Here is a list of some of the best domain name resources available. Whether you are a domain buyer, seller or just getting started in the domain name business, these resources are pretty much all you’ll need to succeed. Most tools can be used, or at least tried, without a subscription. I try to lean towards listing tools which are free, or at least allow some sort of limited use for free. Consider becoming a domain reseller.
Check to see if a domain has back-links which increases its value and traffic.
Get an idea of what a domain could be worth.
See what a domain name may have been used for in the past.
Organizations that support domain name owners.
Lawyers who specialize in domain related issues.
Places to purchase or sell domain names through an auction.
Experts who can help you secure the highest price for your domain.
- Buckley Media
- Domain Advisors
- Domain Assets
- Domain Booth
- Domain Holdings
- Grit Brokerage
- Media Options
- Name Agency
- Name Corp
- Name Experts
- Prime Loyalty
- TLD Brokerage
- VIP Brokerage
Yearly events which focus specifically on the domain industry.
For those who want to be taught how best to benefit from the domain business.
Provides working capital to acquire domains with clear liquid equity.
Great places to discuss domain names, most have market place sections to buy and sell.
Helps you park, sell and manage your domain names.
Places to list domains for sale or participate in auctions and buy-in-now opportunities.
Publications that watch the domain industry closely and report on it.
Provides a platform to monetize your domain based on existing traffic through PPC.
Although there are thousands of domain registrars, these are the ones that are used most in the U.S.
- 101 Domain
- Domain Cost Club
- Minds And Machines
- Network Solutions
- Register Your Domains
Services to protect the transfer of domains from buyer and seller.
Excellent place to find domain names which are expired and can be purchased at standard registration fees.
Sites which track statistics for the new generic domain extensions.
Interest Over Time
Tool to gauge whether words or phrases are trending up or down over periods of time.
These services help you come up with ideas for domain names.
A service where you can quickly find and purchase a premium domain name. HugeDomains.com offers payment plans.
Ways to sell domain names and make a commission from sales; buy at wholesale prices.
Database of historical records of most public domain sales prices.
Search Tool (Aggregators)
Pulls in domain names for sale from multiple domain name venues and sales platforms.
Used to get an idea of how many monthly searches are performed for particular keywords.
Sites related to trademark disputes and databases of registered marks.
Identify the IP address, name-servers and information on domain name records.