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Top 25 words in domain search

This list of top 25 words used in domain search is based on search statistics of NameStation Domain Name Generator. To this we have added a number of alternatives. Hopefully this helps inspire a bit of variety when coming up for suitable words.

 Go to Keyword domains search

  1. web – online, page, site, home, dot, point, channel, link, click, source, gate, world
  2. cloud – stratus, nebula, cirrus, air, grid, mesh, space, ether, sky, serve, virtual, stack, thin, agile, open
  3. tech – vac, tron, matic, gadget, logic, sys, digi, robo, auto, mill, motor, rocket, rational, kit, suite, unit
  4. business – focus, vision, solutions, alliance, advisor, commerce, office, suite, team
  5. deal – save, bargain, budget, cent, dime, discount, drop, less, offers, penny, promo, sale, value, wallet
  6. studio – atelier, gallery, lot, scene, location, floor, workshop, forge
  7. social – club, group, circle, buddy, connect, crowd, folk, forum, guild, lodge, mate, meet, member, mix, nation, network, nexus, pal, people, public, quorum, set, summit, team, tribe, world
  8. design – adapt, create, custom, illustrate, model, shape, form, figure, pattern, make, build, frame, style, variety, class, prototype
  9. my – self, ego, own, id, take, be, personal, private, secret, inner
  10. shop – boutique, store, market, bazaar, browse, outlet, retail, commerce, vendor, mart, order, merchant, purchase, buyer
  11. photo – pic, picture, scene, screen, shoot, shot, snap, studio, film, focus, flash, frame, image, lens
  12. game – arcade, compte, contest, goal, mark, player, score, team, trophy
  13. buy – cart, catalog, purchase, outlet, store, seller, trade, sale
  14. media – connect, interactive, link, report, scoop, public, story, bulletin, broadcast, message, topic
  15. smart – brilliant, bright, clever, creative, fox, guide, genius, insight, inspire, intellect, master, mind, prodicy, sharp, specialist, talent, wise, virtuoso
  16. host – online, site, server, home, domain, digital, website, access, gate, route, avenue, channel, station, click
  17. net – grid, signal, relay, comm, contact, mesh, wire, connect, zone, maze, node, transmit, transfer, pipe, send, scan, post, traffic, uplink, tube, cirquit
  18. ad – promo, advert, sell, hype, target, push, drive, boost, campaign, press, force, promote, reach, agency, market, info, target, contact, deliver
  19. green – fresh, foliage, leaf, sustainable, preserve, sustain, viable, future, vision
  20. go – run, move, travel, jump, act, walk, drive, step, ride, start, launch, begin, enter, embark, kickoff, fire, spring, init
  21. pro – expert, ace, maven, analyst, strategist, master, guru, wizard, hotshot, genius
  22. app – use, work, utility, device, gizmo, kit, tool, run
  23. trip – getaway, leave, leisure, travel, hike, expedition, explore, tour, holiday, journey, passport, sights, takeoff, trail, vacation, wander
  24. easy – accessible, bare, basic, breeze, convenient, fot, handy, plain, pure, ready, simple, smooth
  25. data – input, format, record, info, stats, table, file, stack, archive, list, storage, save, log, book, track, ledger

Get a Domain Name

Have you ever been inspired by the multitude of useful websites out there on the web and thinking of starting your own website? Some of them seem to be doing quite well. Who wouldn’t like to have their own pet project on the web, gaining a few more users each day and potentially evolving to a serious startup – all you need is a unique idea, a few skilled people and a bit of seed financing. And for an online business, you also need a domain name.

How difficult can it be, right? Well, seeing that you’ve reached this page, it can be assumed that you are by now aware that its not a trivial quest. In fact, by now you have probably spent a lot of time on domain search sites, become frustrated by the fact that most even remotely sensible names are taken, felt hopelessly lost, googled something like “get a domain name” and landed on this page. So welcome, let’s see what can be done.

There are over 80 million .com domains already registered. There are only 13 million .net domains, so if you don’t care that someone already holds the .com name, the .net is the first alternative to consider. If your service is location-specific, you may have better luck with additional extensions like .us, .eu, country-specific domains.

