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It’s hard to find a domain name that’s available!

    • 2 posts
    April 15, 2013 11:58 PM EDT

    its hard to find a domain. but you can try to use wordoid..

     

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    April 11, 2006 8:08 AM EDT
    There are quite a few domain search tools out there (all of the domain registrars have them), but one of my favorites is NameBoy (www.nameboy.com) - for some reason it`s running a bit slow today, but when it`s working it takes your search terms and provides a number of options, including synonyms/related names.

    I love watergal`s suggestion - looks like oregonbeachrentals.com is already taken though - how about:

    oregon-coast-rentals.com - it`s available!

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    April 11, 2006 10:48 AM EDT
    That`s not a bad one swaynester, but don`t fear the dash!  With the rapidly dwindling list of available .com addresses out there, dashes can open up a lot of possibilities for you - in many ways they`re easier to remember and type than an especially long, non-dashed URL.

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    April 11, 2006 7:47 AM EDT
    How about OregonBeachRentals.com? - Two search words are right in the domain name.

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    April 11, 2006 11:49 AM EDT

    I own goldcoasthouses.com.

    If that works for you, I might consider selling it.  Please let me know - you can email me at Landers@offices2share.com and we can discuss it privately.

    Thanks - Jeff.

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    July 25, 2006 11:19 PM EDT

    One thing most people don`t realize is its easy to get a great domain name. Just think outside the square. For example 1800flowers.com used thier vanity number as their website name killing two birds with one stone. A killeer vanity number and easy to remember website name.

    You could do the same thing for your rental site call it www.1800beachrent.com etc..

    Now that I have posted this, I am sure the SuN community is going to make a run on vanity URLs..lol

    One thing to note if you purchase a vanity URL, make sure you get the vanity phone number from At&T also. they are good at working with you to find a toll free vanity url for you that matches your business. I got the last phone number with "groove" in it...

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    April 15, 2013 11:06 PM EDT

    Try different prefixes/suffixes... like up-, pro-, -central, -hq etc. Is really irritating that most of the names you come up by brainstorming are usually taken. And not just taken, but reserved/for sale.

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    April 11, 2006 10:26 AM EDT

    If you don`t like the dashes, OREGONBEACHRENTALMASTER.COM is available.

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    April 11, 2006 4:22 PM EDT

    StayAtOregonBeach.com is available

    The generic top level domain names were supposed to mean something.

    .com was for global commercial organizations

    .net was a network provider (your ISP)

    A number of new generic top level domains have been introduced in recent years because the .com domain has become so crowded. The .biz domain was introduced for businesses that had a legal claim to the name (i.e. company name). I`m not sure they even try to enforce that now.

    Give it another 5 years and no one will care if you`re .com, .biz  or one of  the other new domains (http://www.iana.org/gtld/gtld.htm).

    Another option might be to use a .us domain (the country domain for the United States).

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    April 11, 2006 11:47 AM EDT

    regarding ".biz" domains, we always underscore the value of providing a ".com" whenever possible just because that`s the norm, that`s what people remember easiest, and ".biz" makes the company seem too new.

    having said that, ".biz" won`t kill you! it just doesn`t have the advantages of ".com"

    great work, everyone!

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    April 11, 2006 7:35 AM EDT

    Okay after researching my classifieds business idea, I`ve come to the conclusion that the market probably wouldn`t bear it.  Now I have an idea for a vacation rental website that lists available rentals.  I am getting stumped on coming up with a clever / unique web domain name.  It seems all the good ones are being used, but I`m not giving up.  The rentals are located on the oregon coast.  I was thinking of:  StayAtTheBeach.com, EnjoyTheBeach.com, and others.  Any ideas?  I know there are other vacation rental sites, but I have some unique ideas to make it better.

     

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    April 11, 2006 8:04 AM EDT

    It`s taken...:(  I think I`ve searched register.com about 100 times looking for the perfect domain name.  I want something just like OregonBeachRentals.com, but nearly all variations are taken and I don`t want to have an extra-long domain name.  Do you think the .com domain is important? or a descriptive name with .net, .biz, etc is fine as long as I have good search keywords?  I just have it in my head that I want a .com domain.

     

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    April 11, 2006 11:44 AM EDT

    Hi Everyone,

    I think I`m going to go with the suggestion of a less-focused domain name.  I`m going to register SandDollarRetreats.com.  The more I see it, the more I like it.  This board is great.  Thanks for everyone`s input.  I`m curious...Any opinions on the .biz domain.  I don`t see it very often, but with the pickings being slim for .com and .net domains, it will probably get more popular.  Have a great day!

     

     

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    April 11, 2006 12:11 PM EDT

    I`m so excited.  I just registered SandDollarRetreats.com and now it`s time to find a logo designer!  Thanks for the help!

    Ryan

     

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    April 15, 2013 7:39 PM EDT

     

    Okay after researching my classifieds business idea, I`ve come to the conclusion that the market probably wouldn`t bear it.  Now I have an idea for a vacation rental website that lists available rentals.  I am getting stumped on coming up with a clever / unique web domain name.  It seems all the good ones are being used, but I`m not giving up.  The rentals are located on the oregon coast.  I was thinking of:  StayAtTheBeach.com, EnjoyTheBeach.com, and others.  Any ideas?  I know there are other vacation rental sites, but I have some unique ideas to make it better.

     

     

    When we select a domain name we should see that it is  related to the business and easy to remember.It should be catchy and without much punctuations.I suggest you can name your website as Staynearbeach.com and I also checked that the name is available. Once you select the domain name for the business you should look in for a good and reliable domain name provider who suits your budget.I would recommend you to get your domain name from  9cubehosting.com as I find they provide domain services at low cost and a good free package which would be economic for the user.

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    April 11, 2006 10:49 AM EDT
    Have you tried buying a domain from someone else. Sometimes, it worth the few extra dollars if you really want a particular domain.
    You can also try a domain that is less focused on what you exactly do. Just look at Yahoo, Google, Amazon, or eBay. They could have chosen names that are more related to what they do. But they did not. Another example; Skype.com, you do see eBay (changing the Skype name into  THE INTERNET PHONE or something that is more phone related or sounds like a phone company name. Anyway, if you take a look at www.godaddy.com they have a specific section of their business that focuses on the reselling domains. Or, if you search you might actually stumble on a domain that is expiring soon and you might buy it for no overvalued amount.
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    August 13, 2014 7:25 AM EDT
    You can check a website Go4Hosting, it will help you in a best possible way to choose domain name for your website. They are in this business from last 10+ years, for more check: http://www.go4hosting.net
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    August 30, 2014 1:26 AM EDT
    I think you just have to get creative and find something that works; there are still great domains out there.
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    September 3, 2014 10:47 PM EDT
    If you are trying to find a domain for a business, I would recommend putting as much time and thought into choosing something that you would want to and be able to market effectively. This decision could be just as important as choosing a business name.
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    September 13, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
    It is difficult to find a domain name that isn't already taken! It seems as though it is the shorter 1-2 word domains that have been mostly taken. My advice is to add on an additional word or two to your name idea, but still keep the name memorable and easy to pronounce. By having additional words, you increase your chance of finding a domain that has not been taken yet.
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    This post was edited by charbono at September 13, 2014 10:21 PM EDT