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Karel De Smet • Edited on

If I had a (mainly online) business, I would probably use it yes. Just to check if there are available domain names which either match my business or the category which my business belongs to. Maybe they're a bit goofy so they don't speak to me right now, but they might in the future. And since domain names are cheap, it could make sense to buy them early.
Plus, what users search on today might be different tomorrow. And I guess (since it's nearly impossible to know) that match between search term and domain name remains relatively important as to where you end up in the search results.

As to my feedback: the returns I got were perhaps a bit far-fetched, but could be useful. If I was a marketing manager who had to use this (and in my mind, they're the ones who decide over domain names, not the IT department), what I'd like to have:

  • support to generate the most appropriate TLD to accompany the name or pick one or multiple fixed ones.
  • support to generate domain names based on one or multiple existing domain names. Because companies want to protect themselves by buying related domain names for various reasons: avoid competitors running away with them, avoid fraudulent websites appearing under these related domains...
  • support for other languages (as much as possible), because it isn't clear to me if this is taking into account other languages than English. Plus, if I'm a marketer looking for alternative domains, then I'm probably also interested in domain names in other languages/countries of my (potential) customers.
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Hugo Montenegro Author

Man, thanks SO MUCH for this detailed feedback. Thanks for taking the time to write this all out.

Super useful!! I'm saving this all in my feedback folder.

Thanks again!

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Karel De Smet • Edited on

You're welcome! If you ever need more feedback, feel free to ping me on Linkedin (linkedin.com/in/karelds).

As a final note: I believe a lot of domain name registrars (take GoDaddy just to name one) would love to have what you're building. They already recommend other domain names based on a customer's search, but you can (over time) provide significantly better results with AI. Then you could probably convince registrars to use your API for a fee (granted it's reliable and meets modern standards) instead of them having to build their own tooling around this.

Also know that this is just my view on things (but without trying to sound arrogant: I've worked for a registrar before, and I've also worked on a product launch for which we had to find and register domain names). There might be others who have another take on this and it's worthwhile to have as much feedback as possible. But since you're actively asking for it, you seem on the right track.

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Hugo Montenegro Author

You're awesome, I'll add you on LinkedIn.

Yes, I was thinking of offering an API. If services like GoDaddy used it, that'd be a dream come true!