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Creating domain names with dictionary keywords

Finding the perfect domain name can be a tedious process because so many great domains are already registered. But that doesn’t mean that all the best domains are taken, or that it is impossible or too time consuming to find the name that best suits your needs. NameStation has developed an innovative domain name generator full of priceless features that make choosing a bespoke domain easy and even fun.

Create domain names using the Dictionary Domains search allows users to search for names using the extensive power of the dictionary. For a basic search, simply click the Dictionary Domains tab from the menu, enter a keyword and then choose an extension like .com or .net. Your keyword can be a word you would actually like to use in your domain, like “bubble”, or merely related, like “pop”. Once you click generate names, a list will display endless combinations of possible domain names that are a combination of your keyword and another word, like “bubbleach” for example.
You can customize your Dictionary Domain search further with features like Alliterations and Related Words. Want your domain to have a playful tone or memorable pronunciation? Alliterations produce names like “BubbleBuddy” and “PopPoem”, to use our previous keyword examples. Using the Related Words feature can expand your options further by creating domains using words similar to your keyword.

If you haven’t found the perfect domain name yet, the other Dictionary Domain features will narrow down your choices. Word Lookup will locate your keyword in a massive list of alphabetical choices, allowing you to use the power of the dictionary in a matter of minutes. But if you are interested in using a name in another language, use the Translations feature and access possible domain names in more than 20 different languages.

Namestation’s Dictionary Domain tool is just one aspect of the groundbreaking domain name generator. After you experience the many features of the domain name generator, you will surely have chosen the ideal name.

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Available Domains

If you decide you want to start a new and successful website, you’ll find it best to take the process very seriously right from the start. For instance, if you have never started a website before, you may think that the issue of domain names is not all that important. On the contrary, it is essential to make choosing an effective domain name one of your highest priorities. You should think of the domain name for your website as a key marker of your site’s identity, so you have to ensure that the one you choose meets your needs in the most effective way and marketable way possible.

There are a number of things you should consider when searching for the right domain name for your site. The most important is to make sure that it’s easy to memorize. The best way to do that is to choose a domain name that relates precisely to the purpose and content of your site. For instance, say you are thinking of starting a site to serve as a fashion retail store. If the sole purpose of the online store will be to sell shoes only, it will be a good idea to incorporate something shoe related into the domain name.

The primary benefit of this will be to make it super easy for your existing and potential customers to reach your site by simply typing an easily memorable URL into their browsers. In addition, a catchy and unique domain name will make it easier to market your business. For instance, if one of your customers wants to refer friends to your site, it will be much easier to provide the site’s URL if it’s clever and sticks in the mind. In that way alone, you’ll attract more traffic to your site.

Another important issue to consider when trying to settle on a domain name is to make it as short as possible. Having excessively long domain names will work against you because customers will find it difficult to refer others to your site. In addition, a long domain name will increase the chances that someone types it in incorrectly, which may result in their landing on a site that has nothing to do with yours.

In either case, once you have settled on a domain name that works for you, you may find that another site has already registered that particular name and it will not be available. That will be a great time to turn to domain name generators. More about that in a moment.

There may come a time when you need to start a new site for purposes other than drawing customer traffic. For instance, you may want to start a second site strictly for search engine optimization purposes. Since those kinds of sites are usually launched only for technical purposes and not meant for general public use, you won’t need to focus so much on picking something short, catchy and memorable. However, you’ll still need to come up with a unique domain name. In such cases, you can use one or more of the cool online random domain name generators to help find the ideal name for your site.

Available domain generators

Visit http://www.namestation.com/domain-search where you can generate short available domain names. Domain name generators are very simple and easy to use. Some allow you to enter a phrase or a word that you would like included in the name. They’ll then return a number of domain names that match your criteria. Higher quality generators will even search the registries before suggesting unique names, so that you can then find names that are not in use and register them immediately.

Other random domain name generators allow you to enter the domain name that ideally you would like to own. The tools will then come up with a list of available domain names that are similar to the one that you’ve entered. If the one you want has already been registered to another party, you can then choose one of the newly generated alternatives.

As you can see, it’s quite easy to find a good and effective domain name for your site by using generators. The great thing is that most of them are web based and easy to use, and reduce the stress that is normally associated with creataing and registering a domain name. When starting a new site, you’ll want to ensure that all technical issues, such as hosting and domain name registration, are resolved within the shortest time possible. Without domain name generators, you will have to come up with a domain name on your own, and then check to see whether or not it already exists. If you consistently come up with names that are already in use, you’ll find yourself spending far too much of your time trying to do what an automated domain name generator can do for you in a snap. You’ll be able to find the perfect name within a matter of minutes, leaving you more time to focus on more important things, such as getting content for your site. That most of these tools offer such convenience without being costly is truly astonishing. In fact, the majority of them are free to use, so you won’t need to worry about busting your budget. Domain name generators deliver a greatly simplified process.

