Msg#: 3611249 posted 4:07 am on Mar 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
I usually take less than 30 minutes to get a domain name (maybe not very good).
Yes, this is very difficult to get a good domain name. However you can still find tons of good domain names if you consider domain extensions other than .com and .net. I recently registered some really good .cn domain names. The price is usually under $1.00.
Msg#: 3611249 posted 10:07 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)
also, given the number of hours your have put into your project and the hours in unsuccessfully looking for a name you could consider just buying a good name. many good brandable names are available for under $200, a small price if its one you really like and will be using for years.
Msg#: 3611249 posted 10:13 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)
Depends on the nature of your project. I recently spent AGES coming up with a name. It was an agonizing process, because it needed to be snappy and memorable, not just keyword rich.
For brainstorming sessions, I recommend espresso, thesaurus.com, and a couple of right-brained friends (but only one at a time). Keep a list of name candidates, and only check for availability after you're done brainstorming.
We registered about half a dozen options along the way, most of which were available but the one we ultimately used we purchased.
Oh, and whatever price they want for the domain name, I recommend dividing by 4 and start from there. Be sure the email address you use isn't traceable to anything big or prosperous-sounding.