DomainTools Selected as Top Domain Research and Management Tool
Monday, February 15th, 2010
Whois service gets MVP.
Perhaps it’s only fitting that the top domain tool is, well, DomainTools.
The popular whois service was selected as the “most valuable” software or hosted application for domain research and management, according to respondents in the 5th Annual Domain Name Wire Survey.
39% of those surveyed picked DomainTools, nearly three times as many as the next highest vote-getter.
Here are the top five results:
1. DomainTools (39%)
2. FreshDrop (14%) – expired domain evaluation system
3. Estibot (14%) – domain appraisal and sales system
4. Domain Research Tool (5%)
5. Watch My Domains (4%) – domain portfolio management
What’s interesting about the top five are that none of them are really “competitors” of the other. From expired domains to domain sales to domain prospecting, each helps domainers with a distinctly different part of their business.
A handful of write-in votes were received for Google’s free keyword tool and Valuate.com.
More survey results are available here.