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Nametree

Nametree.com
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Hey folks,

Like many of you, I assume, I use expireddomains.net quite frequently.

Over time I've tried to optimize searches and have come up with a list of saved searches based on a mix of criteria that matter to me (eg: .co single English words dropped daily with less than 8 characters and registered in 5+ extensions).

However, I hate that I have to go to expireddomains.net every day, check the updates for every one of my searches, select a few domains I'm interested in, check if they're still available, etc. There's got to be ways to automate further.

I know expireddomains.net doesn't have an API, but I wonder if anyone knows of any tools that would check my saved searches daily (essentially, anything that would visit the URL of a search every day at a set time). Expireddomains allows you to download CSV/text lists of domains, but I'm not always around every day at the time of the drop to check manually, so if I could set up an automation to email me said CSV every day, or add the list of names to a Google sheet, for instance, that would be GOLDEN.

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As an aside, what other ways do folks automate their domain research?


Many thanks!
 

Hypersot

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Just so you know, ED forbid any automation on the site.
Any action on-site must be handled manually.

What I do is, I download a few saved searches from ED once every 3 days.. I combine those .csv into one large file and then, via Excel's power query, I import them in my main research workbook where I do my research for the next 3 days.

The download and import process takes only a few minutes.

Ofc, what I do is vastly different from what you do since I look for domains to park and not to sell, so my way will probably be more of a hassle than of help to you.
 

Reddstagg

The-Billionaire.com
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Good morning,

I use both a smartphone and a desktop pc but I limit my searching to the smartphone.

Once I have found what I was searching for I take a screenshot of the image and it is automatically saved on my phone in my photo albums neatly called 'screenshots'.

I then have a daily record of what I have searched for. When I am at my pc I add the details to an excel spreadsheet.

It is not the most high tech option but it works for me.

Good luck.

Regards,

Reddstagg
 

Hypersot

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Good morning,

I use both a smartphone and a desktop pc but I limit my searching to the smartphone.

Once I have found what I was searching for I take a screenshot of the image ..

screenshots have proved to be quite valuable for keeping track of things.

Not low tech solution at all, I mean you do use latest tech to do that, don't you? :)
 

Reddstagg

The-Billionaire.com
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screenshots have proved to be quite valuable for keeping track of things.

Not low tech solution at all, I mean you do use latest tech to do that, don't you? :)


Thank you.

I suppose it is more high tech than writing it on a piece of paper. I use this technique mainly for domain names that I may register at sometime in the future. I now have a list of 1,300 names. All I have to do now is work out which are the good ones and make some money.

Regards,

Reddstagg
 

Ategy

Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com
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lol .. my Excel spreadsheet for building my lists at NameCult each day is about 30 megs! It's a monster .. but I too need to learn how to automate the importing of data .. although to be honest .. it only represents a tiny portion of the time compared to manually going through the master list.
 
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