A new domain name tool just launched called Wordoid.
The thing I like the most about it is how it lets you enter in a word and then it generates available domain names around that word. Domain Pigeon, on the other hand, only lets you search names that already exist on the site.
There were a few interesting mentions of Domain Pigeon in the Hacker News thread on Wordoid’s launch:
Yeah, I was a fan of http://domainpigeon.com/ for a while, but that got a bit too restricted for me (as it became more commercial), not to mention a bit unwieldy to browse through. Bookmarked!
Wow, it’s like domain pigeon only way better. Awesome.
It’s nice. It reminds me of domain pigeon, but the words it creates seem a lot more natural.
The first point is valid (visitors can’t explore a lot of the names until they sign up). The problem, in my experience, is that its very hard to make money from a site like this purely as an affiliate. Jorge, from hotnamelist.com, can attest to that fact too.
I’ve had a new feature on the todo list since the site launched that would let you do exactly that, but I’ve let a few technical hurdles stop me from implementing it.
Maybe this is the kick I need to get around to doing it.