Hello all, My name is Josh. I've been looking into the web hosting business for about 6 months now, research, etc...
I think I'm about ready to buy a domain name, well I'm stuck here, what should a base / pick a domain name on? I've been thinking about chumphosting, chump-hosting, plasmahost, plasma-hosting, hm... it doesn't seem very professional, so i was wondering if any of you guys could give me some tips on picking a domain name. .
make it short and catchy(these names are becoming rarer and rarer these days).
don't use a "-" in the middle.
Try to sound as different as you can to the other hosts. i.e don't become abchosting.com when someone has abchost.com
Try a few Domain Name forums or the Domain forum here. Some nice names come up occasionally.
btw. Plasmahost sounds pretty good. (reminds me of Plasma screen TV's )
Ok - well, I've replied to a few threads asking this exact same question.
It's no easy response - and that's for sure, as if it were there wouldn't be companies out there charging $40 per hour to help you pick a name.
Personally - I went to a lawyer, discussed it with them for a few hours - and in the end we came up with the name for my company. At first, I wasn't too keen on it, however now I like it a lot. It's unique, it's short and it's nice.
It's a mix of my initials and my last name, which is pretty rare in the western world - therefore it's very unlikely to come up with another company with a similar name.
The best option is, if you can, go to a company or to a lawyer and discuss it with them. It may cost you a lot, but if you plan to be in it for the long haul, it's very much so worth it. However, if you are not keen on paying for it... well, then, there are other ways to decide on your name.
It also depends - do you want a name for a professional company. Some examples of professional names are: Dell, Compaq, Quantex, Rolex, Audi, Braun, Brait Associates, etc.
To me, Chump-Hosting, Muppet-Hosting and things like that are not professional corporate names - no offense meant, but personally I wouldn't like working for a company with that name. Ask yourself this question, would you prefer saying which: "I work for Brait Associates" or would you prefer saying "Oh, I work for Chump-Hosting" ?
If you couldn't live with yourself saying "I work for Chump-Hosting" - Then there already you have limited the names down by a lot.
Picking a name is by no means easy, and it does take time - but once you have that perfect name in the end, well you're set and ready to go after the world.
...... stating all that, I've just noticed that the topic posters account has been disabled.