Lately, I’ve been looking around for another domain name that’s a little shorter and more flexible than seanlane.net. My purposes for that can be explained another time, but I have been trying to search domain names that have top-level domains (the .com part of google.com, for example) that are shorter in length, alongside some other attributes. There are a number of good tools to use for searching for available domain names, but I have not found any that allow for searching by the length of top-level domain.
The process for using the function is a little raw, but it gets the job done. The steps are as follows:
- Go to domcomp.com
- Under ‘New’ domains, search for a domain name. Like ‘seanlane’ for example
- Scroll down once or twice to make sure enough results load
- Open a developer console in your browser
- Copy and paste in the script above
- NOTE: This is dangerous to do with code you do not completely understand, as this allows for malicious code to potentially be ran on your browser. I would hope that the script above is plain enough, but you should be very wary of doing this without making sure you understand what is being ran
- In the console, call the function by entering
clr()and pressing enter.
- Repeat step 6 as necessary to filter out the results
In the script above, I have filtered out registered domain names, any domain names with TLDs longer than 2 characters, and domains that contain non-English characters. Commented out, but still there is a clause to only retain domains with TLDs that are within the list of what Google considers Generic Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs).
There is probably a much better way to go about this, the least of which would be running it as the results load in automatically, but it works well enough for the time being.