Whether you’re looking for a website for your business or you’re in the business of flipping websites (buying expired domains just to turn around and sell them for a profit), Sitespotter is an invaluable domain name finder tool.
You can choose between a number of PreRelease and Pending Delete lists from NameJet, or upload your own list to parse. The parsing process itself is fast, once you choose your options like minimum and maximum letters and whether to search for .org/.net domains as well. Deleted domains do not retain their age, while PreRelease ones do.
After your list is parsed, you can choose to acquire other information like Pagerank, Alexa rank, and DMOZ.
As a bulk pagerank checker it’s thorough, if a bit time consuming… took about 30 minutes to check pagerank for a decent sized list. After you run the bulk pagerank checker up to 5 green bars will show up to the left of each site, corresponding to its pagerank.
Then you can choose to check age for each domain on the list, which also took about 30 minutes to run. As that runs, you’ll start seeing the year each site was created pop up to the right of each domain.
After that, it’s time to run the DMOZ tool, which takes about the same length of time as the others. If a domain is DMOZ listed, it will be outlined in green with a green checkmark on the right side of it.
Then you can check to see whether the site is listed in the Yahoo! directory… again about 30 minutes. If the site is listed, it will be outlined in blue with a Y! to the right of it.
Last but not least is the Alexa ranking… it takes about 30 minutes (like that was unexpected). The Alexa rank will show up as a red number next to each domain name.
While the different checks are running, you can click on any domain in the list and it will be loaded into the Instant Domain Lookup box on the sidebar, where with one click of a button you can see Pagerank, PR Validity, Alexa Backlinks, Creation Date, DMOZ Listing, Yahoo Listing, Yahoo Backlinks, Alexa Rank, and number of bidders. You can click on the number of bidders to go to NameJet and place a bid when you find a domain name you like. Minimum bid on any domain is $69, and domain names are exclusive to NameJet.
On the sidebar are a few other handy boxes too, like a box that shows all of the Single Word Domains from the parsed list, as well as a box that lets you save your parsed list of deleted domains or expired domains and download it as a PDF.
Sitespotter’s FAQ is short, simple and to the point… it covers almost any question you could come up with and also covers what to do if something isn’t working. The FAQ also points out that the site doesn’t work well with Internet Explorer.
I'm sure you're wondering about the price... the price for unlimited usage is $49.95 a month which include a free download of SiteSniper (a tool to help you get the domains you want) and access to Pre-Release & Pending Delete lists and access to Snapnames Pre-release lists.
Sitespotter is a wonderful tool for finding expired domains and deleted domains with a powerful bulk pagerank checker tool. It's a great site for finding and analyzing domain names to help you choose the best site for your company.