How do I choose a memorable business name?

Depending on your budget, we have a variety of solutions to help you find a memorable business name.

If you want to explore our free solutions, check out our name generator and our How to Name Your Business post. We also created several guides on how to name different types of businesses. These include blogs, restaurants, YouTube channels, and more.

If you want to save yourself the stress, check out our one-of-a-kind course, Naming Made Easy. In the course, we will take you from potential business idea to memorable business name, one step at a time. The philosophy behind it is that YOU can find an agency-quality business name using free tools online (like NameBounce).

It's only $97, and you can get it for free if you're unemployed. For more detail, check out the Naming Made Easy course page!

NameBounce showed me a domain name idea that wasn't available. Why?

To return name results quickly, we use a more streamlined domain search technique. As a result, you will occasionally see some false positives.

Unfortunately, if we did a definitive check on every domain name that we generated, the site would run at a glacial pace. 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.

You’ll likely find more of this occurring with country code domain extensions like .in. In many countries, the domain registries don't give the public access to official lists of registered domains.

As we grow, we are hoping to find a solution that will eliminate this problem in the future!

My favorites list disappeared. Why did this happen?

We store the domain names on your favorites list in a cookie within your browser. If you delete your browser's cookies, you will delete your favorites list.

If you are planning to clear your cookies, we recommend pasting your favorite domain names into a separate document ahead of time.

What is the best way to use NameBounce?

There are two main search options. I like to call them untargeted (one-word) and targeted (two-word) searches.

Untargeted one-word searches are the best way to start. If you enter one word, we'll add a generic list of popular words to return new domain name ideas. For example, if you wanted to start a bakery and searched "bakery," you'd get names like "BakeryTV" and "SpiceBakery." You'll find some helpful domain names in here, but you'll notice that many of them are less relevant to the bakery.

Targeted two-word searches allow you to narrow your results. Let's use the search "delicious bakery" as an example. In the results, we'll substitute new related words for either "delicious" or "bakery" in each name. The substituted words are related to the original keywords. As an example, you'll see names like "TasteBakery" and "DeliciousCafe," which are much more relevant to a bakery.

One other important note is that if you don't put a space in between your keywords, you won't get any keyword substitutions. Searching "delicious bakery" will get you the results in the "targeted" paragraph above. Searching "deliciousbakery" will get you results like "DeliciousBakeryTV" and "SpiceDeliciousBakery."

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

What was your thought process behind the NameBounce name?

Good question! These were the main factors:

  • The name perfectly describes our tools and services. Both our name generator and Naming Made Easy are designed to "bounce" hundreds of business name ideas at you.
  • NameBounce is easy to spell and understand when anyone says it out loud.
  • The .com domain name was unregistered. I wanted to show users that it is possible to find a strong unregistered .com domain.
  • We wanted our brand personality to be fun, fast, and simple. The word "bounce" covers the fun and fast parts. The combination of the two easy words (NameBounce) communicates the simple part.
  • We wanted our name to be lightly descriptive, yet flexible. We noticed that most of the top business name generators in Google search had "name," "brand," or "domain," in their name.

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

Domain names are unique, one-of-a-kind assets that are in high demand worldwide. On average, there are 18 million domain names registered each year (almost 50,000 per day). In total, there are more registered domain names 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 may think of the same domain name idea. If you see a domain name you like, it’s a good idea to secure it as soon as you can.

We don’t front-run and won’t work with anyone who does this. Front-running is a form of stealing. It's morally wrong to profit by stealing someone else's hard work.

And from a practical perspective, a domain registrar got caught front-running in 2008. They 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.

Where can I design my logo?

If you click on a name, you'll be able to design a logo with our logo and branding partner, Tailor Brands.

Tailor Brands is the world's leading AI-based logo maker and branding tool. Using technology, it provides professional-quality logos for a fraction of the cost of a professional designer.

Tailor is popular with many business owners. They have over 14 million users around the world. In total, those users have created over 500 million designs.

We partnered with Tailor to offer an exclusive 30% discount for NameBounce users. For everything you need to know about Tailor's platform, take a look at our comprehensive Tailor Brands review.

How do I build my website?

Check out our How to Build a WordPress Website blog post. It's a comprehensive, 6,000+ word guide that walks you through every step of the process.

It's designed for complete beginners building their first website. There are screenshots and precise step-by-step instructions! You only have to pay for a website hosting plan with SiteGround, which costs as little as $6.95/month.

The guide also incorporates a tool called Elementor. Elementor is a drag-and-drop website builder that makes it easy to build a unique WordPress site.

For an even more affordable solution, try using the website builder from Tailor Brands. Their standard annual plan costs $4.19/month with our discount. You also get your logo and free domain registration for one year!Check out our How to Name Your Business post. You'll have a great business name if you follow all of the tips!

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

We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to email us at INFO at NAMEBOUNCE dot COM.