Domain Name Grabber
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Domain Name Grabber is a Dashboard widget that helps you search and register Internet domain names. Some features being considered for future versions of Domain Name Grabber are:
  • a WHOIS lookup feature to see who owns the domain you want and when it's due to expire
  • the ability to see search results in a widget drop-down drawer
  • and advanced brainstorming options to find more domain name variations.


If you have another great idea or suggestion, we'd love to hear it! Just leave your idea in a comment below. Also, please take a second to make yourself heard
What's New
Version 1.0.5:
  • Version 1.0.5 fixes an issue with the update notification logic and a problem with the backside promo not displaying when using the latest release.
Version 1.0.4:
  • Version 1.0.4 now supports searches on 43 different Top Level and Country Code domains. The new additions are .me (tons of great names available) and .asia (also with a lot of opportunity).
  • This version also introduces new version notifications, letting you know when an update is available. To check for new versions manually, simply reload the widget by clicking it, then pressing Command + R on your keyboard.
Version 1.0.5:
  • Version 1.0.5 fixes an issue with the update notification logic and a problem with the backside promo not displaying when using the latest release.
Version 1.0.4:
  • Version 1.0.4 now supports searches on 43 different Top Level and Country Code domains. The new additions are .me (tons of great names available) and .asia (also with a lot of more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Internet connection



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Domain Name Grabbe... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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andybush commented on 10 Feb 2009
This is an awesome software. I used it together with my anonymous domain purchase from http://yohost.org 5+
[Version 1.0.5]


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hced commented on 26 May 2008
The fact that it's not just performing simple whois queries, based on which, it makes assumptions whether the domain is up for grabs or not; and that's it. It does more (less?) than that... To me, it seems like this is more of a storefront for a commercial service, for which the developer takes advantage of the easy/quick way of marketing stuff for free, via Dashboard widgets.

I was expecting this widget to display the searches from within the widget itself, not to act like all those other meaningless widgets that simply points people to a specific website, working as undercover promotion, or pseudo-adware if you like.
[Version 1.0.4]


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kiddailey commented on 21 May 2008
Easy to use, sure, but be warned that this widget sends your domain name searches through the registrar www.securepaynet.net (which appears to be a GoDaddy reseller).

Because domain search hijacking is becoming commonplace, I would highly recommend that you not perform any search until you are actually ready to buy the domain name.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Borlox commented on 21 May 2008
Another scam widget. This one passes domain-name queries through to the developer so he can register the names first and sell them back to the user.
[Version 1.0.4]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 21 May 2008
How do you know that is what is happening? Any evidence, facts?
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kiddailey replied on 21 May 2008
There have been numerous reported instances of people performing searches for odd, one-of-a-kind domain names only to discover the next day that someone else had registered them after they performed the search.

If you are planning to purchase a domain name, you definitely should consider NOT doing a search for it until you are absolutely ready to buy.

In the case of this program, it *is* sending all whois requests through a domain registrar: www.securepaynet.net (which appears to be a GoDaddy reseller). You can verify this by looking at the source code for the widget.

That doesn't mean that they are hijacking the domains you search for, but a widget for something like this reeks of suspicion, and I'd would NEVER trust it myself.
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NameCat.com (developer) replied on 23 May 2008
Contrary to Borlox' libelous statement, Domain Name Grabber is absolutely *not* "another scam widget". For 3 years, many searches per day have been done via this widget and not one NameCat.com customer has complained about their domain searches being "hijacked".

All Domain Name Grabber queries are safe and sent via SSL to protect them.

Anyone is welcome to take it out for a test drive and see for themselves. That being said, there is certainly no need for speculation, suspicion, and *especially* not baseless accusation.

Feedback and suggestions on how to improve Domain Name Grabber are always welcome!
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Oct 2005
Handy widget to have when looking for a domain. Very easy to use, and gives you immediate info about any name you have a 'brainstorm' about. All kinds of features are avaialble at reasonable prices, and you don't have to give any personal info just to check and see if a name is available.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Oct 2005
What part of buying a domain name could possibly be described as 'fun' ?
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Oct 2005
Blatent advertising for developer - doesn't even load results in the widget, instead throws you into the company website to try and sell you their services...
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:4,745
Version Downloads:1,467
Type:Games : Sports
License:Free
Date:31 Oct 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Domain Name Grabber is a Dashboard widget that helps you search and register Internet domain names. Some features being considered for future versions of Domain Name Grabber are:
  • a WHOIS lookup feature to see who owns the domain you want and when it's due to expire
  • the ability to see search results in a widget drop-down drawer
  • and advanced brainstorming options to find more domain name variations.


If you have another great idea or suggestion, we'd love to hear it! Just leave your idea in a comment below. Also, please take a second to make yourself heard using the poll on the right -- thanks!

Note: You can set your Dashboard to activate by moving your mouse cursor into any corner of your screen within the System Preferences under Personal > Dashboard & Exposé.


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