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21. Oct 2016

Number of Related Domains for every Domain NameNew Related Domains Fields and Filters

You can now find a couple of new fields in the Column Manager that show you the number of Related Domains for the Domain Name. A domain is considered a Related Domain if it starts or ends with the supplied domain name. The complete domain name is used for the check. Hyphens or numbers are not removed! If the domain is "", the check would look for domains starting/ending with "123domain-name".

The database used for this is compiled every day using the CNOBI zonefiles. You can choose from 3 sets of fields. If you are only interested in .com, you can use the .com only fields or use the combination fields for CNO or CNOBI. Short domains are not checked (under 4 characters).

You can use the Related Domains Tool to make a live check and see the corresponding domains.

15. Oct 2016

Expired Domains with Wikipedia LinksFind Domain Names linked from

You can now find a new field in all domain lists. Wikipedia Links is the sum of links a Domain Name has from all Databases. There is of course also a min/max filter for the field and if you are only interested in certain Wikipedia Databases, you can select up to 10 using the Wikipedia Database filter. You can add the field to your listings using the Column Manager.

Before you register any of these Domains, you should check if the links are still present and from what kind of articles they are. You can easily check this by clicking on the number in the Wikipedia Links column. I build a small script that lists the Databases + Number of Links in that Database and the Number of Unique Articles. After that is a Link to the Wikipedia External Links Search where you can find the specific articles and check if they are still active.

All Domains on and all Wikipedia Database will be update once per month. If there is interest, I can also provide the same for other Wikimedia websites like wiktionary, wikibooks, wikiquote... Let me know.

03. Jun 2016

Expired .br Domains: How to get them!Explanation on how to get Expired .br Domains

The release process for Expired .br Domains is different from other TLDs, so I thought I would explain it a bit. Expired .br Domains go through the normal redemption period and pending delete period, but at the end they do not just get released. The .br registry keeps them and releases them together at a certain time. The release process takes place 3 times a year and lasts 15 days.

You can find the .br Droplist list in the Pending Delete List.

After it starts you can apply for domain names (maximum of 20 names). At the end domains no one has applied for drop and you can register them normally. Domains only one person has applied for will be given to that person. If two or more persons have applied for the same domain name the domain will not be release at all! The domain will be kept back until the next release process and then they try again. This repeats as long as the domain has two or more interested parties, but a maximum of 6 times. After the 6 time, the domain will be reserved by the registry and not released at all.

You can read about it here (Portuguese) or here in English (Google Translate).

The next release process starts at 2016-10-08 18:00 UTC and ends at 2016-10-23 18:00 UTC.

Here you can find Deleted .br Domains.

I will try to keep creating the droplist for the 3 dropcycles per year. I do that by hand, so if I forget, please let me know!

31. May 2016

New Domain List and Improved GoDaddy ImplementationGoDaddy Auctions with Bids and faster Updates for GoDaddy Closeouts

Today the implementation of the GoDaddy TDNAM Domains (all GoDaddy lists) got improved. Before I only used the GoDaddy Export Files to include their Domain Inventory into the Website. That works great, but the Export Files only update once per day so some information could be old. Now I also use the GoDaddy API to update the domain lists and that improves the quality a lot.

GoDaddy Closeouts

Everyone who uses the GoDaddy Closeout list probably knows this feeling. You find a Domain you want to buy and click on it only to find out that it is already sold. That is frustrating, I know...
Good news, the possibility of that happening is now a lot smaller, because the list gets updated every 30 minutes and sold Domains get removed!

New Domain List: GoDaddy Auctions With Bids

With the new system I update all GoDaddy Auctions with Bids every minute in all GoDaddy lists. This is great for the quality of the pricing information, but also lets you see what auctions receive bids so why not add these domains into a separate list.

You can now see all Expired Auctions + Public Auctions and Value Auctions that have bids in the GoDaddy Auctions with Bids List. There is also a new filter for the list that lets you filter by auction type (Expired, Public or Value) and the list has a new column (Changed) you can sort by.
Changed is a timestamp that updates when the auction receives a new bid. It's fun to monitor what domains get bids and figure out why.

GoDaddy Auctions that receive a bid in the last minutes of the auction will be extended! This means you can use this list to notice auction sniping and join the auction before it ends!

21. May 2016

New Domain List: Deleted .pl DomainsExpired .pl Domains that dropped are now available in the Deleted .pl Domains List

I couldn't find a Droplist for .pl, so I had to create my own and it took me a while to understand how the Drop for .pl Domains works, but I think I got it now. Something I had to wrap my head around is that Domain Tasting is still a thing for .pl Domains, so almost 100% of .pl Domains that drop get tasted.
This is how I think it works:

  • If a Domains gets deleted by the owner, the domain goes into [DELETE_BLOCKED] for 5 days and can't be renewed anymore.
  • If a Domain doesn't get paid at the billing date, the Domain goes into [BLOCKED] for 30 days or for NASK Domains 90 days. This is the redemption period and in this state the domain can be renewed.
  • After [DELETE_BLOCKED] or [BLOCKED] the Domain drops and can be registered/tasted [RESERVED]. It will stay a maximum of 14 days in [RESERVED] state.
  • If it doesn't taste good, it gets the [BOOK_BLOCKED] status for 90 days. After 90 days the domain drops again and can't be tasted anymore.

I check the domains after [DELETE_BLOCKED] and [BLOCKED]. If the Domain is available, it will be release. If the Domain gets registered/tasted, I keep the Domain in the pending delete list and check it again at the end of [BOOK_BLOCKED].

The Deleted .pl Domains List gets updated every hour, because .pl Domains drop at the exact time you can find in the whois under "expiration date".


Bugfix: You can now search for domains that start with or end with 0 (zero)
Before just entering 0 (zero) would have been ignored.


All SimilarWeb Ranks are now updated


SimilarWeb Traffic Share Information are no longer available
The SimilarWeb API changed and unfortunately I'm no longer able to get the Traffic Share Information. The SimilarWeb Rank and GEO Information are not affected.


New Field Whois Registrar + Filter
The field contains the registrar name from the whois (if possible!). For some tlds like com/net it works very well, but some tlds do not name the registrar in the whois and for some tlds I do not always do a whois. So the field sometimes contains no data or replacement data (e.g. a nameserver). You can find the column in the column manager and there is a filter for it. The filter does a contains search without splitting the search term! Searching for "network solutions" will not search for "network or solutions", but "network+solutions". That also means you can only search for one registrar at a time!


The .nl Drop runs every hour now
Because of a change of you can now see the end hour of the quarantine period for .nl domains in the whois. That makes it possible to run the check every hour now.