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Domain Tools I Use Daily


There are a number of tools that I frequently use to evaluate domain sales and acquisitions. Some of them are domain-specific, but others are used to evaluate traffic and revenue potential. Here are some of the websites with tools I use just about every day.

  • - I use Fresh Drop just about every day to evaluate dropping/expiring domain names on Snapnames and Namejet. There are a whole lot of analytics you can track, including incoming links, domain age, pagerank, number of other extensions registered, and a variety of other options. Members can save filters, allowing them to use the site with more consistency and more quickly.

  • DomainTools - DomainTools is probably the "grandfather" of all domain-related tools. I use DomainTools for my Whois lookups, Whois history search, and frequently the Reverse IP search when attempting to buy domain names. I think everyone who is involved in the domain space should have a DomainTools account.

FreshDrop: Communicating With Its Customers


Fresh DropI noticed something on that I can't recall seeing as prominently in the past on another website I visit. There's a box in the lower right hand corner of my browser that "What could we change to make you want to continue using us?" and it has a box for customers to provide comments and feedback.

Staying in touch with customers' needs and suggestions is one of the smartest things a company can do, and it's even more important for an Internet-based company to reach out, especially when the company doesn't have sales representatives that deal directly with its customers. There have been plenty of websites I've used that don't have exactly what I need, and if I can find it elsewhere, I just don't return. is a website I use frequently, and I offered a suggestion to them about adding a newsletter option. It would be great if I could receive an email with the upcoming dropping domain names that I have based on specific filters I set up.   If you have any comments or feedback for the team, log → Read More

NameMedia Partners with FreshDrop


NameMedia today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with to provide premium domains for purchase through FreshDrop's Domain Marketplace.

"This is truly a breakthrough in the domain industry. By combining NameMedia's domain inventory with FreshDrop's innovative search technology we are now able to empower domain investors, web entities, and online marketers with the ability search cross-marketplace with access to millions of additional premium domain names. NameMedia is a market leader in the domain aftermarket and we are proud to have them as a marketplace partner." said Tan Tran, President and CEO of

Visitors to the FreshDrop homepage will have the ability to search for NameMedia's inventory within the BuyDomains tab and the AfternicDLS tab. The BuyDomains tab will include NameMedia's managed premium domains available for sale while the AfternicDLS tab will include listed domains available for sale through NameMedia's Domain Listing Service (DLS) platform found at → Read More