What makes a great Instant Domain?
Instant Domains is a highly-curated list of domains submitted to the Squadhelp platform by creatives like you.
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).
Breadth of Appeal
For now, focus on domains that would appeal to at least a few large industries. As this project grows, we will look for more industry specific domains, but currently we are looking for those with a fairly broad appeal.
Don't Mix Types
A phrase should not have a misspelling (Squadhelp winning name Next Comes Love would likely be accepted as NextComesLove.com, but not as NextComesLuv.com or NextComezLove.com).
A blend should not have a misspelling (AdvantEdge.com would likely be accepted, AdventEdge.com and NuAdvantEdge would not).
A double bend won't work (AddVantEdge)
Spelling and Phonics
Blends should not use words that are difficult to spell (So a word like Acquiesce is probably not great for blending).
Misspellings should not look like true mistakes. Lyft and Flickr work as misspellings. However, Conect and Acheive do not. Anything the resembles a common spelling mistake will not make a good name. Also names with multiple misspellings are typically not strong domains.
Names, especially abstract names, must not have ambiguous pronunciation. Most vowels have multiple expressions. In a name like Dravona, the on sound could be pronounced like it is in Don or won.
- Currently, we will not be including domains with numerals (e.g. 1, 4, 8) in ID.
- 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 (because ArmBath does not actually elicit the ideas of Armageddon and Bath but the ideas of washing your arm). 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
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!