I'm a newbie and hoped you could shed some light on that little domain name problem I'm having: I want to start a blog about a topic I can really give a lot of value in. My goal is to make some money with it (and have fun in the process).
Now it looks like it's impossible for me to get a domain name that is fullfilling each and every requirement for a good name: keyword relevant, a brand, com ending, short, two words, no "-", an alliteration, etc.. so my question is: What is the rank of priorities of those requirements? And also, how much would you pay for what kind of name? I found a really good name that fullfilled all of the main requirements and is sold to somebody, but there is still no functioning website up under that adress. They wanted 20.000 $ for that one, which I'm not gonna pay.
What is more important: Having a domain with a great brand name (short, sounds good, puts an image into poples heads, easy to remember, etc..) or making it keyword rich? How much would you pay for each of those qualities alone?
For the purpose of this post, say my blog is about cooking. So please rank the following suggestions from best to worst option:
cookingdishes.com (costs 20.000 $)
cookingit.com (400$, as of now (auctioned))
Don't take each and every one of those 1:1, as my blog is not about cooking - but you get the idea!
Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!