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About Tauno

CEO of NameStation

Changes to voting system to discourage mass downvotes

Contest Holders are encouraged only to rate the names they distinctly like or dislike.   Occasionally some of them used the voting system for sorting entries, which caused a disproportionate amount of downvotes. Therefore we are now displaying a warning … Continue reading

New Search Method – Invented Words

The new Invented Words generator matches popular prefixes and suffixes to your keywords. This works best with long nouns or adjectives. For example, searching with benefits results in names like Zenefits or Benergy.  For best results, try matching both by beginnings and … Continue reading

NameStation introduces a project-based workflow

With the latest update, NameStation introduces a project-based workflow for finding the perfect name. This enables our users define the project niche, organize ideas and work with other people. To create names, new users would start by creating a Project, … Continue reading

.IO domain search has been added

NameStation now supports searching for .IO (British Indian Ocean Territory) domains. The .IO extension has gained popularity among startups in the recent years, but there are still plenty of short names and dictionary domains available.

New Search Method – Transform Lists

Today we added a new way to search for domain names. The Transform Lists search enables you to select an existing Wordlist and apply the following character transformations to create new name ideas: Replace a random vowel Replace a random … Continue reading

Improved keyword research tools

We’ve made a number of improvements to NameStation’s keyword research tools. Now there’s a more convenient way to look up definitions, Lists containing a keyword and semantically related words. Click on any keyword to perform a search with that word or … Continue reading

Downvoting previously upvoted entries no longer results in losing 1 Point

Contest Holders are sometimes still using Up/Downvotes for sorting entries.  When a previously upvoted entry was downvoted, it caused contestants to lose 1 Point, while the actual intention of the Contest Holder may have been resetting the vote to 0. … Continue reading

New domain extensions added – .CZ and .LA

NameStation now supports generating domain names with .CZ (Czech Republic) and .LA (Los Angeles) Top-level domains. There are tons of 3-4 character names and dictionary domains available with both extensions, act fast to get the good ones!

How to find better name ideas and earn more Talent Points at contests?

This article is often being updated with new tips and guidelines about maximizing your earnings at Public Name Contests. Quick Tips Subscribe to Contest Alerts. First entries get more attention and points. When adding names to the contest, use the Star icon … Continue reading

Contestant payouts are now made for every 1000 Talent Points

Starting today, payments of $100 are issued each time you’ve received another 1000 Points. Previously we issued Paypal payments of $50 every time 500 Points was reached.