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What I find challenging (to put it mildly) is that these good names have been bought by cyber-squatters with no intention of putting a site up.
So the challenge is obviously to be a little clever and come up with a great alternative, but what goes into making a great domain name?
Should I worry about using two words in the domain name? if not why not and can you give any good famous examples?
If you're building a site looking for organic traffic to feed PPC and affiliate programs, I'm from the old keyword in the name school of thought.
If you're building a long term online business that would probably get repeat customers/visitors, then something catchy, easy to spell and easy to remember would be in order.
Example: either avoid names like "widgets4u", or purchase the alternatives like "widgetsforyou" and (optionally) the hyphenated versions like "widgets-for-you".
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[edited by: tedster at 6:41 pm (utc) on Mar. 8, 2005]