Frequently Asked Questions

What is NameStation?

NameStation is a website for finding name ideas and available domains. People can get name suggestions, feedback and ratings from their friends. Businesses can collaborate, hold Name Contests and offer awards.

Who uses NameStation?

If you ever need to name for a company, website, product etc., then NameStation is the site for you. In addition to finding individual name ideas, NameStation can be used by teams such as agencies or workgroups to brainstorm, rate and review name candidates. Structured Name Contests help organize ideas and get feedback. NameStation is a useful tool for internet marketing professionals, SEO specialists, domain industry specialists etc.

Is my data safe?

We are taking privacy and security very seriously. We realize that available domain name ideas can be a valuable target to domain squatters, who want to profit by gaining access to other people's ideas. NameStation condemnes such activities and has measures in place to counter them.

Can someone steal my domain name ideas?

You are right to be concerned about the privacy of your name ideas, since you can save and rate your unregistered domain name candidates, which are stored in a database hosted by NameStation.

Theoretically a database administrator could find out, which candidates you are considering for registration. This is not what we do though. NameStation is about providing the best possible solution for finding available domain names, not trying to trade with other peoples' ideas. We have been the #1 online domain name generator since 2005 and by now we have solid revenue streams from our paid customers and naming contests. Simply put, having invested serious time and effort into building a sophisticated service for finding available domain names, we would never risk damaging our reputation with something stupid like domain squatting or front running.

However, as long as a domain name is available, there is a chance that someone else may find and register it. Secure your domains as early as possible and register them with your preferred registrar. Ensure that only people you trust have access to your name contests and favorite domain candidates.

Does NameStation register or reserve my domains?

No. We never register any domains on behalf of our users. Neither do we reserve domains that our users have searched for. We have zero tolerance towards domain front-running or stealing other people's ideas.

I've found an available domain, how can I register it?

Domain name registration services are provided by various registrars. You can select your favorite registrar here. In domain search pages we have registration links that go directly to the domain registration landing page of your chosen registrar. When you find an available domain, simply click on "Register" and you will be redirected to the appropriate page. No technical knowledge is needed to register a domain, you just need to fill in a form with your contact information and pay a yearly fee that varies by registrar.

Usually registrars charge on yearly basis per domain. Some hosting providers offer a free domain with their hosting plans.

How much does it cost to use NameStation?

You can sign up for free. We charge primarily for advanced domain search features, most other features remain free.

Paid plans include a number of features that make NameStation more practical. For a low monthly payment you gain access to unique domain suggestion and collaboration tools.

Are there any hidden fees we should know about?

The pricing is simple and straightforward. You will be charged a flat rate without any hidden fees. You pay as you go and you can cancel your account any time. Please note that we don't provide refunds if you decide to cancel your Pro plan before the payment period has passed.

Can I use NameStation on my mobile device?

You can use NameStation on any device that supports web browsing and JavaScript. iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android phones and latest mobile phone models are supported.

Do you have an API?

We don't have an API yet. We can however provide custon integration widgets that can be included to your website using an iframe. We also provide data feeds for various Contact us for more details.

How can I suggest a feature?

Your feedback is most welcome! the best way to suggest new features is at to post to the User Forum.

Can I advertise on NameStation?

NameStation is an excellent marketing channel if you are targeting business owners, creative agencies, startups, anyone who is creating something new and needs a name. We have banner and text ad spaces available. Contact us for pricing options.

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