Getting Domain Buying Ideas from Children’s Books

My wife and I read to our kids every night before bed. They have their favorite books that change on a regular basis, and they are always adding books to their collections. We read everything from princess adventures, race car stories, animal books, and everything in between.

When I am reading in the evening, I often think about different words and phrases as domain names. I’ll see a couple of words or phrases and note them in my head for when I get a chance to do a Whois lookup later on that evening or the next day. I think childrens’ books are a great source of inspiration for domain name ideas.

Kids’ books generally have words that are easy to spell and remember. They are often positive words or phrases that are meaningful to people of all ages. Put simply, there are many brands that have short names made up of words that can be found in the books we read to our kids.

I have owned a couple of names I bought shortly after seeing them in a book. More often than not, the domain names are already owned and being used by someone else, but on occasion, I will find a good domain name to inquire about. I think children’s books are great sources of domain name ideas.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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    • I just made it up, but I see people are already using the phrase in commerce (no surprise, would not expect to be the only one who thought of that).

      Okay, folks, this has been another EMD alert (okay, sort of) by John. You’re welcome. 😀

  1. Elliot great idea. That is how I registered my domain name BeforeTheDot. I was at a seminar on branding and the speaker said, people will remember your online brand by what name you have before the dot. That lightbulb went off in my head, I went on my phone to GoDaddy to see who owned it and lucky enough it was available.


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