The .com domain though is the cornerstone of establishing an online identity. With a .com you can be certain that the name you’ve chosen is absolutely unique in the whole world. This is a crucial requirement, if you’re planning to invest in building a brand – otherwise you could end up advertising your competitors. Finding a good .com domain takes persistence and patience. If you have the time, you can look up names one-by-one, until you hit the perfect one. You can hire a marketing agency to do it for you or buy an expensive domain from a domain name aftermarket. You can also use automated domain name availability checking tools that do quick mass lookups. Lets take a closer look at one of such tools – in fact its over 10 different domain search tools combined onto one website – NameStation.com.

NameStation is one of the fastest bulk domain lookup tools on the web today. First, you can try your luck with the random name generator tool, which creates 20 pronounceable names each time you press the Search button. There are different base languages to choose from, so if you get tired of English names, why not try Latin, Sindarin or even Klingon? The names are still totally random, but they sound a bit different. Sindarin by the way is the language of elves in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Now, if you need your name to reflect what your business actually does, you need to include a meaningful keyword. On NameStation, this keyword can then be combined with random nouns, adjectives, verbs and preset wordlists with the most popular prefixes and affixes that usually appear in the website names. You can go even deeper by researching semantic relations to any given keyword with the Dictionary Domains search. At first it may seem as a bit complex but that’s because it is a highly powerful in-depth research tool. Dictionary Domains search also recommends synonyms, related words, popular affixes and prefixes. All you have to do is click on each one of these to get 100 new domain name ideas.

You can most likely find 4-5 potential candidates after working 15 minutes on NameStation. Each candidate can be saved to your Favorites and registered at your preferred registrar. Domain registration is simple, just click the “register at …” link at NameStation and follow the instructions on the registrar page.

There is a lot more to explore at NameStation. For domain industry professionals there are other specialized tools like multiple domain extensions check and bulk domain search. If you create a free NameStation account then over time you can save and customize your keyword lists that help you find available domains any time any time you’re hit with a spark of inspiration for a new online venture.

Best of luck finding a new domain name! If you have any useful tips that may benefit fellow domain seekers then please post them as  comments.

New Domain Name Search Features at NameStation.com Help Find Available Domains

NameStation.com, an advanced domain search engine, launched several search methods that help save time and resources when looking for available domain names.

(PRWEB) March 22, 2010 — NameStation.com, an advanced domain name search website, launched several search methods that help save time and resources when looking for available domains. With just a few clicks users can easily generate hundreds of random name suggestions, search for niche keywords or combine their business-specific terms with preset wordlists.

“Finding a suitable domain name is crucial for everyone who is about to start developin an online identity. The quest for good available domains is not easy, it may take significant time and effort,” said Tauno Novek, CEO or NameStation. “The goal of NameStation is to minimize that effort by suggesting hundreds of ideas for available domain names. Since each product or brand has to be unique and memorable, we have recently added several innovative search methods for finding names with custom keywords, wordlists and semantic analysis.”

Want to create unique random names that are based on different languages and have available .com or .net domain names? Prefer to digg deeper and take advantage of the more sophisticated research tools like wordlist searches, dictionary domains search; or use the bulk search tools to check up to 100 domain names at a time? With the newly added capabilities, NameStation.com is one of the most versatile free domain search engines on the Internet today.

Some of the key features of NameStation are:

  • Random Domain Name Generator that creates phonetic names based on various language rules. Besides names that are pronounceable in English, users can choose from over 30 other languages – Italian, Spanish, Latin, German, Russian and fictional languages like Klingon and Sindarin.
  • Domain suggestions with word lists – preset keyword themes can be used to produce relevant names. Themes like Technology, Search, Social, Banking & Finance, Business and Services, Sports & Shopping contain lists of words that people would otherwise have to create and check manually.
  • Dictionary domains search finds synonyms and contextual relations for the entered keyword. Since most dictionary domains in the .com and .net Top Level Domains are taken, we have added a simple way of appending a prefix of suffix to the search criteria by just clicking on the recommended words.
  • The domain name brainstorming tool is perhaps one of the most useful of the advanced search features. Enter a list of keywords that are then combined with random affixes to produce new unique name ideas.
  • Bulk domain search can be used to look up the availability of up to 100 words or phrases simultaneously. Words can be imported from other keyword research tools like Google Keyword tool or Wordtracker.
  • Search multiple Top Level Domains (TLD-s) simultaneously. Besides .com and .net NameStation supports searching for over 30 domain extensions, including .mobi, .tv. .info, .eu, .co.uk and so on.

NameStation.com domain search is free to use. Users who register gain the additional benefits of saving name ideas to their Favorites list and securely maintain their custom wordlists that can be accessed anywhere. Feedback to the new features is most welcome at our blog (http://blog.NameStation.com).

