Posted by Matt Mazur (@mhmazur)
I’m thrilled to announce that Lean Domain Search has teamed up with Sedo to make it even easier for you to find a great domain name for your next website.
In the past when you performed a search on Lean Domain Search it paired your term with 5,000 other keywords commonly found in domain names and instantly showed you which were available to register. If a domain name was registered though, regardless of whether it was for sale or not, it would not be shown to you.
By partnering with Sedo, the world’s largest domain name marketplace, Lean Domain Search can now automatically check to see whether a registered domain name is for sale or not. If it is for sale, its details are included in the search results so you can consider that domain name when deciding on one for your website.
Here, for example, are the search results for 'task'. Notice the premium domain names are in orange at the top followed by the available domain names in green below it (click to enlarge):
Of the 5,000 .COM domain names that Lean Domain Search checked for this search, 3,294 were available and of the remaining 1,706 registered domain names, 213 of them were for sale on Sedo.
Here’s a close up of the premium results:
Most, but not all of the premium domain names have prices associated with them. The ones that do have a price include in next to the name so you can instantly tell whether it’s in your price range.
Lean Domain Search only shows the first section of premium domain names by default but if you’d like to view all of the results you can simply click the “show more premium domains” link below the first section of premium domain names:
The premium results, like the available results, are ordered by default by the popularity of the keyword your term is paired with so that the ones most likely to form good domain names appear at the top of the list. You can also use the built in sorting features to sort by price so that you can see which are the most and least expensive.
Here are the same results sorted by price:
With the exception of a few outliers, most are in the several hundred to several thousand dollar price range.
If you’re looking for a good keyword-based .COM domain name for your website, the new Lean Domain Search should by far be the fastest way to find a name for it regardless of your budget.
I want to thank Sedo’s technical team for providing support during the integration as well as Chris Joseph with Namecore, a provider of handpicked domain names for startups, for providing his portfolio during the pilot program that’s been running the last few weeks.