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To give you a taste of how cool the Secret Net Tools are (you have to contribute to get access to all of them), I've enabled your access to several of the simpler ones. Enjoy!

Domain Name Sniffer
Are You Listed?
License Pl8 Genr8tor

Google (my favorite search engine)

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Have I got a domain name for you!

The domain name sniffer is a simple tool that makes it easier for you to determine if domain names are available, as well as check out a variety of permutations on domain names.

You can use it in one of two ways; if you simply enter a list of words into one of the boxes below (and leave the other one blank) as well as check off the desired suffixes (.com, .org and/or .net), it will check to see if those domains are available. However, if you put a list of words in both boxes, it will try all the combinations of the words in the first box and the second box.

New: you can optionally have "-" added between the words.

For example:
NOTE: entering big lists of words in both boxes and checking multiple root domains (.com, .net and .org) will generate a large number of combinations to check. To avoid being rude and placing a large demand on the Network Solutions whois servers, if the total number of combinations (number of words in the first box * number in the second box * number of selections checked) is greater than 60, the check will not be done.

Currently, this tool only works for .com, .net and .org domains. Also, since it does the queries "while-you-wait" it may take a while to run if you enter a lot of domain names or ask it to do a lot of combinations.

As this is a new and experimental secret net tool, your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

Check for the following types of domains:
.com .net .org

Enter domains (one per line). Do not include the www. or the http:// or even the .com. Just words. Example: "animeigo"

If you want to do combinations of words, enter the second list of words here, otherwise leave this box blank.

Check this box if you want the sniffer to add hyphens between the words (eg: instead of

For each available domain name that the sniffer finds, a link will be generated that will let you easily register it. You can choose the registrar the link points to from the following list. Each registrar pays me a commission if you register a domain with them. These commissions are donated to my favorite efficient charity, the Salvation Army. Please note that the listing of a registration service in this tool is for your convenience only; it does not constitute an endorsement by me. In order to not play favorites, the registrars are listed in random order.

Also, please note that different registrars have different policies about legal issues regarding domain name ownership, and some of them, in particular those of Network Solutions, are quite restrictive. A good source of information about the cost, reliability and contract restrictions of major domain name registrars can be found at

Registrar Fees |Salvation Army gets $29.90 (2 years) or $14.95 (1 year)|$2.99 (2 years) or $1.49 (1 year)
Accelocom $19.50 (2 years) or $9.95 (1 year)|$0.00 (2 years) or $0.00 (1 year)
InternetNamesWorldWide $54.00 (2 years) or $27.00 (1 year)|$10.00 (2 years) or $10.00 (1 year) $70.00 (2 years) or $35.00 (1 year)|$0.00 (2 years) or $0.00 (1 year) $55.00 (2 years) or $27.50 (1 year)|$10.00 (2 years) or $10.00 (1 year)
15DollarDomains $30.00 (2 years) or $15.00 (1 year)|$4.00 (2 years) or $2.00 (1 year) $50.00 (2 years) or $25.00 (1 year)|$5.00 (2 years) or $5.00 (1 year)
DirectNIC $30.00 (2 years) or $15.00 (1 year)|$0.00 (2 years) or $0.00 (1 year) $70.00 (2 years) or $35.00 (1 year)|$5.80 (2 years) or $2.90 (1 year)

Note: The server that runs most of the secret net tools has a bad habit of crashing a couple of times a day. Don't blame me, it's not my code that's crashing it! If you submit the form and nothing happens, just wait a few minutes and submit again; the server will reboot itself after 5-10 minutes. I'm yelling at the guilty parties to get this annoying bug fixed.

About this site...
This site was developed on a Macintosh, programmed in WebSiphon, and served by WebStar. The author, on those exceedingly rare occasions when he does think, indeed thinks differently.

It looks (and works) better when you use version 4.0 or better of Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, but can be used with any tables-capable browser. ©1997-2002 Robert Woodhead, All Rights Reserved.™, Tooter™, Secret Net Tools™, MultiSubmitter™, Rankulator™, BaldSpotCam™, and ShareService™ are trademarks of Robert Woodhead. To get help, report bugs, or make suggestions, go here.