Choosing a domain is really hard!

@Mikey on 29/04/2010 22:00

So, this week I have been trying to choose a domain name, for an upcoming forum project, and boy oh boy, all the good ones were taken! :( You think of a semi decent one, BAM it's taken. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that it is frustrating.

I use Namecheap as a domain registration company, and so I tried thier keyword domain tool, and still nothing, virtually every good domain is registered, so I started thinking of names which actually spelled out words, you know, like this blogs name, Mikeylicious.. - even then, the domains were either taken, or $100+, which is absurd imo.

The weird thing about domains is that just last week I managed to bag ipb3style.com and ipb3styles.com, which, imo are pretty good domains (specially when you consider that there are already successful businesses on domains such as vbstyles.com and vb4style.com etc) .. so I guess it just depends on your niche, for how easy or hard it is? I could've probably gone for a domain with a dash in it, like Brandon Sheley did with his general-forums.com domain, however I wasn't prepared to put up with the hyphen, I like relatively short, and to the point domains, and that is what I think I got :)

After about an hour of searching I started looking for obvious domains and they were also taken, so I googled my subject matter, tried some more, try, try, and try again is the moral of this story I think. Anyway I eventually got a semi decent one for my upcoming forum project :) It's kinda abstract, but I like it, it kinda means a community, so hopefully it's easy to remember. :p

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