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Is It Still Possible to Find a Good Domain Name?

Whether you're starting a new project, blog or launching an entirely new business, a good domain name is vital. Just like the location of a retail shop can make or break its success, you want a domain name that's going to create a memorable "home" on the Internet. Because there are plenty of people who not only buy domain names for their active undertakings, but also dozens or hundreds of extras in hopes of flipping them to other buyers, it's easy to feel like there are no good domain names left.  Fortunately, although it may take some digging on your part, it's still possible to find solid domain names. Here are some tips to help you get started:  Stick to What's Proven: Over the last few years, there have been lots of trendy Web 2.0 domain names. These names are completely made up words or domains that use alternate extensions to spell out words. While it's always tempting to jump on the bandwagon, most startups that have gone down this route haven't succeeded. With a few notable exceptions like Digg and Flickr, most of these domain names have simply created more problems for themselves than traction. Despite the constant stream of...
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