By: Raymond Hackney
Verisign has launched DomainInspiration.com which is an app that finds domains available in .com/.net/.tv based off your Facebook profile, your location and interests.
The flaw in these types of apps is they tend to return trademarks, and many times they give you results that are registered.
What is The Domain Inspiration App?
It's a free web application that lets you find available domains in
.com, .net, .tv and .name based on your profile information. Simply
login via facebook, or fill out your information manually and you'll get
back a list of domains you can register now.
How do you get the suggested names?
Our application uses multiple methods for suggesting names. It takes
into account your profile information (such as location, career, first
and last name) and matches it up with modifiers such as "family" or
How does the favorites button work?
Once you login, you'll see a domain suggestion that is available to
register. If you click "favorite" it will be saved to your favorites
folder (which you can see any time at the bottom of the page).
How do I save my favorites?
Once you've gathered a some favorited domains, simply expand the tray at
the bottom of the app and click the "save" button. You'll then be
provided with a few different ways to save your list. It is important to
note that saving a domain in the app does NOT prevent others from
registering the domain, so if you find one you really like we recommend
I've found names I want, now what?
Verisign has relationships with over 900 registrars worldwide. Click the
"claim" button next to any of your favorites or near the suggested
domain. Simply choose your preferred provider and register the domain
or domain(s) you like best.
You need to check whether or not any of the names you have chosen are
either offensive or might infringe on the rights (including trademark
rights) of others.
Will you post to my facebook page without my consent?
Nope, never. While we will provide opportunities for you to share
domains you like, we will never auto-publish any activity you make on
the app. We use your facebook profile info to provide relevant to
domains, not to spam you or your friends.