Here are four subscription-based domain name services I use regularly.
There are a lot of great subscription-based services for the domain name industry. Here are four that I use on a regular basis.
FreshDrop $19.95 per month
FreshDrop is my go-to source for finding the best expiring domain names. A recent redesign might take long-time users a bit to get used to, but Freshdrop has a number of powerful filtering tools under the hood.
I’ve used FreshDrop to find a number of great gems that I would have otherwise overlooked.
DomainIncite Pro $79.99/month, $799/year
DomainIncite Pro has a number of great tools for people who track the top level domain name business.
I became a subscriber after ICANN borked the search function on its new TLD application database. I can easily search for new TLD applications on DI Pro based on applicant, back-end provider, status, etc.
The service also has a very clean zone file table showing the latest new TLD registration numbers.
A recent feature that may be interesting is a list of all websites using new TLDs that show up within the top 1 million on Alexa.
Estibot from $29.95/month
A lot has been said over the years about Estibot. Regardless of what you think about the dollar valuations it spits out, I find the service useful in a number of ways.
A key one: finding gems from within a long list of domain names. When I get a list of domains for sale, I’ll run it through Estibot to see which ones pop out with its algorithms.
I also periodically run my own domain portfolio through Estibot to see if I’ve overlooked something. I like how the appraisal results show which other TLDs my domains are registered under.
The end user lead generator is also handy.
DomainTools $49.95/month, $499.95/year
Everybody uses DomainTools, right? It’s probably the most popular service on this list.
I primarily use it for historical whois lookups. But I also use it to track for domain name changes (including in my own portfolio), finding domain sales and transfers, and to search for available domain names.