Disc (or disk) may refer to:
- Disk (album), a 1995 EP by electronic artist Moby
- Disc (band), an American experimental music band
- Disc (magazine), a British music magazine, at one time known as Disc and Music Echo
- Disk storage, a general category of data storage mechanisms
- Magnetic disk
- Floppy disk, a magnetic data storage device using a flexible disc
- Hard disk drive, a non-volatile magnetic data storage device
- Optical disc, commonly a polycarbonate disc
- Blu-ray Disc (BD), a high-density optical disc intended mainly for video storage
- Compact Disc (CD), a form of optical disc used mainly for audio data
- Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), a form of optical disc used mainly for video and other data
- Enhanced Versatile Disc (EVD), a now-abandoned optical medium-based digital audio/video format.
- High-Definition Digital Versatile Disc (HD DVD), a high-density optical disc intended mainly for video storage
- Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD), a next generation ultra-high-density optical disc format replacement for Blu-ray
- Laserdisc (LD), the first commercial optical disc storage medium
- MiniDisc (MD), a magneto-optical disc-based data storage device
- Disc film, a still-photography film format
- RAM disk, a volatile solid state drive
- Analog discs typically relying on a modulated groove to record signals
- Gramophone record, an analog recording medium
- LP record, a specific type of gramophone record
- Aluminum disc, an analog recording disc used mainly for early radio recordings
- Acetate disc, an aluminium disc coated with nitrocellulose lacquer
- Accretion disc, diffuse material in orbital motion around a central body such as a star or black hole
- Circumstellar disc, a flat ring-shaped region around stars, composed of numerous smaller objects
- Debris disk, a ring shaped circumstellar disk of dust and debris in orbit around a star
- Disc (galaxy), a disc-shaped group of stars
- Protoplanetary disk, a rotating disc of dense gas surrounding a newly formed star, a form of accretion disc
- Scattered disc, a distant region of the Solar System thinly populated by icy minor planets
- Disk, an enlargement or outgrowth from the receptacle of the flower
- Intervertebral disc, in animal anatomy, part of the spine
- Placenta or placental disc, in mammals, an organ that connects a developing fetus to its mother's uterus
- Optic disc, in the retina
- Death-inducing signaling complex
- Disk (mathematics), the region in a plane enclosed by a circle
- Disc brake, a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel
- Disc parking, a parking regulation with free parking when using a parking disc (clock disc)
- Vehicle licence, commonly known as a "tax disc" in the UK, was a vehicle licence receipt placed inside the windscreen, now no longer used.
- DISC assessment, in psychology, a group of psychometric tests based on the work of William Moulton Marston
- Death-inducing signaling complex (DISC), a multi-protein complex formed by members of the death receptor family of apoptosis-inducing cellular receptors
- Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC), location of the headquarters of both the Defence College of Intelligence and the British Army Intelligence Corps. Renamed JITG in January 2015
- Delaware Independent School Conference (DISC), a high-school sports conference
- Devrimci İşçi Sendikaları Konfederasyonu ("DİSK") (Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions of Turkey in English), a trade union centre
- Domestic international sales corporation (DISC), a provision in U.S. tax law
- Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC), a sports centre in Scotland
- International Symposium on Distributed Computing, abbreviated as "DISC", an academic conference
Why buy this domain name?
If you've ever attempted to name a company you'll know that choosing the right brand name is an art in itself. The best domain names were taken over 10 years ago but in today's modern Internet age the domain name is the brand and it's integral to choose the right name for your company, a name that captures the essence of your business.
Giving your brand the right name is much like naming your own child. It has to be unique, but at the same time, it should be simple and memorable for people outside the family. Particular sounds inspire positive emotions and they result in experiences that are liked, remembered, and shared. Marketing and PR companies have been leveraging this strategy for decades to reinforce positive, memorable experiences through sound.
The best company names are short, snappy, emotion-driven and memorable as a result. If you're struggling to name your company think about the emotions that you want to be felt by your target customer. A 2003 study by neuroscientist Vilanyanur Ramachandran detailed the relationship between certain parts of the brain and metaphors. In the study Ramachandran concluded that sounds are metaphors for images and that people experience sounds through tastes and colors. The instant we hear a new word our brains immediately work trying to make sense of it: Does it sound like something we've heard before? How does it feel? What does it remind us of?
According to scientific studies, the average person can remember only seven digits at any one time. If you want your target customers to remember your brand name and if you want it to jump out at them, the rule of thumb is to make it as short and as catchy as possible.
A great name can create buzz, position you as a true leader and innovator, and reinforce your value proposition in one word. That's powerful! It can convey a culture or a position, and differentiate a company, product or service from the rest of the market. Whereas a poor name can negate the work you do to build a position in the market.