I pay for a monthly membership to DomainIQ that I use mostly to find domain names to buy. DomainIQ allows me to identify domain names that are owned by a company or associated with a particular email address. I thought of another way to use my DomainIQ membership, and it might be especially useful to people with larger portfolios.
When I was having a look at my own portfolio on DomainIQ, I realized that the results also include the domain registrar where each domain name is registered. I had look through my portfolio, and I found a few domain names at domain registrars I don’t recognize. Although a few of those registrars are owned by Network Solutions and the names were in my NSI account, there were a couple of domain names at registrars I don’t use regularly. This tool enabled me to initiate transfers and consolidate my holdings. It’s a nice additional way to use my membership.
As you might imagine, DomainIQ is only helpful for domain names that are not under privacy or that have different email addresses or corporate names. Since I have quite a few domain names under (free) privacy at Uniregistry, it didn’t really track those domain names. However, it is unlikely that I would have privacy on domain names at other registrars I don’t use. I also found that DomainIQ is not entirely accurate, as I found domain names that I had previously sold listed under my company’s name. With my ever-changing portfolio, this is to be expected.
I get quite a bit of value from my DomainIQ account, and this is another way my account proved to be useful to me and worth the $50 monthly cost.