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27. Nov 2017

All-in-one Deleted Domain ListAll Deleted Domains of the last 7 days in one Domain List

Monitoring over 100 Deleted Domain lists every day is tedious and time consuming. Also the number of supported TLDs will soon rise to over 200 and every additional TLD makes the process of staying up to date even harder. That is why I'm happy to announce a new Deleted Domain list that combines all supported TLDs into one list.

The new combined list will keep all deleted domains for 7 days. After 7 days the domain will be deleted automatically from the list, however it will still be available in the deleted .tld list and in the domain name search. The combined list is only there to make checking for new deleted domains easier and reduce the need to check multiple lists every day. You can also just save one search with the TLDs you want to monitor, instead of multiple saved searches for every TLD.

Everything that you do right now will stay the same. All domains will be added to the deleted .tld list at the same time as they are added to the combined list. All saved searches will work just like before, however you might be able to simplify them if you want.

The limitation on 7 days is necessary, because the database tables are extremely big and the bigger the table, the slower searching gets. That is why the splitting of deleted domain on TLDs will stay for everything older than 7 days.

If you use the domain name search (.dot search) with a deleted domain list filter and a time filter, than this is basically the same. The difference is that the combined list is updated immediately (the domain name search is not instant) and that some specific filters are available, like the pattern filters that do not work using the domain name search.

The TLD filter in the combined list might not contain the TLD you are looking for. The filter is updated automatically based on TLDs that are currently in the list. If a TLD is not present, it will not be shown in the filter. This can happen for TLDs that do not have domains dropping every day. So very small TLDs or TLDs with monthly drop cycles (.jp, .br ...). If you want to save a search with such TLDs, you have to wait until at least one domain is present in the list.


23. May 2017

Search through all Domains in the Database in one goWithout entering a keyword, just using filters

I noticed that some smart people have figured something out I thought was impossible and I want to share it with everyone. You can use the domain name search in the top right corner without a keyword. That makes stuff like this possible in one search without checking every domain lists separate.

You can basically search through all domains in the database using your filters in one search. Of course you can also add the "only new last xx" filters to keep track of newly added domains. To make this work, you have to enter just a dot (.) into the search field and click on search. After that you can setup your filters. This was not intended to work, but it does and it makes certain searches a lot easier.

The domain name search uses a separate search engine, running on separate servers. It combines all domains from the regular database in one index. The index is getting updated all the time, but it is not a real time index! So if you want to monitor the .com drop, you better use the domain list for that!

It provides a very powerful full text search, but it has also all domain attributes attached to every entry. The focus of this system is the full text search and that is very fast. Only using the attributes to search is possible, but it is a lot slower and that is a limiting factor! There is a 5 second timeout defined for any search. If your search takes longer, you will not see any domains! The more domains your search result includes the slower it gets and it might not work at all. Being very specific is key here. Show me all .com domains will not work!


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 "123domain-name.com", 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 Wikipedia.org

You can now find a new field in all domain lists. Wikipedia Links is the sum of links a Domain Name has from all Wikipedia.org 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 ExpiredDomains.net 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 once per month.

*Update September 2017*: The release process for .br changed. It is now once per month and there is an auction system in place. You can read about it here (Portuguese) or here in English (Google Translate).

The .br droplist will be imported automatically 1-2 days before the release process starts. You can find the .br Droplist list in the Pending Delete List.

2018-08-05

The availability check for .se / .nu domains works again
I have access to the zonefile again and all .se / .nu domains are updated now.

2018-08-02

The GoDaddy Auctions FTP is woking again
All GoDaddy domain lists are updated.

2018-08-01

Switch the Dictionary Word Check to V2
New domains that enter the system are already using the new api version. Old domains are currently being rechecked. This will take a couple of days. The new version now supports numbers in domain names, if the numbers do not split words. (e.g. email4you.com => Email4You.com, but not exp2ireddomains.net) Numbers in domain names do not count as words (e.g. email4you = 2 words). If you use the dictionary filters and you don't want numbers, use the "no Numbers" filter in addition. The support for hyphens splitting words was removed (e.g. l-e-e-s.com would not find "Less" anymore). Combining words with a hyphen still works (e.g. expired-domains.net => Expired-Domains.net). The Finnish dictionary I was using wasn't very good, so now I'm using a new Finnish dictionary supplied by a Finnish speaking user. I hope this one is better.

2018-07-30

Updated the Camel Case Tool
New option "Show all Word Matches". If multiple word matches are found in the domain name, shows all of them separated by a | (Example: toastup.com => ToastUp.com | ToAsTup.com). Also the tool now uses V2 of my wordmatch algorithm, that supports numbers in domain names (Example: email4you.com => Email4You.com). However numbers can not split words! 24Email4You360.com works, but em2ail4you.com would not work, because the "2" splits the word "email". I also removed the possibility of hyphens splitting words. Before l-e-e-s.com wold find the word "less". Now this is not supported anymore.

2018-07-30

The availability check for .xyz domains works again
I have access to the zonefile again and all .xyz domains are now updated.