Choosing a perfect domain name for your website or blog can be a challenging task. It is one of the first steps to establish your online identity and something you have to live with for quite a long time.
It’s highly important that you pick the right domain name for your business. The domain name should be short, memorable, brandable and as most top-level TLDs are already taken, it’s not as easy task.
This video by Rand Fishkin from Moz explains the tactics:
I won’t stretch it much as there are plenty of articles available on this topic. Instead, I’ll show you 5 excellent domain name generator tools to find the best domain name for your business.
So let’s dive in.
1. Name Mesh
Name Mesh is a great domain name generator tool to find available domain names based on top level domains, gTLDs as well as name suggestions and synonyms based on your search. And if you are looking for exact match domains (EMD) or partial match domains (PMD) it tool will take care of that. But I wouldn’t recommend going for EMD or PMDs due to Google’s EMD update. It also shows you short domain names as an example del.icio.us, foc.us, citi.es etc.
The best part about this tool is it helps you to check social username availability based on your keyword.
It’s a great domain name suggestion tool to find hundreds, if not thousands of domain name suggestions from a single keyword. But this tool only shows you available domains with .COM extension. You can also filter the suggestions alphabetically, by length and domains starts or ends with your keywords. So if you have your business or blog name ready with you then this tool can give you some fresh ideas for a full domain.
The best part about this tool is that you can copy the whole search results to the clipboard with just a click of a button which you can save on your computer in a word document.
Panabee not only searches for domain names but also shows you unique business name. Get started with one or two keywords and it will show you available .COM domains names or any other TLDs you want. If you like any name you can directly visit GoDaddy with just one click to see if the domain name is taken or not. Panabee will also show you related search terms and social media username availability based on your keyword.
The best part about this tool is that it shows you available apps both on iTunes and Play Store just in case you are searching for a name for your new app.
4. Domain Scope
It’s a fantastic domain name generator tool to find new domain names as well as recently expired domains by exploring website and traffic details. Domain Scope has also an integrated tool called “Keyword Lab” which gives you the power to experiment with related words, translations and word endings. What keyword endings is that it breaks your keyword into two parts and adds an ending to it. For example keyword “shop” + “ify” ending = shopify.
The best part about this tools is that it lets you save your search by creating an account. Not only that you can save your favourite domain names, search criteria and your preferred registrars to enable a quick start to the registration process.
Impossibility! is a domain name generator tool that takes a direct approach with a much easier and uncluttered interface. This tool lets you add adjectives, verbs, or nouns at the beginning or at end of your keyword. You can also choose between 4-letter, 5-letter, and 6-letter options, or you can just mix anything with your keyword. Its multiple servers work parallelly to show you the results as fast as possible.
The only drawback of this tool is that it will show you available domains with only .COM extension.
And if you are still looking for some more advice on choosing a good domain name then this handy infographic by WhoIsHostingThis will solve your problem.
In most cases, the first impression of your business will be through your domain name. It is the first step to towards branding your online presence. Good branding always makes things easier but also make sure that you choose a good website hosting company to host your website. It’s always recommended to keep both your domain and hosting under one roof as it makes things easier to manage.
I hope these domain name generator tools will help you to find the right domain name for your website or blog. Let me know one did you like the most.
Now it’s your turn.
What other tools do you recommend while choosing a domain name? Share your valuable thoughts in the comments section below.