Are all the good domains taken?

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it's getting increasingly hard to find a sensible domain name, even if i put info,review at the end they grabbed thoses too -_-

My main concern is that most of the domains are ending up owned by a very few individuals concerned only with slapping cheap advertising on them,with VERY!!!! little content and if i try to use a name of a product like a samsung in the domain i have to worry about trademarks -_- And i do NOT! want to contact them and offer a few hundred bucks for there domain name chances are they will want more cause they just puts ads on there with little content so id rather pay $10 on godaddy, Any advice for looking for good domain name?

And if i find a good domain name ill go on Google keyword tool and click exact,and search by local monthly searches and the name gets 0 local monthly searches or
< 10??? Should i still use the name anyways? Help!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sanwal
    If you have a unique concept and want a branded domain, then leave the exact matches out.

    However if you are going into niche marketing, then yes HAVE a look at the exact searches per month. An exact match domain is not necessary, obviously it has a little bit of advantage but anything can be achieved with good content and good off page seo.

    If your looking for an exact match, do not look past any tlds past com, net and org.

    A good search amount would be about 5000 exact matches, but remember, you can't just make tons of money just targeting one keyword. Target many keywords around it, do some keyword research.

    For the last part, if it's good, short and rememberable and recommendidly a .com, then yes, go for it!

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    • Profile picture of the author Wide
      Originally Posted by Ghufran1 View Post

      A good search amount would be about 5000 exact matches, but remember, you can't just make tons of money just targeting one keyword. Target many keywords around it, do some keyword research.
      Spot on.

      Always write for secondary keywords too.
      One of my websites is actually earning money from a random article about another keyword, even when "main keyword" is in my domain name (EMD).
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Your problem is that you think EMDs are "good" domain names.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    You definitely have to get creative these days to come up with a good domain. I think that not trying to hit the exact match is great advice. I never saw the real benefit in it anyways (especially for long tail keywords. Who remembers a url that long?). Give the user unquestionable value that solves their problems, and I'm certain your domain name will matter very little.
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    • If you're looking to simply rank your site (not concerned about branding etc), then simply add a letter to the end of the domain. I've found this works pretty well for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
        Originally Posted by TBInternetMarketing View Post

        If you're looking to simply rank your site (not concerned about branding etc), then simply add a letter to the end of the domain. I've found this works pretty well for me.
        This is exactly what I did, for instance.. NamecheapZ.com or JSnamcheap.com.. namecheap, godaddy, hostgator, bluehost are fine.. but don't try Amazon, amazon is extremely strict with this, they will do whatever they can to take down your domain..

        Just a headsup,
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    • Profile picture of the author stan07
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      You definitely have to get creative these days to come up with a good domain. I think that not trying to hit the exact match is great advice. I never saw the real benefit in it anyways (especially for long tail keywords. Who remembers a url that long?). Give the user unquestionable value that solves their problems, and I'm certain your domain name will matter very little.
      I agree creativity is the answer although every man and his dog wants a com prefix, use the others. Another thing to try if you are struggling is to use thesaurus.com for variations of the attached word that is with the kwword you want, example farmvillegames could be f...adventure.

      By using this way to find good domain names, I've found by accident from one of the godaddy operators I own some juicy ones names worth more than 3 times the money I paid. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedylikesKJ
    Originally Posted by nitrojeff View Post

    it's getting increasingly hard to find a sensible domain name, even if i put info,review at the end they grabbed thoses too -_-

    My main concern is that most of the domains are ending up owned by a very few individuals concerned only with slapping cheap advertising on them,with VERY!!!! little content and if i try to use a name of a product like a samsung in the domain i have to worry about trademarks -_- And i do NOT! want to contact them and offer a few hundred bucks for there domain name chances are they will want more cause they just puts ads on there with little content so id rather pay $10 on godaddy, Any advice for looking for good domain name?

    And if i find a good domain name ill go on Google keyword tool and click exact,and search by local monthly searches and the name gets 0 local monthly searches or
    < 10??? Should i still use the name anyways? Help!!!
    Keep in mind domains also expire at same rate as they are registered
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinzeo
      Originally Posted by speedylikesKJ View Post

      Keep in mind domains also expire at same rate as they are registered
      oh,that's it...you can check godaddy aution
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  • Profile picture of the author zaco
    Not really, why don't you try godaddy auctions? I always pick my domains from there and they are all aged, it costs me 20$ more but I get what I want
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Absolutely not! Just get clever about it if you are going for exact match by adding prefixes and suffixes to get what you want in a .com domain.

    However, even if they were, it wouldn't matter a whole lot of you put the exact keyword match you want in the subdomain name and do other SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    You could always try the .xxx

    At NameCheap they are only....

    thisisatest.xxx is available from just $78.88/yr

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  • Profile picture of the author josephseeley
    I bought a 11 letter EMD.com for a niche I wanted to be in, back in December. But they are pretty hard to find...
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    Actually NO! You can still have your own good domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    I search all day for domain names just in case i come across a good one, and i found one last month. No one yet grabbed speedingticketfight and it's a .com so i got it. I keep the screen up all day searching for keywords, and domain names.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    The other day I was trying to come up with a made up word for a domain and it amazed me that almost every combination of letters I came up with had been registered.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      The other day I was trying to come up with a made up word for a domain and it amazed me that almost every combination of letters I came up with had been registered.
      Ya, I had to go with "ClownPenis.fart" for my latest blog.. Just kidding , but it's almost that bad, LOL!

