Business Name Help Needed...

Business By flourpowerMN Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 1:44am by leah_s

flourpowerMN Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 3:44am
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The name that I've fallen in love with for my business is Flour Girl Desserts & Specialties. I checked with the Secy of State and there is only 1 similar business name in my state, but it is 300+ miles away and it's not exactly the same.

My dilemma is, the main domain name and several similar ones are taken. I can get some variations on the name (flourgirldessertsmn), but the most logical (flourgirldesserts.com) is taken.

So, do I come up with a new name? Or is the exact domain name not as important in a business that relies so heavily on face-to-face interaction?

I'm definitely open to other naming suggestions too. I've been baking for nearly 20 years, but have just started decorating. I intend to do special occassion cakes & desserts; cookies & cupcakes included.

TIA for your thoughts!

10 replies
veronica720 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 3:52am
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What about just using flourgirl.com

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 4:14am
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I checked on go daddy and flourgirlsdesserts.com is available.

2SimplySweet Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 4:22am
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What about spelling flour different like Flowergirlsdeserts.com?

miny Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:32am
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I'm not sure how it works but I was listening (not intentionally) a couple talking about something similar at the doctor's office and what I understood is that some people buy the domain names so they can resale them for a higher price, maybe you can do some research and see if you can buy it from them, that's if you are really, really sold on it! Sorry I can't be of more help icon_redface.gif

veronica720 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:51am
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You can also just change the .com to .net

then it would be flourgirldesserts.net which is available

cylstrial Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by veronica720

You can also just change the .com to .net

then it would be flourgirldesserts.net which is available




Yep. Or there's .org and several others that you can always use. Or you could use your full company name.
www.FlourGirlDessertsAndSpecialties.com

Cake_Karen Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:02pm
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I would try and keep any web address short and simple.
I had endless problems with people trying to find me because my web address was long and people were mis-spelling it.

Hope this helps

miny Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:02pm
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But .org is only for the government, isn't it?

flourpowerMN Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm
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Thanks for the input all. I think I'm going to go with flourgirldesserts.net.

Whew, you can't imagine how much I've been agonizing over this decision! It gets easier from here, right? icon_wink.gif

<----- off to godaddy.com

leah_s Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:44am
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Originally Posted by miny

But .org is only for the government, isn't it?




.gov is for the government.

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