Don’t let everyone convince you that all of the good domains are already taken. Here are a list of webtools to help you manage your mission of buying the next million dollar domain name.
Domain hacks lets you find a domain that combines domain labels, especially the top-level domain (TLD), to spell out the full “name” or title of the domain, making a kind of pun, for example del.icio.us
MakeWords.com has advanced query features that allow you to refine your domain query for starting with, ending with, max letters, language rules random names and more.
Just Dropped is a domain search of recently dropped domain names, good for recycling/salvaging old domain names.
squURL has a nice search interface and shows some simple suggestions as well.
DomainIt has a domain suggestion service to give you a large list of suggestions.
DomainsBot gives you an inline ajax auto complete feature for searching domain names.
Nameboy is another tool for using keywords to find domains
Yahoo domain search provides similar options in your search results.
Uwhois is a nice tool to search all Generic Top Level Domains and most Country Code TLDs.
Bemmu.com lists expired domains with indications of Wikipedia, part of speech, delete days, Google trends and more.
Split It! visually shows you how your domain name string will be split. Use this to avoid getting an accidentally funny domain name.
Is your creative side running dry? Try these tools for some magic!
To come up with new words try Dislexicon
Word Mixer Enter 5 words and get 2-3 syllable results.
Word Finer for crossword pattern matching.
RhymeZone gives you rhymes and synonyms of any word.
Dot-o-mator is a tool for mixing letters and to make up your own words and make up a nifty Web 2.0 domain name.
WordConstructor is great for generating a random name, brand, or domain name.
A word of caution
Don’t get your idea stollen! Don’t search for your domain name until you are ready to register it. More companies are now selling their domain search records to people in trying to make money in lucrative ways. Read this article on domain tasting to find out more.