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LeanDomainSearch

Search for Available Web Domains


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Published 03/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

LeanDomainSearch is an application that helps users discover the perfect domain for a website. It offers a fast and easy way for users to input some keywords into the search field. From there a massive list of recommended variations of the keywords is generated. The lists are color coded so users can easily spot out the available versions of their perfect keyword combination. Additional filters are available on the site so users can specify what word they want their domain to start or end with, along with the ability to save possibilities to a clipboard, sort by the length of the domain or sort the results in alphabetical order. The search for domains on LeanDomainSearch is incredibly fast and a very effective way for people to discover the perfect website for their project.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

LeanDomainSearch was created and is maintained by Lean Designs LLC out of Boston, MA. Lean Designs LLC is in fact a one man operation- by Matt Mazur. Matt is a software and application developer who found that finding website domains was an often difficult and frustrating task. His tool aims to make this creative process much more automated and easier for users to identify the perfect domain for them. Matt is readily available to help with the support of the site and aims to reply to all emails within 24 hours time. Matt has developed other projects such as DomainPigeon (a web 2.0 domain name generator), Preceden (a web-based timeline maker) and LeanDesigns (a web-based web design tool).

What are the differences to other apps?

LeanDomainSearch is different from the traditional way of searching for available domains in that it offers a way to locate many different variations and provides alternative suggestions for those searching for a new domain name. Other site require a user to input a site, see if it's available and go through this trial and error process many times before they can discover the perfect arrangement. LeanDomainSearch tries to shorten this process and makes it more effective and fast.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

LeanDomainSearch is incredibly easy to use and very basic in its design. It does what it says it will which is that it provides an incredibly fast way for finding the perfect new web domain. Additionally, LeanDomainSearch makes it easy for users to register for that domain by providing them with registration links. Users can also filter through the many options and variations of a domain name and they can quickly see which domains are available, favorites or registered ones through an effective green, yellow and red color coding system. While LeanDomainSearch is incredibly fast in generating its return list of domains, there is about a 5% failure rate. This means only 95% of the domains that are returned and shown as available are actually available to the user. Some may be registered and reflected incorrectly through this application.

How does the registration process work?

There is no specific registration process for using LeanDomainSearch itself. When users discover a domain that they want to snatch up they can register that site through GoDaddy.com or by following the link provided on LeanDomainSearch.

What does it cost to use the application?

LeanDomainSearch is a completely free service to use. They make money when users click on the registration links provided by them to purchase the domain names.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who is looking to start a website or business could use LeanDomainSearch to find the perfect address for their project on the Internet. Unfortunately, it isn't 100% accurate in its responses so there is some legwork that users will need to do to validate that the returned domain names are in-fact available. However, this is a lot faster than doing this kind of search manually.

  • Free tool that let's users quickly check if a domain is available
  • Type in keywords and get a list of available variations
  • Get inspiration for a web domain by playing around with keywords
  • Excellent filters and other ways to pin down the perfect web domain


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