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bit
#1 Jun 3 2008 03:43pm
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I've had to think of a domain name so many times I've kind of got a system down, I thought I'd share it with you guys.

Tips for finding a good available domain:
  • A lot of the time the word you want to use is taken, try using the Visual Thesaurus (http://www.visualthesaurus.com/) to find good alternatives.
  • Just want to brainstorm? Use Ajax Whois (http://ajaxwhois.com/) to check the availability of domain names quickly. As you type the name it tells you if it's taken. You also receive a significant discount on godaddy domains you register through them.
  • If you know what the second word of a domain is and want to combine it with a list of first words then use the Dot-O-Meter (http://www.dotomator.com/index.html).
  • Check hundreds of domains at the same time using godaddy bulk register (https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/registrar/bulk/bulk.asp?ci=8991) (Very useful if combined with computer generated domains)

    Example: I'm thinking of a domain for a web design company. In the second column I put in "webdesign,web,solutions,solution,interactive" and in the first column i put in potential web design firm names. Then it generate the results, paste them into godaddy bulk register and see what i get.
  • In order to help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) you can register a doman that matches a keyword or keyword phrase that you're trying to rank well with. Use google keywords (google: google keywords) to find out which keywords or keyword phrases get the most searches.
Tips for selecting a successful domain:
  • Make it a .com (obvious exception would be a non profit organization)
  • Make it short.
  • Don't use hard to spell words.
  • Make sure it comes off the tongue easily. Nothing like repeating a business domain over the phone 12 times.
  • Don't use plural or possessive names like "RodgersRental", someone might remember it as RodgerRental. The exemption to this is if you own both domains.
  • Don't use a trademark name.

Good Luck!

(And yes the links are safe websites that get thousands of hits a day. And no I don't own any of the sites. And no I don't gain anything by you clicking them)
bit
#2 Jun 10 2008 11:26pm
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Bump.
Josha
#3 Jun 11 2008 12:10am
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Go Daddy is nice, but they've sent me so many spam letters to my real life address sad.gif
bit
#4 Jun 11 2008 07:11pm
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Quote (Spira @ Wed, Jun 11 2008, 12:10am)
Go Daddy is nice, but they've sent me so many spam letters to my real life address sad.gif


I dont use my real address.. Thank god wink.gif
DONATE
#5 Aug 13 2008 04:05am
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Quote (Spira @ Wed, 11 Jun 2008, 08:10)
Go Daddy is nice, but they've sent me so many spam letters to my real life address sad.gif


hehe here u can send too ofc tongue.gif

Quote (Bit @ Thu, 12 Jun 2008, 03:11)
I dont use my real address.. Thank god wink.gif


argh ... tongue.gif

This post was edited by DONATE on Aug 13 2008 04:06am
AVB
#6 Aug 13 2008 05:56am
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Quote (Bit @ Thu, Jun 12 2008, 02:11am)
I dont use my real address.. Thank god wink.gif


Same, only if i'm ordering.
CourtixHosting
#7 Nov 2 2008 06:54am
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Another good place to pick up a domain name would be www.courtixhosting.com wink.gif very cheap!
TheGreatArchangel
#8 Jan 9 2009 06:18am
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I personally have a strong connection to 1and1.com. I find godaddy.com is very good but at the same time a lttle complicating if you're just starting out. 1and1.com is simple and easy to work with and rather cheap.
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