Finding the Perfect Domain Name

Finding A Domain Name

Finding  the perfect name for your website is getting harder every day with many of the good domains already taken. And it’s not just the one website. Just when you’ve  finally found the perfect domain for your website  it’s time to start the search over again for your  blog or  maybe a specialty website for a particular neighborhood or niche.

Here are a few tools that might help in your search for the perfect domain name.

DOMIZE is a fast and private search engine that you can use to rapidly check the availability of domains.

Nowadays, it’s difficult to find a domain name that end with the popular .com, .net, and .org. Domainr helps you explore other TLD’s that have made popular websites like and stand out from the crowd. Searches will also include popular top-level domains that are available.

DOT-O-MATOR is a web tool that suggests site names based on prefixes and suffixes that you’ve entered (keywords). You can also use a category of prefixes (like “Tech” or “Homes”) and suffixes (like “Real Estate” or “Web 2.0 words”) to generate suggested site names for you. It’s a helpful tool for, at the very least, obtaining inspiration for a site name.

STUCKDOMAINS is a database of expired domain names that previous owners have not renewed. Definitely worth a look. Remember the domain craze a few years back when everyone was buying up as many domain names as they could think of.

Other domain names tools:
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New MLS/IDX Website Tools

New Look and New Tools for your MLS/IDX

7.0 Home MLS IDX Home Search

We’ve launched our new  MLS/IDX, 7.0 platform.

The most noticeable of features is the new modern and exciting look and feel of the new platform. Some other visual highlights are the new 950px format, the integration of Google Maps for search results, and property details features that include a photo carousel that lets the user scroll through photos,

But looks aren’t everything.
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Marketing Your Listings Online

I’m always being which websites I think are the best for market listings to get the best exposure.

There are an endless list of websites but from my experience and using Google Analytics for tracking many of my own clients I always suggest the following MUSTS.

These sites have proven to be the top ranking referring web sites.

Some real estate offices already feed their listings to sites such as Zillow and Trulia but I would suggest you joining these sites yourself. By doing this you can create your own profile, customize your listing and link to your own website, virtual tour or single property website.

Have I forgotten any?

I’d also be curious to hear what you think about advertising in newspapers. Is it still a must for you? Do you think sites such as Craigslist have replaced the newspapers?