Oddly, I'm finding the hardest thing so far, is deciding of a good name and .com domain.
Yes, getting the right name is probably one of the hardest part of this business. So many get this step horribly wrong, and suffer the consequences down the track, with something that can't be branded. There's so much work involved in choosing the right name, then securing all the relevant internet property around that name, including spelling variants, typos, plural/non plural and different extensions. It's a very difficult task.
One worded brands are the best. They're more memorable. Just be sure that your name is easy to spell, from hearing it.
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To be honest, I wouldn't take anyone's advice here. Don't listen to anybody except for yourself and your partners (if you have any).
Haha good advice
Quality domain names are valuable property, and no one will give you a specific name (maybe generic advice) the best advice I can give you without giving away my trade secret is to just work long and hard. Persistence pays off. You'd never guess what domains are available out there. Watch them like a hawk, maybe even backorder, etc.
As for hosting specifically, think about your target audience, and come up with something that is MEMORABLE. No hypens (for a hosting company) unless you can get the non-hyphenated, or plan to mostly get traffic from search and NEED the keywords.
Try listing some key words about your market. Then list some action or adjective words and see if you can combo the words in some way to come up with a catchy name. Also try playing around with a thesaurus. Sometimes a word might not work for you but a synonym of that word may be a perfect fit.
If you really want to get your brandabl .com domain 1st decide what kind of eCommerce you will run and then you have to choose a relative short and significant name.You can also profit from the suggested names that some registrars provide such as Godaddy.com.
Last edited by HayPay; 09-18-2006 at 12:41 PM.
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