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Register Brandname.tld
But what else?
beachlover




msg:3641649
 11:21 pm on May 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

We are in the process of rolling out a new brandname for a software and all major tld's are in our hands.

But what would you suggest to register to prevent domain grabbing (e.g. MyBrandname.tld, BrandnameDirectory.tld, etc.)?

 

martinibuster




msg:3641658
 11:42 pm on May 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Where applicable:
  • singular and plural variations
  • ccTLDs (at least in English speaking countries, as well as in those where your products will be purchased)
  • try to guess possible common misspellings (see how clients, employees and family members casually misspell it. One of my brand names has a popular misspelling that shows up in Google Keyword Tool results and a domainer's software purchased it because there are so many queries for it)
  • "sucks" variants
  • brandnameforum variants
  • variants consisting of your brandname and any words that sometimes precede or follow the name when spoken. Can be anything from the word "the" at the beginning of the brandname to the word "software" at the end of the brandname (brandnamesoftware.com)

buckworks




msg:3641675
 1:32 am on May 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Brand-name.com hyphenated variations.

beachlover




msg:3643616
 7:25 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks so far for your thoughts.

BrandNewDay




msg:3647529
 10:15 pm on May 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

And if you really want to make sure:

brandnamenet.tld
brandname-net.tld
brandnameworld.tld
brandname-world.tld

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