Our next article in the “Entrepreneur Inspiration” series will (hopefully) give you some ideas and show you the endless possibilities that a domain name can potentially have on a new venture. Sometimes the greatest, most original, and successful ideas start with a simple domain name.
Once again, we have no claim on how these domain names should be used. We simply want to nudge that old-hat rack you call a brain and give some examples on how the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. Whether you like them, love them, or have been inspired to change the basic into brilliant, we are just trying to dangle a carrot in front of that innovative horse.
Here are a few examples on how one might consider using the following domain names:
There are plenty of loving parents in the world that started their family with the blessing of adoption. This particular domain name could be the start of a site that targets those who have adopted or want to adopt as a place to share stories, fears, and provide information on what to expect during the adoption process.
This domain name can be the beginning of a site that showcases different adoption agencies. It can benefit those looking to expand their family through adoption and help them understand the ins and outs that come along with embracing a new child into a family.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to the magic word “Christmas.” We are going to look at two polar opposite options for this domain name:
First – We’ll take a look at the obvious. ChristmasHaven.com can be a portal to the most glorious Christmas-themed hotel ever. Some people just crave candy canes, sleigh bells, and Bing Crosby’s timeless rendition of “White Christmas” all year round. Christmas can come in July and with the help of this domain name, you can be the Santa Claus of it all.
Second – We’ll explore the opposite, but still obvious choice. The definition of haven is: “any place of shelter and safety; refuge; asylum.” Not everyone feels the fuzzy tingles during the holiday season. ChristmasHaven.com can be a site that offers home exchange for those who want to avoid the madness of the season. Or even a site for those who choose travel as the perfect holiday gift.
This domain name is categorized as “travel,” and the world’s fashion possibilities are endless. However, let’s take a closer look at bridal dresses in particular. A site like this can be a way to give those giddy brides-to-be a place to search the entire planet for a dress that will match with the vision of their lifelong-wedding fantasies.
Wedding gowns are usually only worn once because they tend to be a bit flashy for enjoying a bottomless basket of chips and salsa at Chili’s. So a site that gives people a place to buy or sell their dress could be an incredible place indeed.
We are going to take a serious look at the possibilities of this one. Hunger is a problem all over the world. From your backyard to across the globe, food is a necessary staple that many cannot afford or don’t have access to. There are plenty of charities out there that are playing their part to feed the hungry and HungerNetwork.com can join them in the fight.
It could easily be the perfect domain name to start a site where people can find and share information on volunteering, facilitating donations, and helping to feed the grumbling tummies in need.
Even though this domain name is technically filed under the “music” category, let’s take it up a notch and really explore the possibilities.
The world is demonstrably large and that means it is filled with all walks of human life (or in this case, the undead). In particular, there is a subdivision of people out there who live in the land of make-believe, but not just any make-believe… we are talking about those who have a flair for vampires and are in need of a community that equally loves to gather and roleplay as a clan of creatures of the night.
So why not create a place where they can safely meet, greet, and enjoy some “raw meat?” With a domain name like this you can give those who have a fetish for the Dracula’s of the world a place to purchase vampire themed merchandise and create an environment that allows these “bloodsuckers” to feel at home. BeyondtheShawdows.com could potentially be a worldwide hotspot for the fanged masses.
But then again… it is in the music category, so perhaps it is meant for the underground world of local music. In the end, it’s all up to you.
You may not think about the power behind a domain name, but in this particular situation “a rose by any other name does NOT smell as sweet.” When choosing the perfect domain name for your business keep it simple, keep it accurate to the service you provide, and keep it free from unnecessary numbers and symbols.
Now that we’ve lit a fire under you, go forth and show the world your entrepreneurial skills.