I need to chose a website/business name and a domain name. (It's a website, but I look at my website as a business).
There's lot of articles about chosing a good domain name, and they suggest to chose a .com name, at least .net or .org name, with short and nice name, and no use of dashes etc. etc.
But almost all the good .com names and other TLD names (.net and .org) are already taken. So it's very hard to find a good TLD domain name.
I think as Internet becomes bigger and bigger, the other domains (like .ws, .info, .biz, .me, .tv etc.) will have almost the same status as the TLD domains. (just my estimates).
So instead of being so anoyed not finding a good TLD name, I think one should just go for another domain (like .info or .ws),
and after building your business, and you make money, you could acquire the TLD versions of your website name.
And you can then redirect it to your website, or you can change your domain name of your website and use redirect 301 to redirect your website to your new domain, or whatever.
I think it's better to just change the domain name of your website, like from .info to .com, than to change the name of your website.
I'm not a marketing or branding or internet expert, these are just my thoughts.
But I have some questions about chosing a brandable business name and a brandable domain name:
When the GoodName.com .org and .net is not available,
is it good to go for a GoodName.ws, or should I choose NotSoGoodName.com, .org or .net (IF I want to build a brand)?
Is it bad to choose a DomainName.com for your website, if a website with SimilarDomainName.com exists already?
What suggestions do you have when choosing a brandable good name and domain name for your website/business?