New Business Names: Naming For The Ear

It’s surely happened to you, too: You call someone back from a telephone message, not sure who they are or what they want, and what the receptionist recites upon answering comes off as a complete blur. It doesn’t even separate into words.

In many cases this has nothing to do with the diction of the receptionist. Out of context, the company name simply makes no sense to the ear.

Years ago I had an extreme version of this experience when a gardening columnist I was interviewing said something interesting about “squash vine borers.” Listening, I could not form words out of those sounds. I had to ask her to repeat the phrase three times. I still wasn’t sure I’d gotten it right and emailed her to check, only to learn that what I’d finally heard as “bores” should have been “borers.”

Two names submitted in our first Named At Last naming contest, for a web design/search engine optimization company, exemplify this problem. Each contains the kernel of an appealing visual image, but out loud they don’t work:

Ducks Tech Web
Agile Impala

In the first name, the consonants smudge into one another, and in the second example, the vowels blend together when they shouldn’t. Corral a colleague who hasn’t read this newsletter, and test this by saying each name naturally, without exaggerating the space between the words. Ask them to spell what you just said. Most of the time, the colleague will look stunned, unable to echo the sounds, much less spell words.

Use “the receptionist test” on any name you’re considering for a company or product. Even if you primarily sell through the written word, there will be times when you need to call a business partner and have the name create understanding rather than confusion.

Brandable and memorable business names that are pronounceable in the English language and have an available website domain can be found with www.makewords.com name suggestions tool.

How To Avoid A Business Naming Disaster

An entrepreneur of my acquaintance, in a rush to get his new company up and running, launched his new online publishing venture with a press release and great industry fanfare. Not three days later, he received the kind of letter business owners dread: a cease-and-desist request from the lawyer for a company that said the name of the new venture infringed on their trademark. Ouch!

My colleague held emergency brainstorming sessions with his cronies, registered a new domain, announced the name change, only to receive a barrage of criticism from British and Australian colleagues that for them, the new name had negative and even somewhat obscene connotations. He changed the company name and corresponding URL again.

The moral of the story: Names matter. In your inventor’s zeal for getting the technical stuff right, don’t leave a blank for the company name and then pick one at the last minute. Take the time to choose a business name that has these characteristics:

  • Suggests the content or subject area of your business
  • Has pizzazz
  • Makes a positive impression on your target market
  • Can be easily spelled and pronounced
  • If the company will mainly do business online, corresponds to an available domain
  • Is legally available for use

Tips for Brainstorming Names

A comprehensive, free guide to brainstorming a winning company name can be found at http://www.yudkin.com/generate.htm. Another series of steps to follow are these:

1. Find 8-10 company names that you like – not necessarily in your own industry.

2. Analyze the type or formation of these names. For instance:

  • Google, Yahoo – short, sounds humorous
  • Dr. Pepper, Green Giant – based on a fictitious character
  • Done Yesterday, Call Caren! – describes a result or says what to do
  • Speedy Muffler, One Stop Frame Shop – states the competitive advantage
  • A Quiet Touch, Tranquility Day Spa – emphasizes a feeling
  • Queen of Clean, A Hire Authority – catchy, uses a meaningful rhyme or pun
  • Riviera Diamonds, Niagara Well Services – evocative geographical reference

3. Use the patterns of the names you like to think up new names that fit your line of work, target audience, competitive strengths and personal preferences. Always brainstorm dozens of possibilities, not just a few.

4. Run your candidates through the criteria listed above. Get feedback from trusted friends, clients and colleagues. Select your top choice from those remaining.

Domain Names

To find available domain names go to the domain name search tool at NameStation.com

Naming Your Start-up: Simple Do’s and Don’ts

The time to start thinking about the ideal name for your new business is at the same time you start putting your business plan on paper.

Yes, your business – no matter how small a start-up – should have a written business plan. But that’s another story for another day. For now, let’s look at the most important reason to pick just the right name for your business.

If there’s one idea you want to carry with you always, particularly as you evaluate possible names for your business, it’s this: Perception is reality!.

How would-be customers will think about your business starts with the impression its name creates in their mind. So think long and hard. Next, they’ll be impressed – or not – by how that name is presented graphically – colors, type style, any accompanying art, perhaps a “tag line” or “positioning statement” that describes or amplifies some unique aspect of your business.

