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5 Ways To Think Up A Great Domain Name That's Still Available

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I'd be a zillionaire if I earned a dollar each time someone complains
that all the great domain names are already taken. It's just not true,
however. Even in a highly competitive industry, you can think up
original, appealing domain names for businesses by using naming tactics
that few people use, such as these:

1. Focus on results. What is the outcome or end result that people want
to have from buying a certain product or service? How do they feel when
they have finished ...


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domains,marketing,sales,naming,business names,entrepreneurs,creativity


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I'd be a zillionaire if I earned a dollar each time someone complains
that all the great domain names are already taken. It's just not true,
however. Even in a highly competitive industry, you can think up
original, appealing domain names for businesses by using naming tactics
that few people use, such as these:

1. Focus on results. What is the outcome or end result that people want
to have from buying a certain product or service? How do they feel when
they have finished the transaction? My own company name, Named At Last,
falls into this category.

2. Look for puns. Make a list of relevant keywords, say each out loud and
play around with the sounds. Puns are much less likely than other kinds
of names to have been registered because their component parts are not
actual words. For instance, the name Sitesfaction, for a web design
company, was a finalist in our first naming contest - and an available
domain at that time despite tens of thousands of web design firms in the
English-speaking world.

3. Think slang. Let your imagination and memory fly around for pleasing-
to-the-ear expressions. As of today, the domain BoyOhBoyToys.com for an
online toy store is unregistered, as is a domain for its sister store
AttaGirlToys.com.

4. Go symbolic. Suppose you're an expert on the horror genre and want to
start a paid online community for horror fans. Horrorific.com,
horrorgate.com and Horrornet.com are all taken, but as of today, the less
obvious and more vivid FrightOwl.com is not.

5. Vary real words. "Google's name is a play on the word googol, which
refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes," says the Press
Center of the world's most successful search engine. "The word was coined
by the nine-year-old nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner," it continues
- providing another hint for creative naming: consult a kid.

Happy Naming!

				
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