So, you’ve decided you want to have your own web site – either for a personal blog, interest site, or some business venture (or whatever else) and now you need to decide on the domain name that you want. Unfortunately, there’s quite a lot of other people that have had exactly the same idea and there’s increasing competition for the best web names out there. 

Even if you’ve decided on a really cool name, it may already have been taken by someone else that has launched their own web site – or could have been secured by a cyber-squatter, who’s going to try and charge an exorbitant amount to allow you to take it…. so, what’s the alternative?

There are a few options you could go for, including:

  1. Pick a different name
  2. Go for an obscure TLD that is available 
  3. Give up
  4. Use a domain name suggestion tool
There are a few domain name suggestion tools out there, but one that I’ve come across and found really easy to use is:
The interface is really easy to get to grips with and it provides a great range of suggested domain names, some that I’m confident you’ll never have thought of previously – and the good thing is that it only recommends the domain names that are available, as opposed to other domain name checkers that insist on showing you all the good domain names that aren’t currently available.