What do you think sounds best?

by fin
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Eventually, I want to build a Thai Boxing website.

I'm a bit stuck on the name and was wondering if I could get your views.

I want it to be successful so I don't want to choose the wrong one based on my bias.

The two I'm thinking are:

- muay thai fighter dot net

- fighting temple dot com

Now firstly, I don't care about EMD's or such. Just a catchy name for an eventual, so it doesn't matter too much that the second choice doesn't have the words "muay thai" in it.

The first one sounds cooler. Fighter sounds cool and personal + it has muay thai. It's also 3 words so harder to remember.

The big flaw is the fact it's a dot net. Now I could try to get the dot com if that name was so much better.

The second one is two words. Quicker, catchy, and could possibly be remembered if it was good enough, even though it doesn't mention muay thai.

It is a dot com so that's massive, IMO, for an authority/content site.

I already have the both domains. I'm transferring the winner to Namecheap for the extra year.

What do you think?

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Personally I don't like either one. Why not Thaiboxing.com or .net
    If it's taken, add something like thai_boxing.com/net or thai-boxing.com/net
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankieTP2
    You should do keyword research first to come up with the domain name
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Agreed! You need to do some proper Key Word research and also competition research. It's no good finding a great sounding keyword and starting without checking to see if you have a chance of beating the top 10 sites for said keyword.

    Do you know how to do both KW research and Competition research? If not let me know and i can help a bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I don't care about keyword research.

      I'll promote through other channels, eventually picking up serps rankings.

      The domain name just needs to be catchy. No SEO required.

      Laurence - I want a name I can tell people without having to mention hyphens.
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  • Profile picture of the author eman1
    You should go to the google keyword tool and do some search volume and competition research to discover what would be the best domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author AirForceVet
    I think roundhouse.net is good, but it's a premium domain. kickpunch.com is good. kickslam.com is good. I'm just thinking of something that I would remember.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    I think the first one (Muay Thai Fighter) is too long and some people might not know how to spell it. You want a domain that's catchy and right to the point.

    Ex.: break()com, paypal()com, etc.

    The second one (Fighting Temple) sounds like it's a website for a whole bunch of fighting styles.

    Why not think of a domain name that involves knees or elbow since that's what Muay Thai is famous for ?

    Ex.: stealelbows()com, ironknees()com, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      If I had to choose between those two, I'd go with ... muay thai fighter dot net. Althought .com would be even better.

      I like muay thai fighter, because it's more specific and speaks to a specific niche or decipline. Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author SamuelUherek
      Originally Posted by 3000 View Post

      I think the first one (Muay Thai Fighter) is too long and some people might not know how to spell it. You want a domain that's catchy and right to the point.

      Ex.: break()com, paypal()com, etc.

      The second one (Fighting Temple) sounds like it's a website for a whole bunch of fighting styles.

      Why not think of a domain name that involves knees or elbow since that's what Muay Thai is famous for ?

      Ex.: stealelbows()com, ironknees()com, etc.

      I agree withe 3000 that the first domain is too long and the second domain sounds too general.

      I would first decide what the website would be all about and then pick the domain accordingly. For example, if the website would be about a specific part of the Muay Thai, I would use those domain "stealelbows()com, ironknees()com" from 3000's examples.

      But if you want it to be more general, then look for anything similar to Fighting Template with a small twist so that everyone can understand it is about Muay Thai.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukedidit
    I was actually looking into this last week with the view of selling gear - muaythaiequipment.net was the domain.

    How about I like muay thai fighter dot net - not the temple one, sounds to cheesy and pretentious to be frank.

    P.s. I used to run an MMA news site - I let it die as I did not have time to keep up running a news site, family, day job and training too. Looking back at the traffic, links and twitter following I had, i was mad - I should have sold it. It was a media partner with the UFC and I had quite a few UFC fighters interview directly on the site. On twitter I had BJ Penn, Wanderlei Silva to name but a few following me.

    oh well - PM if you need any tips, in fact I could push out your site URL as I still have the twitter account.

    https://twitter.com/ukmmanews#/followers
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
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  • Profile picture of the author edwinms
    i like muay thai fighter .net better.. because it show how to fight, and i think a domain with 3 word not considered as a long domain because right now if you want to search domain with 2 words is a little hard..

    but in my opinion i think it depends what do you do with that domain if you want to make community for muay thai then you should use muay thai fighter.net

    but if you want to sell something, make a sales letter, etc i dun really like using .net

    that is my opinion...
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  • Profile picture of the author noangel
    MyThaiBoxing.com is available and I like the fact that
    it is a play on words in more ways than one.

    It is also easy to remember and spell.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Thanks for the advice.

      I went with ThailandBoxer.com in the end.
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      • Profile picture of the author SamuelUherek
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        Thanks for the advice.

        I went with ThailandBoxer.com in the end.
        I like that... Good choice!
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  • Profile picture of the author deefondee
    I agree with the comment that you should do some keyword research. The time will be well worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton095
    I think that "muay thai fighter dot net" is much better, thailand boxer.com looks like a website about thai boxers, not about muay thai.
    When you'll not see many people there, you'll thing about SEO 100%.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yulia from DNP
    think in a long term, now for example you just wanted to be recognized in the eyes of a little community . maybe couple of people right? but eventually when (if) your site will grow in serps, and will get recognition, you might think to use is as a promotional tool, when you will want more people to be aware of your site, you will need to understand which keywords they are using to get to sites like yours. So i think that you've got enough options here, that people in this forum gave you, for better, and seo friendly domains. Use them.
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  • Profile picture of the author AirForceVet
    Yeah the name could have been a little more unique. I mean if you told someone you were going to name a search engine "Google" they would have thought you were crazy. Imagine telling someone that you were going to call your sight "Yahoo"...the first thing they would have said is "It has nothing to do with what your site does". spinkick.com leads to a martial arts site and it's catchy. Sometimes it not just about the site itself, it's about being able to create immediate intrigue. Make people say "Whats that?" In order for a site to be huge you'll have to introduce a lot of new people to it that may have have never been interested otherwise. Which one would more people click?, supermouthpunch.com or thaifighter.com? The first site name sounds ridiculous, but things often sound ridiculous until they become successful. Who names a computer company after a piece of fruit?...oh yea, a little company called Apple. lol

    Good luck though!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    muay thai fighter dot net sounds best to me. As long as your target audience knows what this means, you should be good to go... especially since you say you dont care about keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author kea55
    The best thing to do is to use google adwords keyword tools to see what keyword related to your subject is highly searched for.
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  • Profile picture of the author ijohnson
    Keyword research in regards to the number of searches conducted monthly and the level of competition for your keywords is very important if you want to capture as much traffic as possible without having to pay an arm-and-a-leg for it.

    When you state that you don't care about SEO, I hope you're prepared to generate traffic by word-of-mouth and through other means where you will have to spend a lot of time yourself or outsource the tasks involved in generating traffic using mediums other than organically-generated visitors.

    In addition, when you are mainly relying on generating traffic via word-of-mouth, you definitely want a domain name that is easy to remember and simple with no phonetic issues when it comes to spelling or typing it.
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