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PlexDomain - Domain Management Application
There are tens of millions of domains registered all of the world and every day thousands of these domains expires. Many of these expired domains have history of high traffic to their websites. Such domains may have had thousands of links on popular search engines or listed on popular directories such as Yahoo or DMOZ and may have high ranking on sites such as Alexa. Building such traffic is time consuming and may take years. In addition, listing on directories such as Yahoo can cost $299.0 for mainstream site or $599.0 for adult sites. Though, Yahoo has free submission to noncommercial categories, but there is no guarantee and it may take several months. Yahoo receives on average 15000 submissions per day to these noncommercial categories, thus there is very long waiting period. PlexDomain provides a toolset to search, analyze, monitor and register popular on-hold and deleted domains. It allows users to search deleted, on-hold, and registered domains. Users can check traffic for these sites from dozens of popular search engines and directories such as Yahoo, DMOZ, AltaVista, Lycos, etc. Users can specify criteria for accepting domains, such as the sites that must exist in Yahoo-Directory or DMOZ-Directory category or have a minimum of N links to them or have a minimum of X rating on Alexa website. These searches can be done in foreground or as a scheduled job which runs in background. This scheduled job can be run on regular interval automatically. The scheduled job creates a detailed report and can email report to the user when done.

Major features include:

  • POWERFUL DOMAIN SEARCH

    PlexDomain allows users to search domains that are:
    • Deleted
    • On-Hold
    • Real-Time Newly-Deleted
    • Expiring Soon
    • Available for Registration
    • Registered Domains
    The user can specify criteria for selecting domains such as keywords, length of domains or if they contain numbers or hyphens. These domains are then used by filtering process that selects popular domains.
  • MONITORING DOMAINS FOR AVAILABILITY

    PlexDomain allows users to schedule background jobs to check for the availability of domains on regular basis. It then shows status of those domains and emails the results to the users.
  • REAL-TIME NEWLY DELETED LISTS

    PlexDomain allows users to browse lists of real-time newly domains. The user can specify additional criteria for selecting domains such as length of domains or if they contain numbers or hyphens. These domains are then used by filtering process that selects popular domains.
  • DIRECTORY CRAWLING

    PlexDomain allows users to schedule a job that crawls Yahoo or DMOZ directory and searches for expired domains on each category. It then stores the expired domains and reports results back to the user.
  • FILTERING DOMAINS

    Once user has list of domains he searched from either keyword-search or deleted lists, he/she can then check those domains in popular search engines and directories. User can select the number of links for each domain in:
    • AltaVista
    • AllTheWeb
    • Teoma
    • Alexa
    • AOL
    • HotBot
    • Lycos
    • Google
    • DMOZ
    • LookSmart
    • MSN
    • Yahoo
    The user can specify minimum number of links to accept, or if they must exist in Yahoo, DMOZ or LookSmart or minimum ranking of site on Alexa website. PlexDomain will then search all these domains and automatically purge all domains which do not meet criteria and highlight popular domains.
  • POWER SEARCH FOR AVAILABLE DOMAINS

    PlexDomain allows users to specify or load from an external file, a list of keywords, top-level-domains with a set of prefix and suffix words and it generates all possible domain names. It then checks each of those domains against whois server and shows list of available domains. The user can either search for available domains in foreground, where PlexDomain searches and displays the available domains, but user cannot perform other tasks while PlexDomain is searching. Alternatively, user can schedule a background job, which searches for available domains and then saves those domains. The results can also be emailed to the user when done.
  • GOOGLE PAGERANK

    PlexDomain can retrieve Google's PageRank for user-specified URLs or filter domains based on their PageRank.
  • EXPORTING/IMPORTING DATA

    PlexDomain allows users export and import domains from list of domains to analyze. In addition, user can type-in data. These domains can be then used by filtering process that selects popular domains.
  • MULTI-THREADING

    PlexDomain uses multi-threading for searching and filtering domains, where each search is run in its own thread. This improves overall throughput for processing domains and reduce bottlenecks from serial processing.
  • CACHING

    PlexDomain caches results of web searches. Thus, when a user performs the same search it will be done much quickly. The cache results are kept for one or two days and can also be cleared by the user.
  • SCHEDULING BATCH JOBS

    PlexDomain allows users to schedule a search or filtering task, which is run in background. The user can specify one-time or recurring batch jobs which are run on regular interval. The results of these batch jobs are automatically stored in a local file and a detailed HTML-based report is created. The user can choose an option to receive this report automatically when the job is completed. This allows users to schedule a job to search for newly-deleted domains and store popular domains for later viewing.
  • WHOIS RECORDS

    PlexDomain allows users to search for whois-records for registered or soon-to-expire domains. It also parses whois-records and identifies important information such as contact, registration date, expiration date, etc.
  • STATISTICS

    PlexDomain shows up-to-date statistics of number of domains that are registered, on-hold and deleted.
  • SUB-DOMAINS SEARCH

    PlexDomain allows users to search for all sub-domains of a particular site, which are listed on common search engines.
  • SIMILAR-SITES SEARCH

    PlexDomain allows users to search for all similar sites for a particular site, which are listed on common search engines.
  • LINK-TO SEARCH

    PlexDomain allows users to search for all sites, which have a link to the user-specified, which are listed on common search engines.
  • MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS INTERFACE (MDI)

    PlexDomain allows users to view multiple searches at the same time.
  • INDIVIDUAL LINK POPULARITY

    PlexDomain allows user to check popularity of an user-entered domain in various search engines and directories.
  • LINK RANKING

    PlexDomain allows user to check ranking of any domain using a specify keywords. Users can track ranking of their favorite sites using this tool.
  • KEYWORD SUGGESTIONS

    PlexDomain allows user to check popularity of various keywords and suggest similar keyword and their popularity.
  • REAL-TIME KEYWORD SEARCHES/TOP KEYWORDS

    PlexDomain shows real-time keyword searches performed by the users on various search engines and shows top keywords at various search engines.
  • REGISTRATION, MONITORING AND BACK-TRACKING

    PlexDomain comes with links to a number of popular resources for registering, monitoring or back-tracking domains.
  • ONLINE RESOURCES

    PlexDomain comes with links to a number of online resources related to trademark and standardization organizations.
  • RESOLVE NAME

    PlexDomain allows user to lookup a host-name in a naming service.
  • WHOIS

    PlexDomain allows users to view public information stored in Whois database for a particular host.
  • RWHOIS

    Some large ISPs also support Rwhois protocol to provide public information on their clients. PlexDomain allows users to search that public information for a particular host.
  • ARIN/RIPE/APNIC/AUNIC

    Whois only allows search by host-name, many ISPs do not provide host-name for some IP-Addresses. Arin, Ripe, and other similar databases allow users to find owners of IP-addresses. PlexDomain has a smart algorithm to automatically use correct database for any IP-address user enters and shows public information of IPS.
  • MAIL EXCHANGE RECORD

    PlexDomain allows user to find list of mail servers for a particular host.
  • SOA RECORD

    PlexDomain allows user to find SOA record for a particular host.
  • TRANSLATION

    PlexDomain supports a facility to translate text between following languages:
    • English
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
    • Portoguese
    • Pig Latin
    • ROT13
  • SEARCHING PEOPLE

    PlexDomain provides multiple tools to search people and their email addresses. First, it allows users to use predefined or user-provided LDAP servers to search people. Second, it allows users to search people using Yahoo’s search. Third it allows users to search users in usenet database. The results of search can be easily imported into the address book.