Coming up with a suitable name for a business, product, or website is something I do on a fairly regular basis. In brainstorming a name I often make lists of words I’d like to use, like adjectives and nouns than relate the product. Then I start combining the words to create a unique name and check to see if the related domain is taken or not. The problem is that even though I may have come up with a name I really like, if the domain name is taken, it isn’t worth keeping.
These days a LOT of domains are taken, either by people using them or companies squatting them. So to make this whole process a little easier I built a website that takes most of the work out of hunting for a good domain: Trionym.The idea is fairly simple: enter up to three lists of words, choose which Top-Level Domains you’re willing to use, and search. Trionym will then create all the possible word combinations and check whois databases to see if the domains are registered. It’s relatively simple for now, but I’m considering adding more options, so if there’s a feature you’d like to see just let me know.