Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my new weekly “Domains for Startups” post. Each week I’ll be sharing five domain names on the popular domain marketplace NameJet that I think would be a great fit for startups. If you’re not familiar with NameJet, let me break it down.
There are a number of marketplaces out there to buy domain names. You’ve probably heard of Go Daddy and Flippa but you might not have heard of other marketplaces like Buy Domains, Uniregistry, and NameJet. While these aren’t new marketplaces, they are new to many startups which is why I’m starting to highlight them more and more on my blog.
Buying from a marketplace has a lot of advantage, the main one being that you don’t have to haggle with a domain owner who is asking for a ridiculous price. Instead you’re dealing with someone who actually wants to sell and usually is asking for a price that’s reasonable.
I don’t use any automated tools to find these names, instead I use my own gut and my experience helping startups find domain names to highlight five names that I think will be interesting to other startup founders like myself.
Last but not least, I have no affiliate links attached to these domains so if you buy one, I don’t make a penny so don’t think you’re doing me any favors by buying, there’s really no way to track it. That being said, NameJet is a sponsor of this blog because I think they rock but like I said, I don’t make any money if you buy a name on this list. Okay, now after that super long, probably really boring five paragraph rambling from me, here are this week’s names, enjoy!
CoderVault.com – great domain for a company that has anything to do with coding. Could be used for a coding education site or a site that hosts code similar to Github, either way it’s an easy name to spell and remember and a solid two-word .COM.
Ship.net – I’m not usually a huge .NET fan, in fact, I’m not much of a .NET fan at all. That being said, I make an exception if it’s a truly premium .NET, something that would sell for 7-figures if it was a .COM, and that’s why I like Ship.net. Let’s be honest, the .COM is probably $2M+ and this name will likely sell for less than a tenth of that price. Great domain for a startup that does anything related to shipping.
HerbProject.com – it’s no secret that the Marijuana industry is booming right now and this is a great name for someone in that space. It’s relatively broad so would fit a wide range of companies. Also it’s another great example of an easy to remember, easy to spell, two-word .COM.
EasyRide.com – while I’m not sure I’d want to dive into the ride-sharing market right now with two major players like Uber and Lyft in the mix, if you did want to do it, this would be a great name to do it with.
Yoko.com – I’ve said it many times on my blog and I’ll happily say it again, I’m a huge fan of one-word .COMs, especially short ones like this. Great brand and as broad as you can get so this could be used for any startup in any space.