33 Most Useful Domain Tools

03
Aug
2009

Domain tools become almost a daily tools for most website developers and designer. Hunting for the perfect domain name became a hard work, since most of the catchy, usable and easily remembered domains names are already used. Thankfully - there are many tools which can make this task easier or make the hard work for us. You can instantly search, create and register custom domain names, take care of domain name typo variants, all that in just a few moments with these amazing domain tools. Here is the list of most useful domain tools, divided by usage:

Advanced Domain Search Tools

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  • MakeWords - Creates pronounceable names each time you press the Search button
  • Dot-o-mator - Just enter a word in the left box, and choose some endings
  • BustAName - Type a few words then press enter
  • AptDomain - type a few words then press enter. Click on Synonyms link to add similar words from dictionary
  • DomainExposer - a tool which helps you find available domain names
  • Nameboy - Find domain names, creative domain names and domain names search
  • DomainNameSoup - a free domain name generator to help you find available domain names
  • 123finder.com - Search for domain names related to the keywords
  • The geek.name Project - The geek.name project - Unregistered domain name generator

Domain Tools

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  • SQUURL - Find the domain name of your dreams. We search as you type!
  • DomainsBot -domain suggestions, name spinner, expired and expiring domain name search, for sale domains, whois lookup and registration
  • PCNames - Just start typing and your results will appear instantly
  • Domain Tools - Wildcard search of all current/deleted/expired whois domains. Domain Suggestions Engine serves over 10 Billion suggestions a year.
  • Webmaster Toolkit - Tools offering services and information pertaining to domain names.

Ajax Domain Tools

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  • Domize - The World's Fastest Domain Name Search Engine!
  • Ajax Whois 2.0 - We want to make your search for the perfect domain name fun again - less irritating
  • Ajax Domain Search - Instantly check your domain name
  • InstantDomainSearch - free service that instantly checks .com, .net, and .org domain name availability

Domain.hac/ks

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  • Domainr - Whether you want a short URL or something big, Domainr helps you explore them all
  • Xona - Domain hack search utility
  • DomainTyper - Fast Domain Search

Domain Name Generators

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  • WORDOID - Wordoids are made-up words. They look nice and feel great. They are good for naming things.
  • UniqueNames - Create unique words by mixing old ones.
  • RhymeZone - Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more
  • Domain Generator - Pick up to 5 words that describe your business, product or service. Type them into the form on the left and click generate

Who Is Tools

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  • WhoIs - Whois, Website, Domain Name, and IP Tools - Who.is
  • Allwhois - automatically locates the appropriate "whois" database server for a particular domain name, queries that database for information about that domain name, and returns all available data
  • WHOISify - a FREE service that allows you to check the WHOIS database for information about domains
  • Domjax - free fast domain name search tool, offering seo tools, website owner information, website traffic information, html validator, search engines page rank, google seo tools, tracert, webpage archive, list cached and indexed pages and may many other more for free

Domain Related Tools

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  • Domain Pigeon - lists available domain and Twitter names which you can register as you please
  • MilkyDomain - domain search/generator for iPhone
  • myIPneighbors - reverse IP domain check
  • StuckDomains -100 % Free Expired Domains and Domain Ideas Search Engine
  • NameBio - find domain sales comps, history, comparisons and comparables, auction results, domain name resources and tools

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60 comments so far

Phaoloo's picture

I just bookmark this page in order to use it when launch the next website. Thanks for combining the list.

Veronika Freeman, dotcalm's picture

kiwus,
I have heard that this happen with some of those tools; but this will not happen with my domain name site, we do not capture names and make you pay more than you would have if you hadn't searched for it. So, if you have an idea of a name you want maybe you should try a reputable company first before a generator tool.
v-

Jorge Martinez's picture

Be careful with WHOIS sites and widgets. Not all are reputable. I recommend http://iWhois.com.

Bendesign's picture

Nice. Thank you for sharing.

CSS Brigit | 33 Most Useful Domain Tools's picture

33 Most Useful Domain Tools...

Hunting for the perfect domain name became a hard work, since the best domains names are already used. Thankfully - there are many tools which can make this task easier or make the hard work for us.

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Rahul's picture

This is one of the interesting article I've come across in some time. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful tools.

kiwus's picture

@Veronika
Maybe you don't, but you're still not a domain name generator, just a registerer as i see at a first glance.
Let me warn you of Domai.nr and DomainsBot especially. They will placehold your domain for a couple of months until it's free again.

Young's picture

It's a great list, useful to find a killer domain.

Corey's picture

if you're trying to decide on a name amongst a team of people check out http://domainseekr.com which lets you group your searches together and share with your colleagues.

machoman's picture

thank you! I really liked this post!

Robert Exell's picture

Why hasn’t anybody thought of this… a domain names search tool that shows domain names available for the most popular searched Google queries. Well finally there is such a tool and it is available at www.SeeTop10.com. Webmasters are going to love this domain search tool.

Check out www.SeeTop10.com. There is also a Domain Name Search Widget available www.SeeTop10.com/widget

Mohan Arun L's picture

You could also add whoishostingthis.com and secondchancedomains.com and domainswithbenefits.com

domain name guy's picture

Wow, 33! This list just keeps growing.

