• Marketing Tool of the Week: Short Domain Search

Marketing Tool of the Week (3)There is no shortage of companies asking small businesses to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to promote themselves. But if you’re like most small business owners, you
could really use some free tools to jumpstart your marketing. That’s why we’ve begun a weekly blog series featuring free tools for SMB owners to help you with your various marketing needs.

What do the most popular websites all have in common? Aside from being well designed and having strong calls to action, they all have short domain names. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Bing, or Yelp are all under 10 letters long. Why? Because short urls are easy to remember and quick to type.

It makes sense when you think about it. Life is full of things to remember. Bills to pay, passwords to log in, even your child’s best friend’s parents’ names. The last thing you need is another thing to remember. That’s why the most popular sites are have the shortest urls. They’re short and sweet and catchy.

Google could be called “findwhatyouneedonlinehere.com” but that’s long to type and hard to remember.  Instead of “readreviewsoflocalbusinesses.com” there’s Yelp. You get the idea. Short website names are easy to remember and fast to type. It’s no wonder they’re highly coveted by businesses.

But short, sweet, and catchy domain names are hard to come by these days. So, how do you find a domain name that’s short and easy to remember so you can get more customers? Short Domain Search is your answer! Despite it’s ironically long domain, Short Domain Search works to provide a list of short word domains that are available for use.

Getting Started with Short Domain Search

It’s easy to get started with Short Domain Search. Simple check out the website and find what short domains are available. You can search by word or by top-level domain (.com, .me, .biz, etc.) to see what’s available for use. If you’re looking for a word to include in your domain, type it in the search bar to see if the domain is available. If it is, you can buy the domain from a registrar like GoDaddy right away. If it’s not, you have the option of checking out Impossibility, another domain name generator.

Once you have a domain, you can make a great website for your business!

short domain search

Who should use Short Domain Search?

Anyone can use Short Domain Search, but it is particularly applicable to a new business or a business that doesn’t yet have a website. New businesses who are thinking of a business name would benefit from Short Domain Search. It is a perfect way of finding a short domain that is relevant to your business and can also be the business name. The social networking site about.me is one example of a business that is named after the domain.

short domain search example

In the example above, the available domains can be used for businesses in industries like pig farming, sleep studies, or private investigation services. A little imagination can go a long way with these short domain names and marketing in general!

If you’re looking for a domain or a new business name, check out Short Domain Search to see what short domains you can find for your business!

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