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How long does it take you to find a good domain for a big project?

I've spent weeks - how about you?

   
5:04 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have two very large projects ready to launch, I have been working on them day and night for the last 3 months.

My only problem is that they are both unnamed.

I need a domain, a catchy, fun domain that kinda says what the websites about, a brandy kinda name. I'm not even concered about keywords in the domain.

I have spent atleast 2/3 hours a day for the last week searching for a domain. Even domains that are just "okay" that I would "settle" to use are taken..i'm going insane.

Maybe I'm just not that good with naming a website.

In the past I have managed to come up with domains but not recently - have we come to the point of having to dig into our pockets for a decent domain name?

How long does it take you to find a domain name for a large project?

8:41 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Gonna have to buy one its about the best way to get what want.

what sector is it in?

8:50 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member demaestro is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Maybe I am lucky but I usually spend no more then an hour or two finding an unused one. This year so far I have registered about 12.

What is the sector I will try to suggest some.

[edited by: Demaestro at 8:51 pm (utc) on Mar. 26, 2008]

4:57 am on Mar 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I agree! Its tough to find a good domain name today.

I seem to have to go with something hyphenated to get a descriptive one...KF

4:07 am on Mar 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

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.

Best regards

9:25 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have too much fun buying domains so usually Im playing catchup trying to develop the names I already have!

If looking for a new name I usually take 1-2 days but that can be slower if trying to get other people to agree.

10:07 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.
10:13 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.