Many great men and women have been there — a life-changing idea for a website, but the domain name is out of your control. Luckily Mr. Dmitry Davydov over at Pickydomains was able to offer up gems of wisdom. After helping to name over 1500 online businesses since 2007, I figure he’d have a few tricks up his sleeve. Here’s what he suggests-1. Nameboy
Nameboy.Com is a free domain suggestions tool that uses keyword algorithms to automatically create domain names and check them for availability. Since all domains are generated by machine, most of suggestions are outright unusable, however you can get some ideas by using NameBoy. Free is free.2. PickyDomainsUnlike Nameboy, PickyDomains.com is powered by humans. This service is inexpensive ($50) and you pay only if you decide to register one of the suggested domains. If you don’t like anything, you don’t pay anything. If you are good with words, you might want to try it on the contributor side, as 40%-60% of that client fee is paid to the contributor who made the winning suggestion.3. StuckdomainsThere are a number of services in this niche both free and paid. Expired domains are domains that have been previously registered and have since become available. The advantages and disadvantages of buying expired domain are the same – you inherit all the history, which could be free type-in traffic and existing backlinks, but it also could be banned from search engines for violations.If you need a domain name for commercial purposes, it might be worthwhile to see if related trademarks have already been registered. Uncle Sam gives you antiquated but free online service for that.A great name won’t make or break the success of your venture – indeed, “Google” and “Accenture” have done quite alright, even with kinda goofy names. However, it never hurts your chances of success to have a great name that immediately says what your companies offers – like Groupon or Facebook. Taking advantage of the above tools will increase your audience and simplify the creation process.
And while we're talking about top level domains, let's look at domain names in general. Does your organization's domain name say what will stick in consumer's minds? Is it uniquely yours?