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Five Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Domainers

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By James Iles, Jan 2, 2017
  1. James Iles

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    Chrome is Google’s free web browser, and as you’d expect, it’s very popular. In fact, according to W3Schools.com, Google Chrome had a 73.8% market share in November 2016, up from 67.4% at the same point last year.

    One of the attractions of using Google Chrome is the fact that users can add extensions to the browser to enhance their individual experience. Domain investors often need to use several specific tools and services every day. Here are five Google Chrome extensions for domainers.


    WHOIS

    WHOIS is a service that domain investors typically use on a regular basis. Whether it’s out of curiosity, or whether you’re looking to make an inquiry on a domain name, WHOIS is a vital part of a domainer's day. How do you currently look up WHOIS for domain names you’re visiting? Do you manually type in the WHOIS URL every time? There are two Google Chrome extensions that will give you a quick shortcut from now on.

    The first is Who.is lookup. It allows you to look up the WHOIS details for the domain name you’re currently visiting at the click of a button. You’ll be directed to the Who.is website, where you can view the WHOIS details.

    If you’re not a fan of Who.is, perhaps this extension will suit you. It works in exactly the same way as the extension above, but it takes you to a DomainTools.com WHOIS page instead.


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    Domain Auction Metrics

    If you regularly browse auctions then this free extension may give you further insights into each domain name in your list. After installing this extension, you’ll notice that very little has changed. That is, until you visit an auction website, such as GoDaddy or NameJet, and browse through the listings. This extension will add new details about every domain name in your list.

    By default, it will show you Domain Authority, Page Authority, and Google Index details, but it can take you a DomCop.com page where you can view more details about the domain in question. I’ve successfully tested this extension on GoDaddy Auctions, NameJet, and SnapNames.


    Sidekick

    I’ve blogged several times about Sidekick, which is now a part of Hubspot’s sales platform. It is a paid service, but I find it to be indispensable. Essentially, it allows you to track every single email that you send from your Gmail account.

    For domain investors, it can be a valuable tool when conducting outbound sales. Using Sidekick, you’ll know exactly when your emails have been opened and how many times they’ve been opened. You’ll often be able to judge whether someone is interested in your domain from how many times they open the email that you sent them, which could mean they are discussing it with colleagues before placing an offer or accepting your price quote.


    Boomerang

    Another invaluable tool for your inbox. Boomerang allows you to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time and date. Why would this be of use to domainers? If you’re looking to perform outbound sales on a domain that you own, but you work full time, it can be difficult to successfully send your emails. Sending emails at night will result in less email opens, since your message may get buried in overnight emails.

    Using Boomerang, you’ll be able to schedule your messages to send at a specific time of the day, when your prospective lead is more likely to be online.

    Boomerang is a “freemium” service, but the functionality I’ve mentioned above is completely free. The extension can be used to track emails too, which is something that’s available via a subscription.


    Hunter

    This is my favorite Chrome extension, and I’ll be writing an article dedicated to this extension at a later date. Hunter is a service that allows you to look up the email addresses associated with any website you visit. It’s an excellent tool to use when you’re performing outbound sales and you’re attempting to find the best email address to contact.

    It also works well with LinkedIn. Let’s say that you identify that you need to send an email to the CMO of a specific company. You can find them on LinkedIn, and then use the “Hunter” button to have his/her email address pop up. It will save you a lot of time, trust me.

    Hunter is available for free and offers 150 lookups per month. It offers subscriptions starting at €49 per month for 1,000 lookups, but I haven’t felt the need to upgrade yet.
     
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  6. cyc

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    Thanks for the tips @James Iles.

    2FA (Two Factor Authentication) is also much important for protecting our virtual assets.

    Many registrars are supporting 2FA that works with OTP (One Time Password) rather than SMS to be much reliable.

    Authy is a white labeled perfect solution for helping on this, supports Google Authenticator in itself too, like registrars Name.com and Enom.com uses Google Authenticator, NameSilo uses Authy by the way.
     
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    Hunter is the new one for me .
     
