21 Helpful Domain Suggestion Tools For Picking Perfect Website Name

Choosing a website name for your business isn’t an easy task. You want a URL that is both meaningful and memorable while simultaneously describing what your brand is about. At present, it is quite difficult to get a .com extension that matches your product or service, because many top-level domains are already taken. But that doesn’t mean you have to take forever to come up with a catchy and worthy domain name.

We’ve come up with some of the best domain suggestion tools to help you get that creativity flowing. None of them is perfect, but if you combine 2 or 3 of them together, you might get what you are looking for. Try not to use the name that is long or hard to spell.

21. DomainIt

DomainIt is a lightweight tool that allows you to search for available names with extensions – COM, NET, TV, CC and NET. The adult name suggestion if off by default. You can set “topic”, “basic” and “similar” level that matches your keyword. The level ranges from low to high, or you can simply turn these options off.

20. LeanDomainSearch

LeanDomainSearch aims to eliminate the hassle and expense of finding a good domain name. It provides you thousands of suggestions based on your keyword. If you are in a hurry, sort your results according to popularity or length, and search items that starts or ends with specific words.

19. Small SEO Tools

Small SEO Tools gives you a list of domain names that are rich in keywords. It mainly focuses on SEO and keyword relevance. Because the tool is new, you can only check for a limited number of extensions, including .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, .US, .NAME, .TV and of course .COM.

18. BustAName

With a lot of suggestions and words options, BustAName makes your mind mapping a lot easier. It lets you add multiple keywords, and jumble them to see if there are any suitable name available. Not only this, you can quickly add suffix or prefix, and keep track of the names you like.

17. Squadhelp

Squadhelp is paid tool, but worth mentioning. To get suggestions you need to start a naming contest where you share information about your project, so that people can give you better name for what you are building. On an average, a $50 contest would give you over 100 domain name suggestions.

16. Instant Domain Search

Start by typing in your keyword, and Instant Domain Search will tell you if it’s taken or not. If it is, the tool will suggest alternatives that are currently available or up for auction. The links on the suggested names will take you to the GoDaddy to complete purchase. If the domain you are searching is already registered, you can follow the link to either look up who owns it or to hire an agent to help you make an offer on that domain.

15. Domainr

Domainr explores the entire domain name space beyond the ubiquitous and crowded .NET, .COM and .ORG. It is great for finding short domain name. For keyword “Rankred”, it suggested “rank.red”, “ran.kred”, “rank.re”, and “rank.kr”, which look great though.

14. Impossibility

The tool looks ordinary, but the suggestions are great. It uses your keyword and adds adjectives, verbs or nouns to the beginning or end of the keyword. You can choose among 4-letter, 5-letter or 6-letter options or simply decide to mix anything with your keyword. Most of the available domain purchase options are linked to GoDaddy.

13. I Want My Name

I Want My Name works best if you already have a name in mind. Enter the address you want, and it will let you know it it’s up for grabs. They will show you the same name with hundreds of different extensions. You can filter results by hiding unavailable domains.

12. DomainTools

DomainTools aggregate for-sale listing and domain auctions from big domain sales platforms. It suggests you according to the keyword popularity metrics. You can adjust the filters and sort order until the results match your criteria, then quickly add them to your Favorites for later review. Moreover, the advanced search option allows you to add expiring domain, specify which top-level domain to include, and limit the domain length.

11. Dot-o-mator

Dot-0-mator works by combining two keywords. Enter as many words as you want in the left box, then select some endings. You can either type your own words or select from the dropdown options. Hit combine button, and it will show you some meaningful combinations of the words you have entered. If you want a random name, you can use Web 2.0 Name Generator.

10. DomainTyper

DomainTyper is intuitive, fast and easy-to-use suggestion tool. Just enter the keywords and it will show whether the name is available, while also generating related and random names. You can explicitly check names with other country extensions, and their registration price.

9. Name.com

Name.com not only searches by keyword or phrase, but it analyzes what you are trying to communicate with your domain. It locates all suitable alternative phrases/words to communicate the same meaning. Also, it discovers all available domains that can be registered in multiple extensions and languages. For instance, you can make your URL short by integrating keywords to the right of the dot with domain like .FORSALE, .ROCKS, .LIVE, .VIDEO, and more.

8. NameStation

NameStation uses 18 different ways to generate domain names based on keywords, concepts and categories. All you need to do is enter a few keywords and it will give you thousands of combinations with synonyms, right after combining and blending around 200 niche wordlists. Suggestions are often based on semantic relations. You can use the advanced search option to filter out random adjectives, or include the exact word.

7. DomainsBot

DomainsBot provides a list of site names given a word or sentence. Type your search term or the names that is not available and it will return similar available, expired or for-sale domain names. A search for “rankred” returned  choices like “rankruby”, “redranks”, “redclub”, etc. That’s not so catchy, but it does seem like a valuable tool. What’s really great is, it shows you the list of domain registrars offering the site name you are looking for, along with their price tag.

6. Business Name Generator

Business Name Generator is a quick and simple tool created by Shopify to check domain availability quickly. Just enter the keyword and it will show you thousands of appropriate domain names containing your keyword. Furthermore, you can register your domain name through Shopify itself, no configuration needed.

5. Domize

Domize offers speed as well as security to search names in an encrypted environment. You can check whether a domain name has been previously registered, is it due to expire or if it can be bought. As you type keywords, results are immediately shown as dropdown, providing instant suggestions. The results are usually synonyms, rhyming words, and matching dictionary words.

4. Panabee

Panabee provides a simple way to search domain, app and company name. It provides tons of suggestions that are derived from syllables, phonemes, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and popular domain trends. Besides domain names, Panabee also checks availability on the most popular social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. This is a quite useful option if your potential users are fragmented across multiple services.

3. UnitedDomains

UnitedDomains offers over 400 domain extensions, along with domain privacy, and free domain pre-registration. However, free registration doesn’t guarantee that the domain is yours until you buy it. UnitedDomains’ service also helps you with email forwarding, URL forwarding and DNS management, all free of cost.

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2. DomainScope

DomainScope doesn’t only provide domain suggestions, but also DNS traffic details like volume, request time, and human traffic generated. You can also check the available domains with traffic, and recently expired domains. If you are curious about trends, you can analyze or compare keywords that people are currently typing on search engines.

1. NameMesh

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NameMesh uses its database of over 6 million words net and more than 20 generators to provide unique and available site name. Suggested domains are grouped into 8 categories – Common, New, Short, Extra, Similar, SEO, Fun and Mix. Moreover, you can explicitly define what should be the maximum character of your site name. It will suggest you according to your input.

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Varun Kumar

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