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Goals, accreditations (.me rocks!) and backorder on demand

Long time no see! We are so busy growing our company that no one really had the time to write in this blog. I’ll try to let you know of the countless advancements we have made.

As you probably know we are striving to achieve many different goals:

Having the largest database of domain names in the world (almost there!) Dropcatching all good expiring domain names in the world (with Premium name, traffic or SEO value) Delivering awesome search services like Reverse IP and Reverse Whois. Not to forget keyword or trademark search in the database. Downloading all websites (since we know the domains already) and giving Google a run for their money

OK, the last one is a bit ahead in time, but we’re slowly getting there.

Because of our many goals and our wish to stay cash positive and not be investor-dependent, we have to carefully allocate resources. Our team has grown to 20+ people but the mountain of work is ever growing and so are expenses.

We have therefore identified some ground rules to make all this work:

1) Use what we already have. A great team, a monster domain database and between them awesome tools – SEO domains evaluation tools, bulk checkers of multiple types, dozens of API connections to third party data.

2) Build what can easily be built and will work even half ready. In our case we were long time close to having a good ccTLD domain catching system and now we finally have it. It’s not perfect but it catches most domains we are after and this is what matters.

3) Traffic domains! Premium domains are competitive and have a very very slow sell through rate, making them a questionable investment for a dynamic tech startup like ours, SEO domains we were already catching but what about traffic domains? For some reason we never did those until recently. They have the huge advantage of not having the sales burden of the other groups – you catch, park and forget. No need to sell.

4) Accreditations and partnerships. While we already have partnerships with many great registrars, we always thought that direct accreditation with registries (both ICANN and ccTLDs) is not worth the fees, deposits, contracts, accounting and other time and money wasters. Therefore we didn’t get accredited anywhere except the UK (where it’s mandatory for catching).

While we are right that some registries are hard to work with, we realized in time not all have the drawbacks we are afraid of. Here is a bright example with .me

No fee to join; No big mandatory deposit; Stable backend provided by Affilias; Nice and friendly people;

You can learn more at https://domain.me/ – highly recommended.

The great .me experience made us reconsider the accreditations as a strategy and we proceeded with other TLDs too.

This will boost our catching capabilities for more competitive domains. And it’s just the right time, because we just launched SecureBackorder.com – a backorder on demand service.

Expect in the following weeks a huge database update we have been preparing for months. We’ll keep you posted.

Have a wonderful summer!

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Our big domain database just got bigger

We at Tool.Domains grow every day and so does our huge domain database. We are happy to share that it has reached the 625 million mark! It has been a painstaking effort for the team to update it (from a variety of sources as usual) and we are proud to present you with our final count of existing + expired domains:

– 443 million gTLDs (com, net, org, info, biz, us and other small TLDs like .mobi etc.) – 15 million new gTLDs (.xyz .club .google etc.) – 167 million ccTLDs

After some more NS and subsequently Whois lookups we’ll be able to tell you active vs expired domains ratio.

We will keep you updated with more news. Stay tuned and follow us on social media for more!

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Tool.Domains wins Pirate Summit Sofia competition

Wow, it’s been a while! We have been very busy coding, building services and selling domains so we haven’t posted anything here for a while. But things are going well and it’s catch up time.

We have many new exciting things to share (coming in the next posts) like our last database update.

But for now just some recent good news – Tool.Domains won a local startup competition (in Sofia, Bulgaria where we are based) – the local Pirate Summit. We will pitch at the global Pirate Summit event in Cologne in September.

 

 

*Pictures from www.arrr.co

Here is an extended version of our pitch:

    Tool.Domains pitch – April 2016 from Kalin Karakehayov

See you soon!

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New updated domain database!

Hey friends! Tool.Domains has a huge update to announce! We are happy to inform you that our database has grown A LOT – from 450 millions of domains to over 550 millions! Hooray for us! Thanks to all involved in the process of finding and importing hundreds of different domain name sources – guys, you’re awesome!

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SEO conference 2015

The sixth SEO conference 2015 took place on the 24th of April at Inter Expo Center, Sofia. The conference was opened by David Amerland, who gave a powerful and positive start for this event, which has gathered SEO and online marketing experts, developers, web designers, reputation and PR gurus, working to improve the presence and visibility of sites on the Internet.

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Hello world!

Welcome to our blog! 

We are a domain related Startup and you can find more about our history in the About page.

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