Finding a great domain name is getting harder by the day. As of this writing, there are over 370 million registered domains. That represents more than one domain for every person in the United States! As a result, using a domain name generator like NameBounce has become more and more popular.
Before creating our domain name generator, I went through an exhausting brainstorming process. Thesaurus.com became one of my best friends. Time and time again, I thought of a great name and looked to see if the matching domain name was available. Usually, I found that someone had owned the domain for 15 years!
Our domain name generator solves that issue. Enter a keyword, and our search tool will find hundreds of unique domain name ideas. At the same time, it will check the availability of each name. With our domain name generator, you'll find some unique name ideas that would be worth $2,000+ on a resale site.
After you reach the search results page, try using the filters on the left side. The filters will help you focus on the domain name suggestions that fit your criteria. When you find a catchy domain name that you like, click on the name to double-check that it’s available. Then, click on the star to save it to your favorites list!
Did you know that .com domain extensions only represent 40% of all registered domain names? Within the remaining 60%, there are a lot of great options!
Using our domain name generator, you can generate creative domain name ideas with these alternative domain extensions for free. Select your extension to the left of the “Go!” button!
We expect other popular domain extensions, like .net and .org, to increase in popularity over time. Searching for domain names with these extensions will give you even more domain name ideas.
If you’re planning to do business in a specific country, it can be a great idea to choose a country-code domain extension.
NameBounce is one of the few free domain name generators that allows you to search for country-code domain extensions. Some of our most popular country-code domain extensions include .co.uk, .in, and .nl.
In recent years, domain registries have been introducing new domain extensions. Most of the time, these new domain extensions are specific to interests and industries. Some popular examples include .blog, .shop, and .xyz.
Many new businesses have started to adopt this trend. There are over 35 million registered new gTLD domains.
Our domain name generator includes a wide selection of new gTLDs. To select one, scroll towards the bottom of the extension selector box. We added many of the popular new gTLDs there.
No matter what your idea is, it’s essential to choose a creative domain name. Finding a great domain name goes hand-in-hand with finding a great business name.
In this section, we wanted to outline five must-follow tips specific to finding a great domain name. For more detail on finding a great business name, check out our How to Name Your Business blog post. It’s a 10-tip guide that goes along perfectly with these domain naming tips!
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You might identify a great domain name that isn’t available. Don’t panic if it seems out of reach! Try the strategies below to acquire the domain name.
First, try going to the website itself. On occasion, the owner will post a “for sale” notice right on the site! If it isn't in use, you can check popular domain sale marketplaces like GoDaddy Auctions, Sedo, Afternic, and Flippa.
Don’t panic if the price seems high. Try to put in a bid that’s within your budget. The worst thing that can happen is the owner saying "no!"
Next, try looking up the domain owner’s contact information on a site like WhoIs.com. If you can find their email address, you can email them to see if they’d be interested in selling.
Finally, if you can’t find contact information, domain name brokerage services like DomainAgents will locate the seller for you.
If you can’t get the exact name, you can try adding a modifier, as Tesla did with TeslaMotors.com. Or, you can use an alternative domain extension, like .net.
When I tell someone about my website over the phone, it’s much easier to say “NameBounce Dot Com” than “Name DASH Bounce Dot Com.” In your domain name, hyphens, acronyms, odd spellings, and numbers can confuse potential customers.
The only exception is that you can use a number if it’s obvious. Some famous examples include 24HourFitness.com and 99Designs.com. Most people wouldn't think to type out twentyfourhourfitness.com or ninetyninedesigns.com!
Our domain name generator will help you filter out the vast majority of these confusing names.
If you find an unregistered domain, someone may have registered it in the past. While it's unlikely, there could be some baggage associated with it. It’s prudent to conduct due diligence to make sure that Google hasn’t penalized the domain.
You should perform at least a few basic checks before using a domain name.
First, you will want to view it on archive.org. This will show what was on the domain in the past.
If the site looks off, you may want to run some more checks. You can create a Google Search Console account and check for manual penalties. If one is in place, it's better to choose a new name. It can be challenging to get these penalties removed.
Finally, it's helpful to check the domain's link profile. You can use a freemium tool like Moz to do this. If your domain has a high spam score on Moz, you can choose to clean it up or pick a different name.
If you want to go into more detail, services like Verified Domains perform additional domain due diligence checks for a fee.
After you find an awesome domain name, you don't want to lose it! But this can happen if you forget to renew it. In the book The Domain Game, there are horror stories from domain owners who lost valuable names by forgetting to renew them.
Nowadays, reputable registrars will allow you to auto-renew your domain, ensuring that you don’t have this issue. If you want to keep your name, make sure to activate the auto-renew feature!
Remember what I said about hyphens in tip #2? Well, I broke my own rule. I own the domain name name-bounce.com, in addition to namebounce.net. By purchasing other versions of your primary domain name, you’ll get an added layer of protection for your brand.
As a bonus, you can set up redirects. If someone types the wrong name, you can redirect them to your main website. They may never realize they mistyped your name!