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What to do when your ideal domain is taken

By Jamin Andrews
What to do when your ideal domain is taken

Have you spent hours coming up with the perfect domain name just to find that it has already been taken by someone else? There aren’t many things that are more frustrating then finding that your ideal domain is already registered.

Don’t panic, there may still be hope for your desired domain.

1. Try a different extension

Nowadays there are more than just the .com’s and .net’s available to businesses. There are a wide variety of extensions available that can revive your domain name. With most domain registration companies offering over 25 different domain extensions, if your ideal domain isn’t available try another, no need to change your business name.

2. Change it up a little

Add a transition word in the description to create a unique version of your initial domain, could be as simple as adding ‘a’ or ‘the’ in front of your name. Playing on words can be a creative way to make your domain unique and stand out from the rest. Instead of ‘dog grooming’ try using alternate words like pooch pampering, or pawfectly clean. Get your creative juices flowing and come up with a unique name that will stand out from your competitors.

Your ideal domain doesn’t need to be lost forever. Get creative and revive your domain with a different extension or a creative name. 

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