How and where you use that name also creates an impression, including on business cards, letterhead, envelopes, labels. Even bags and boxes, billboards, store windows, including on the sides of your fleet of delivery trucks.

As you can see, the name of your business will have many faces and wear many hats, so creating the final graphics package – unless you’re a graphics pro – isn’t something you want to do while sitting at your kitchen table. Invest the few hundred dollars it takes to have a professional graphic design firm put together several versions for you to review and choose from. It’s truly a wise investment.

The image or perception you create for your company name – whether deliberately or through neglect – is how both existing and potential customers will think of your company each time they see or hear its name. And creating that perception, the perceived reality of your business, begins with whatever name you give it.

Give some thought, too, to registering that name in its final design presentation – the whole thing is called a “logo” – as a trademark. Yes, it will cost you several hundred dollars more, but once it’s registered, no one else will be able to use your name for their business. That simple act of registration can save you untold head aches, plus thousands of dollars, down the road.

Another thing you need to secure for your brand is an available domain name. Since there are now nearly 200 million domain names registered globally, it can be extremely difficult to find a suitable name with an available .com or .net domain extension. Therefore it is possible to save hours by using automated domain name suggestion tools like NameStation.com.

Random Fantasy Name Generators in Different Languages

Generate random names in any language using an extensive database of hand-selected names.

This is a useful tool for coming up with cool unique name ideas for anything – business names, roleplay names, pet names, baby names, you name it:) 

Simply select a template from the following list to create 100 names in a blink of an eye:


African Names

Croatian Names

Czech Names

Danish Names

Dutch Names

English Names

English (female names)

English (male names)

English (places)

English (tech)

Estonian Names

Finnish Names

French Names

German Names

Gothic Names

Hindu Names

Hungarian Names

Italian Names

Japanese Names

Klingon Names

Latin Names

Latvian Names

Norwegian Names

Polish Names

Portuguese Names

Russian (places) Names

Sindarin Names

Spanish Names

Swahili Names

Swedish Names

Turkish Names

Daily Available Domain Names RSS Feed

If your blog or website is related to domain names, startup businesses or marketing advice, you might be interested in this:

The MakeWords.com Domain Name Generator has recently published a daily RSS feed of available domain names, that you can easily syndicate using this link: http://www.makewords.com/dailydomains/RSS.aspx 

The RSS feed contains the same domain names as in their Daily Domains page and is updated every day by MakeWords staff.

Some recent available domains such as these are really good, makes you wonder how they are still unregistered:

micrim.com
generatevideo.com
party-goers.com
idolpals.com
instani.com
first-graders.com
domainergate.com
freshbeach.com
freshresort.com
front-running.com
paranthan.com
rubygoldrush.com
self-financed.com
trifor.com
vegetic.com

Creating A Great Business Name

You know how it is: you get a great business name idea and jump online to register a domain for it … only to find there is not just one name like yours, there are several names—or name derivatives—like yours, too.

Don’t fret. “Get creative,” says About.com’s entrepreneurial writer, Scott Allen. Another tip Allen suggests: Employ a thesaurus, too. Beware, though. Choose your name wisely. Chrysler learned that millions costly mistake when they unveiled their new Chevrolet Nova in the late 1970s—and no on in Mexico would buy the car—because “Nova” in Spanish means “no go.” Worse, still: Henry Ford, Jr. named the mid 1950s car with the vertical grill flop after his kid—Edsel.

With your new business, don’t get an Edsel or NoVa for it, as some websites that specialize in creating available domain names can craft this for you. The domain name search engine at www.makewords.com and other internet websites that brainstorm domain names can ensure ways to a great name for your site:

1. Play with names.  Take the first few letters of a combination of names from your family members, street signs or consult a baby name book—like St from Steve, Or from Orson and Nel from Nellie. There, you’ve got STORONEL  Or, something to that effect.

2. Research. What’s the Latin meaning of the name? How is it said in Greek? What’s the proper spelling in Hebrew? Remember, what may mean one definition in this country may take on a totally different—and sometimes insulting—meaning completely in another country or even said in another dialect.

3. And speaking of definitions … Hone in what your product is, does and stands out from the rest of the pack, and chose that one glowing, pivotal product gimmick as the domain name. Then you can register (and worry about) the company name, later. Think of Scott Golden’s rule of thumb: the Purple Cow Theory. Think about it: most cows are either brown, black or white, so if you saw a purple one in a field of all that brown, black or white cattle, you’d notice it, right? Cows are known not for milk alone.

