Time was that a startup didn’t have the time or money to pick anything other than a free domain name (free meaning – the only cost being the cost of registration).
eBay was in fact originally auctionweb.com and the founder’s first choice for a domain name was echobay.com , after his consulting company that owned the business – ebay.com was in fact his second choice and one he picked up for nothing.
Today we don’t usually have the luxury of getting a decent domain name for free, and must decide on a budget for a decent domain name. A mistake that many startups make is trying to fit their square peg business into a round hole, by forcing a name that sounds stilted or even silly just because that is what is available at a low price. Don’t make that mistake! Your domain name must reflect the majesty of your new business, and taking a crappy sounding name may cause irreversible damage to your business.
XYNames’s domains have been hand picked since 2002, and are top quality. If you’re having a hard time deciding between what is best for you, just send us a contact message at
and talk to us about what you do, and we will work with you to get you the best possible name to fit your needs – and budget.