I was just made aware of a service for those needing a unique domain or a slogan on a low budget; PickyDomains.com
Here is how it works.
You simply deposit $50 through paypal.com
This starts a creative chain reaction as hundreds of contributors start submitting their ideas.
Once a winning suggestion is found, the contributor who came up with it gets 40% to 60% of the fee via PayPal (anyone can become a contributor, registration is free).
The exact payout depends on contributors rank, which is a measure how good he or she is, based on the number of likes and dislikes received from clients.
If client decides that he or she does not like any suggestions, they can request a refund, so there is no risk involved.
Currently, PickyDomains.com has 1200+ clients, 44,000 registered contributors and 1500+ completed projects (DiskScout.Com, Xutta.Com, NadaPay.com, GymGenius.Com, Simplytics.Com, Coderria.Com, Nogeno.Com, MadConomist.Com to name a few).
You can see the most recently selected domain names by clients on the front page of the site.
The service has been even hired to name Las Vegas strip club and to baptize pitbull puppy for a Detroit rap star according to its founder, Dmitry Davydov.
Once a domain name is chosen the client can register the domain with the registrar of his choice.
“”Looking for a cool name, domain or slogan but can’t think of one yourself? You’ll love PickyDomains.com.
- Our service is 100% risk-free. That is, you pay only if you like our work.
- Unlike naming/branding agencies that charge up to $120.000, our price is $50 per domain/$75 per slogan.
- You’ll receive hundreds of great suggestions.
- We understand your confidentiality concerns, and your order can be set up in a way that there will be no mention that your domain, name or slogan has been authored by our contributors.””
From the contributor side here is what the site says:
“”If you have a knack for coming up with cool, unusual and memorable names, domains or slogans – here is a chance to turn your talents into cash.
Here is how the process works – register as a contributor (it’s free), select orders you want to work on and send your suggestions. If your name, domain or slogan is picked, you’ll get 40-60% of the order value (averages around 25-35 dollars depending on your rank and order type). The money will be sent to your PayPal account, so it’s important that you have one or can get one easily.”
Its an interesting concept and while you aren’t going to get any category killers or exact match domains, its an alternative for those with a very small budget.
(Disclaimer: We have not used this service nor have we signed up as a contributor and while they make mention of a free domain for bloggers we have not signed up for that either)