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04. Sep 2014

Filters in the Member AreaNew user requested Filters

Today I found the time to add new filters users requested. Some requests were made a long time ago and I'm sorry it took me so long.

  • Domain contains ... AND: You can define multiple keywords in this text field seperated by a space. The domain name has to contain all of them to be shown. The normal Domain contains filter combines multiple keywords entered with an OR, so all domains containing one of the keywords are shown. With this new filter you can combine them with an AND. I also added more     info icons to the domain name filters. When you mouse over them you get a more detailed explanation how the filters work.
  • no consecutive Hyphens: This is for users that don't mind hyphened domains, but don't want consecutive hyphens. When activating this filter, you will see hello-world.com, but not hello--world.com
  • Adwords max Competition: You can set the maximum competition you want to see. This can of course be combined with min Competition and there is a seperate Filter for every Adwords Country supported.
  • max WBY (Whois Birth Year): Before this you could only define min WBY. For Example min WBY of 2000 would show domains with WBY 2000, 1999, 1998... With the new Filter you can now get Domains on the other side of the selection. You can of course combine both filters and get ranges.
  • max ABY (Archive.org Birth Year): Same as max WBY, just for the Archive.org Birth Year.
  • Case Sensitive Domain Pattern Search: The pattern search is now case sensitive! Before you could enter lower characters and the filter would automatically change those to upper characters and use them in the pattern.
    Now the lower characters will remain and specify a specific character at this specific position in a domain name. For example searching for LoLLo will only show domains with an o at the second and fifth position (fordo.com or bommo.com). This also works with numbers. Searching for CoCCoN0 will find fordo20.com or gommo60.com.

Please contact me if you encounter any problems with the new filters and if you want to see something else on ExpiredDomains.net do the same!


24. Jun 2014

ExpiredDomains is movingThe Website is moving to new Servers

The current Servers have some issues, so I've decided to order new hardware and today the website is moving. A lot of the backend Servers are already done, only the website is missing. You will experience a short downtime when I switch the database and the domains over, but I hope it will only be a couple of minutes.

*Update* The move is complete. ExpiredDomains is now running on the new Servers.


11. Jun 2014

Can you add Majestic SEO data please?Please add Trust Flow and Citation Flow to ExpiredDomains.net

I'm getting this question a lot lately, so I've decided to post my usual answer here and on the FAQ.
Short Answer: I would love to add Majestic SEO data to my website, but it is just to expensive for me to buy the necessary API requests.

Long Answer: Majestic SEO was the first backlink provider I contacted back in 2011 when the Yahoo Site Explorer closed. Back then they had a light API you could use for free under some circumstances so I asked what those are. Sadly they only offered that API to developers that needed a very low number of requests and for the volume I need I would have to pay £1000 per month. As you know I offer this website for free and paying that kind of money every month is not possible for me, so I dropped it.

At the start of 2014 a user persistently asking me to contact them again, so I did. Maybe something changed. I provided them with the number of users I have and asked if they could increase the number of API requests on a plan I can afford in exchange for brand exposure. The answer I received was basically the same as in 2011. I can publish the information on my website, but I would need to pay the normal API request prices.

At this point some people argue with: "But other websites do it."
I do not know how others are doing it. Maybe they can get by with lower number of requests, but I currently need to process between 120,000 to 180,000 domains every day and that would mean "The 1000 plan" for €1200 per month. I'm sorry, but I want to keep this website free and that means I can't afford that.

I might ask them again in 2016. Maybe something changed. ;)


14. Jan 2014

Backorder .de DomainsDENIC introduced a Redemption Grace Period

As you may know the .de TLD is the biggest ccTLD and the second biggest TLD overall. Backorder was not possible for .de Domains because there was no expiration date for them and after you deleted a .de Domain it was available for registration seconds later. There was no indication that a domain will be deleted soon and there where no droplists.

DENIC (Registry for .de Domains) announced the introduction of a 30 day Redemption Grace Period for .de Domains at the end of 2013. Now there is finally an indication that a Domain will be deleted soon and that will makes it possible to Backorder .de Domains. This is good news, because it will open up the .de market for Domainers all over the world. If you want to invest in ccTLDs you can now participate in drop catching for the best ccTLD.

The switch to RGP for .de Domains is now complete and you can find Deleted .de Domains here on ExpiredDomains.net again. The list gets updated once every day at 3:00 AM UTC. RGP Domains are in the Pending Delete Domain List 5 Days before they get released.


25. Sep 2013

Two new Deleted Domain ListsDeleted .fr Domains and Deleted .nl Domains

As announced last month, today I've released the next two Deleted Domain Lists. You can now find Deleted .fr and .nl Domains on ExpiredDomains.net. I'm still figuring out stuff about those tlds, but it is working to a point where it is usable. Hope you like it.

Other changes/additions

  • Released .eu, .be, .fr and .nl Domains in the Pending Delete List.
    Notice: The Dropdate shown is not verified! If you want to Backorder or Snap a Domain yourself, you have to verify it yourself!
  • Disabled the Deleted .nu Domain List, because my Droplist for that disappeared.
  • Fixed a bug in the Google Info Check for Pagerank Validation.
  • Added a new filter "only new last 30 days".
  • Added some more Registrars to the Preferred Domain Registrar list.
    If you contacted be about adding a Registrar and it is still not there, then it is not possible at the moment. Some Registrars do not support Domain Availability using a GET request and that makes a redirect impossible.
  • Created a new Portuguese language file. The results should be a lot better now.

What's next

  • I'm still working on increasing the .co.uk Droplist and with that the number of Domains in the Deleted .uk Domain List.
  • The delete cycle change of .de Domains should be coming up soon. I've prepared for that already and hopefully the transition will be smooth.

TLDs I looked into adding, but decided not to

  • .pl: Domain Tasting is possible here and from my research it looks like almost every Deleted Domain gets tasted and auctioned off. No point in adding a Deleted Domain List. Another reason is that the whois server is very restrictive...
  • .es: There is no public whois server available for .es domains. That makes availability checks impossible for me.

As always if you have suggestions or find any bugs, please let me know.