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01|31|2008 01:07 am EDT

Handy Tool For Hunting Domains

by Adam Strong in Categories: Tools

Domain Name News is always on the lookout for new tools or sites that can save time or make more money with domains. We recently stumbled on a handy tool called Domain Auction Cleaner.

If you have ever tried looking for domains at Ebay, one of the major hassles you’ll experience is the time consuming task of scanning through thousands of ads in an attempt to find a good domain. It could take you hours to read the listings every day. Ebay sellers tend to elaborate or obfuscate the details of their auctions in the titles. DAC manages to scour through the listings to sift out the actual domains being sold and the prices and format that in a simple, easy to read page.

We found that sometimes the domain listing isn’t always what it seems even on DAC, but they have a solution for that problem too. As an example the domain name Finance.com appeared in the listings but the actual domain on auction at Ebay was SavingAndFinance.com. Because the user added a space in the domain description it makes the listing misleading. On the DAC listing simply hovering your cursor over the domain will give you the full details of the auction listing.

DAC also harvests listings from Afternic.com and Tucows auctions. We found it particularly handy to click the “Ignore Domains with No Bids” to see what domains had bids already. Typically these are the better domains since they’ve already attracted bidders. These auctions can provide some good deals if you are watching and DAC makes it all the more easy and less time consuming to do so. Add it to your daily to-do list and you won’t miss a good domain go by at these venues. Thanks DAC !

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14 Comments

Mike Maddaloni - The Hot Iron

January 31, 2008 @ 10:19 am EDT

This is a great tool – thanks! There doesn’t seem to be a central clearinghouse/site to list all auctions out there… or is there and I just don’t know about it?!

mp/m

Steve

January 31, 2008 @ 10:47 am EDT

Thanks for the tip, Adam.

Hopefully the various “domain content providers” will see this service for what it is–a great help to their existing (and new) users and nice additional sales/income generators–and won’t cut them off or shut them down for “stealing” their data.

And thanks for the great site.

Denver Web Shycon

January 31, 2008 @ 12:51 pm EDT

Sweet tool! To be honest I’ve never even looked on ebay for domains.

Anwar Mehdi

January 31, 2008 @ 1:52 pm EDT

Good tool. I’m going to test this tool and see if it is something that can be used for domainers.

Andrew @ Domain Name Wire

January 31, 2008 @ 3:09 pm EDT

Nice find! Of course, it can’t mask the sad reality that only 1 in a million domains on eBay is worth anything :)

Sal

January 31, 2008 @ 5:19 pm EDT

Thanks for the link. Great time-saver. The ignore no bids feature is key.

Dan

January 31, 2008 @ 6:51 pm EDT

Thank you! When I went to look, I actually found a domain on Ebay that was worth bidding (a pittance) on. Which is the first time I’ve ever found anything worthwhile in the domain cesspits at Ebay.

Frank Michlick

February 1, 2008 @ 3:33 pm EDT

It’s a great and helpful tool, but I’d love it if there was a keyword search on top of the current offering.

/FM

Zuker

February 14, 2008 @ 7:22 am EDT

Thanks for sharing. But this tool has 1 bug i’ve found in first 3 mins. When seller on ebay put for sale domain like:
247viplimo.com and point it as “247 vip limo.com” this tool will show it as “limo.com”. I was confused 2 times :)

adam

February 14, 2008 @ 11:02 pm EDT

Zuker. Did you read in the post where we talked about this issue? See below (or above). Hover over the listing if you want the full description.

: “We found that sometimes the domain listing isn’t always what it seems even on DAC, but they have a solution for that problem too. As an example the domain name Finance.com appeared in the listings but the actual domain on auction at Ebay was SavingAndFinance.com. Because the user added a space in the domain description it makes the listing misleading. On the DAC listing simply hovering your cursor over the domain will give you the full details of the auction listing.’

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RT

June 14, 2008 @ 12:19 am EDT

Very Nice tools, even we try to help our visitors by creating small store on http://www.adomaindeal.com for such kind of stuff but still it is little hard to figure out some nasty names, but this tool is really awesome.

Raj

August 15, 2008 @ 4:35 am EDT

Great tool – really saves a lot of time :) Thanx!

Breitling replica

June 1, 2012 @ 10:03 pm EDT

they are expensive services.

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