Without using a handful of domain industry tools, I don’t think I would be able to make a living from domain investments. Some of these tools are used to gain knowledge and others are used to do domain name research and due diligence on domain names I want to buy.
There are several tools I use daily, and I thought I would share 5 of them with you. Three of these tools require a paid membership, and two of them are free.
If I missed an essential tool, I invite you to share it with me.
DomainTools (Paid) – I use DomainTools for historical Whois searches to help me find domain owners and perform due diligence on domain names I am looking to buy.
NameBio (Free) – I use the comparable sales data from NameBio to get an idea of what similar domain names have sold for in the past. I can also use it to help make offers on domain names with a sales history.
DomainIQ (Paid) – I use DomainIQ to see what domain names are owned by various people. This can help me identify names in a portfolio that I want to pursue. This tool also helps me find domain names other people own that I might want to buy when I am negotiating. It also helps me with due diligence when buying a domain name.
FreshDrop (Paid) – I use FreshDrop.net to analyze domain names that are coming up for auction. I can set filters and sort domain names in an easy to use manner allowing me to find domain names I want to pursue each day.
Domaining.com (Free) – Although this isn’t really a “tool,” I couldn’t leave it off a list like this. I am on Domaining.com more than many other websites and it’s the place I use to find domain industry news.