Enter your company name or words related to your business here to start searching.

Dictionary Words

By Bill Quimby on November 1, 2023

Someone recently asked me if they could limit the results to “dictionary” words. According to Google, the Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use. When I first started working with big data I would have thought that was a lot. But now comparing that to the amount of data we have analyzed it’s nothing. We’ve got THOUSANDS of times that many data points in our big data today!

It's natural to want to start with the Dictionary, but if you think about it, there are 350 million domain names. How many of them are dictionary words? A fraction of 1 percent. If you limited yourself to dictionary words, looking for domain names, you’d never get anything. So while you might find a couple numbers in disconnect, those are the numbers that are obvious to everyone else too, and unfortunately you’re not going to get.

You don’t find many dictionary words as the name of large companies because they’re not brandable. They’re always going to be more expensive and ultimately less valuable. To me, dictionary words are exactly what you shouldn’t look for. It’s like saying I only want to look for the most obvious generic terms that everyone else has looked for, for decades.

A lot of people will start here, looking for the most generic terms for their industry, but that’s where the related terms are important. You’re never going to get those generic terms but they will have a lot of related terms, or a phase that contains it. Maybe one of those will be available or inspire you. Look for phrases, and more creative, fanciful names, NOT generic, unbrandable terms that you can’t trademark.

We've helped tens of thousands of customers get great numbers over the past 25+ years

Bill - This is awesome! You made this so easy to get a really nice number that fits my business. I sent you an email with a question on a Friday afternoon and you responded on Saturday - I didn't even have to wait until the following Monday. Thanks for everything!

Ken Tharp

West des moines, IA

I have used tollfreenumbers.com at least five times before to obtain toll free numbers and this experience was more of the same outstanding service I have come to expect. This transaction was for a very good true 800 vanity number, which was backorders. It came with the higher cost associated will all such true 800 vanity numbers so I hoped everything would go smoothly. When I got the announcement that they had been successful in the attempt to obtain the number the day it came off of back order, I was pleased. But I was more impressed when Rita from toll free numbers.com personally reached out to me months later to make sure that when they got notice that the number was being request to be ported, that it was my carrier doing it on my behalf, since the information did not match 100%. (It was). That, together with all the other little details that their team does for their customers, makes it easy to recommend them as the go-to place for toll free number acquisition.

Frank Eskesen

New york, NY

I want to offer my gratitude for your service. The process of search for and acquiring an effective toll free number was surprisingly simple and incredibly effective. We are absolutely thrilled with the number we secured and very impressed with how quickly the new number was processed and activated. I can't thank you enough for providing such a positive experience.

C. Anthony Hanson

Asheville, NC