Hereyou’ll find a list of over 30,000 unused domain names, available for registration right now.

Need a Domain Name? Start a Name Contest

Hold a Simple Domain Name Contest – click here

Finding good available domain names is becoming increasingly difficult. Each day, over 100K new .com domain names are purchased and as of today, nearly 200 million domains have been registered. If you have an online business, there is a good chance you must have experienced the frustration of endless domain checking, only to find out that all the good ones are taken. Don’t give up though, there are still good available domains out there! Finding them just requires a bit of creative thinking and a bit of time.

Save time using a domain name generator

You could save a lot of time with the help of a good domain research tool. Choosing a suitable, relevant and memorable name is naturally a creative process, but there are a lot of technical tasks that can be automated by specialized domain search software.  This domain name search tool helps you generate an almost infinite combinations of words, create random pronounceable names, search for dictionary words, alliterations, overlapping words and so on. You can generate 1000-s of relevant, available domain name ideas in a few minutes. Mastering those research tools fully may take some learning time, but it will still be totally worth it – on average, people tend to spend days coming up with that perfect name.

If you don’t have the time to learn how the name generators work, there is an even simpler alternative.

Holding a Domain Name Contest

No time to search for domains? Starting a domain name contest at NameStation is the easiest way to get great name suggestions.

Simply describe what you need, enter a couple of names you like as examples and publish your Contest. You can hold a private Name Contest with your friends, or a crowdsourced Contest to get help from NameStation’s community. These are experienced naming specialists who are using advanced domain research techniques daily. NameStation has a built-in Talent Points and rewards system which keeps the contestants motivated. You can also share your contest on Facebook or Twitter to get more participants.

When you have received enough entries, you can rate them and invite your friends to vote. You can also give feedback to keep the contest going in the right direction. If there is an idea you’d like to develop further, you can ask the contestants to suggest alternative name variations.

NameStation instantly checks the availability of domain names, when entries are posted to Contests. If a domain is not available, it suggests a number of alternatives to choose from. You can even hear the pronunciation of the names created, check trademark availability and check the name background.

Start a Domain Name Contest 

Good luck with your domain search!

How to generate web 2.0 names?

You have probably heard about websites such as Pinterest, Zynga, Flickr or Instagram. Those names, characterized as web 2.0-ish, are a step forward from the ordinary this-site-is-about.com names. From the previous article you got an idea what are web 2.0 names in general and now it’s time to get down to it and create some names yourself. If you are thinking about applying web 2.0 naming techniques to your own business, you might want to check the variety of name creation features on NameStation.

Getting down to business

Let´s take the first name on the list – Pinterest. It is a combination of two different words – pin and interest. The domain search tool to use on NameStation to obtain such results most effectively is Combine Lists. It blends two conceptual word lists with the possibility to choose whether you want the whole word to appear in the name or just a part of it.

For example, when looking for a name for a fitness blog, you may combine the lists like Health and Dynamic, Positive and Sport, Your Contest Keywords and Health, etc. It all depends on the concepts that you need to be reflected in the name of your company.

To create business names that include a particular word or a part of this word, choose Append Lists. This feature allows you to combine the word with any of the predetermined conceptual word lists. You can also choose if you want the word to appear at the beginning or at the end of the name.

Even more web 2.0-ish – looking further from compounds

If you don’t need your name to resemble a compound, you should also try the Substitutions Search or Random Name Generator to coin new words such as Zynga or Meebo.

The Random Name Generator is the easiest way to create names that essentially have no meaning; consequently, they won’t evoke any associations with your field of business. Such names could be very distinctive and in addition they enable you to build up the meaning of your brand from scratch.

For a wider selection of name alternatives, you could also use the Random Name feature in different languages, such as French, Latin or even Afrikaans.

Substitutions Search differs from the Random Name Generator in terms of letting you determine some parts of the name you would like your company to have. You just need to follow the key, presented on the right-hand side of the search feature.

For example, if you want to find a name, comprising of 6 letters so that the 1st, 4th and 6th letter are consonants and the rest are vowels, you can create a suitable name pattern with the help of the key. Having done that, you only need to press Search and NameStation will generate names according to your criteria. In case of the previous example, the pattern would be !**!*!.

Some examples of name patterns:

  • R?!*** – 6 letters, begins with R, 2nd letter is a vowel and 3rd a consonant
  • !?!?graph – ends with graph, preceded by the combination of consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel (CVCV)
  • Tan****! – 8 letters, begins with tan and finishes with a consonant; in between are 4 random letters
  • ?!??!? – 6 letters, begins with a vowel, followed by a consonant, 2 vowels and another consonant and a vowel.

Web 2.0 domain search

 

What are Web 2.0 domain names?

