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 "fan".
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 registering immediately.
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.