A friend recently reached out to me about acquiring a domain for a large sum of money. I told her that instead of going after the ideal domain name- grab the name with either “get” before the name or “app” at the end of the name. Or with a .co, .me, or something else like that.
Dropping a few hundred or thousand dollars for a domain is silly and not worth it at such an early stage. Go with the name you want, get the closest domain available and once you get big enough (or raise some VC money) you’ll figure out how to acquire the domain you need.