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The process of registering a domain name can be quite annoying.  Why?  It's because many times the domain name a webmaster hopes to register has already been taken.  So, they have to ponder again what their domain name should be.  But what do they do if that domain name has been taken as well?  The best solution involves getting it right the first time with a domain name generator.  This is a program or service that suggests domain names that are not likely to have been used by other webmasters.  They can work in three ways including: giving random listings, giving listings based on input or using human suggestions.  

The first type of domain name generator gives random domain name suggestions.  Examples of sites that offer these types of domain name generators include Makewords.com and Domain-Generator.net.  The only thing a visitor has to do to see a suggested domain name is click a button or, (in the case of Makewords.com), just visit the site.  Depending on the complexity of the domain name generator, visitors will be able to see if the domain name has previously been registered and/or how valuable they would be if they decided to buy them.  

The second type of domain name generator offers suggestions based on user input.  123Finder.com is an example.  What happens is a user enters a keyword that describes the purpose of their website.  The domain name generator will then return domain names that contain this keyword.  A variant of this service could require a user to enter in more than one keyword.  From this input the domain name generator would return a domain name that contains a mixture of these keywords.

The final type of domain name generator offers suggestions from human creativity.  An example of such a service is Pickydomains.com.  With this service, (along with others like it), customers have to pay a fee.  Part of the fee goes to the person responsible for coming up with the domain name.  After the fee is sent, customers must provide information related to their website.

Employees will use this info to choose a domain name.  When the process is complete, the customer will receive a list of several domain names, each of which came from a human mind rather than a computer program, (which is used by the other types of domain name generators featured in this article).  

Are there any downsides to using a domain name generator?  Well, human-based domain name generators usually require a fee, while automated ones might not seem as creative.  Other than that domain name generators are an excellent way for webmasters to determine what their domain name should be.  Even if they don't use the suggested domain name in its entirety, they can still use these types of services to generate ideas.

From there they can use their own mind to come up with an appropriate domain name.  So, at the very least, domain name generators can serve as a tool for domain name brainstorming.  They definitely should not be overlooked by any webmaster.

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