Want some NEW ideas for a ‘catchy’ domain name…?
There’s a neat little online tool that will help you get great ideas for a new domain name, and it’s called Name Boy. You can choose a few relevant words, type them into the selector and this amazing tool will come up with combinations of suggestions for you.
Now, even the name ‘nameboy’ is something you will remember … and that’s what a domain name should be … something everyone can remember easily and quickly type into a search box or address bar.
I did find that some of the names that were generated are no longer available, so don’t get too excited intil you check if the name you want can still be registered.
Domain Name Extensions – These days you have more than just .com to choose from. A stack of other domain name extensions have been added to the mix and I suspect even more will be added as the other most popular ones are taken.
So far you’ve been able to choose domain name extensions like dot info, biz, name, au, net, tv, me, eu, de, org, cn etc, and now there’s even xxx, xyx, mobi, tel, club, reviews, rentals, photography, expert, bid, guru, trade, properties, solutions, webcam, social, directory, today, tips, email and the list is endless. (Also check what godaddy, crazy domains or hostgator have to offer.)
Checking Recently Expired Domains – Some people actually make money by keeping up with popular domain names that are about to expire and jumping in to register and then resell them. You can quickly check which domains are close to the ‘use by’ date or those that have already expired by using Whois.net.
With this online domain name search tool, you can find out who owns the domain you are interested in, search domains and lookup whois information. Research and protect trademarks. Find available domains and also find previously registered domains that are now available.
Names Are Important After All – So, choosing the right domain name is very important! Wouldn’t you rather own eggonface.com than joecolinsmediamarketingcompany.com? I know I would … must go and check if it’s available …!