New Domain Name Research Tools

We have added two new domain name research tools at Domain Punch. These are part of the new premium tools and are free to access while in beta. We may require a registration for access in the future, and some parts may be made available only to our customers.

The Advanced Daily Domain List can be used to check the domains that were added or deleted from the zone files during the last 30 days.

The word search tool is for checking the new domain lists for trademarks and keywords. You can use it to find domains that may be used for phishing, domains that contain your trademarks etc.

Search for keywords in newly added domains

 

Which Domain Name Software Product Should You Buy?

We have a large number of software products related to domain names and domain name management. So we often get asked questions about what product to buy or if there is a single product that does everything.

There is no single product you can buy, however our products fall into three distinct categories.

If you want to search and filter deleted domain lists from different providers use Domain Name Filter Pro. This will allow you to find good domain names from large lists. You can even import various drop and deletion lists with a single click from within the software. Domain Name Filter Pro is available only for Windows.

If you want to create domain names from keywords and alpha-numeric templates and then check for availability use Domain Name Analyzer Pro (Windows only). Mac OS X users can use Watch My Domains for Mac.

If you want to manage your domain name portfolio and keep track of expiry dates, name servers and a lot of other stuff use one of the domain name portfolio management software products.  You can use our handy comparison table to find a suitable domain management solution.

There are some bundle offers too.

Domain Name Portfolio Management

Domain Name Filter Pro Updated

We have updated Domain Name Filter Professional. The new changes include

  • Support for directly importing drop lists from FTP sites (eg. GoDaddy). Previously only http or https downloads were supported.
  • Support for importing from local ZIP files (you needn’t unzip before importing)
  • Specify the domain name length with or without the TLD part when filtering based on length.
  • Support for extarcting domain names from Godaddy XML files

You can download the updated version now.

Domain Name Filter Pro

How to create NNNN type domain names using Domain Name Analyzer Pro

We have been getting quite a few emails asking how to generate domain names that contain only digits.

You can use the ‘Domain Names From Templates’ option in Domain Name Analyzer Pro to easily do this.

Generating NNNN / LLLL type domain names

You can use ##### as the template to create NNNNN (length=5) domains. Use web### to create domain names that start with we abd end in NNN. Use &&&&& to create LLLLL domains and so on.

Use Domain Name Filter Pro to Analyze Zone Files

Did you know that you can use Domain Name Filter Pro to analyze domain zone files?

If you have access to the Centralized Zone Data Service of ICANN you can download the zone files to your local hard disk. Unzip the downloaded file and then use Domain Name Filter Pro to import it using the “Import Entries >> Local File Import” option.

After importing, remember to remove duplicates from the list (right click within the list and select “Remove Duplicates” from the menu).

Once you have the domain names in the software use any of the many filtering options to analyze the domain names or use the domain name splitter to find component keywords.

Domain Name Filter Pro

Domain Name Filter Pro is Now Available For Download

As previously announced, our new Windows software, Domain Name Filter Pro is now available for download. We also have an introductory special price.

Domain Name Filter Pro uses 6 built-in dictionary word sets for splitting domain names into component words. These include:-

  • Basic US English Words
  • Important technical words
  • Country Names, Capitals and Important Cities of the World
  • Common First and Last Names
  • A set of common acronyms
  • A list of well known brand names

You can replace these with your own word-sets and also add any number of additional word sets. Overall, the software has about 85,000 built-in words.

Please remember that the domain-splitting depends entirely on what word-sets you use.

Advanced Domain Name List Processing Software

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New TLDs and Dictionary Words

Yesterday we announced some details about an upcoming Domain Name Filter software. We used an early version of the software to split the domain names in Guru, XYZ and Club zone files into words.

We used  the default English language dictionary within the software. This dictionary has over 75000 English words. It also includes the names of countries. We did not use dictionaries for common names, places and other proper nouns.

The software splits domain names into component words. Domain names with only numbers or a combination of  numbers and valid words were accepted. So 101domain.club is split as “101 domain” and accepted. But a domain name like xfrtyclub.guru is ignored because ‘xfrty’ is not in the dictionary.

Domains with hyphens were always accepted. For example, 1-koelner-pfeifen.club was split into “1 koelner pfeifen” and accepted even though both words koelner and pfeifen were not in the default English dictionary.

A Side Note: The software can split domain names accurately for most cases. However, in rare instances it does create unintended word combinations. For example, GreatIdeasInAging.xyz was split into “Great Idea Sin Aging” instead of “Great Ideas In Aging”.

Here are the results :-

XYZ

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 739,448

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 242,909

33% of the domains are valid English word combinations

CLUB

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 152,817

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 79,580

52% of the domains are valid English word combinations

GURU

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 78,271

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 49,983

64% of the domains are valid English word combinations

XYZ, Club, Guru Domains - Word Split

Domain Name Filter Pro – Coming in January 2015

We will be releasing an advanced version of our free Domain Name Filter software very soon. The Professional edition of this popular Windows software will feature options to

  • Automatically Download and Filter Publicly Available Domain Drop Lists
  • Split Domain Names into Component Words
  • Sort and Filter Domain Names based on Number of Words in the Domain
  • Use Customizable Dictionary Lists for Splitting Domain Names into Words
  • and more…

Domain Name Filter Professional