Alright. You’ve got the perfect idea for an online business. You’ve written a plan, wrangled investors, and worked countless hours preparing. You are almost ready to bring your baby to the world. All you need now is a domain name; one that will catch peoples attention and allow people to recognize and remember your site. After all, would you remember Superman without his awesome name and the giant S on his chest? Probably not. Having a great name is practically essential to getting and staying on customers radar.
But you’ve got enough going on with your burgeoning business that you don’t really want to spend a long period of time sitting around thinking of names. Well, a great place to start would be Brandbucket. Brandbucket is kind of a one stop shop for brand-able domain names and logos. They offer a wide selection of expertly picked domains, which you can browse by categories, keywords, and even what budget you’re working with. What is really cool about Brandbucket is that they also have professionally designed logos paired with the domain names, which saves you the time and frustration of having to design your own (I’m not much of an artist myself). It also makes the domain names really come to life, so you can make a more informed decision about which one to choose. If you have trouble finding a name, do not fret, Brandbucket will assist you. Just fill out a form on their website and they’ll find a few they think most closely match your criteria.
Once you find a few domain names you like (trust me, there will be quite a few), Brandbucket allows you to email the brand and logo to your friends for feedback. You can also use their domain calculator which allows you to get a more mathematical take on your options. You can even use it for domain names that are not on Brandbucket.
So, you’ve settled upon the perfect domain name for your business. You are now ready to make a purchase. Brandbucket’s buying process is simple and extremely safe. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover as well as Paypal. Delivery of the domain name is guaranteed, as Brandbucket acts as an escrow between buyer and seller.
After your purchase, Brandbucket will guide you through a simple transfer process, and then the domain is yours for life. You’ll then be well on your way to building your business, with a brand name you can stand behind. In my next article, I’ll be talking about web hosting, and the different options that are available. Good luck with the domain hunt!