I’ve played with a lot of business name and domain name generators in my lifetime (in fact, I’ve probably wasted quite a few hours tinkering with names that have never seen the light of day!). For me, it’s quite an addictive past time, particularly when you have the right tools at your disposal to make the brain-storming process all the more productive. Below I’ve provided an overview of my favoured domain name and business name generators in 2018. If I’ve missed any gems, please feel free to give them a shout-out in the comments section following this blog post.
Shopify Business Name Generator
Shopify used to have the absolute best business name idea generator with built-in URL checker in the biz! I
It was so darn good that people were ignoring Shopify platform all together, and only visiting Shopify.com to use the tool itself. My theory, is that Shopify have consequently scaled down the tool to ward away the tyre-kickers, as it now only focuses names that are available within the Shopify store eco-system. That said, it’s still a good initial source of business name ideas, you’ll just need to check the .com domain name availability separately if you stumble across a potential business name that tickles you fancy.
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Namemesh is hands-down one of the best domain name generators on the net. The features of this unbelievably free tool are rich, with the ability filter domain names to .com only, or focus on other potential suffixes such as .io and .co too. Another great feature of Namemesh, is that if you keep scrolling down the page, the tool will go searching for more and more ideas, presenting you with literally thousands of interesting variations that you’d struggle to think of yourself. I highly recommend this domain name generator and find myself using it frequently (the main limitation for me is when seeking local domain name ideas, such as the .com.au for Australian websites).
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This isn’t a domain name generator, however Rhymer is worth an honourable mention all the same. Based on the success of my very first blog TShirtAlert.com, which seemingly owed some of its success to its memorable & catchy name, I always suggest going to the Rhyming dictionary and entering in your keyword. If a rhyming word catches your eye, add the two words together in a standard GoDaddy.com search engine and cross your fingers the domain name is available!
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