Domain names are really, really hard to find.
I notice on WebApps, there are a couple of pre-registered domains being favored, but they're all very controversial (I could've sworn I saw the top rated answer +16 at one point). I've been watching the thread on Gaming as well, and I believe the current top voted answer has actually dipped in and out of the negative at some point.
I understand that a domain will be chosen if some single answer reaches a unanimous consensus among the community. However, is there a time limit to that? What if the site somehow reaches a critical mass over a period of a month or two and is ready to go live, but the domain discussion is still in a tug-of-war or the gems keep getting hijacked?
It's paranoia and speculation on my part, but could this happen? What happens if the community simply cannot decide on a domain and goes back and forth for months? What happens with the SO-official pre-registered domains?
Basically, my question is this: how will domain names be chosen and finalized for the proposals, and what is the process? Is it simply the highest voted answer in the domain suggestion thread on the meta at the end of the site's beta phase? Or is it something more?