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 one or two keywords, 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 name ideas that you wouldn't find without it.
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 gTLD to choose from. To select one, scroll towards the bottom of the extension selector box. We added many of the popular new gTLDs there.
There are many website builders to choose from. Some of the most popular include WordPress, Wix, and SquareSpace. You'll spend hundreds of hours working on your website. And it will influence your website's users, and (hopefully) your future customers.
Given the importance of your website, it's important to choose the right website builder the first time around. Here are our two favorite website building options!
We created a comprehensive beginner’s guide on how to build a WordPress website using SiteGround's WordPress Starter tool. It will show you how to create your website with WordPress, one step at a time.
WordPress is the world's most popular system for building websites. It's used by brands as large as TechCrunch and the New York Times.
SiteGround is a web host that provides the physical servers for WordPress websites. We believe that SiteGround is the world's best WordPress hosting company. They offer free SSL, speed enhancements, and amazing support.
The best part about using SiteGround and WordPress is that you can make your website your own. Within our guide, we show you how to use Elementor, a WordPress tool that helps you customize your website’s pages with simple drag-and-drop features. Elementor doesn't lock you into the standard interface, creating an infinite number of options.
We built and customized our blog at blog.namebounce.com in around an hour. We used the “news site” theme that SiteGround offers through their WordPress starter tool.
Are you ready to bring your website to life? Your website could be up and ready to receive users in as little as a few hours. Click here to access our website building guide!
After you click on a name, you can click on a button to design your logo. We partnered with Tailor Brands, the world's leading AI-based logo maker and branding platform.
Tailor offers more than just a logo with their plans. They offer a full branding studio, complete with a website builder, domain registration, and more. Tailor designed their platform to be an "all-in-one" branding solution for small businesses.
Tailor's standard annual plan includes website hosting and free domain registration for one year. And it's affordable. With our 30% discount, it costs $4.19 per month, or a little over $50 for the whole year.
For comparison, the domain costs $10-15 with most domain name registrars. And website hosting typically costs at least $5 per month (or $60 per year).
While you can't host a WordPress site with Tailor's website builder, they have many template options and a friendly interface. And it's a more cost-effective solution than using a separate WordPress host.
The best part is that you can try Tailor's drag-and-drop website builder for free. You don't even need to pay for a logo before trying it.
I highly recommend giving Tailor's website builder a free try. Then, you can make an informed decision on using Tailor's website builder or WordPress.
For more information on Tailor's website builder, take a look at our comprehensive Tailor Brands review.
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 that are 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!
If you're interested in a comprehensive naming solution, check out our Naming Made Easy course. It's an extensively-tested, one-of-a-kind system that will help you choose a memorable name in record time. It's by far the most cost- and time-effective way to choose a domain name for your business.
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, like 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 difficult 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 turn the auto-renew feature on!
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!