Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by FCP, Jul 31, 2008.
What method do people use to build their own drop lists?
depends what you are after, basically you want to find as many words / domain names as possible, filter the crap and pupm them through the DAC and that's your list. People spend quite a lot of time preparing this sort of thing, so don't expect too many detailed replies.
Alternatively you can buy weekly / monthly drop lists from many of the members here.
I've done my own for years but if the paid options were available back when I started I would have paid for the lists instead - its a pain in the ass!
I do believe you can buy the 'zone' file or UK equivilent of 2 million domains/records (o0o deja vu) for about £50 and then run your own queries on that. Getting so much easier aint it heh.
Remember that it will be out of date within minutes tho, and prob already a week out of date anyway, that takes care of pre-reg names.
That's the easy part, the pain in the arse is wasting your time/dac allowance scanning 2 - 3 million domains.
Obtaining the data, getting it into a DB and then querying it, to extract the data you want is the harder bit to me, mess up that query and your server is Jelly, mess up a calculation and your chasing ghosts. The mount of info in each record would be a major factor too.
If i had Dac access I wouldnt waste is on this anyway, more than 1 way to a skin a cat
indeed, pay £xx a month and get decent lists emailed to you
What good is 2 million names the current UK db is well over 6 million registered.
Grant, how can you be sure the list hasnt been cherry picked?
Aquanuke, I don't know what the list contains, I just saw one a day or so ago for £50 that said 2 million records. I thought would be more than 6 million, as the people on this forum alone prob total 1% of that.
I assume such a file would only have X many months worth of domains maybe the ones that are expiring in the next year ? Until someone who has bought the file says whats in the file, I can't tell ya
Even a fairly basic MySQL config will handle a few million records, import from plain text format (or any other format) is not that difficult (if you're on a Linux / Unix platform you'll have awk and other text processing tools to automate any pre-load data prep)
Separate names with a comma.