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Domain.nr – Find a Better Domain

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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I love simple to-the-point websites. I think it’s partly why Google’s search engine was so successful. I know, if my eyes were involved in some chemical accident and each grew a pair of mouths, that they would sigh in relief looking at this website (*dagger eyes* at GoDaddy.com).

But that’s obviously not why I like this website. You know how domain names (domain = web address. e.g. “peterbailey.eu”) are made up of words, well these words play a huge part in a website’s success. The domain has to be the company name, it has to be unique enough to be easily searchable but it also has to be short enough to remember. This is why searching for a domain name is so hard, especially since domain squatters buy up all the good ones and ask for sometimes hundreds of thousands of pounds for them.

With some creative thinking, though, you can often find some great domains. I believe del.icio.us started the trend by buying the domain ‘icio.us’ and creating a ‘del.’ subdomain, making the word delicious. Now, with domai.nr you can generate these constructed domains automatically.

For example, If I enter “PeterBailey” it suggests ‘peterba.il/ey’, ‘ptrb.ly’, ‘p.et/erbailey’ and so on. With an additional domain availability checker it’s a pretty neat package and makes searching for a domain that bit more enjoyable.

Domai.nr

Posted 27th Feb 2011
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