Every so often, I think of a domain tool that I would like to have, and I ask around to see if someone offers what I want. More often than not, I learn that an industry company already offers that tool, and I can decide whether it’s worth signing up (and possibly paying) to get access to it.
Once in a while, I think of something that doesn’t exist yet, and I can either ask a company to create it or I can hire a developer to build something for me. The advantage of the first is the cost and time savings since I don’t have to do anything other than wait, and the advantage of the second is that I can have exclusive access to something beneficial to my business.
If you have a tool in mind that you think might benefit you, and you want to see if it exists or you’d like someone else to create it, I invite you to share something that you would find beneficial. There are several innovative companies in this space, and I bet someone would be willing to tackle your project to benefit other domain investors. The more tools at our disposal, the better off we are.
I’ll even start with a tool I’d find helpful. I’d like a Chrome extension I can turn on when using NameJet that will highlight names that meet specific criteria I select. For example, if I want .com domain names that are 10 years old or older that have PR and inbound links, those names will be highlighted in my search queries. Perhaps this is something that NameJet could build, but I would imagine someone else could make some money by offering the tool (it would have to be someone trustworthy). I know I can use Protrada for this, but I can see it being beneficial when I do last second bidding and sort all names with bids.
What domain tool would you like to have created to help your business?