workingonanidea subscriber Posts: 5
edited February 2015 in Building A Website That Works
Okay after researching my classifieds business idea, I`ve come to the conclusion that the market probably wouldn`t bear it. Now I have an idea for a vacation rental website that lists available rentals. I am getting stumped on coming up with a clever / unique web domain name. It seems all the good ones are being used, but I`m not giving up. The rentals are located on the oregon coast. I was thinking of: StayAtTheBeach.com, EnjoyTheBeach.com, and others. Any ideas? I know there are other vacation rental sites, but I have some unique ideas to make it better.
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I think I`m going to go with the suggestion of a less-focused domain name. I`m going to register SandDollarRetreats.com. The more I see it, the more I like it. This board is great. Thanks for everyone`s input. I`m curious...Any opinions on the .biz domain. I don`t see it very often, but with the pickings being slim for .com and .net domains, it will probably get more popular. Have a great day!
having said that, ".biz" won`t kill you! it just doesn`t have the advantages of ".com"
great work, everyone!
If that works for you, I might consider selling it. Please let me know - you can email me at [email protected]</A> and we can discuss it privately.
Thanks - Jeff.
The generic top level domain names were supposed to mean something.
.com was for global commercial organizations
.net was a network provider (your ISP)
A number of new generic top level domains have been introduced in recent years because the .com domain has become so crowded. The .biz domain was introduced for businesses that had a legal claim to the name (i.e. company name). I`m not sure they even try to enforce that now.
Give it another 5 years and no one will care if you`re .com, .biz or one of the other new domains (http://www.iana.org/gtld/gtld.htm</A>).
Another option might be to use a .us domain (the country domain for the United States).
You could do the same thing for your rental site call it www.1800beachrent.com</A> etc..
Now that I have posted this, I am sure the SuN community is going to make a run on vanity URLs..lol
One thing to note if you purchase a vanity URL, make sure you get the vanity phone number from At&T also. they are good at working with you to find a toll free vanity url for you that matches your business. I got the last phone number with "groove" in it...