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Use DomainScope to Find Your Dream Domain

Having trouble finding a domain name for your business? You’re not alone. Choosing a domain can be a time-consuming process.
To help out, Verisign, the company that manages the .com and .net domain names, created a nifty, data-driven tool call DomainScope to help you find a good domain name for your business. It goes well beyond most domain name generators.

How to Get Started

Get an idea of popular keywords and trends in domain names on the “Domain Trends” tab:
domain scope results
This might give you ideas for words you can add to domain names that aren’t otherwise available. As you can see, a lot of people add words like online, group, and web to the end of words to find an available domain name.
You can even see lists of actual domain names that were recently registered to get inspiration.
Move down one tab to “Domain Suggestions” and you’ll find a keyword-based tool for finding domains. Type in a keyword that describes your business and get a list of available domain names.

Location-Based Names

DomainScope has a unique feature that generates names based on where you are located. I typed the word invest and got these results:
location based results
Because I live in Austin, Texas, the names it generated are for neighborhoods and surrounding cities in the area.
You can turn this feature off if your business is more global in nature. You can also have the search generate synonyms or add common domain endings (such as online).

Go Global

One cool feature in DomainScope translates your keyword into different languages. Even if your business targets an English audience, using a common word in a different language can be a great way to differentiate your business and find an available domain name.
keyword translated

Find Abandoned Domains

DomainScope also has an option to find domain names with existing traffic. Usually, these are domain names that were owned by someone else who created a website and then abandoned the domain name. Once a domain name expires it becomes available for someone else (like you!) to register.
So if your creative juices need a little inspiration, give DomainScope a spin to find your next great domain name… and then register it at Namecheap!

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Andrew Allemann

Andrew is the founder and editor of Domain Name Wire, a publication that has been covering domain names since 2005. He has personally written over 10,000 posts covering domain name sales, policy, and strategies for domain name owners. Andrew has been quoted in stories about domain names in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and Fortune. More articles written by Andrew.

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