Latest DomainsBot software starts to tackle challenge of hundreds of top level domains.
DomainsBot announced its new TLD Recommendation Engine today.
The service considers a number of data points to return the most relevant top level domain options for a given search. It considers content analysis of popular websites, frequency analysis of searched and registered domains, social media data, and geo targeting.
Overall, I found it to be a good start. It seems to fall down a bit on showing TLD alternatives that I would consider relevant for a given search.
This demo version of the software only takes into consideration “association rules”.
DomainsBot CEO Emiliano Pasqualetti explains, “This means that TLDs are selected exclusively on the basis of the frequency of its co-occurrences with the searched keywords as a registered domain.”
Here are some example queries and results.
Query: jims pizza
This one is good. It takes “pizza” and knows that other relevant TLDs will be related to food. If a registrar also integrates geo data, it might also offer a TLD such as .nyc, .berlin, etc., depending on how easy it is to register those domains.
I also think a good domain search engine will recommend domain hacks, as these will become much more relevant with longer TLDs. For example, Jims.pizza is a good result for this query.
DomainsBot correctly extracts CPA from the query. But it misses the boat on similar TLDs, including two obvious ones, .accountant and .accountants. .Tax might also be a good suggestion. Even if these don’t currently have a lot of co-occurrences with CPA in domains, I think they’re quite relevant.
Another example I ran was a company name followed by “sucks”. One of the returned results was .sucks, but .gripe was missing.
These are good results. Not only did it get two obvious ones, .auction and .bid, but it knows that many auctions are for real estate businesses.
Query: slam dunk
.basketball is an obvious choice. What’s interesting here is that if you search for slamdunk without a space, one of the results is .sport, which is a step in the right direction.
What about .salon? .hair? I’m not sure how .rocks gets in there.
DomainsBot’s latest release is a step in the right direction to a difficult problem, although it needs some refining.