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The 5 Best Website Name Generator / Domain Name Generator sites
When starting a website, your website name and address is one of the most important decisions you will make. It must be memorable, relevant to your website idea, and not accidentally contain swear words or sound like a contagious virus.
This article lists several quality website name generators, and also points out other things you should take into account before taking the plunge and registering your domain name.
This process can also be used as a company name generator or business name generator.
Name Station requires you to register to use it, but is a treasure trove for somebody looking for a website name idea.
NBame Station have a very comprehensive domain name generator that creates site name ideas using wordlists, keywords, suffixes, word overlap and more. It has many special features, such as the ability to create custom word lists.
For $35, you can also start a name contest. Post details of the sort of name you are after and the intention of the website, and people will compete for cash prizes and try to give you the best name. You can choose to have the submissions hidden to the public so nobody can snipe your domain ideas.
If you are looking for a simple name generator, skip namestation.
Dot-o-mator is a very handy tool. The way it works is simple, but very helpful when trying to think of a website name idea.
There are two textboxes:'beginning' and 'end'. You can either type in words you could potentially want in your website name, or select a category such as 'bugs' or 'experts' from the drop down menus to get the textboxes automatically filled with relevant words by the website.
Dot-o-mator will then quickly search the various combinations of beginning + end words to see which ones are available as domain names.
Bust A Name
Bust A Name is a site name generator with more features than some of the others listed here.
To use it, you type in words relevant to your website, which will then appear in a list of words. and they will search for availale domain ideas, as well as suggesting synonyms to add to the list You continue adding to this list of words, while they search for domain names that can be created out of your list of words. They also suggest synonyms for your words, which you can choose to add to your list if you want.
They also allow you to filter results by domain extension, such as .com or .org
Impossibility is a free website name generator that asks you to provide a word, and will then suggest adjectives, verbs or nouns to add to your word that are not already taken as domain names.
It is fast, free and easy,
Panabee asks you to describe your idea in two words, and then provides a big list of ideas by slightly altering what you typed. For instance, they may drop the first letter, or the last, drop a vowel, change the spelling of a word, or add something to the start or end of the words.
It's definitely worth a look to see what you can come up with.
List of available one word domain names
Short domain search is by the creators of Impossibility, mentioned earlier in this article. It has a long list of currently available short domain names, and is updated every ten minutes of so. Be quick, good ones can go fast!
Once you have found a website name idea that you like, before registering the domain you should check to see that the same name is available elsewhere around the internet, such as sites like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, eBay, Youtube and Pinterest. You can quickly and easily check the username availability of all the major social media sites with one click at namechk.
It may also be wise to register email addresses in the website/company's name at free website providers such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo. Even if you don't want to use the accounts, it means that nobody can register accounts with the same name as you, and possibly pretend to be you.