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Posted 1 Sep 2014

Domain Name Generator

, 1 Sep 2014
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Using Excel to generate random domain names


If you know how to build a website, you also know how hard it is to generate a cool domain name. This is also true for signing up a new email address, Facebook account, or for creating a nickname in your MMORPG game.


A good domain name should be easy to read, write, understand and memorize. Short names could be 1 word, 2 words or 3 words long.

Using the Code

First, I pulled a list of 5,000 most common words in English to Excel.

Then I use random number generation and VLookup to create my simple word generator which automatically refreshes itself every time I open or interact with it.

The following Excel functions are in use:






Here's the link to my spreadsheet on OneDrive:

How it looks:

Points of Interest

By changing the list of initial words to fit your own circustances, you can create a customized generator for your own purposes (medical, engineer, marketing, ...).


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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