Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blog Tip #28: How to pick a unique domain name

Yes, at first look, all the good domains are taken. Sure, if you want to grab profit.com, or money.com, or television.com, you betcha those names are taken. A lot of the good two word domain names are taken as well.

But hope is not lost. There are still plenty of combinations of two to three words, or memorable variations of, that you can come up with.

The trick is being able to come up with it. Sitting at godaddy.com and searching for domain names is one way to do this, but it's not very creative.

A better way to find creative and available names, is to take a break from the computers, turn off all distractions, or go to a coffee shop, take a pen and paper with you, and start writing down words that describe what your new blog is going to be.

Then start thinking of creative ways to combine 2 or more of those words, and come up with creative but memorable alterations. For example, money.com is taken, but how about themoneyist.com? It's not taken as of right now.

So the bottom line is, take a break, grab a pen and paper, and get creative!

And one more thing, be sure to check Blog Tip #18, keep your user name at 15 characters or less, because some websites, like Digg and Twitter, limit your username to 15 characters or less.

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