Many reputable domain registration services on the web have added little domain name generators to their sites. There are also entire name generation programs that have been popular in the marketing and branding industry for years. If you have exhausted your other possibilities and need some help with brainstorming, the software route is an easy time saver.
What can name generation software do for you?
1.Save time. You can enter your parameters and have hundreds, even thousands of possible domain names in a few seconds.
2.If you want a particular word to be a part of your domain name, the software can twist the word by adding other terms, abbreviations, acronyms, rhyming words etc. to get a brandable domain name.
3.Name generation software can take a topic and spit out random word combinations that describe items or services around that topic. You can get hundreds of possible keyword rich domain names in a short period of time.
4.The best name generation software programs are usually connected to the Whois database so you can see which names are available for immediate purchase.
5.Sometimes you can see registered domain names that are up for renewal. If the owner doesnt renew the name, you can backorder the name or buy it right away. This way you get an up and running domain name with built in traffic.
6.If you search by topic, you can easily see specific words that are very popular in your category. If your competitors are working overtime to add the word guide, directory, or journal to their domain name, it probably adds to their keyword rankings or appeal online. You dont have to go along with the crowd, but youll know whats working.
7.Best name generation software programs are designed by marketing firms and marketing professionals. Youre getting a list of names with brand appeal based on working principles that are proven to increase visibility, readability or traffic.
8.Youre getting a mini market research and keyword generation application. Use the same application to generation names for your website, newsletters and lists of keywords for your marketing campaign.
9.If you have access to registered names, check out what works for your competitors before you put up your website. Use this information to design a better website starting with the domain name.
10.See if your preferred is available with hyphens or with another top level domain extension
11.Find out if there are many sites with domain names that are variations of your chosen name. You can make a change immediately to keep your customers from going to one of a hundred possible competitor websites if they mistype your web address.
12.Check link popularity of domains up for grabs. Save money and bring in lots of extra traffic for rock bottom price of an annual registration fee.
A name generation software program is an excellent way to find alternative combinations for your chosen words. Usually, at least one of the words you use in your initial domain name search will be used in creating a suggested name.
Check the website of any major domain name registrar to see if they offer this type of service for free. Grab a dictionary and a thesaurus if you like and turn your software into a super name generator.
Syd Johnson is the Executive Editor of http://www.rapidlingo.com