Tool gives quick insight into recent domain registrations.
Here’s an interesting new beta tool from VeriSign: the Verisign Domain Tag Cloud.
The tool gives some insight into current domain name registration trends. It’s like a tag cloud but the tags are words used in recent domain name registrations. The bigger the word, the more frequently it occurred in domains that were registered over a specific time period.
You can choose to view the most recent registration keywords (literally the past few minutes) or select based on hourly timetables, such as names registered in the past 10 hours.
Whether or not you can gleam actionable information from this tool is open for debate. There have been other tools over the years that let you drill into recent trends, but none that have access to near real time data.
Surprisingly, “Charlie” and “Sheen” are not top keywords in the past 24 hours.