Taking Domain Punch for a spin

Over the years I’ve tried a handful of different solutions for managing my domain names but always find myself going back to a good old spreadsheet. It’s not that I haven’t found tools that offer something more than a spreadsheet can, it’s that I usually can’t customize things the way I’d like which means that I miss tracking information that’s important to me.

I’ve always known that a better solution should exist since updating a spreadsheet is pretty darn manual, but I also only have hundreds, not thousands of domain names so it’s still very possible. Also there’s some things that just don’t change much for me like nameservers since I’m not changing these more than once or twice a year if that.


I’m going to be taking Domain Punch Pro for Windows for a spin for the next month. While the creators of Domain Punch do have Mac software, it’s another solution called “Watch My Domains” which also looks pretty handy but doesn’t seem as full featured as Domain Punch Pro.

Oh and just to be clear, I’m not being paid to write about Domain Punch, they aren’t a sponsor, and I’m not being paid to write this article. Every year I’m just always keeping my eyes open and looking for ways to organize and manage my domain names more efficiently.

I’m interested to know if any of my readers have tried Domain Punch before or any similar solutions that have worked well for them? Or maybe you’re like me and you have a spreadsheet that keeps getting new “features” every year…

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  • Soma Marketing February 27, 2018, 3:13 am

    Hey Morgan, I’ve used ‘Watch my Domains’ on Mac for years. It’s ‘ok’ but crashes a bit when managing a few domains at once. Also it doesn’t automatically DNS/Whois that I can see as I manually update renewal dates when I renew them.

    • Morgan February 27, 2018, 7:52 pm

      Thanks for the feedback everyone.

      @Soma – I’ve seen similar things with other PC software that gets ported to Mac, usually better for the primary platform it was developed for.

  • Logan February 27, 2018, 10:10 am

    Another good question for your readers would be what accounting software solution(s) do they use to track their domain portfolio inventory plus their sales and expenses so that they are managing their portfolio as a business and are ready with requisite financial statements — Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement — that the IRS might ask for, either for filings or for an audit.

  • Sam K February 27, 2018, 2:33 pm

    I use – Watch My Domain Pro v2.0 – great software, just tracks dates, dns – some basic info.

  • Sam February 27, 2018, 2:34 pm

    I use – Watch My Domain Pro v2.0 – great software, just tracks dates, dns – some basic info.

  • Zev Lazer February 27, 2018, 9:56 pm

    Over the years, I have tried alomost all of sofnik’s software. Including the Mac version. While my main platform is Mac, I run a Windows vm – just dedicated to domain punch pro. It is an awesome piece of software – provided that it’s a small industry and all alternatives are junk.

    So in summary, yea, domain punch is good, only thing I hate with passion is that it doesn’t have a good search / query feature. Like u can’t search for a regex to find all your 3 char names and categorize them…. sucks in that way, as I am dealing with thousands of names, so it’s a headache. There is weird backwards way of achieving that with categories, but cmon man he could have just added a grep in the interface…..

    It’s good; btw Mac version is good too, it’s just clunky.

    Reality is this: although I own all these softwares and tools, when it’s time to check the domains of the day that you are trying to either drop or renew – I end up still going to scripts and bulk Whois loops….

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