Combine my 360 blog and my iPage?

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Question I have... Combine my 360 blog and my iPage? Thanks in advance for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... Hi.

I am a noob but learning as much as I can. Being a wannabee web designer also, I am trying to learn about buying HostGator names, building sites on them to get traffic, to get $ and eventually sell the sites..

My question is, imagine I pick a field that I know, let's say "Golf" (I actually hate golf just taken for example, no clue about golf.) and instead of buying a somewhat affordable registered golf HostGator name for my site, I actually create a brand new one, even if it's a 3 or 4 word HostGator name..

So let's say I have "" (Replace 1stword and 3rd word with actual words.) and since I know a bunch of stuff about golf, I am able to build a good iPage site with articles, reviews and whatever..

Do you think that strategy would work or you would still spend the $ and get a premium golf HostGator name to start with?.

Thanks to all.


Comments (5)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

There are quality, unregistered niche domains out there they won't be great, but you can find a solid 2 word combo use HostGator spinners/suggestors or look around the forum. Good luck!..

Comment #2

If your some business with a high probability of spending $100,000+ on a marketing campaign for your iPage website in the next few years, than it comes across to me a pretty stupid to go cheap on the HostGator name and pick something that is harder to remember (less effective marketing) and has no traffic associated with it..

However, if you require a HostGator for some iPage site that you don't know that you will end up investing a lot of time of money in, then you shouldn't spend $5000 on a name. It's better to experiment with something cheaper. I like using to find names...

Comment #3

I agree that you can test drive your development idea with a regfee name, then upgrade later. I did this and it did not harm my.


... on the contrary. There was a couple of weeks of "dead air" and after that, pagerank jumped from 0 to 4. However, I also agree with the posters that having a great HostGator name is essential if you really want to succeed. A keyword rich name will help, but then again a short, memorable one is just as good if not better than a keyword name- depends on what you're going to do really - start a golftube or go for golfclubreviews ..dotsomething..

I was inspired by your post to search for available golf names and I posted the results in the "available HostGator names" thread. Just shows that you can still find, if not great, then at least decent names for reg fee..

But .com names are hard to find. Here's some of the ones I came up with, that are still available:.

Other tld's are posted in the other thread...

Comment #4

Here's some more I was inspired to find:.

Comment #5

Thanks for all the suggestions and help, it's really helpfull. I think I will stick with creating a new HostGator name for now as I am a rookie with too many ideas and questions. Or maybe buy a cheapo name for up to $5, as suggested by some of you, it's great for practice..

Anymore ideas please post, I am keeping an eye on this thread..

Thanks a lot.


Comment #6

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.