3 Tools To Help You Find A Great Domain Name

domainIf you thought you were going to be able to get the domain name creditcard.com, socialnetwork.com, or restaurantguide.com, those days are long past. Those type of simple, straightforward domain names, especially in popular industries, are all pretty much taken by now. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible to still get a great domain name. It just means that you might have to get a bit more creative in order to get one.

There are still many, many options available for great domain names. But like I said, you might just have to get a bit creative to find one. The domain name that you initially wanted may not be available, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find a great domain for your company or blog. You just have to know how to think outside the box a little bit, and you need to know where to turn for help. There are many tools that can help you with this brainstorming & finding a domain process.

Here are 3 tools to help you find a great domain name:

1. Keyword tools

Google has a great keyword tool you can use for keyword research to help you find a good domain name, and there are many other great keyword tools out there. Use one of these tools to help you with the brainstorming process of finding keywords to use in your domain name.

Take the keywords that you had wanted to use in your domain name, and plug them into one of these keyword tools. The keyword tool will give you results of other keywords that are related to the keyword(s) you entered. This will not only open your eyes to other variations of the words that you can use instead, but it will also give you an idea of the search volume of these keywords so you can see which words are most popular.

2. Domain registrar

When you are looking for a domain name, don’t ignore the suggestions that the domain registrar gives you. If you type in a domain name that isn’t available, whatever domain registration website you are using will give you other related options that are available. Don’t disregard these options! Take a look at the suggestions that they are giving you, and see if there is one that you like for your domain name. Odds are they will be able to suggest to you a great alternative to what you initially typed in

3. Domain creation tools

If you find yourself really stuck, you should check out some domain name generation tools that are for free on the web. Check out one of the tools like instantdomainsearch.com, www.bustaname.com, dotomator.com, etc. These tools work in different ways, all with different benefits. Some of the tools will automatically generate available domain name ideas as you type in the domain name that you wanted. Other tools will allow you to type in several different keywords that match your company, and it will combine those keywords and give you different available domain name options that way. Each of these tools can be very helpful for you to find a great domain name, so check out what’s out there and let them help you with the brainstorming process.

Guest Post by: Tom Jones contributed this guest post for make a web site.com – see here for more information on their hosting platform. Tom is a freelance writer  for blogs such as problogger and webmastertutoria

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