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How to quickly brainstorm a good domain name

Ardi Coetzee

It is very important to secure a good domain name for your website. Unfortunately, most of the good names are already taken. It really has become increasingly harder to find a good domain name. For this reason, I've found the following steps a good starting point to brainstorming a good name:

  1. Open Bust-a-name.
  2. Think of a few keywords that you would like in the domain name (in our example below, we used "seo" and various combination words such as "probe", "stack" etc, in order to get combinations like seoprobe.com, or seostack.com, but unfortunately those names were taken)
  3. I always add two groups (by clicking "Add Group") and depending on what I'm trying to do, I might restrict one group to only be the first word and the second group only the second word. This can be done by clicking the down arrow to the right of "Group X".
  4. In the example below I was trying to find words with the word "SEO" in it. I used "seo" as the only word in the first group, and the rest were various words I brainstormed and also generated using the "suggestion" arrow next to the keywords in group 2.




About the Author
Ardi Coetzee
Ardi Coetzee
Ardi is the Lead Developer at Namhost.com. Ardi has been involved in the implementation of various technical projects that cover a wide scope of technologies and solutions. Ardi is also an avid supporter of Drupal and its open source community.