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Domain availability checks with Javascript

As the number of TLDs, and domain names keeps growing, I think more and more companies, developers and solopreneurs will “succumb” to check domain availability with Javascript and other automated ways. Take one of our Webmaster Ninja tools (previously WhoAPI domain checker) for example. It didn’t take us a lot to build a powerful and unique domain checker with just a smidge of Javascript, and API. Now with just a dozen keywords, with the power of compounding, you can do thousands of domain checks and potentially find hundreds of available domains. Also, it’s different from every other “domain mashup” tool, because the majority of the creative process and power remains in the user’s hands. What do I mean by that?

You pick the keywords, and “domain parts”

In every other domain mashup tool and domain suggestion tool I’ve seen in the past 10 years the creative process and user’s power is limited to a single keyword. No wonder the suggestion after that are just no good!

Domains.com is taken, would you like realms.domains?

Take the example above. How in the world is that relevant? Sure the keyword domains in the TLD is there, but the domain “realms” could have been any word. world.domains, awesome.domains, crazy.domains, anything.domains. Not relevant, not usable.

But what if I chose a particular set of keywords, and was interested to see if there are any combinations that are available for registration, wouldn’t that be more relevant? If for some reason I particularly liked the keywords: go, good, goal, and domain, domains, names, name I could easily check 24 different combinations with 100% relevancy because I picked the keywords.

Domain availability checks with Javascript
Domain availability checks with Javascript

Written by Goran Duskic

I am the founder and CEO at WhoAPI. Entrepreneur for more than a decade in the hosting and domain industry. Sold my previous company. 500 Startups and StartLabs alumni. Author of a white paper "Domain Disclosure: Dirty Dozen" and eBook "26 Fundraising Questions for Startups".

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