One Domain Search To Rule Them All – DomainTools New Search Product Rocks

You’ve probably heard me talk about DomainTools before. It is without a doubt the tool that I have used the most in my domain business over the years and my premium membership always more than pays for itself every year. If you are a regular DomainTools user then you know that the team over there is constantly adding new features and upgrading existing ones.

Believe it or not DomainTools has already had three major releases in 2014 and my personal favorite is the completely rebuilt Domain Search tool. Here’s a bit about why this tool is so powerful:

Domain Search allows you to search through all domains currently registered in DNS that DomainTools knows about (which is pretty much all of them). This includes 100% of the gTLDs and most of the ccTLD domains worldwide. We also loop in historical search so users can surface all domains that used to be registered as well. This is a very powerful concept. (Source – Domain Tools Blog)

Given the amount of data that DomainTools has it is pretty impressive to see what this tool can do. Here’s a sample running the tool on one of my favorite words out there, “Morgan”:

Domain Tools Domain Search

As you can see, you get a ton of data and as new TLDs come out you can quickly see what’s available either for your own brand or a brand you’re looking to start. I think this tool can be particularly useful for startups looking to re-brand or picking a name for the first time. Being able to quickly see what’s registered and what’s available across every TLD is incredibly useful but it’s a lot of data. This is where I think the DomainTools team really hit it out of the park, even though it’s a ton of data, they’ve made it incredible easy to visualize.

Last but not least, thanks to the DomainTools API you can also easily add this functionality to your own site. You can try the brand-new Domain Search Tool here and as I’ve said many times I highly recommend upgrading to a PRO account, it will pay for itself probably in the first month you use it, or less!

Hat’s off the the whole DomainTools team on another out-of-the-park home run!

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  • Adam March 25, 2014, 9:57 am

    The old version was much better at showing you all the names that were registered with a certain parameter. That probably didn’t help them sell more domains though. 🙂 Between this release and the changes to whois history, Domaintools has been eating their own dogfood.

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  • Ms Domainer March 25, 2014, 11:41 am

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    Well, so far, Domaintools does not recognize .email domains.

    Message:

    “The domain or IP you have entered seems malformed.”

    Perhaps there is something in the term itself that blocks it as a gTLD?

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  • Joe March 25, 2014, 12:34 pm

    DomainTools.com is a double-edged sword to all who use it, not think good for everyone because many use it to their advantage to do harm to another .

    Although it is very difficult to complete and meet the changes I make do not see anything wrong, what is good compare domain names for sale that is that many have high numbers and have neither any traffic.

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  • Nick March 25, 2014, 2:29 pm

    I am colorblind. I can not see the difference between the colors of “Available domain.” and “Deleted previously owned domain.”

    Colorblind people use the internet too
    http://uablogs.missouri.edu/interface/2011/05/is-your-site-color-blind-accessible/

    Fail

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  • Samit March 25, 2014, 10:19 pm

    Interesting tool, but it seems it only works for upgraded accounts ($50/mo.)

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  • Joe March 26, 2014, 3:29 pm

    @ Nick

    You’re absolutely right, your problem also using the Internet has much merit.
    The physical and chemical Englishman Sir. J.Dalton, year 1776 – 1844 also suffered the same as you and other people like you write.

    All the best.

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  • Will November 20, 2014, 2:39 am

    Hi Morgan,

    Thanks for this post, I recently came across this fantastic tool and signed up immediately, however I am having a little issue I can’t get my head around, maybe you know better than me.
    My main reason for signing up is the Domain Search function. I’m mainly searching for erased domains and using swedish words as I am interested in deleted .se domains. I realised that although the tool returns some 8000+ domains for my string I only have access to the first 3000 only. I though I could filter for selected ccTLDs only but that is not possible.
    Any ideas here?

    I might be completely off grid here but they seem to offer a API for the domain search function. I am not tech savy at all but if I understand the use of API correctly, that means I can use the domain search function on my own website with some coding and such. From what I can see on their website regarding the API for domain search http://www.domaintools.com/api/docs/domain-search the code can be altered for my benefit in regards to my first question (although I might be completely wrong here).

    Seems like I can change the code for ‘total results” and also what cctlds to be scanned.

    Curios to hear your thoughts.

    Regards
    Will

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  • Jeff November 25, 2014, 9:08 pm

    Hello Will,
    Thanks for using DomainTools! I’m glad you’re generally enjoying it.

    Yes, the API could absolutely help you do this. It would take some coding, but it’s not rocket science to setup. We also have enterprise subscriptions that give greater volume access to eligible customers–at a higher price, of course. So, there are a couple of ways we can solve your issue.

    Please reach out to me at sales[at]domaintools to discuss this in detail.

    Thanks Morgan for the great blog and venue to meet users with interesting needs!

    Cheers,
    Jeff

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