Choosing your domain name is not an easy task. In fact, it can be one of the most challenging steps in building your online brand. You need to consider several factors before choosing the right domain name because while changing a domain name is possible (and sometimes even necessary) it comes with a couple of difficulties. You need to find the right name for your baby right away – something memorable, catchy and meaningful. Something that will in just a few letters describe what your brand is all about.
Now, finding that meaningful domain name and at the same time keeping it short can be a challenge when it comes to old TLDs – they are either taken, very expensive or just too corporate-sounding. But no worries, .ME domain name is here to save the day! As relatively new domain name (seven successful years and counting!) the probability of your desired domain name being available is pretty high. It also comes with all Internet protection and SEO benefits that older TLDs have.
But the greatest value of .ME domains for you comes from the inherent meaning of .ME domain extension. Word “ME” carries meaning in many languages, which has proved to be an advantage for many companies that use .ME as a part of their brand. Take for example about.me, branded.me or emotion.me, whose domain names sound exactly the same as the name of their company. Who would forget that?
ME carries meaning in English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Portugese and many other languages.
So let’s get started! To help you with brainstorming, you can use one of many domain name generators available. They are useful whether you are trying to find the right domain name for your blog, personal website or even your startup. While some of them have additional features, I selected 10 that have a simple option of offering you available domain name suggestions based on the keywords you enter.
Domainr have a very user friendly interface that allows you to quickly search for domain name extensions that fit with the keyword you have entered. The good think is that if you, for example, enter “awesome” it will automatically offer you the option of aweso.me, which is part of our Premium Domain Program! Green light indicates the availability of the domain.
Domainr anonymously logs searches and tracks over 1,726 top-level domains and over 895 pending generic TLDs, registrable at one of 222 accredited registrars. There are two external APIs for web services and client-side implementations.
NameMesh uses intelligent ranking and classification program to help you find a perfect domain name. It has a variety of interesting features: After you enter your keyword(s), it will display most popular domain names under “Common”, give you suggestions on possible domain name hacks under “Short” and offer you similar sounding domain names under “Similar”. They also have a “Fun” category, which will breaks, joins, replaces and rearranges words together to create new words, “SEO” category, which gives suggestions on domain names that will have best visibility, and “Mix” that will merge your keyword with common and small suffixes and some dictionary words
Panabee is not a domain name generator. It is actually a very cute panda working hard in its factory to deliver you best domain names for your business or personal use! Kidding aside, the tool is quite easy to use – you enter keywords that describe your idea. If your domain name is taken, Panebee will provide you with suggestions based on your idea, derived from phonemes, syllables, abbreviations, suffixes, prefixes, and popular domain trends.
Domain Puzzler has three search modes to choose from. If you just want to check if your domain name is available, use “Easy” mode. If you want to combine words use “Advanced” mode and if you want for Domain Puzzler to combine your world with popular words, use “Magic”. This domain name is great if you already know which domain extension you want because it will display just those you select.
NameStation allows you to combine keyword lists, add suffixes, generate phonetic names, alliterative names until you find what you desire. You can also refine your search criteria and look up keyword definitions and semantically related terms.
But its most prominent feature is to hold crowdsourced naming contests and its 20 000 community to get name suggestions.
NameStall offers a whole range of tools. It’s domain name generator allows you to enter your keyword and select a one of 180 word groups to pair your keyword with, such as Common Smart Misspells or 1500 Popular Last Words.
If you need inspiration, they also have a Domain Name Suggestion tool that generates a list of two word domain names that include your keyword. If you wish, you can even list all 5-letter words beginning with E from dictionary of your choice with their Dictionary Word Domain Search tool. Tools and many and possibilities are endless.
dnFellow allows you to brainstorm you idea by selecting you TLD, entering your keyword in box number one and as many keywords as you want in boxes two and tree. Good thing? You can select their predefined keywords list around a specific theme. Let’s say you are interested in starting a blog about game reviews and you need a memorable domain name for that. You can enter your keyword “blog” in the first bow, keywords around “gaming” in the second and just wait for the service to generate suggestions.
PickyDomains in not exactly a domain name generator. It is more of a platform that connects people in need of a original and catchy domain, name or slogan and people interested in earning extra income on the side. All you need to do is sign up for free, create your domain name request by describing what you need and wait for suggestions to start rolling in. It’s contributor ranking system allows you to decide if you as many ideas as possible or only high quality suggestions from namers with the proven track record. If you see something you like, you pay only $50 for that suggestion.
Best of all? Their community numbers more than 70 000 members from more than 160 countries which gives you acess to unparalleled linguistic nuances they can offer.
If you don’t know have a specific keyword in mind, try DomainHole’s Name Generator. You just need to select the name length and top level domain and you will get a list of random pronounceable domain names.
With DomainHole you can also try a Name Spinner, which will combine your keyword with random English words, or check for expiring domain names with your keyword.
10. .ME’s WHOIS
In the end, you have our own “WHOIS” window that allows you to check if your domain name is available. If it is, it will lead you to our register.me page where you can select a registrar with whom you wish to register your domain name. If you domain name is not available, you will be presented with balloons carrying possible suggestions.
There are many tools too chose from, whichever you decide on, I suggest you brainstorm on top 5 keywords that describe your business and to play around with prefixes, suffixes and .ME domain name extension until you find something that resonates with your image of your blog or business.