      You just gotta be creative....
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        You definitely have to be more creative today than you had to a few years ago even. So many domain names are already taken and I can't imagine how it's going to be years from now.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I just add a word or letter to the end of the keyword that I want if I want a keyword domain. I also don't have any problem getting ranking for brandable domains. They rank just fine if you do the onpage and offpage SEO.

    There's also plenty of rumors around that Google is giving exact match domains a lot less weight now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post


      There's also plenty of rumors around that Google is giving exact match domains a lot less weight now.
      Agreed!!

      A couple of years ago I could pick up EMD names and get them ranked top 1-3 page one with little or no SEO now they do still rank but you have to work them a lot harder
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    Nah, they're not all taken. If you need some help with suggestions, try a site like namingforce.com or squadhelp.com. I'll bet you'd be surprised how many awesome domain suggestions you get when running a contest on a site like those.

    Really it also depends on what kind of domain you are hoping for....skype.com was unlikely to be taken until someone "made it up" and decided to brand it. Squidoo.com is another good example...

    If you're chasing domains like cellphones.com or insurance.com, that's obviously pretty pointless. Those are taken.
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  • Profile picture of the author wesker123
    Not probably all, but those which are common are probably already taken. So if you want a particular domain, you can just wait for it to expire or buy from the one who owns it if you cant wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    No!

    A lot of the time, if you pick an EMD with a specific long tail keyword and all of the domains with prefixes and suffixes are taken, then pick another keyword and/or niche. Seeing all possible domains taken is a good indicator that a bunch of people are building niche sites in that niche. So, you will be competing directly with them.

    My advice for you is to pick a different niche, a different sub-niche, or at least a different keyword to try to rank for. You don't want to pick a keyword that has a ton of competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Think about this:

    Millions of NEW (never done before) searches are made in Google every month (don't ask me for a source, don't have it, but if you think about it you'll understand it's not far from truth, if not the exact truth...).

    That said, why waste time, money and resources into something already crowded?

    ???

    Just choose a new target/niche/keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author RonLeroy
    You can imagine your own new and unique word and promote it, like google and amazone did. Nobody knew these names before. Try to create a word as short as possible with good sound. Just for example something like kokobongo.org or mopatam.com
    Look they are still free, and i like how mopatam sounds M O P A - T A M.

    If you need to be industry specific you can add thematic keywords. Fox exmaple mopatamfinance.com or mopataminvestment.com.
    Here is some variations with kokobongo - kokobongoelectrics.com or kokobongomutualfund.com
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  • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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    Originally Posted by nitrojeff View Post

    it's getting increasingly hard to find a sensible domain name, even if i put info,review at the end they grabbed thoses too -_-

    My main concern is that most of the domains are ending up owned by a very few individuals concerned only with slapping cheap advertising on them,with VERY!!!! little content and if i try to use a name of a product like a samsung in the domain i have to worry about trademarks -_- And i do NOT! want to contact them and offer a few hundred bucks for there domain name chances are they will want more cause they just puts ads on there with little content so id rather pay $10 on godaddy, Any advice for looking for good domain name?

    And if i find a good domain name ill go on Google keyword tool and click exact,and search by local monthly searches and the name gets 0 local monthly searches or
    < 10??? Should i still use the name anyways? Help!!!
    There are 100 thousand of websites on the internet....so all good names are taken,except a few
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  • Profile picture of the author tylamro
    Can't tell you how many times I've had a great idea all for it to be shattered by it being near impossible to get an effective domain. And 99% of the domains aren't even being used obviously which makes it that much more frustrating.
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  • Profile picture of the author gojiberryman
    Originally Posted by nitrojeff View Post

    it's getting increasingly hard to find a sensible domain name, even if i put info,review at the end they grabbed thoses too -_-

    My main concern is that most of the domains are ending up owned by a very few individuals concerned only with slapping cheap advertising on them,with VERY!!!! little content and if i try to use a name of a product like a samsung in the domain i have to worry about trademarks -_- And i do NOT! want to contact them and offer a few hundred bucks for there domain name chances are they will want more cause they just puts ads on there with little content so id rather pay $10 on godaddy, Any advice for looking for good domain name?

    And if i find a good domain name ill go on Google keyword tool and click exact,and search by local monthly searches and the name gets 0 local monthly searches or
    < 10??? Should i still use the name anyways? Help!!!
    I'm here to save the day nitrojeff! lol. No but really, what you need to do when coming up with a domain name is get creative. But, first and foremost jeff you "HAVE TO" stop letting your ideas for a domain name out to the public. So what you want to do now is come up with another unique domain name and this time, "hush up" about it.

    Next, if this domain name is already taken then you can use this simple yet powerful method to make you domain name unique. What you can do is okay lets take "google.com" for an example. You can come up with variations of google.com with google101.com, therealgoogle.com, googlenoodle.com, thegooglepowerhouse.com and so on. And that's just in case your desired domain name is taken.

    But, if its not taken you can still make it catchy to people who visit your website. For instance problogger.net. Once you hear that phrase you are automatically going to want to visit because of how catchy it sounds. I hope this helps
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  • I have to get creative in order to get a good domain name. Days of easy good names are over.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Re: Are all the good domains taken?

    Yes they are. And so long as you continue to believe that, it will be easier for me to find them.

    I have picked up two incredibly nice domain names in the last two weeks, because other people sat on their hands and did not search them out.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Who cares.

      You are already involved in IM right now.

      Choose 10 domain names you want to build your future around and buy them.

      Now you are set for life. Your whole IM future can be based around those 10 names and it will cost you $100 per year to renew them.
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