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How to Find the Best Available Brandable 5 Letter Domains?

     
11:54 am on Aug 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Preferably brandable domain names

Thanks a lot!
5:21 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Try sedo, buydomains, brandbucket, brandandlogo, domainblitz ... loads of sites out there.
6:51 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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thanks a lot Huskypup! Looking for a short brandable domain related to the field of nutrition! If you have any ideas... Upper limit is about 20-30K GBP
7:33 pm on Aug 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I bet your sticky mail is going crazy!
9:02 am on Aug 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Careful - I would not overrate the name. Substance is what matters, and adding a few letters might not harm the product. At least by my standards, this sounds like a lot of money...
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Thank you... I think it has to roll off the tongue especially if you plan on launching a real life word of mouth campaign.

My strategy is to focus on branding and communication, over say competing technically, a battle I know I will always lose.
11:43 am on Aug 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Indeed, but you might find a "tongue-rolling" domain for 10 EUR a year or less rather than spend a little fortune, if you are creative.
11:59 am on Aug 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You might want to also watch all the domain auctions, there are a lot of good do aims that you can get through namejet, snapnames, godaddy, etc..

Use sites like fresh drop, which helps you search through the auction lists.
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Thank you! Great tips. I will follow these leads...

wolfadeus, I find this too time consuming whilst capping it at 5 letters and brandable.

Oh, my other strategy is SPEED. I can't stand long drawn out negotiations which often occur in the premium space.
7:27 am on Aug 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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We all have our priorities - for some it is time, for others money ;). With your budget you should be able to buy yourself a nice little domain. Good luck!
5:55 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I meant to put on the thread 5 letters and below as the criteria
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It should "sound" like a noun or verb not an acronym and roll off the tongue easily...

Hope this comment makes it through this time
1:09 am on Aug 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Not really.

You initiated this thread by looking for guidance about where/how to look/shop for 5 letter domains. The thread has now evolved to where it reads like you're using the forum/thread to solicit submissions of domains that fit your criteria. Implicitly, if not expressly, you ARE asking for people to list domains "for sale" that fit your criteria.We don't allow that.

Alternatively, IF I were in the market - hunting for an unregistered 5 letter domain - the LAST thing I would do is have people post domain name suggestions on a public forum - where anyone can see the ideas and register the domain if unregistered. I've seen it happen. I, myself, have coined phrases in forums that were promptly registered as domain names. If it's public it's fair game.

You can try asking/advertising for domains for your business use at DNF, NamePros, DomainState and many other DF's that allow for commercial activity.

You might also try tweeting about your interests - offering a finder's fee.

I think we've exhausted our ability to offer guidance so, at this point, I'm putting the thread "out to pasture" - by closing/locking it. If my mod buddy Bucky wants to undo my act that's up to Her Highness. :P

[edited by: Webwork at 3:39 pm (utc) on Aug 15, 2012]

1:11 am on Aug 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Your best bet would be as Huskypup said, check out all the domain marketplaces, set some parameters for your search and just scour through what's available.

There's lots of four- and five-character domains available on the secondary market, but expect premium prices for those that could be considered to sound word-like and not, say, like a radio station call sign.

A caution: If you find a domain that you're thinking of using to build a serious brand, do diligent research about whether it might mean something in a different language and be sure you're comfortable with the meaning if it does.

Also, check whether you can get control of variations like the .com, .net, .org , your country's .tld and so on. The ability to acquire defensive registrations might make one domain more attractive than another.
 

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