bender FuturamadjceI forget
blik Catscratchkeschte[20] memcached/backup server
carl The SimpsonsMuz[21]
catbus My Neighbour TotoroNikkiSearch/raw db server.
cosgrove Freakazoid!Fresochatlogger VM
dexter Dexter's LaboratoryCatCathefty
hefty The SmurfsDave Evans (former mirror at last.fm)
jem Jem and the HologramsBrianFreud[22] Search server
lenny The Simpsons Muz[23]
lingling Drawn TogetherJean (ruaok's ex) [24]
misty Pokémonwarp[25] Search server
moose MuzDB server
odie Switch
stimpy Ren and StimpyKevin Murphy [26]
zim Invader Zimruaokour first server! Used to run all of musicbrainz!

Other named things

Gear Named Taken From Chosen By
Backup disks HUEY, DEWEY, LOUIE ... djce
Dreadfully awful backup disks CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, THC (life) ruaok
Retired backup disks SEX, DRUGS, ROCKNROLL (popular culture) djce, ruaok, [27]