How to Find Short Domain Names

By Daniel Scocco

When I saw the domain name of Kevin Rose’s newest venture, Pownce.com, I thought that maybe I should buy some short albeit weird domains myself.

Anyway, after researching a bit I managed to find two interesting tools for that purpose. The first one is dyyo.com, a search engine that will help you find 4 letter domain names.

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Some time ago I even started looking for 2 and 3 letter domain names, only to discover that they were all gone… so 4 letter is as short as you can go.

According to the tool there are approximately 28,000 4 letter domain names still available. Most of them are unpronounceable words like bqhj.com or pqhn.com, and that is where the tool comes handy. You can specify letters for each position, so just stick some vowels in there, hoping to come up with something useful.

The second tool is 5letter.com, and as you probably guessed it can be used to find 5 letter domain names. Here you create a fragment and specify if the domain name should begin with that frament, end with it, or merely contain it.

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For example, if I specify domains to begin with the fragment “po” I get the following names:

  • pozzr.com
  • pobie.com
  • pokoz.com
  • podrr.com


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45 Responses to “How to Find Short Domain Names”

  • Michael

    Well thank you for the links. I understand this is an old blog, but: the 2nd service went offline and the first tells me that all 4-leter domains are gony by Nov 2007.

  • Rajesh Kanuri

    thanks for the sources..

  • Tom Bradshaw

    Never came across these sites before, thanks for the links

  • N/A

    I came across http://www.readabledomains.com a nice tool for finding short domains. Check it out.

  • Marketing Network

    Although practically all the short domain names are taken these are indeed great tools.

  • Bang Kritikus

    Nice tools daniel. Thanks

  • Tips4pc

    I have been going for 6 or 7 letter domains as you can usually undrstand what the site is about from that. All the good 4’s are probably gone..

    I love trying to come up with a domain name myself. Loosing letters, adding numbers, and so on. I don’t think it does any harm adding a number in. I have domains like 101pctips, tips4pc, 100vista, and more.. but you can see what they are about.

    I always go for a .com as this is what people remember.

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