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It may only be one word, but the right domain name can be a huge asset to your business. It is the signature by which potential customers all over the Web will come to know and recognize your enterprise. A good domain name can bring in customers and a bad name can drive them away, so choosing the right name is crucial. Here are five easy steps for doing just that.

Five Easy Steps to Finding a Great Business Domain Name

First, define your company. What do you offer? Who are your target customers, and where are they? How do you stand out from your competitors? Do you occupy a unique niche within your industry? Thinking about these things will help you come up with a name that fits.

Second, write down your ideas. Make a list of keywords. Jot down some images that you would like your name to bring to mind, and some thoughts that you would like it to convey. Remember that you’ll have to be creative, because millions of domain names have already been taken and thousands more are added to the Internet each day. But there are still myriad possibilities out there for names that are distinctive and easy to recall, names that won’t be drowned out by a sea of ordinary names when your potential customers are browsing the web.

Third, put your ideas together and come up with some candidates for your domain name. Sometimes two or three words that are ho-hum on their own can be combined or melded into one another to make something that sounds just right. A simple phrase might do the trick. If your business is selling widgets, why not call it WorldOfWidgets.com? If you’re stumped, or even if you’d just like some other ideas to add to the mix, a domain name generator like http://www.namestation.com can be very helpful. It can generate random, memorable and pronounceable names, or names based around your chosen keywords. It can blend words in all sorts of ways and add alliteration. And it can check to see if your chosen name is in fact available, and suggest alternatives if it is not.

Fourth, brainstorm. Take your short list of potential names and run it by your friends, family and colleagues. They will bring fresh perspectives to bear on your choices, and may come up with good ideas you hadn’t thought of. It will be easier to make a confident final choice after weighing their ratings and opinions of the potential names you’ve settled upon.

Finally, select the best domain name from your list of candidates and get it registered. It may be a good idea to buy multiple extensions of your domain name, like .net and .org, to help protect your brand, and to make sure that anyone who comes across your chosen domain name will be drawn to your company alone. It’s also smart to check that your chosen domain name and any associated logo don’t infringe on any copyrights or trademarks.

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Need a Domain Name? Start a Name Contest

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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.

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Good luck with your domain search!

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.