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15 Best Domain Name Generators
If you have gone through the process of trying to choose a domain name, you know that it is anything but easy. You’re looking for a domain name that people will remember, something that has meaning, and something that accurately describes what your brand is all about.
Even if in your search for web hosting you find a domain name that checks all of these boxes, you may find that the domain name is already taken. Or the .com you want with that domain name is already taken. So you are back at zero. More planning, more notetaking, and more headaches.
Did you know that there are tools available to help you find the right domain name? In this article, we are going to review 15 domain name generators with the hopes of finding one that is right for you.
1. Shopify Business Name Generator
Some people overlook this tool because they think that it is only for generating business names. The truth is that Shopify Business Name Generator also does a great job at delivering domain name ideas. Start the process by inputting the keyword you want your domain name to have. From there, you will be given hundreds of suggestions. The site will encourage you to create a Shopify shop using the domain name that they provide. However, you can take the domain name they provide and go elsewhere to purchase the address. We suggest that you use the .com extension.
Read more about Shopify in our best ecommerce platform writeup.
2. Learn Domain Search
With this tool, your entire search begins by using just one keyword. From there, you are able to search for domain options. Do not be surprised if your search results return hundreds or even thousands of domain name ideas. All of the results that are returned are .com domains. Some of the features of this tool include the ability to:
- Search to see if your own domain name ideas are available
- Track your search history
- Save the domain names that you like
- Organize domain names by popularity, length, or alphabetically
- Share your results with others
If you have a vague idea about a domain name but you need some help with keywords, this is a great tool to use.
NameStall can help you search for domain names. This tool will allow you to search for available domain names by using keywords and other filters such as:
- Basic English words
- Parts of speech
- Popular keywords
- Industry categories
You are also able to determine where you want the keywords placed, be it at the start of your domain or if you want it at the end. You can determine if you want your web address to be hyphenated and also determine the extension you want for your address. You will be presented with options for domain names, including those that have been taken as well as those that are available. By simply clicking “Register,” you will be able to select the domain name that you want.
NameStall has an instant domain search tool and a tool to provide domain name suggestions. They offer a brandable list of domain names as well as of high-paying keywords that you may use connected to your industry.
4. Name Mesh
Name Mesh works great if you have a number of keywords in mind. Choose two or three keywords and then put them in the search box. From there, this tool will generate your list. The tool will give you ideas using categories such as:
Once you have searched for the keywords, you are able to filter the results using domain extensions, length of the domain, or unregistered domains. Name Mesh will also suggest other keywords that you may wish to search for.
Panabee is a tool that will allow you to start with two keywords. From there, the domain name suggestions start rolling out. Panabee makes it possible for you to generate a domain name, search for a business name, and search for a domain name.
If the domain name that you want to use has been taken, you can visit GoDaddy to see if there are other extensions available with the same domain name. If you don’t like any of the options that you are given, Panabee will let you see related terms that you can search fo. Panabee doesn’t just show you if your chosen domain name is being used, it also shows you if it’s being used as a username in social media.
Impossibility! has a slightly different take on domain name generation as opposed to some of the other tools we’ve already mentioned. You start by coming up with a keyword. Then, you select verbs, nouns, and adjectives that can be added to the beginning or end of your keyword. You’re given the option to select between a four letter, five letter, or a six letter option. Or you can decide to mix up anything with your keyword. You will be surprised with the fun ideas you walk away with. If you like some of the ideas, visit GoDaddy to purchase the domain name.
7. I Want My Name
I Want My Name works best if you already have a domain name in mind that you want to use. Enter the address you want and I Want My Name will tell you if that is available. If not, they will show you alternative options and how much they might cost. Use the filter tool to block out unavailable domains.
8. Cool Name Ideas
This tool is a business name generator that lets you know if your domain name is available. A cool feature with this tool is that it allows you to filter your options based on things like your customer base and the size of your business, all with the goal of helping you find the name that matches your business. Some of the advanced features allow you to select the length of the keyword and the location of the keyword that you’ve chosen. You’re able to see if the domain name is available, and you are able to see if the Twitter handle is being used by someone.
Dot-o-Mater is perfect for you if you know that you want a domain name but do not know where to start. This service allows you to select a number of categories to use as the start and the end of your domain name. You will get a nice list of random options. You even have the option of selecting particular words if you have some ideas in mind. Use the scratch box to keep track of your favorite ideas. The Web 2.0 Name Generator will offer you some random business ideas or name options, even if you don’t have keyword ideas.
10. Instant Domain Search
Instant Domain Search is a great tool if you already know the domain name you want. You start by putting in your idea and the tool tell you if it is available or not. Then, it will search alternatives if the domain name you want is unavailable. It will also let you know which ones are up for auction and allow you to purchase them from GoDaddy. Conversely, you have the option to find the owner of the site and try to make an offer for that domain.
11. Name Station
You can start with Name Station by creating a free account using your email or social media. From there, you will be able to access:
- Public name contest
- Keyword suggestions
- Instant availability checkers
- Domain name generators
You can use filters such as name length, extension, and others. Even if you don’t have any keyword ideas, you can find ideas by searching based on your industry.
12. Domains Bot
Domains Bot is a tool that you can use to search available domains as well as receive domain suggestions. Start by inputting a keyword and you’ll see a number of ideas based on the keyword. You’ll also see combined keyword options or similar keywords.
13. Domain Puzzler
Domain Puzzler is a simple and straightforward tool. It allows you to pick your ideal keywords, select the appropriate domain extension, and then start the search for ideas. What is great about this tool is that it allows you to include a number of keywords as opposed to just one or two with some of the other tools on this list. This tool combines keywords into a number of variations. Once you find the domain names you like, create a favorites list. You can even compare and contrast the page rank of different domain name options.
Nameboy makes it possible for you to find the domain names that are available based on the keywords you’ve selected. Nameboy will give you a list of suggested domain names. The charts that they provide make it easy for you to see the extensions that have been taken as well as those that are available. You’ll be able to see what domain names are up for sale, as well as what hyphenated suggestions or rhyming words are available. This is a great tool if you do not have any idea what keywords you want to use and are open to a variety of suggestions.
15. Bust a Name
Bust a Name offers a variety of tools to help you not only find a domain name but find one that is right for your particular needs. You can search for keywords and then use filters for “starts” with or “ends” with to add variety to your keyword. You’re able to determine how natural you want your domain name to look, as well as the number of characters you want it to have. You will be able to filter through extensions, such as .net, .com, and .org. You can even use the “Make a Random Domain” tool to spark up your imagination.
Making the best use of these 15 domain name generators, you should be able to create a domain name that describes your business and fits your needs. Do you have any other domain name generators you think we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments section below.