I hope this get up-voted as many times as possible. If money is not an object, you are well funded, or have more money than god then finding a domain name is not a problem. The truth is while domain investors have registered: the english dictionary, the english dictionary with combination of words, all short words, and almost every domain name that has expired, you STILL CAN find decent domains available for registration by doing a lot of searching.
Here are some tactics:
1. Create your own words, this may sound stupid, but not so much when you consider terms like Google, Ebay, Groupon, Odesk, etc. You can take a combination of words and turn it into a brand.
as for my last idea, i have not seen a service offering that allows you to easily do this. Perhaps one of the entrepreneurial geeks on this forum can figure out how to do this with nginx, iis , or apache, and setup a marketplace where investors could lease usage of a domain by country.
I had a look at sedo.com this week and was surprised at how many useful domains were available using my keywords. Most of them were around 3K or under.
To get a good domain you need to follow the steps given below...
This is mythology. I can honestly say that in the last couple of years, finding a great domain name either for new registration or to buy from an existing owner for a modest fee has never been a problem across a wide variety of projects.
There absolutely was a period when the market view was that descriptive domain names could add massive value to a venture. But very, very few of the hero stories of the web age are like this.
People do still pay premium prices for domain names, but that's not the question.
Use a bit of creativity and you'll find something that can work for you, even in .com. Do the math. The number of allowable domain names is vast. The number of English terms is significant, but a tiny fraction. And the number of symbol combinations that can work well (pronounceable, or visually interesting, or...) sits a couple of orders of magnitude up. And most of them are out there waiting for your project.