To kick off 2018 Estibot debuted a brand new look and feel. As a long-time Estibot user I was excited to see the refreshed UX, it’s incredibly clean and the mobile experience is a major step forward. It’s clear that the team over at Estibot really went above-and-beyond with this update, but it’s what they have under the hood that has always impressed me the most.
I was talking with a new domain investor the other day who was asking me about what tools they should use. Estibot is always at the top of my list, but when I did a deep dive into what you can do with Estibot they were blown away, I think the exact response was, “I thought Estibot was just for domain name appraisals?”
Yes, Estibot is the defacto standard when it comes to algorithmic domain appraisals, but under the hood there’s a lot more things that they do and I’m always surprised when people don’t know about the other services that they offer. So I thought now was as good a time as any to share three things that you probably didn’t know you could do with Estibot.
1. Generate a list of potential end-user buyers for your domains
I made this feature #1 for a reason – it is one of my favorite things about Estibot and it’s a huge time saver. All you have to do is enter a domain name that you’re interested in finding potential buyers for and Estibot will put together a solid list of potential buyers (including contact information).
Below is a high-level look at what is offered with the Estibot Leader Generator & End User Finder:
- Instantly checks 300+ million domain names and analyzes them for usage
- Instantly finds developed sites that could benefit from your domain
- Instantly finds advertisers already spending money on keywords related to your domain
- Instantly finds offline business that match your domain name and can benefit from an online presence
- Gets web site details, whois contact information and business information
- Contact potential buyers with a click of a button, using templated or custom offer letters
2. Domain Sales History
While Estibot can help find end user buyers, they can also help you research domain names that you’re looking to buy yourself. Whenever I’m interested in buying a domain from someone else the first thing I do is try to find out how much the current owner paid for the name. Enter Estibot’s Domain Sales History feature:
You can also use the Domain Sales History tool to do a more broad search by keyword which could be used when buying or selling a domain to quickly generate a list of similar domains and their sales prices. I often use this on the sales side when I’m trying to explain my pricing to a potential buyer. It’s one thing to say you want $7,500 for a domain, it’s another to show five other names that have sold between $5k – $10k.
3. Appraised Drop List
Last but certainly not least is Estibot’s Appraised Drop List feature. This does exactly what it says, providing domain investors with appraisals on expiring domain names. I’ve found this is a great tool to instantly curate a list of expiring domains that might be worth looking at.
Estibot now also provides raw PendingDelete lists from Verisign which publishes every morning at 4:00AM. One thing I really appreciate about this feature is that if you do find a domain you want to buy, you know exactly what a prospective is going to see if they get it appraised on Estibot.
Of course there are more than three additional features that Estibot offers, but these are my personal favorites. Just remember, you can do a lot more with Estibot than appraise domains, so if you’re an existing customer, or someone that’s been thinking about joining any one of these features could easily pay for itself.
Do you have a favorite feature that I didn’t mention? Want to talk more about any of the features above? Comment and let your voice be heard!