[Need Advice] Using 'Free', 'Download' in Domain Name is a Good Idea in 2023?

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Hi, I am planning to launch a site for graphic designers / web designers where they will be able to download free icons and graphics. I have got around 1200+ unique icons designed by my in house graphic designer for this.

I was wondering if I shall register a domain name that has the words 'free' and 'download' in it? Will it be a good idea or it will sound like a spam / malicious site? (the naming idea came from the site all-free-download dot com)

My vision is to make a community resource site where people will be able to contribute their extra graphic resources for free along with my graphics that I am offering for free anyways. There is nothing spammy here. So the domain name should reflect the positive intent.

But from a branding perspective I was thinking to add these words - Free and Download in the domain name. So was just wondering if I should do that or not!

What do you think guys pls suggest. Your help is really appreciated.

Many Thanks!
 
Free and download is a great domain name modifier. Because of most searched and most catchy sales keywords.
So overall good for traffic.
For brand not so much.
So create a brand name site and a site to download with free ot download added at the brand name.
 
It won't help you seo-wise to put those words in domain name. It will just make it unnecessarily longer.

Use a unique brand name instead, and save your keywords for meta
 
I put this in chatgpt and got this response.


Sure! Here are a few suggestions for domain names for a site for graphic designers and web designers to download free icons and graphics:
  1. FreeIconsHub.com
  2. DesignResources.co
  3. IconCentral.net
  4. GraphicElements.com
  5. WebDesignAssets.com
  6. CreativeElements.co
  7. DesignInspiration.net
  8. IconDepot.com
  9. GraphicInspiration.co
  10. DesignDownloads.net
It's important to choose a domain name that is short, memorable, and easy to spell. It should also be relevant to the content and purpose of your site. I hope these suggestions are helpful!
 
Use a unique brand name instead, and save your keywords for meta
Yeah, I know it will not help with SEO like it did in 2006. Just wanted to see your opinion on using the words 'Free' and 'Download' in domain name, if it looked spammy or what!

BTW thank you for your suggestion, I really appreciate your time mate :)
Here are a few suggestions for domain names for a site for graphic designers and web designers to download free icons and graphics:
I really appreciate your hustle mate :)

Some of the domain names generated are already premium and would cost over $4k :D

BTW thanks for taking time to revert :)
 
Are you going to grow it further than those 1200 icons?
If not, then I guess you are not gonna brand it so free + download can fit well.
If you are looking to grow this further then maybe using a brandable name is a better choice.
 
Are you going to grow it further than those 1200 icons?
Yes, I have a plan to make as many icons possible.
If not, then I guess you are not gonna brand it so free + download can fit well.
I would like it to be a memorable name that people will easily remember. 'Free' and 'Download' are easy to remember words but I am afraid it will look spammy.
If you are looking to grow this further then maybe using a brandable name is a better choice.
Yeah thank you for your feedback, I will keep this in mind. :)
 
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