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    Choosing a domain name...
    Hey folks, I'm a bit stuck here with choosing a domain name. I'd love to use my real given English name with the keyword "loves" but the end result is kinda long. And no, that's just a fake example I'm using.

    For example, say, Chickalita is my real name, I'd get: Chickalitaloves.com which is very long, right?

    Then there's this one I could try but it'd result in "double Ls", which'd be confusing. Chickalloves.com

    Or could I use Chickaloves.com

    Or this, which would mean shortening it into a nickname that I never really liked but have grown accustomed to: Chickloves.com

    The reason for this naming scheme is that I want to find a domain name that I can use for any set of products without being too pushy, too confusing and also 'cos I've discovered that using keynames in your domains is secondary to content/information for a newbie.

    And that a shorter url = better for many people's memories. Or so that was I what learnt back in the late 90s... lols... when "meta tags" and when a lot of pages had large, blinking, multi-coloured "ant lines" or "banners".


    Thank you all for reading.

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    I'd back away from the 'chickloves.com' and most variations - I would fear that prospective affiliate merchants would not approve your application to become an affiliate feeling these names were too close to the porn side of the Internet - most of their rules start off saying No Porn ...

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    Wow, you're serious? ROFL... okay, oh well... At the least, I just learnt this rule. Yep you're absolutely right... I'm female, which would make things worse by a lot more. :P

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    You just learned a valuable lesson Look carefully at domain names, say them out loud, are they easy to say and spell, do they include a word that will get you "unexpected" or unwanted traffic, and make sure they don't inadvertently include a curse word or offensive word not only in English but possibly in another language.
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    A great place to hunt for some good domains is the snapnames expiring domain name list. I don't use the snapnames service, just their lists. Download todays list late in the afternoon, dump it in excel and pick a few names you like. Chances are you will end up snagging one of them. I have gotten some great short (4 and 5 letter) domains this way...

    Download the deleting domains list, it is huge so be patient while looking through it, some days over 30k domains expire...

    https://www.snapnames.com/download.jsp

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    Here are a few dropping today....

    nx9000.com
    aifz.com
    aqbs.com
    btqz.com
    cscw.com
    eczk.com
    edjf.com
    ejpy.com
    esxp.com
    evsh.com
    fywc.com
    gpzo.com
    gqan.com
    hdzq.com
    hrvx.com
    hvaz.com
    iegy.com
    ijpy.com
    ikrw.com
    inzd.com
    jxgr.com
    kgtb.com
    kywb.com
    lbdz.com
    lddx.com
    lfxr.com
    nfdq.com
    zqpz.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostSilver
    Here are a few dropping today....

    nx9000.com
    aifz.com
    aqbs.com
    btqz.com
    cscw.com
    eczk.com
    edjf.com
    ejpy.com
    esxp.com
    evsh.com
    fywc.com
    gpzo.com
    gqan.com
    hdzq.com
    hrvx.com
    hvaz.com
    iegy.com
    ijpy.com
    ikrw.com
    inzd.com
    jxgr.com
    kgtb.com
    kywb.com
    lbdz.com
    lddx.com
    lfxr.com
    nfdq.com
    zqpz.com
    Pardon my stupidity, but who would buy any of those 28 expiring domain names?

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    Ha, good point, but someone did for them to be expiring. I just wanted to show that there are plenty of 4 letter domains out there if you know where to look.

    A nice perk is a lot of these already have traffic and listings in the search engines, here are a few that I grabbed recently:

    dbboy.com
    adzaz.com
    wmsn47.com (old tv network site, now owned by fox)

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    @loxly:

    Thank you very much for the lesson.

    Yeah... I omitted my surname 'cos of all the potential "sexual" jokes it could bring.

    @BoostSilver: Thanks for the tips and I'll keep those in mind when I'm a bit more experienced in e-commerce and developing/selling content. That's one helluva list.

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    Just because a 4 letter domain is available, doesn't mean it's useful
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    During the heyday(s) of domaining all of the 3-character and 4-character domains were taken (grabbed up by speculators). Nearly all of the 5-letter/5-character ones were gone as well. Many, if not most, of them were never developed and not earning anything. So many of them are now being "let go."
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    Look for domain name variaons that are easy to understand , easy to remember and can't be misspelled and loosing the traffic (like using i instead of y, because that is available and so on)

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    Yuri,

    Why don't you use your initials + loves?

    -just trying to think slightly outside of the box. Best of luck!

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    Hi yuri21,

    You are right in saying that keywords in domain names are secondary to the content on your website. Having the keyword in your domain name no longer matters that much.
    So why not use only your name in your domain: Chickalita.com? Then just add the keyword to your meta title, meta keywords, and meta description, and make sure your content is highly relevant to your keyword.
    Hope that helps


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    other than sounding like an adult name as others have pointed out, it is not easy to spell any of your options. the ch, ck, is it one l or two l's etc. are all likely to cause misstypes. there are a lot of logical domains to be reg'd and also some pronounceable 5 and 6 letter names that you can brand. good luck.
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    Have anyone know any ways to find expiring domain names with specific keywords?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by offersroi
    Have anyone know any ways to find expiring domain names with specific keywords?

    Thanks
    You can try searching
    http://www.free-webmaster-tools.com/...red_domain.htm

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