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Where can I get help with picking a domain name?

Asked by mirza (5042points) July 27th, 2007

I need a domain name for the WebOS that me and my friends plan to launch in October. It should be less than or within 6-7 letters. All the good ones seem to be taken and googling "domain name generators" isnt helping. Plus none of us are really creative enough to come up with something good. So please help?

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sferik's avatar

Since almost all decent (and indecent, for that matter) 6-7 letter top-level .com names are taken, consider going the .us route, as del.icio.us cleverly did.

While we're on the topic, I would recommend using ajaxwhois.com to quickly check for domain name availability.

ben's avatar

A second for ajaxwhois.com (I wouldn't recommend searching through other sites, because some will actually buy the names that you're considering!). The name-generating tools are generally pretty bad, though bustaname.com looks cool.

But in the end the best way to generate a name is a combination of creativity, research, and persistence. I found myself using answers.com quite a bit, and brainstorming all the time. The other option is to pay a pro. I remember finding a website that offered to find quality domain names for $100... if only I could remember their name... :-)

THiC's avatar

Next to the .us names there are also the .be and .it names that can give you some room to play around finding an original domain name. Another thing is to leave out vowels (it's a web2.0 thingy)

mirza's avatar

how about zinckd.com ????
and i really appreciate the help

glial's avatar

lots of ways to misspell that one, in my opinion.

mabelrxu's avatar

what's the name of the webOS you're trying to launch? (and can I get an invite to the private beta?) maybe it'd be easier for us to help if we knew the name ... but you could try .de if you're leaving out the e at the end ... then, it would be zinck.de or something ... oh yeah, and www.statsaholic.com helps you compare traffic to different domain names, if you have several but can't decide

mirza's avatar

@mabelrxu : we havent decided on a name yet - the domain name will be the name of the webOS. It goes live hopefully by the end of October and thats when we'll start our 3-month private beta

zina's avatar

i'd say zinkd over zinckd

feel free throw other ideas out (if you trust that people won't try to steal them =)

and isn't .de for Germany? if so, i wouldn't suggest that way to go about it

mirza's avatar

@zina : zinkd.com is already taken
and yes .de stands for deutchland which is germany
i was planning on naming it just zinckd.com

but now i am thinking about Zived.com hoping that ppl dont steal the domain name

ben's avatar

Zived is decent.... it's short enough and phonetical enough, you might want to buy it quickly (as it's a tiny investment)... I'd be nervous talking about a domain I like for more than 10 minutes without buying it.

Here's a suggestion: zinc9.com (and then you could get zincnine.com as well).

sferik's avatar

I like zinc9 better than zived. Phonetically, zived.com is indistinguishable from zive.com (which goes for pretty much any other name ending with the letter D).

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mirza's avatar

Heres the one that my whole team and i picked - ziked.com
We have negotiated a deal to buy zike.com just to be safe
We also bought zinked.com,

ben's avatar

Congrats! Good luck on your project, and nice name!

klaas4's avatar

Inform us when it's done!

mark's avatar

http://www.whois.sc (<—not .com) has some decent free tools for quickly finding what’s available based on whatever number of characters, etc… you can live with.

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