Many of you reading this article are probably struggling with finding a great domain name for your business or have faced the challenge at some point. The most obvious domain names, such as furniture.com, bestwishes.com, mylife.com, have been snapped up by companies or domainers ages ago, and to reach what is left out there requires a fair amount of creative thinking. This is also the reason why web 2.0 domain names have grown increasingly popular.

To be honest, there is no clear definition what makes a domain name web 2.0. The most common criteria you may often hear is that the name should be trendy, cutting-edge and unique. Sounds ambiguous, doesn’t it? It should, because the term itself is rather intuitive and abstract; therefore, most interpretations have at least a tinge of truth in them. Nevertheless, some domain names just seem more web 2.0-ish than others.

Web 2.0 itself refers to websites that enable users to communicate with each other and generate content as opposed to web 1.0, which consists of sites that are plain information providers targeting passive readers. Web 2.0 sites include, for example, social networks, wikis, blogs and other content sharing websites. Facebook and Twitter would be the most obvious examples. Web 2.0 domain names, however, are only related to web 2.0 as much as the fact that such domain names established their popularity together with the development of web 2.0 itself. While a huge number of web 2.0 sites have a name that could be characterized as web 2.0-ish, it is not a must.

Main characteristics of web 2.0 domains

Like I said before, no one has actually established the specific characteristics of a web 2.0 name. However, everyone seems to agree that when the name does not exist as a real word, it is somehow related to web 2.0. Names such as computers.com, plasticbottle.com or coffeeandtea.com obviously do not belong to the group, but domains that look further from the plain dictionary-style could already be called web 2.0-ish.

Typical Examples:

Flickr, Google – misspelled words (flicker, googol)
Facebook, YouTube – while they are simple compounds consisting of two nouns, they had no use before the websites were established
Instagram, Pinterest – combinations of two recognizable parts of real words (instant + telegram, pinboard + interest)

Naturally, these three groups do not encompass all the possible methods of creating web 2.0 domain names. Sometimes the name could be made up from scratch (such as badoo.com) or be a real word with a metaphorical application. For example, amazon.com has essentially nothing to do with the river but the size of the Amazon is used to refer to the sales potential of the online store, which initially focused only on books. All in all, the possibilities are unlimited; you just need a bit of creativity. And of course luck.

Having clarified the essence of web 2.0 names, it would be appropriate to post an article about the simplest methods on how to generate web 2.0 domain names with the help of NameStation. Keep yourself posted!

Click here to find short web 2.0 domain names

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

Finding website name ideas

Have you visited a website having an extremely long domain name? As an unbiased person do you prefer typing those long cumbersome urls in the address bar of your web browser?

Suppose you are planning to start a small business and your business requires you to have an online entity. The first thing that you have to do in this case is finding the right name for your website. Finding the right website name is absolutely imperative for the success of your business online because if your client finds it to cumbersome to visit your website due to any given reason then he/ she might prefer to stay away which in turn would be disastrous for your online enterprise.

Without a proper name no individual in this world has an identity and the same applies to your business to. Without a proper name your business will be passed off as an amateur one which is just looking to make a quick buck and is more interested in cost cutting. In addition to all this when you start giving your business cards to your clients would it look nice to have a shoddy name printed at the bottom? For example when you want to shop online the instant name that comes to mind is ebay and this is because you have visited the site before and the name is easy to remember and spell and it is not complicated so you will visit it again. A few simple guidelines to follow in general are that your name should be easy to spell and it should be as short as possible. The most important thing is that your domain name should be easy to remember.

Some of the many different ways in which you can generate website name ideas are:

1. Random name generators: in this method the automated software will just generate random names. You can specify a suffix or a prefix if required and you can also specify the length of the name that you wish to obtain. The random name generator will create random names that can be pronounced in different languages and not any arbitrary name.

2. Substitutions: By taking normal names from the English dictionary and replacing few characters from it, you can generate a new name altogether.

3. Mix and append: Take two names at a time and append them together to get a new name. For example: fantastic + fabulous = fantabulous; or gigantic + enormous = ginormous; or fun + frolic = folic.

4. Adding extra characters: Using a name which is part of the English vocabulary you can add an extra letter somewhere in the entire word to create a new word/ name that might be used as a name for your website.

5. Playing with Proper nouns: Proper nouns have a specific spelling mentioned in the vocabulary. You can twist and turn them around to create a new name altogether. For example instead of using the word “cool” you can use “kool” which sounds the same.

6. Naming contests: Another innovative website name idea is by holding naming contests online. You can suggest a few guidelines to mention what you are looking for and then hold a contest in which users around the world can register for free and submit their entries. In this method you will find a wide range of names as people from wide genres of society will participate and give you their ideas. Of course there will be a prize money or something that has to be given barring which people will not take interest in the contest.

Finding a potential name for your website is the cornerstone for the success of your enterprise and it is a more time consuming process than you actually think.