Help! Help! I need a domain name for my outside Active Rain Blog

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Help! Help! I need a domain name for my outside Active Rain Blog. Someone here on Active Rain told me about a month ago that when you want to choose a domain name for your blog or website,you should choose a domain name that is short and about you or the business that you are trying to advertise. Of course I want to find a very good domain name so that I can be found by people on the major search engines. 

But my problem is just coming up with a domain name that is short-which is where I have hit a brick wall.

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I have some names in mind. However some of them are either too long or I think are not strong names that people usually don't search for in the search engines. I want something that is about Washington DC.

However I am thinking that should it be just about Washington DC? What should it be about? Should my domain name be less than 10 letters? And if it is more than 10 letters,is it okay? So what name should I choose?

Since many of you all have already set up your outside Active Rain blog I would really appreciate it if you can help me. Heck,you can even leave some ideal names that I should consider using. Thanks in advance for your all of your help.

 

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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

'Did some checking and just emailed you the best ones I could find that are available.

Mar 27, 2009 08:11 AM #2
Rainer
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Brian Faulkner
Pine Island Realty - Bokeelia, FL

How about GETSDCSOLD.COM

Mar 27, 2009 08:12 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Lanre, I'm thinking...but unfortunately I'm hitting the same brick wall! If I come up with something striking, I will email you.  Looks like you have good comments here. Good luck, Lanre!

Mar 27, 2009 08:14 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Brian Brumpton
Keller Williams Boise - Boise, ID
Boise Idaho Real Estate

Lanre,

You domain name should be 60-65 characters long.  WashingtonDCRealEstate would be perfect but I can bet it's already gone.  Go to bustaname.com and see what kind of variations are available.

Mar 27, 2009 08:16 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Christianne O'Malley
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

I like Brian's GetDCSold.com That's pretty good. Or you could focus on DCMetro as a combination. That will help you cover DC, Maryland and Virginia...

 

Mar 27, 2009 08:18 AM #6
Rainer
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Tracey Shrouder
360 Realty - Greensboro, NC
Listing Specialist

I vote for GETDCSOLD...that one is great :)  Good luck with the search, and if all else fails when looking for blog material...BE FUNNY!

Tracey

Mar 27, 2009 08:28 AM #7
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lanre - Some good suggestions so far, I too like GETDCSOLD.  This is also a task I struggle with.

Beswt wishes.

Mar 27, 2009 08:32 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Rich Jacobson Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Agent (Windermere West Sound, Inc.)-Rich I write Real Estate Market Report on areas such as Petworth,Anacostia,Congress Heights and Deanwood. But no data available for those words when I do a search in Google Adwords. Thanks for your response.

Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster, Crofton Real Estate)-I got the e-mail Margaret. Definitely one of my top six right now. Thank you very,very much for your quick response. You are always helping whenever you can.

Brian Faulkner (Pine Island Realty)-Love it. It is one of my favorites so far. And thats what I want to do is get dc sold. Thank you very much Brian. I really appreciate it.

Mary Douglas Red Feather Lakes, CO (United Country Ponderosa Realty)-Hi Mary. I understand. I am very thankful that you even took the time out of your busy schedule to even stop by. Have a great weekend.

 Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise)-You are absolutely right. I knew somebody had that one. Thank you very much.

Christianne Gordon (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates)-You gave me an idea of a name that I am going to choose. I am going to choose it within the next 30 minutes. Thank you very much Christianne. I am very thankful for you helping me choosing my domain name. Have a great weekend.

Mar 27, 2009 08:35 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Tracey Shrouder (360 Realty)-Tracey I actually thought about that. Thats why I thought about doing something different. Thank you very much.

Jennifer Fivelsdal, Rhinebeck NY (Keller Williams Realty - Real Estate Agent)-You are the third person to say go with Brian's suggested domain name "Get dc sold.com. Thank you very much Jennifer. Have a great weekend.

Mar 27, 2009 08:40 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Shelly Whitworth
MorSystems.com - Carmel, CA

I like getdcsold.com too!!

Mar 27, 2009 09:31 AM #11
Rainer
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Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Hey Lanre. I like getdcsold.com, but how about LanreSellsDC.com?

Mar 27, 2009 10:50 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

I will put my vote for the last one..but somehow the word home or real estate might want to be in there.  Just a thought.  My domain names are usually too long....a real pain when you have to type them over and over :)  Good luck with your choices...

Mar 27, 2009 11:09 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty)- I think www.getdchomesold.com or www.getdcrealestatesold.com was taken. Plus I wanted something short. Thank you very much Kathy. Have a great weekend.

Tanya Venable Greenville Home Staging Spartanburg and Upstate SC Home Staging (Fresh Eye Designs, LLC)-I like Lanresellsdc.com. I might get that for another blog or website. Thanks for the domain suggestion. Have a good one Tanya.

Shelly Whitworth (MorSystems.com)-I just purchased www.getdcsold.com. Thank you very much Shelly. Have a great weekend.

Mar 28, 2009 07:19 AM #14
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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Lanre, I think you made a good choice.  Have a great day! :)

Mar 29, 2009 04:01 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Lanre:  My web guru said that using my name:  janegrant.net  (janegrant.com was taken)  boosted my name to the first page of google.  I was on page 5 only one month ago but then I have a common name and was competing for it!   Good Luck in picking!

Mar 29, 2009 05:07 AM #16
Rainer
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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Lanre,
Good luck, you're getting some good suggestions.

Mar 31, 2009 12:46 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY
www.DChomes4Sale.com Kinda short 'n' sweet. Is there a particular DC neighborhood you specialize in?? Choose that? I have www.ZilkerParkHomes.com as that is a specific area I work in a lot. Good luck choosing the right one!
Apr 02, 2009 01:10 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
I never thought about www.dchomes4sale.com. That is a very good one. Even though I just chose www.selldcnow.com for my outside Active Rain real estate blog,I am going to see if that one is still available. I specialize in DC neighborhoods such as Anacostia,Deanwood,Congress Heights and Petworth Washington DC. Thank you very much.
Apr 02, 2009 11:47 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Frank Bailey Sr.
Keller Williams Realty - Schertz, TX
I like the dchomes4sale.com better. I guess I need to find a domain name for my outside blog, I just used the default one!
Apr 05, 2009 06:38 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
Frank Bailey, ABR, (Prudential Classic Realty)- I just set up my outside blog. It is www.getdcsold.com. Also I put the Google Analytics on it. I need to check out this week if Iam getting traffic to my site and if so,where is it coming from? Thanks my friend.
Apr 07, 2009 07:15 PM #21
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