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    Another great extension for Chrome is called "Honey". It automatically searches for coupon codes at several registrars including Godaddy, Dynadot and others. They also offer whats called "Honey Gold" where you earn between 1-20% cash back (redeemable in Amazon gift cards) for purchases that you make on those sites. I've personally earned over $425 just from my purchases at Godaddy.
     
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    is honey gold only redeemble on amazon?
    whhat is their exact cashback at godaddy? any other registrar covered by them?

    thanks!
     
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    The cash back is random between 1-20%. I paid $49.70 in purchases the other day and got 497 honey gold, almost $5. It's only redeemable on Amazon as far as I know. Dynadot and GoDaddy use it I know for sure, but 1000s of other retailers as well
     
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    Hunter is not accepting gmail address registration, disposed straight to garbage bin. If they don't work with gmail, how can they identify most of domain owners that use this service?
     
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    I emailed NameSilo about my idea for an ext.
     
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    Thanks for writing and sharing the article. Looks like Hunter is going to save lots of time for me. Once again thank you so much.:)
     
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    I second what djum said...if they don't accept gmail as email extension there is not much point.
    I will check that back when I have a 'professional' email address....O_o
     
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    Didn't knew about Hunter. Anyways I have added this extension and thanks @James Iles for sharing this.
     
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    Hunter is actually quite useful. Another helpful tools are linclump and allmyurl. Also mailtrack is a free version of sidekick JFI. Nice article though overall.
     
  19. pablohc86

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    I think domainers should be the first to use professional email addresses, how can we promote the power of domain names if we are not the first to use their features? ;)
     
  20. photonmymind

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    Tthat has nothing to do with an application not accepting the most widely used email services.
     
  21. djum

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    Gmail is the best platform out there. Many national platforms closed down or stated using gmail system to handle the mail. Hunter might call any non-free email address professional, but in reality 99% of them suck and don't have Gmail's functionality. One application is not worth the hassle of setting up email for it. If they position this application to target 1-5% of "professionals" and non-Gmail users, so be it, I'll find something else.
     
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    I was able to sign up with my personal email id that uses my personal domain.
    Gmail, Hotmail etc are all blocked.

    AFAIK, they're not blocking the Gmail platform. They are blocking addresses ending with @gmail.com

    If you use Google Suite with your own domain, that will work imo
     
  23. pablohc86

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    From what people said it was that Hunter do not accept registration from Gmail address. If Hunter can't look up Gmail address is more less useful as lot of people have a Gmail address as their main email..

    My point was just that all the professional domainers should have a professional email address.
    You can still use Gmail application with external domain..like other said here.
     
  24. frank-germany

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    free is great
    but it doesn't exist

    "there is no free lunch"
    Gurdijef

    be aware that some of those extensions
    are spy tools

    I just delete one of those
    as it was able to have access to my google drive
    ( come on - you don't need that to work the way I thought you'd do )
     
  25. Doron Vermaat

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    Here's another one highly recommend, especially for non-native English speakers: Grammarly - it does a fantastic job helping you write better emails, messages etc across the web.
     
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    I love grammarly. It's one of my favorite tools and one of the few tools/services I'd pay for...
     
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    Nice post Doron, lots of great information here.

    I have used Streak for some time now, which allows you to track eMails efficiently through gMail.

    I don't use all of it's functionality, but the tracking definitely helps to see when a recipient opens an email 1-3 times or 50+ times throughout their organization.
     
  28. alcy

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    wow... I had no idea there even was possibkility to see when somoene reads your gmail email

    thats borderline infringing on the other guys privacy lol
    I mean what if some people just don't want you to know when they read ya.

    but its good to know thanks.
    I'll look it up!
    good for outbound stuff for sure!
     
  29. jacoliobo

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    Agreed, it's pretty creepy.
    It even shows a location and the type of device + OS they're using (sometimes).
    I liked it for a while but stopped using it..
    I wouldn't want someone doing that to me. If I visit a website, that's my choice and they might track me.
    But if I get unsolicited email and open it, they shouldn't be able to. It's not a really big deal to me, but it's just kinda weird.
     
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