How to Choose a Good Domain Name
It’s harder and harder to think of a good domain name that isn’t taken. I keep thinking of great ideas, only to find that they have already been though of and registered by someone else (or just as likely, a computer). This leads to thinking up alternative names that are not nearly as good.
I found this interesting article about domain names on the LearningCentre forum. The article covers ten types of domain name, with a description, pros, cons and examples of each. Here is a summary of the name types:
- Real Words
- Tweaked words
- Affixed words
- Made up or obscure origin
- People’s names (real or fictitious)
- Initials and Acronyms
The ideas in the Name Inspector’s article will help feed my lateral-thinking engine!