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7 Mobile Apps I Use For Domaining

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By James Iles, Aug 31, 2016
  1. James Iles

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    One of the attractions of being a domain investor is that it can be done from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night. In the past, desktop or laptop computers were required to maintain portfolios and perform daily tasks, but with the increasing power of mobile devices, investors can now manage most things via their phones or tablets.

    I'm an iPhone user, and I have seven apps on my phone that help me to manage my domaining activities every day. Here are the apps that I use, with the reasons why I use them. Do you have any different apps you use? If so, post a comment below.


    NameJet

    The popular domain name marketplace has had an iPhone app available for the past two years, and I couldn't
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    operate without it. While I still use the NameJet website to place bids and find new names, the app allows me to manage bids and monitor auctions anywhere.

    The combination of the app's fast loading time, its ability to work effectively on both Wifi and 3G/4G networks and the excellent notifications system means that I've been able to win auctions that I wouldn't necessarily have been able to without the app.


    GoDaddy Investor

    In a similar vein to the NameJet app is GoDaddy's Investor app. Launched in January 2016, it's been something that I've been desperate to have for a year or two. In the past, GoDaddy's website has been extremely difficult to use on a mobile phone, which meant that simple tasks such as placing a bid on a domain name has taken me up to five minutes to complete.

    GoDaddy's Investor app takes the difficulty out of monitoring domain auctions on the move. Thanks to a clean, easy-to-use interface, you can view auctions and listings you are watching or participating in. You can also submit bids and receive notifications about important listing activities.


    The Domain Game

    The Domain Game, developed by @Michael from NameBio.com, has proved to be a real hit amongst domain
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    investors. It's a simple concept that helps you to improve your valuation skills against the clock. Using NameBio's data, you'll be asked to give your valuation (three, four, five or six figures) on a domain name. Get it right, and you'll score some points.

    You can track your progress by viewing your rank and your skill level, and you can check The Domain Game's website to see how far off the top 10 you are. I was number 7 on the leaderboard at one point, but I'm now at 11 after not playing for a while.


    Uniregistry

    I wish that all domain name registrars could create an app like this. This free app from Uniregistry, which is available for both iOS and Android, allows a Uniregistry customer to manage, transfer and buy new domain names with ease.

    Bulk transactions or individual transactions can be done through this app, and it's remarkably simple to do. I have access to all the tools that are available on Uniregistry.com through an app that I can use at any time.


    DomainNameSales.com

    From the owners of Uniregistry comes the DomainNameSales.com app. This app has been around for quite a while, but it's still immensely useful. You can monitor leads, send messages and assign brokers within the app, all with great ease.

    Earlier this year, DomainNameSales.com merged with Uniregistry to become Uniregistry Market. The new Uniregistry Market website hosts an array of new tools, which I hope are brought to an updated version of this app in the near future.


    WeChat

    The growing popularity of domain investing in China over the past year or so has meant many changes in the
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    industry, as well as changes to how individual investors interact with each other. I, like many others, have now downloaded China's popular messaging app, WeChat.

    For Western investors, it's an excellent tool to have in order to interact with Chinese investors. Domaining groups and news updates offer new ways to chat with other investors, and WeChat's translation tools mean that making deals with Chinese investors directly can be no problem, even if you can't speak the language.


    Deep WHOIS

    I've only discovered this iOS app recently, but I'm glad I did. Every so often, I'll use my phone to lookup WHOIS details of specific domains, and instead of navigating to websites such as DomainTools.com, I can now look up domain names at the touch of a button, and I can even get the resulting WHOIS lookup emailed to me.

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    Those are the seven apps that I use regularly with regards to domain investing. Do you use the same apps? Do you have any other recommendations? Please comment below.
     
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  6. Michael

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    Thanks for the mention! Hope to see you back on the leader board soon :) We hired a company to bring the game to Android, it should be live towards the end of September or early October. Also going to hit 315,000 questions served later today which is pretty exciting.

    Here are the domaining apps I have on my phone: DomainIQ, SnapNames, GoDaddy Investor, Flippa, and of course The Domain Game. Going to have to check out WeChat. Any advice on getting started and finding groups, or is it pretty obvious once downloaded?
     
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    Thanks James! I'll have to check out Deep Whois.
     
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    Any recommendations from anyone on a whois app like above for Android?
     
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    I am waiting for Uniregistry Market app for Android.
     
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    I'd like to know this as well
     
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    I'll have to take a look at DomainIQ's app, thanks for the suggestion!

    Regarding WeChat, I was invited to a bunch of groups when I first joined but I can't remember off the top of my head how you go about joining groups. Perhaps another member has the answer.

    One thing I would suggest is turning off notifications for group chats!
     
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    I tried to find a suitable android version before publishing but I couldn't find anything similar.
     
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    Has someome used snapnames app for iphone? I did not get it to work
     
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    Thats' a great list of mobile apps and helpful for the emerging user,thanks!
     
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    I tried it earlier today, but it didn't work for me.
     
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    I am waiting Domain Game's android version.
     
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    Thanks for the info on these apps.
     
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    I like all the mentioned App - popular ones.
     
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    I never do domaining or web work on the mobile. No need.
     
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    For me the snap names app work good on Android.
    I also have the flippa app and voodoo for checking parking stats of domains there.
    Domainers group are starting also on Skype. Always cool to also have that
     
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    Thanks I didn't use any apps before.
    At least not on a smartphone.
     
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    Is there an app for accessing Namepros on your phone
     
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    The browser? :P
    But more seriously, the NP website is very responsive and pretty usable on phones.
    Another option might be Tapatalk though I've never tried it myself
     
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    yup like anantj suggest, you can use tapatalk is an app to manage forums
     
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    The more apps domainers use the more bad domains they get! lol but keep using apps... :xf.grin::hilarious::hilarious:
     
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