Everything starts with a domain name. Whether you're starting a side project or a full-fledged SaaS business, a domain name is essential to your overall branding. But when we hunt for a domain name, it feels like all domain names are already taken. We've all faced this before.
Last week, while searching for a domain name, I made this framework to find great domain names that stand out. I will keep it short, and concise.
These are the tips for you:
Take a popular English word, and change one letter.
e.g. Binance (Finance), Zillow (Willow), Zomato (Tomato), Ikea (Idea).
A Word you love + ly/ify/able/sy/zy
e.g. Shopify, Grammarly, Mashable, Stocksy, Coinzy...
Take two common English words and join them together.
e.g. MakeSumo, HubSpot, FireBase, GlassNode, BaseCamp...
Create a unique 2/3 syllable word that is easy to pronounce.
e.g. Figma, Envato, Vercel, Discord...
Your niche + Animal names
e.g. FoodPanda, DataDog, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, CoinGecko...
Try adding b/e/i/u/un before words you love.
e.g. Udemy, Unsplash, eBay, iStock, bCast...
Change the spelling of a common word/phrase, but make it sound the same.
e.g. Lyft, Lyst, Reddit, Flickr, Digg...
Add a verb to your domain name.
e.g. GetPocket, UseFluent...
Go for ccTLD first, and later buy the .com at a premium price.
e.g. notion.so, foundation.app, copy.ai, codepen.io, dev.to
Omit a word or two from a known word.
e.g. Canva (Canvas), Spira (Spiral), Notio (Notion)...
Use local translation to make a word.
e.g. Vue (french translation for "View"), Dukaan (Hindi translation for "Shop")
Hope it helps. Follow me on Twitter @ishfillet for more actionable tips on UI/design/business. xD
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