Thought about a really cool name for your blog or website or company, but when you try to find a domain name based on your keyword, it would be already taken. With more than 330.6 million domain names already registered across top-level domains (TLDs), finding your dream domain name is something super hard to achieve.
When we say a good domain name, it should be short, easy to remember, easy to pronounce and somewhat SEO friendly (with your target keywords). Mostly, it's recommended to get a top-level domain (TLDs) like.COM, .NET, .ORG etc. However, ICANN the organization behind managing the domains has been churning out hundreds of new top-level TLDs like .BLOG, .DESIGN, .WORK etc. If you are looking to start a niche website or blog then it's recommended to opt for a domain TLD based on that industry. You can search and register for this new TLDs at NameCheap and Name.
Back to the topic, there are so many free tools that can help you to find the perfect domain name for your website or business. They mostly take your keywords and offers domain suggestions with the status of their availability. Here, some of my favourite domain name research tools.
Name Mesh is one of the best domain name research and suggestion tool. It's also one of my personal favourite domain hunting tool. You enter two-three keywords (separated by space) of your choice and the tool will instantly generate a combination of words with different TLD options.
Name Mesh uses more than twenty generators for creating those relevant domain names. Some of the generators include -
- Common - checks domain availability against most common TLDs including com, net, org.
- New - checks domain availability under the new gTLD like .BLOG, .DESIGN etc.
- Short - create short domain names by combining your keywords with the TLDs. Like, mycool.DESIGN.
- Extra - check domain names against additional TLDs like .co, .io, .mobi, .name, .me etc.
- Similar - generates alternative domain names based on your keywords.
- SEO - it preserves the main keyword you have entered and generate domain names using popular dictionary prefixes and suffixes.
- Fun - smartly modify your keywords to generate new words that are very brandable.
- Mix - it generates domain names by mixing in other words and popular suffixes.
Another interesting domain name generator from Name Mesh is the "Startup Company Name Generator". It can quickly generate company name suggestions based on your keywords, check the availability in different domain TLDs and also their availability in social media channels (like Twitter, Facebook).
Lean Domain Search
Lean Domain Search can suggest thousands of available domain names based on your keywords. You can sort the domain names suggestions based on popularity, length and alphabetically. Once you have chosen a domain name, it can also search the domain availability on Twitter. Interestingly it's a service from WordPress owners Automattic. So, you can guess the quality.
Domains Bot can offer an interesting suggestion of domain name based on your keywords. It can also search for domain names that are available for sale (from Sedo) from domain owners. You can filter the domain suggestions based on the language (English, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Français and Dutch), Prefixes, Suffixes, Synonym and top-level TLDs.
Well, don't get confused by the website name DomainHack.Me. It combines top-level domain (TLD) including country TLDs to create short domain names. For example, blo.gs, instagr.am, canv.as etc. It's extremely useful when you are creating redirectors, APIs, shortening services to your main domain name or company name.
Shopify Business name generator
Business name generator by Shopify can search for business names and check domain availability instantly. It offers a pool of interesting and creative domain name/business name suggestions. The only limitation, the domain suggestion tool will only suggest .COM domains.
Name.com Aftermarket search tool
Sometimes and highly on your luck, you could find your desired domain names from the aftermarket search tool by Name. You can search for domain names against the expiring domains and premium domains up for sale. The best part, from time-to-time Name.com offers heavy discounts on premium domains.
All the above domain suggestion tool are free to use and I hope they were helpful to find your desired domain name. If you find other similar domain suggestion tools, let me know in the comment section below.
Once you have found and registered your desired domain name, then next you will be probably looking for an affordable, yet reliable web hosting for your website. I would suggest Bluehost or Hostgator for shared and WordPress web hosting. Whereas, DigitalOcean for cloud web hosting for your website or apps.