Tips for Naming Your IT Company
While we’ll first start by telling you all the great IT Startup names that we’ve already developed, there’s more we want to tell you about. Well follow our shameless plug, with our top Tips for Naming Your IT Company. That’s what you’re here for anyway, right?
As promised, we first want you to know how the Killer Panda Development Team has turned the conventional naming and branding process upside down. We’ve creating a huge online catalog of premium names strategically developed for an IT company. Each IT name we create has been screened, tested, and ready for immediate use in the technology field.
Now onto our promised Tips for Naming an IT Company.
The our Killer Panda Team has been studying successful IT company names for years. And, our researchers have identified some key factors that you should consider when you selecting a name for your IT Company.
Here are examples of fresh, cool IT names we’ve just listed …
Characteristics to a Great IT Company Name
To begin with, when our Brand Development Team develops IT company and startup names, we always consider that IT companies need to be considered on the cutting edge and ahead of technology. Your IT startup name needs to foster an emotional connection within your potential customers and your target market. IT company names need to convey that your company, service or product will solve your customers problems.
Our developers have taken strides to keep these IT Company names short. In general, the best tech names are short, having fewer than eleven characters. The more letters in a name the more opportunity there is for someone to misspell or mistype your name into a browser.
Tip #1 Great Tech Startup Name – Spelling
The Killer Panda developers have stayed away from funky spellings. While an unusual spelling in a company name may sound cute at first, but could really mix up potential customers. We like cool and clever tech names. We always stay away from names that try to be too cool or too clever.
Tip #2 Great Tech Startup Name – Expansion
Every entrepreneur dreams of launching a global technology firm. However, when they’re first developing a name for that tech startup, many entrepreneurs often overlook expansion, global or otherwise. They should.
Don’t let your business name limit you. Even if you’re not thinking global expansion, you should still consider that you may want to add products or services at some point.
An overly specific tech startup name will limit you. The tech industry is constantly changing and your startup name should allow for that. Some names keep the options open for significant expansion. Others however can limit you to your current position.
Tip #2 Great Tech Startup Name – Avoid Numbers, Hyphens or Odd Characters
We can’t lie, we’ve seen some really cool tech names with unusual spellings, incorporate numbers, and even some with hyphens. However, we believe that these names were developed by huge and expensive branding companies. While these branding companies did develop these great names, they’re REALLY expensive.
If you’re a small startup or even a single entrepreneur, these brand development companies are well out of your financial reach (right now). That leaves the naming process to you, your team, or us here at Killer Panda.
Our team here believes that only with rare exception, a cool IT tech business name should not contain numbers or hyphens. Hyphens, numbers and other non-alphabetic symbols will just confuse your target market. Furthermore, they’re also really hard to communicate.
Picture this, two people are discussing your startup. Now, imagine one is telling the other your business name and how to find you online.
Where does the hyphen go, is that the number 1 or is it spelled out “one?”
There are just too many unknowns and can lead to confusion. This is a nightmare scenario for any business after launch. You need your tech name to be clear, concise and above all, easy to communicate.
2 Tips on Developing or Finding a Killer IT Tech Company Name –
Ok, so where does that leave you, the entrepreneur. Your startup budget doesn’t include a big expansive brand development company and you’re not sure where to start; don’t worry. Our Brand Development Team has put together some tips on how to develop your own name or find one.
1st Key Aspect of a Great IT Company Name –
Your IT startup brand name must be free of trademark infringement issues. One of the biggest challenges of naming architecture agencies is creating a great name that free of trademarking issues.
Developing a killer name for a technology startup isn’t the most difficult aspect of the naming process. However, it’s finding one that you can use in the marketplace you’ll be working is.
With that said, there is plenty of resources out there that can help you.
We suggest you take advantage of the free trademark search function the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Not only is searching the database easy, it’s free!
One quick note, simply because the name is in use doesn’t mean you can’t use it. An entrepreneur must learn what “Classification of Goods and Services” they’ll be operating in. With that information, if you see a business using that name in an unrelated “Classification” you may be able to use that name.
We always suggest you check this out with a Trademark specialist but, you may be able to use that name.
2nd Key Aspect of a Great IT Company Name –
As an entrepreneur launching a brand or startup is, your IT name must be available to obtain the matching dot-com domain name.
The dot-com extension remains firmly the suffix of choice for tech businesses desiring established credentials. To see if the name is available, just type it into your menu bar. You can also check out the history of any domain name through the free Whois Domain History functions.
We hope our Tips for Naming an IT Company has given you direction. In addition, the other way we can help is with our the great names for an IT Company which our team has already created. While we’d love for you choose one of our names, we welcome you to just have a look at what professionals develop for an Information Technology brand.
At Killer Panda we create names for startups and companies. Names that will jump to the head of the pack. These names were built for startups that aren’t afraid to take a chance. And, for companies that know the value in standing apart from others within a marketplace.
Don’t delay. Search for your company name now.
If you need help naming your IT company, give the Killer Panda Help Team a call. We’ve helped hundreds of tech firms — let us help you too. Call us at 1-888-757-8555 or e-mail us at [email protected]