4. Start reading everything. Bus signs, street signs, phone books, the table of elements, surnames.

5. Go Au Natural. Um, no, not naked, but back to nature. Orson Creek. Grey Seas Limited. Whatever works.

6. Get feedback—even if it’s on a name you hate. And this includes your own. Okay, so your own name’s hideous but you figured, what the heck, why not profit from it? Run it by your immediate family, anyway and see what they think, all the same. And, by the same token …

7. If you’re going to use their names—ASK! ‘Nuff said on that. And even if they still say no on the name use—regardless of the double-digit percentages they get from the royalties—move on.

8. Register your stuff, ideas and trademarks—if any—with the U.S. Copyright Office.  You may also want to look into your state’s registered offices for any name trademarks, copyrights or patents your idea may or may not be fringing upon. Also, register with your state as names that you will be doing business as, or known as a DBA, so that the IRS and other financial institutions can keep track with, for and yes, on you. For instance: If you have a Freddie-Eddie, a kid’s only night-light as your product, you may register the website name as your name spelled backwards—like NEVELE for ELEVEN or NEVAEH for HEAVEN—the do business in your given name, SBA whatever you have it spelled as, and register Fred-Ed.com, or something like that.

9. Consider registering .net and .info as domain names, too besides .com. Oh, sure, it’s not as glamorous as is a .com name—but it’s not as crowded and jockeying for web traffic space and branding recognition, either. And, if you’re looking to maximize your search engine places, .net and .info may be the way to go, since not many name brands have those tags to go by, either.

10. Get an EIN with the IRS. That’s an Employee Identification Number registered with the Internal Revenue Service. If you’re gun-shy in using your Social Security Number, they can assign an EIN to you. This way, you can use this for any and all business transactions you’ll be making with your new business.

11. Play with Colors, Shapes and Numbers. So, you’re still determined to get a .com with your name in it? That’s okay. More and more websites today have alphanumeric combinations to their domain names. Like the song by the Brothers Johnson called “Strawberry Letter #22”, some websites have letters and numbers working for them, too. As for a logo, like with a domain name, if you’re going to go on the international scale, make sure that logo is a universally accepted sign. Choose a light, bright color for your logo. A square with a smiley face may work if that smiley face is a rosy pink in most countries. If that “Have a Nice Day!” smiley face is square and yellow, though, you may have to take issue with those who own that kid called Squarepants.

Author: Jessica Mousseau. Start your domain search at MakeWords.com – a free domain name generator and brainstorming site. Our intelligent name suggestion tools help you search, create and bulk check hundreds of unused names or dictionary domains instantly.

Business Name Generator

NameStation.com Name Generator

Naming your business is one of the most important decisions you are facing when establishing a new company.

There’s a lot of room for creativity, but in order to have a truly unique, memorable and brandable name, you need to consider certain basics:

  1. You need a distinctive name that characterizes what your business does
  2. The name must be pronounceable, brandable and relatively short
  3. You want a name that has an available .com domain

While the first two are a matter of brainstorming and consulting with your friends or colleagues, getting the third one right can be an impossibly difficult task to encounter. With more than 50 million .com domains registered today, you can spend hours looking them up in the Whois database one-by-one, only to find that all the sensible ones are already taken. Fortunately there are the domain name suggestion tools, like http://www.NameStation.com/, that generate hundreds of name ideas instantly, and speeds up the domain name search process greatly.

Very often the names have nothing to do with the underlying business, or service, such as Kodak, Google, eBay. Remember, it’s the uniqueness of the name – you want to distinguish yourself from your competitors. Deep etymology is secondary compared to the uniqueness and brandability of the name.

Another way to decide on a domain name is to try to figure out what message you want to convey to people and combine a couple of short words together, that are easy to remember. Many small businesses prefer to use words that cleverly suggest qualities about the underlying product or service without describing them outright, such as Lending Tree for loans, Slenderella for diet food products, or The Body Shop for personal hygiene products. Such names can easily be generated with the NameStation.com Popular Affixes or Dictionary searches.

If you’ve found the perfect name for your business, you have to take the extra step to secure it by registering the domain name. Domain name registration is not something to be intimidated about. It is a straightforward process, where you just have to follow the step-by-step instructions given by your domain registration provider. All you need to know, is your contact information. No technical knowledge is required.

Try it! http://www.NameStation.com/ business name generator with domain search.

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