Hi All - ID issues should be fixed. If you still encounter issues, please report specific examples using the blue button on any page of Squadhelp.com.
@Commulinks - We are currently going to focus on names that have been submitted to a Squadhelp contest--not opening ID up to other names (however, opening ID up is something we will consider in the future). Our current thought process is that ID will allow you to share names that you absolutely love, but that did not end up winning.
@LynnParks - ID will be a highly curated list of names/domains. The names that are accepted will typically pass these criteria: pleasant to say and hear, easy to spell or pronounce, sticks in the mind and gets people talking, and is evocative (e.g. emotional, intriguing, experiential, or impressively original).
I think ease of access or easy of understanding is key.
- If you use a made-up word--an abstract name--it must sound really nice and be phonetic (Itorix.com).
- If you submit a mispelling, it must be slight and obvious (Lyft or Flickr, not Lyphtt or Flikrr).
- If you use blends, the two words must be obvious. Here's a blend that does not work: Creating a name for an aggressive first-person-shooter video game by combing Armageddon and Bloodbath--ArmBath.com. On the other hand, here is a great blend that is easily understood--Knowplicity.com.
- If your name uses Greek roots, stick with ones that are phonetical like Cata and Deca, instead of Chronos (pronounced Crow-know-ce) and Eidos (pronounced ... I'm not sure )
Here are some Squadhelp winning names that are good examples: BulkyBrains.com, GetPetReady.com, Korkable.com, ThriftyWheels.com, BondSavvy.com, ReadyToRise.org. Rinsio.com, BasicGravity.com, EarthsDew.com, LifeAshore.com, LaunchRaven.com, Knowplicity.com
@Chasity2ku - When a domain is accepted for Instant Domains, it will automatically be set to bypass domain availability check if you try to submit it to a naming contest. (Other creatives will not be able to submit it because the domain is not available).