After writing a review for a domain flipping program, I discovered that many people can not find good domain names. The same problem has many marketers and bloggers who can not find brandable domain names for their new websites. For this reason I decided to create my first training here on Wealthy Affiliate.

Finding a good domain name for your new website is the next step after choosing your niche. While many Wealthy Affiliate members choose domain names from keywords, in some niches is not possible. Do not give up your niche, just find another domain name.

Let’s start with some places where you can get some ideas.



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Melisscam7 Premium
Thanks for the info! When appraising a domain name, is that for previously used names or will it tell you how much your name idea is worth? if that makes sense...
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bonzo124 Premium
Appraising tools like Valuate and Estibot are bots which make an estimation of the domain value.

When you the estimation is low, usually they are not good domain names but it is not a rule. Many times these tools make mistakes.
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Melisscam7 Premium
So it is guessing what it thinks your site name is worth?
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bonzo124 Premium
Yes, it makes an estimation based on some standard factors.
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Melisscam7 Premium
oh ok... do you have any tips on how to form a site name that's worth something?
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bonzo124 Premium
After deciding your niche find a relevant keyword that the .com, .net or .org variances are still available. If you cannot find one, follow the training.

On the third page, I write some factors that can help you to decide if your domain is a good one.
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Redders Premium
Hi all. I have decided to buy a domain for my new site , it's aimed at people aged 40 and over. I read somewhere that it's not a good idea to have numbers in your domain. Is this true as I was going to have '40' as part of the title rather than 'forty'
Anyone got any experience of this or ideas please?
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bonzo124 Premium
If the numbers make sense, it is fine.
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nathaniell Premium
Numbers are fine, it just makes saying your domain out loud cumbersome times. People don't know if it's "forty" or "40".
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Lindaann Premium
Choosing a domain that's not already used?
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ericcantu Premium
Of course :)
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TonyHamilton Premium
Linda,

Go here to see if the Domain name that You would like is available my Friend = https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/domains

Let me know if this helps You Linda,

Tony
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Steve815 Premium
Hi,
Thanks for the advice.
How can I check the domain history before buy it?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Steve,

Here is a Google search result for your question: http://bit.ly/2vN7k6P with several posts offering tips on exactly this.

Hope this helps you.
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Steve815 Premium
thank you
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Would a domain name representing in the singular or plural be detrimental in terms of search results? I want to do superhero merchandise. I feel something with superhero rather than superheroes would be better in the domain name.
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bonzo124 Premium
If you can find an exact match domain name, I think that it would be better to avoid the small changes.

But if you want to find a brandable domain, choose one that you really like.
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Thank you. Me over thinking it again
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Melisscam7 Premium
I feel your pain!
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Justaguy1 Premium
I made a domain on namecheap, about a week ago. Now I'm following your advice to have it transferred over. Namecheap is telling me I have to wait 60 days. So now I wait 2 months?
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Subia17 Premium
AWESOME ! Thanks for alllllll the info ! VERY helpful !!!!
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bonzo124 Premium
You're welcome, Rosa!
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LeylaH Premium
Thank you, I just wanted to ask something, all the domain names I check the value of with the appraising tools come out as $0, should I just choose one anyway? Maybe it's just my keywords...
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bonzo124 Premium
If you can find an exact keyword in a domain name, buy it. If not, find a domain name that is easy to remember and type.

Appraising tools can help you but if you really like a domain name just take it.

For example, my domain name on "make money online" niche is http://makemoneybay.com.

The appraisal is on $110 but I did not choose it for its value.

It is easy to remember, brandable and you expect to learn how to make money when you visit it.

I would have bought it even if the appraisal was $0.

So, if you really like a domain name do not care about appraising tools.

I hope it helps.
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LeylaH Premium
I appreciate your reply. Yeah, I can get the exact keyword in it, so I'll just choose the most appropriate one.
Thank you for helping!
Following if that's ok
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Daviki Premium
Great training! Thank you :)
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Joyfulnotes Premium
This was helpful so thanks!
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for creating.
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