Finding domain names

May 1, 2019

Finding domain names is hard!

I recently wanted to find a nice, short, memorable domain name, and it turns out to be quite hard. So I built a tool to find them for me…

The site is Dictionary Domains if you want to check it out. It was a weekend hack project to learn Python/Django. Here’s what it does:

There are over 500k domains in the database right now, so performance wise the site needs some work. Only 10% of those actually have a definition, so I think the first step will be to cull all of the really weird and non-word sounding domains.

I’ve added some Django caching which should help, but we’ll see what happens as the database grows.

If you have any ideas for how to improve the site or make it better for you, give me a shout.I’m @iannuttall

Finding domain names - May 1, 2019 - Ian Nuttall