NameBounce said that a domain name I wanted was available, but it was registered. Why?

This is due to the method that we use to check results.

Unfortunately, if we did a definitive check on every name that we generated, the site would be extremely slow. On top of that, the domain registries would ban our servers, so we couldn't offer our service to anyone. This is why we double-check that the name is available before we forward you to SiteGround.

You’ll likely find more of this occurring with country code domain extensions like .in. In many countries, the domain registries, which are the official authority on whether a domain is available to register, do not give the public access to official lists of registered domains.

The good news is that our name generator should never report a name as taken when it’s actually available.

My favorites list disappeared. Why did this happen?

We store your names in a cookie within your browser. If you delete your browser's cookies, your favorites list will be deleted. If you are planning to clear your cookies, we recommend pasting the favorited names into a separate document ahead of time.

What is the best way to use NameBounce?

The major item to note is that entering one or two keywords will return two-word results (like NameBounce), while entering three keywords will return three-word results (like NameBounceOnline).

You'll also want to make sure that you separate the words you enter. For example, searching "name bounce" will return names like NameJump, NameLeap, and NameClimb. If you search "namebounce," you'll get results like TheNamebounce, GoNamebounce, and NamebounceOnline.

Otherwise, intuition is the best way. For the generator tool, type in the first word that comes to mind, look at the results, and use the results to refine your search.

If you run a few searches on the site, you'll start to get the hang of using it, and your searches will naturally begin to become more targeted.

What was your thought process behind the NameBounce name?

Good question! These were the main factors:

  • The generator works by bouncing different business name ideas off of you until you find one with an available domain name that you want to register.
  • NameBounce is easy to spell and understand when spoken in person. It is also only two syllables.
  • The .com domain name was unregistered. While there were some affordable options on the secondary market, I wanted to show users that it is still possible to find a strong unregistered .com domain.
  • We want to help you make finding your business name a fun process! Using a word like bounce allows us to brand the website in a way that is consistent with that goal.

Someone else registered a domain that I was searching for on NameBounce. What happened?

Domain names are unique, one-of-a-kind assets that are in extremely high demand worldwide. There are more domain names registered than there are people in the United States!

Great domain names become harder and harder to find by the day. Please keep in mind that many people are searching, and someone else may think of the same domain name idea. If you see a domain name you like, it’s good practice to secure it as soon as you can.

We don’t front-run and won’t work with anyone who does this. Not only would this cause our users not to trust us, but if you don’t believe us, a registrar previously got caught doing this and had to pay a significant settlement in a class-action lawsuit. It is bad business sense in every way, and simply not the right thing to do.

Why is NameBounce marketed as a business name generator when it outputs domain name ideas?

We market NameBounce as a business name generator due to the principle of scarcity and the importance of a good domain name.

Many people use this site because they thought of a business name idea, went to register the domain name and build their website, and discovered that someone already owned the matching domain name in the extension they wanted.

NameBounce aims to reverse this process by giving you business name ideas with available domain names.

How do I choose a good name?

Check out our Naming Advice page.

I have a partnership opportunity for you. How can I get in touch?

We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to get in touch using this email address.