You may want to add http://domainwhiz.net to your list. A great domain search tool, me and my friends have been using it.

Mike's picture

Nice post! Try this position, rank and website uptime monitoring service - http://monitor.mazecore.com

Dan's picture

Thanks for the list. One more tool that you might find useful is Domain Check Accelerator for ie8 - http://www.rfrog.com/domaincheck
You get instant results regarding a domain on the fly without leaving the page.
You simply highlight the text and know right away whether that domain is available or not. Hope this helps.

Anton's picture

I'd add Brute Force Naming (www.bruteforcenaming.com). Really useful!

John's picture

Ou Thanks very good resources. Really helpful if you looking for good domains like for health or weight loss related names.
Bookmark for coming back later agin.

putude's picture

Very good info. Keep working!

Ed's picture

Are there any tools that would analyze my website and help to enable more hits?

Reverse Internet's picture

We've just launched http://ReverseInternet.com/ that allows you to do reverse IP lookups like MyIpNeighbours, but has more data, and also can do lookups based on DNS servers and Google AdSense and Analytics IDs.
Check it out!

lirik lagu's picture

great list.. thanks for sharing.

Ricardo Lopes's picture

Nice list, you just forgot to include http://www.domainhammer.com for bulk checking.

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Bellevue Plubming's picture

Didnt know about whois, thanks

Marcus's picture

Give http://www.dombuddy.com a try, a domain name generator that comes with a free Windows/Mac desktop client.

Name dropper's picture

This service offers a naming process and tools generating and analyzing names. The good thing is that it also verifies that your name does not include inappropriate words, domain lookups, layout and much more.

NXS Hosting's picture

These tools are very nice. I used some tools like whois for a few years and the are very good. Nice share for people wo don't know of this tools.

Quick Weight Loss Tricks's picture

This post is really awesome!

Brett Widmann's picture

Thanks for such a useful list of tools!

Graphic Eye India's picture

Really very nice and Informative thanks for sharing...

Tauno's picture

MakeWords.com has been renamed, see http://www.namestation.com for domain name ideas. Now faster than ever!

Mike von Moltke's picture

Thanks for sharing! I would also recommend using the Alexa tool bar for whichever browser you are using, it really bumps up your alexa ratings.

Eric Vargas's picture

Thanks I have been looking for a list like this!

Mark's picture

Great post. There are many tools that I have never heard of that would be highly benefical. thanks

Mythic Tech's picture

great post lots of good tools thanks

Steven @ Phentemine375's picture

Why hadn't I read this post earlier on.

These tools are what I needed most.

Anyway, thanks for the info.

ivebo psd to html5's picture

nice tools!

Delineal's picture

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Ken Rossberg's picture

Wow, while I knew of a few, I didn't know there were so many more! I'll have to check a few of these out, but I still prefer to just brainstorm - - if you are willing to append an extra word, it's not that hard to find something good. I usually just use instantdomainsearch.com - - it's pretty accurate (not all of them are, I've found), shows you availability in real time, and usually gets you a GoDaddy discount if you click through their link.

Jan's picture

I am using http://techjunk.nl/?showpage=domain-tools for checking if a domain is available.
When a domain is in use, it is giving information about registration and ranking.

SiteSnooper.com's picture

Trust me, You missed a very important domain tool to list here.

With your permission, I explain in two sentences, what sitesnooper.com is?

SiteSnooper.com is a website spy engine which give details report of any website based on the domain name provided. It include whois info, server info, technical records info and many more.

We are also adding new features soon so that you can spy any website in great details. Just try it once, I believe, you will love using it on daily basis.

Also If you have any feedback or feature request, let us know at sitesnooper.com@gmail.com

dave's picture

Consider addding http://www.1search.org to the list. The site has all expired .com domains sorted by word count. There is also a link popularity checker builtin.

backlinks's picture

I believe one of your adverts caused my web browser to resize, you might want to put that on your blacklist.

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Hi there I stumbled on your blog by mistake when i was searching Google for this issue, I need to point out your website is actually useful I also love the theme, its good!

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Abram's picture

I've been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thanks , I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

Tech-Magneta | Freelance Website Designing's picture

Really nice list. very helpful for site management.
Am nly using webmasters. Will check out some of the rest tools from the list.

Thank you for such a great post

Pecturing's picture

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Kristi's picture

I need to thank you a whole lot for your work you have made in writing this piece of writing. I am hoping the same perfect job by you in the future also.

Lirik Lagu 's picture

I like domainsbot.com because really helped me choose a good domain

zac efron's picture

I love all of these especially the AJAX domain name search.

abiodun's picture

Great tools is what you listed here..

Kurt Varner's picture

What a great resource! Thank you.

I'd also add http://domainbark.com to the list. It's a brand new domain name search tool :)

rethy's picture

nice

kathe's picture

Nice tools with these i would also add this tool http://www.WhoisXY.com to the list. Here i can do whoislookup, reverse ip look up,ping test, Dns query etc.

Mike Jones's picture

Thanks for sharing these useful tools. These will help us in finding available domain names easily and effectively. https://members.optimalhosting.com/domainchecker.php

Michael's picture

A lot of useful tools and everyone should use them, good article and cheers mate :)

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