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Getting a website name is hard

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billybatz9, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Need everyone's opinions....
    I am looking to get a website name, but as you can tell.. Most of the ones I want are taken. Is it bad to "double the letter" at the end of the word?

    yoursite.com is taken, so I'd try.... yoursitee.com

    Idk, i just feel like it's hard to get good keywords in the url without this.
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  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Hint: They're not good keywords if they are misspelled ... ;)

    How about you tell us what the site is about - its purpose - its potential audience? Might give people more food for thought and get you some suggestions ... (y)
    Adam Howard likes this.
  3. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Oh yeah sure.

    It's for a broad pet website.
    I have care sheets for quite a few pets already. About 30 of them. and I want to put a forum for all pet users to use
    Maybe later down the road put a classifieds so people can sell their stuff, maybe a gallery. Also, I will be making articles (pet-related)so people can learn new things and etc...

    Those are just some ideas.

    Thanks @Clickfinity
  4. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I think you can always find a domain name....you just have to use some of the services like nameboy and then think about it hard.

    The jury is out on whether a domain name really makes a big difference in SEO. After all, orbitz, kayak and many other sites have names which would never be SEO-worthy.

    Shorter is always good, IMHO.

    Here, for example, were the notes I worked with on my drone site naming:

















    rotorforum or rotorforums.com

    bestrcforums or forum.com















  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    You need a short name dude. People seem to have issues remembering urls the longer they are.
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  6. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Alright thanks for the posts guys.
    @craigiri nice detailed post.

    Do you think me doing a forum on such a broad category is bad?
    I mean should I just stick to a niche?
    What's better?
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    petcareforum.com is available.
    Brad L likes this.
  8. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Thanks for the lookup Andy. I really appreciate that.
    I am wondering if I should include the word forum or not though in the domain name. Since I will be having more things than just a forum.
  9. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Forum is still a forum even with articles.....or, I've always used talk.

    i.e. petcaretalk.com, etc.

    Oh, don't use anything but .com if possible. No .net
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  10. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    I have to disagree there, sure .com is better because people just use .com as default when trying to remember a site, but take us for example, we get great search engine results being a .net I know a site using .me that is out ranking the .com of the same niche.
  11. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    No harm in using .info since your going to be providing information

  12. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    Network Solutions says... broadpet.com is available.
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  13. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Difference is, you ARE a network. IMHO, anyway.
    I don't doubt that the SEO is the same, just that most users tend to think of regular informational sites as .com's.
  14. Brad L

    Brad L Well-Known Member

    I like turtles!

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  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    pethideout.com (available)
    ourlittlefriends.com (shows a cost of $1895 at NameCheap - premium domain)
    whatsyourpet.com (available)
  16. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    The pet care industry is huge with lots of big websites. But do some research, are there any good pet forums? If not this might be a great opportunity and in that case use the word forum to make it very clear its a forum.
  17. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    Agree with the title.
  18. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    I checked when you posted it and it said available.... all of a sudden, someone has it lol
  19. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    info net org if you like it.
  20. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Wait, since when does Google care about the extension of a domain?

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