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.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

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

Append popular suffixes to a keyword list

The List Suffixes search now has an option to choose between popular suffixes (such as io, ify, ly, isto) and generic nonsensical suffixes (such as eum, ead, sar, sen). Suffixes are added randomly each time you generate new results. This … Continue reading

Separation of Shortlisting and Voting

Recent updates to entries sorting had a negative effect on voting – Contest Holders started using voting to manage shortlisted entries, and downvoted entries that were originally upvoted – to narrow down their shortlist. Therefore we have separated shortlisting entries … Continue reading

New sorting and filtering options for contest entries

We’ve added a couple of new options for sorting and filtering contest entries: Unrated – gives the Contest Holders a better overview about which entries need to be rated. Voted Up/Down – filters by total score. Includes votes by other … 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.

Changes to the contest entries limit, before voting has started

When a public contest has 0 votes, each participant can post up to 10 names. As soon as there is at least 1 vote, you can post more. Contestants with a 30-day average vote ratio of less than 0.25 can … Continue reading