Several people have messaged me asking where they can find a list of strong, trendy, brandable keywords. The answer is everywhere and nowhere. No such list exists, that I know of, except in the toolbox of successful brandable domainers. It’s a list that’s subjective and evolves over time. It’s a list that no two domainers will agree on. It’s a list that comes from analysis, observation and experience. It’s the summation of hours spent at sites like NameBio, TechCrunch, DomainSherpa, AngelList, CrunchBase, BrandBucket, Startups-list and BrandRoot. Looking, analyzing, evaluating and deciding the relative value of each word. After a while it becomes intuitive. But in the beginning you need a written list.
For those that don’t have such a list, I’ll get you started. The way I’m going to do that is by showing you sample brands for existing startups in some of the most relevant technology niches of today. Not every keyword listed is a tier one brandable word. But most of them are. So get out your keyboard and create and refine your keyword list!
AgTech – FarmLogs, FarmNote, CropTrak, AgSquared, AgWorld, CropMetrics, SmartFarm, OnFarm, Grownetics, FarmLink, AgraLogics, HydroBio, Cropzilla, AgroStar, HungryHarvest, FreightFarms, AeroFarms, Farmigo, AgroStar, FarmDog, Agrible, FieldIn, Farmobile, AquaSpy, CropX, VitalFields
CyberSecurity – TwistLock, PinDrop, SentinelOne, FireGlass, Cynet, SafeBreach, ProtectWise
Sensors – NestLabs, CrowdOptic, Chronocam, PlantSense, SynTouch, VisionSense, OptiSense
Space Travel – SpaceX, Astrobotic, SpaceAngels, ConnectX, LiftPort, MicroLaunchers, OffGlobe, UnitedSpace
Autonomous Vehicles – ZenDrive, Parkbob, Tesloop, OpenLane, Nutonomy, Otonomo, ViaMotors, EagleRider, SafeFleet, FlexiCab, LandRoller
Internet of Things – SmartThings, Trackr, August, Nest, WorldSensing, Microtronics, Ring, Withings
Virtual and Augmented Reality – TeliportMe, MediaSpike, LucidVR, IrisVR, OmniVirt
On-Demand Food – BlueApron, GrubMarket, Deliveroo, FoodGenius, Munchery, Sprig, InstaCart, Plated, Freshly, HomeChef, SmartLunches, PurpleCarrot, SpoonRocket
Drones – RaptorMaps, AirWood, SkySquirrel, LeadingEdge, DroneDeploy, Airware, DroneBase, DroneSmith, SkyFront, FlySpan, DroneMedia, SkyCatch
Artificial Intelligence – DataRobot, DataMinr, Numenta, SkyMind, GradeScope, AtomWise, TalkIQ, DigitialGenius, DeepInstinct, OrbitalInsight, VoyagerLabs, MindMeld, SkyTree
Sharing Economy – Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, SnapGoods, DogBuddy, HomeSuite, LiquidSpace, DogVacay, TaskRabbit, GetAround, LendingClub, SideCar, SteadyFare, PoshMark
Wearables – FitBit, MyZone, DopplerLabs, BodyCap, HexoSkin, GymTrack, GoPro, JawBone, Pebble, BodyMedia, SoundHound, MarkOne, Eyefluence, MysteryVibe
Virtual Currencies – ButterCoin, CoinBase, BlockCypher, BlockStream, BitWall, BitBox, CoinSetter, BitStamp, CoinCove, GoCoin
Ok, now you’ve got your starter list. Keep developing it by visiting the tech sites and watch for old trends dying and new ones sprouting up in their place. It takes time but its a worthwhile investment in your future success.
Meanwhile, take a gander at these brandables up for sale at NameJet this week: