I received an email from Uniregistry this afternoon announcing a unique feature called “The Domain Archive.” Essentially what this does is allow you to track domain names you previously had registered at Uniregistry. It seems like a unique screen that could potentially be helpful.
Here’s what the introductory email said:
Domain name management just got even better with our new Domain Archive folder. View the status of all domains previously owned, redeem a domain or register a domain again if it is available — all directly from the Domain Archive. Access the Domain Archive from the Manage section of your account. Another time saving feature now available at Uniregistry.
Based on the Domain Archive screen in my Uniregistry account, I believe this shows the status of domain names previously owned by my company that were registered at Uniregistry and not other registrars. Because I haven’t had my Uniregistry account for all that long, it looks like the only domain names I have listed in my Domain Archive are names I sold and/or transferred out to other registrars. There aren’t any expired domain names listed there, so I couldn’t get a full view of the feature.
I don’t know why I would re-register a domain name I had let expire previously, but it would be interesting to track domain names I had let expire to see if they were re-registered. This would especially be beneficial for people with larger portfolios, whereas mine hovers around 500 domain names total across a few domain registrars. Instead of having to do Whois lookups manually, this feature would save some time. There seems to be quite a few search options, such as keyword, extension, length…etc.