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What To Do If The Domain Name You Want Is Taken?

If you are in the process of starting a website, then you have probably come across the dilemma of domain names. Many people choose to use their own name as the domain name for their website, but this is not always possible. If the domain name you want is taken, don’t worry! 

There are a few things you can do to get around this. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the options available to you if the domain name you want is already taken.

If you are in the process of starting a website, then you have probably come across the dilemma of domain names. Many people choose to use their own name as the domain name for their website, but this is not always possible. If the domain name you want is taken, don’t worry! 

There are a few things you can do to get around this. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the options available to you if the domain name you want is already taken.

1). Register a new domain

If the domain name you want is already taken, then you can register a new domain name that is similar to the existing domain name.

Here is how;

a). Use a new domain ending

There are different domain endings you can choose from. For example, if the one you wanted is a .com domain, you can go with .net, .org, or.biz. 

Make sure the domain ending, or TLD, that you are going for is in line with your brand identity. 

b). Make a tweak

Consider adding or subtracting something from the original domain name to make it unique. 

If you already own a brand, find ways to work with your business name.

2). Stick with your first choice

Another way to handle cases where your domain name is already taken involves;

a). Reaching out to the current owner to buy the domain. The chances of the current owner selling you the domain are high, but you will need some money on your side to help the process. 

b). Take legal action. If you already own the trademark to the name used in the domain, you may take legal action against the current owner. This works mainly if they are offering similar services or goods as your business.

3). Start afresh

If you don’t have the money to take the first option, then you may opt to start afresh with a new domain name. This means you will have to start the whole process from scratch. 

You will need to start by identifying your target audience and the goals of the website. From there, you can brainstorm some ideas and use some market research to find out what kind of domain name is in line with your brand.