Discover the future of domain name search with GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin

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Laka Sriram

One of the most talked about subjects of 2023 has been artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to change life as we know it. This discussion has been largely driven by the rise of ChatGPT, a large language model-based chatbot developed by OpenAI that allows users to input a prompt to quickly get answers, get help with drafting content and more.

In fact, according to SimilarWeb, ChatGPT recorded 1.7 billion visits in June 2023 alone, an impressive feat considering its launch in November 2022.

OpenAI has a ChatGPT Plus subscription service that offers faster responses and priority access to pose queries. It also provides subscribers with the ability to incorporate plugins into ChatGPT to enhance the AI’s capabilities.
GoDaddy recently launched its own ChatGPT plugin, which is now available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers through the ChatGPT 4 plugin store.

The plugin offers an intuitive way to find and register domain names through GoDaddy, with ChatGPT doing the work of thinking, finding and checking various domain name combinations, meaning an alternative way for domain searches other than just going to GoDaddy.com!

Screenshot of the GoDaddy ChatGPT plugin in the plugin store

Domains are important in any entrepreneur’s journey as they help define a brand and create the first impression for potential customers, or for anyone who has a project in mind and wants to set up a website.

Here are five useful features of GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin.

1. Find a domain by describing a business or project

With GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin, you will enter a new era of personalized options, as you will have the ability to describe your business, project or idea, which will result in a range of domain name suggestions tailored to your needs.

Being specific is key to finding the right domain name. For example, input an opening prompt, like:

I am an expert photographer. I am planning to start a new photography business that specializes in wedding events in Washington, DC. Suggest 10 domain names that end in .com that will be ideal for my new business and check for their availability.

This prompt will seamlessly present you with a list of .com domains suited for your new venture.

Screenshot of prompt output in ChatGPT

2. Interact with ChatGPT to bring specificity to your prompt

One of the most important emerging skills of 2023 is prompt writing. A well-written prompt can produce extraordinary results from ChatGPT. GoDaddy created the first AI Prompt Library for small businesses, which now contains over 80 helpful entries.

If you need help with your GoDaddy ChatGPT plugin prompts, just ask the tool a question. For example, “How can I make my prompt more specific?” will provide you with a list of suggestions. You could also:

  • Provide more details about your business, project, or idea – for example, a bakery in Tempe, AZ versus a vegan bakery in Tempe, AZ.
  • Specify the domain name character limits (for example: domains with under 20 characters) – this will be easier with domain extensions other than .com.
  • Share your preferred domain extension – for example, .com or .ai.
  • Indicate the number of domain options you’d like ChatGPT to produce.

3. No brand name? No problem!

As you embark on your online journey, choosing the right domain name plays a vital role in establishing your web presence. It is often one of the earliest decisions you will make as an entrepreneur. If you are still in the early stages of building your business and haven’t yet settled on a brand name, GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin has you covered.

To get the ball rolling, try submitting a detailed prompt such as:

As an innovative entrepreneur with the creativity of a successful brand strategist, brainstorm 25 unique and distinctive business name ideas for your upcoming <business type>. Each name should reflect your brand's identity, values, and the products or services you offer. Remember, your aim is to create a name that is memorable, easy to pronounce, and stands out in your industry. Also recommend its potential for a matching domain name for online presence.

Together with GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin’s intuitive capabilities, you'll be able to brainstorm a plethora of brand name ideas before finding the perfect domain name that will align with your new venture!

4. Choose from a range of domain names

GoDaddy’s ChatGPT plugin can generate multiple domain name options with various domain extensions for consideration. It can provide you with helpful direction and lots of creativity to assist in narrowing down options. The best part? All the domain names presented by ChatGPT have been checked for availability, allowing you to register the chosen domain name right away!

5. Checkout at your fingertips

Once you find a domain name that works for you, click on it to be directed to a checkout page on GoDaddy.com, where you will easily register it and explore additional services like website design, email services and more.

Additionally, you may be able to snag some alternative domain name extensions, further securing your brand’s identity online.

Screenshot of domain results

In a world driven by AI, GoDaddy's ChatGPT plugin represents a significant step forward in simplifying the process of finding the perfect domain name, enabling you to effortlessly brainstorm and explore creative ideas that align with your vision. In just seconds, you can receive a curated selection of available domains, empowering you to bring your idea to life with unprecedented ease.

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