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Domain Lookup 184.108.40.206-signed
Ever read a phrase online and think: "that would make a great domain name"? Domain Lookup is a Firefox extension that helps you discover valuable domain names while surfing the web. 60+ popular domain registrars are already supported.
About this Add-on
Domain Lookup offers powerful tools to search for domains within Firefox. Each integrates with 60+ of the world's most popular domain registrars.
17,000+ webmasters have installed Domain Lookup. Try it yourself, and we think you'll be hooked, too.
Select the text for your search and hit the shortcut key. Domain Lookup cleans up the text, strips illegal characters and searches for your domain.
Integrates seamlessly with 60+ major domain registrars and tools, including Go Daddy, Moniker, Network Solutions, NameCheap, Sedo, DomainTools, Gandi...
Domain searches are never, ever logged. We take your privacy seriously - be sure to read our privacy promise to learn why Domain Lookup is safe.
Domain Lookup requires Firefox 3.0+ and works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X. Use Domain Lookup where ever you run Firefox.
New in Version 1.3:
1. Save Time With the 'Search Box' Forget fumbling with clumsy WHOIS services - search for domain names via Firefox's search box and your regular registrar.
2. Enhanced 'server not found' page automatically checks domain availability, with links to register the domain or perform site diagnostics. Integrates with Who Is Hosting This.com.
Domain searches are never, ever logged. We take your privacy seriously - be sure to read our privacy promise (http://domainlookup.org/privacy/) to learn why Domain Lookup is safe.
Here's what some of our users have said:
"A very useful tool for domain junkies."
Shawn Collins, AffiliateTip.com
"Maybe even a little too helpful. I've been buying domains left and right using this extension... Curse you, Domain Lookup!"
Jonathan Danylko, DCS-media.com
"The extension worked like a charm... it will definitely be staying in my browser."
"For me this is a must have tool."
Rodney Blackwell, DomainJunkies.com
New version (1.3) adds some of our most requested features, like 'search box' support.
To create your own collections, you must have a Mozilla Add-ons account.
"We promise never, ever to log your domain searches."
We appreciate that many users will want more information about our privacy practices. We offer a detailed explanation of our privacy practices below or at http://domainlookup.org/privacy/.
Q: How do I know you aren't logging my domain searches?
A: Domain Lookup handles regular searches client-side, meaing that your browser interacts directly with your domain registrar to search - there is no need for domain data to be sent via our servers. We encourage you to check your firewall logs.
Q: How come the extension contacts DomainLookup.org? I'm not even using the extension...
The extension contacts DomainLookup.org so the extension can:
1. Update registrar information
2. Aggregate totally anonymous usage statistics
3. Execute 'search box' domain searches
Registrar updates are downloaded at randomized times to stop our servers being overloaded. We need to avoid 1000s of installs requesting our registrar data all at the same time.
We use anonymous usage data to improve the extension. We look at two things: how often users use the extension, and which registrars and TLDs they use. This allows us to make informed decisions about which registrars and TLDs to set by default ('Go Daddy' and '.COM' at present).
The 'search box' feature routes domain lookups via our servers. This is currently the only way to integrate 60+ registrars with Firefox's search box.
You'll notice that search box lookups are handled via:
* Secure HTTPS connection
* Dedicated anonymous subdomain
The secure HTTPS connection is encrypted using SSL - the same protocol used by banks and retailers to keep online payments secure.
This subdomain (anonymous.domainlookup.org) has URL logging disabled by Apache server, meaning URLs called - which include the domain searches - are not logged on our servers.
Q: Who has access to my domain lookup data?
A: The short answer: 'nobody - unless your security is already compromised'. We believe the biggest risks to your data being seen by others are:
1. Spyware/Adware. We always recommend AdAware to keep PCs squeeky clean.
2. Your ISP. Some ISPs sell 'type-in' domain data. That means if you type away in Firefox trying to guess available domains, your ISP may log this and sell it on.
Pocket SEO have a great explanation of how companies like UltraRPM and MetaPredict mine this Non-eXistent Domain (NXD) data for 'domain kiting'. There's another good write-up about the issue at Domain Tools.
3. Your Registrar. The Network Solutions frontrunning scandal is well-documented. We urge our users to think long and hard about their choice of domain registrar. We use and actively recommend Moniker.
4. Your DNS Servers. Using 3rd party DNS servers (like the ever-excellent OpenDNS) hands these companies your domain type-in data on a platter. Does your DNS service sell their NXD data?
Q: Does Domain Lookup use affiliate links?
A: Yes, Domain Lookup uses affiliate links. We've always been completely upfront about how we cover our development costs. Affiliate links are what allows us to offer the extension 100% free to our users.
Say you register a .COM domain at Moniker, we earn around $0.75. You get great domains, and we cover costs. Everybody's happy.
We work with these established and trustworthy affiliate networks:
* Affiliate Window
* Commission Junction
* Domain registrars in-house programs
Q: Who is the company behind Domain Lookup?
A: Domain Lookup is published by Quality Nonsense Ltd (http://www.qualitynonsense.com). We're a small internet marketing company based in London - take a look at our blog to learn more. All extension development work on Domain Lookup is handled by our long-term partners at the super-duper Staplefish (http://www.staplefish.com).
Q: Do you sell or rent email addresses?
A: Your personal details will not be sold, rented, shared or otherwise misused. We use Aweber to handle our subscriptions. They insist that all publishers meet California's super-strict CAN-SPAM Act (even thought we're based in the UK).
You can unsubscribe at any time with a couple of clicks - there's a link in the footer of every email you'll receive from us.
We may collect demographic and profile data to tailor user experience. Based on this information, we may display products and content we feel you might interest you. We may request data such as contact information, email address and demographic data.
Any information you provide is used only to send you information and promotional material you specifically request. You can opt out at any time.
We do not spam, rent or sell our mailing list. Your personal data is only passed to a third party when required by law.
Demographic and user data is collected to so we can make sure we offer the best user experience possible.
This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.
Got Privacy Questions?
If you've any more questions about privacy, be sure to contact us (http://domainlookup.org/contact/). We'll be happy to answer them.
End-User License Agreement
1. The Software is published by Quality Nonsense Ltd ('The Company'). Registered office: 27 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3BL, UK. Company No. 05889123.
2. These Terms & Conditions are governed by English law. Any disputes arising shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
3. While The Company makes efforts to safeguard the privacy of our users (as described at the URL http://domainlookup.org/privacy/), your privacy is not and cannot be guaranteed.
4. The Company cannot accept liablity should your domain searches or other private data be intercepted, viewed or monitored by any third party or be otherwise compromised.
5. The Company makes no warranties, expressed or implied, for The Software.
6. Use of The Software is entirely at your own risk. The Company shall not be liable for any damages arising directly or indirectly from installation or use of The Software.