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Domainr

Domain Name Search Engine


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Published 01/04/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Domainr helps users find the perfect domain, no matter how short or long they want it to be. Users are offered a great deal of customization and options when searching for their perfect domain name. The user simply enters search terms and reviews results. The results will include all possible domain names, including generic domains that use .com, .org or .net. Domainr also allows users to enter non-Latin internationalized domain names that utilize accented characters and more as well as Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Hindi and Chinese language options. Domainr searches all the possibilities, including generic domains, country domains, sponsored domains, second level domains and internationalized domains. Domainr will also tell the user if the desired name is available and if it is an eligible option that can be registered. After finding a domain name the user wants, Domainr also presents a list of potential registrars giving the user full freedom to choose who they purchase the domain name through.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Domainr was created in 2010 by Nb.io. Nb.io is based out of Woodside, California with additional offices in Noe Valley, Hayes and the Mission District of San Francisco. The team includes Eric Case, Cameron Walters and Randy Reddig.

What are the differences to other apps?

Domainr takes a basic service and enhances it in all the right ways. Users can search for potential domain names and choose from long or short URLs. Domainr provides all the information the user needs. The application will tell user if their desired domain name is currently available or where it is registered. If the domain is available, Domainr will even supply the user with a list of possible companies they can register it through. Rather than sticking to one, the site gives the user a list so they have the freedom to choose.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Domainr website users a very Spartan design that hints at sleek, modern style. Users are greeted by a great deal of white space and the basic Domainr logo across the top of the page, with a light blue header bar. The search feature is presented right away so the user can get started on their next domain name search.

How does the registration process work?

Anyone can stop by the Domainr website and search for a domain name. There is no login option or registration form currently available. User can search as often as they like, although no personalized account benefits are offered. Considering the simplicity of this type of service, this is a plus. Adding an account requirement would only complicate the process unnecessarily. Of course users should be aware that if they find a domain name and choose to register it through one of the companies listed by Domainr, that company will require an account and billing information. This is requested through the chosen company and not through Domainr.

What does it cost to use the application?

Domainr provides a simple service that works well, but does not really justify a subscription fee or other charge for use. The good news is that anyone can use Domainr for free. There are no costs for searching domain names or checking availability. This is definitely a plus considering how many alternative sites are out there that offer a very similar service. Registering a domain name will cost something, but that depends on the company the user chooses to register through.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Domainr is an excellent resource for anyone searching for a new domain name. The site includes a number of handy features that can assist users as they hunt down the best long or short domain name for their product, business or organization.

  • Search the availability of a domain name you plan to register
  • Browse a list of potential companies to register the domain through
  • View long and short URLs until you find something you like
  • Check out all possible versions of the domain name
  • Download Domainr for iPhones


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