I am currently working on a project, and I had a name for it in mind. However, the .com domain with that name is already in use. What do you think I should do? Rename my project, or use a .net domain instead of a .com?
The name would be: opiniononion.com
Would you rather see something like: opiniononion.net or would you rather see another name being used, like: discussiononion.com? Or something else entirely?
I would recommend buying a .com name whenever possible. In the modern market, everyone assumes it is going to be a .com and therefore if you have to keep reminding people it is .net then you are going to be loosing customers, and giving them away to the pre-existing .com site.
I find the name opiniononion as catchy and easy to remember, however since there already exists a .com domain for it, you may lose traffic if you choose a .net domain...
perhaps you can just think of another project name, or perhaps use a 'opinion-onion' as to avoid confusion in spelling your url?, as long as it's a .com domain since I agree with AHarrisGsy, that often many assume that the site will be automatically a .com.
Wow that's a cool one indeed, that does make sense :). So then the match would be between discussiononion.com and commononion.com. I find discussiononion.com.. more loveable for the tongue to pronounce, while I like the idea behind commononion a lot, more than discussiononion.com. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
Think something Different, above domains are good but not related to a specefic niche. Check Nameboy, name.com domain grabber for better domain suggestion. You can check Google Adword tool too to get Keyword oriented Domains.
Then try to choose the .Biz domain because it relates to business. I think your favorite domain name is available within .Biz extension. I prefer you one website where you can get a huge list of .Biz domains and the name is profit.biz
One other thing if your favorite domain is not available in any extension then try to create an email account that relates to your business. As per my way email.biz is a good website where you can create personalized email account on your own choice of domain name. Shortest email ids helps you in building a professional approach to your business. Customers feel that your company is a reliable company and not a fake one and they can easily invest in your company's products.