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Old 12-19-2000, 11:18 AM   #1
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Would anybody be interested in a Perl script that automatically scans the web for domain names that are about to expire or already expired and checks their link popularity on six major search engines. So you can go register all the good ones and get a lot of residual traffic. I personally registered over 30 domain names and making about $30-$35 a day from it.

I wrote the script myself so I can tailor it to your needs or do any modifications you would like to see. It runs on any platform that has Perl (Windows, Linux, etc.) You also probably will need a good Internet connection too. I've been using in over my 384 Kbps DSL line and it was doing fine.

Email for details: domains@nikto.net
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Old 12-20-2000, 09:27 AM   #2
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I got a lot of e-mails asking if it's possible to see this script in action. Well, there's nothing to see really. You just run it and it produces a text file with all the domain names it found. You can stop it at any time and run it again and it will restart from the same position. If you need any more convincing, here's small part of the domain name collection that I have thanks to this script:

uskidscompute.com
pointinglabs.com
legalserv.com
dddb.org
alohafame.com
5th-platoon.com
ctwineries.com
goclub.org

Feel free to run them through you favorite link popularity script (there's one right here on GeekVillage in Webmaster Tools section). http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

About the price. Somebody pointed out that similar scripts are selling for $1000 (script #35 on http://www.trixscripts.com/ for example), so I thought that $500 would be a fair price. Also, judging by my own experience (see above), you can cover the cost in less than a month. And I do accept PayPal.com payments, so you can pay with a credit card if you wish.

Email: domains@nikto.net
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Old 12-20-2000, 09:38 PM   #3
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Thank you Steve for your interest. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

1) I would rather not disclose the exact way how my script finds those domains http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif but it doesn't really have to churn through millions of domains. And yes, you can filter only the domains that contain given keywords. You can even feed it a list of presorted domain names and it will check if they could be registered and report back their link popularity.

2) No, the script doesn't have any web interface. Simply because there was no need -- there's no interaction with the user. It's a stand alone script that you can run any way you want -- via telnet, as a cron job, or on your Windows machine at home.

3) Can't answer on this one -- I have my own server at home (on a DSL line) where I use this script. But it does use quite some bandwidth, although not much CPU or memory resources.

I hope this will clarify it a bit. Let me know if you have any more questions?
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Old 12-21-2000, 12:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the private email and info in this thread Mike http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif Looks like a dandy tool.

Some additional questions for the benifit of others and myself which I hope are appropriate http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

1) Does the script accept "terms" aka keywords as it churns through millions of domain names? Perhaps it ranks what it finds based on the number of sites that link to the domains and pulls all of these out in the ASC file?

2) Please correct me on this. The script runs from a browswer or the telnet prompt via "sh scriptname" or either way?

3) Some hosts will "kill" a script after x minutes of execution and or cpu ticks consumption. How does this affect (if at all) your script?

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Old 12-29-2000, 11:18 AM   #5
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Wow, after the disastrous month of December when I've been in a car accident and got my SearchTraffic account cancelled with no pay, it looks like my luck is turning back to me. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif I registered almost 40 domains now that I found using my script, and I just sold one of them for $6,000 and a second one is in negotiations for $2,500. I guess I should've sold the first one -- bellindustries.com -- for much more than $6k, but for my very first domain name sale I think I did pretty good. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif And I never actually counted on selling those domains in the first place, but it looks like previous owners usually want to pay good money for their expired domains.

Anyway, the reason why I'm writing this is actually because I'm running a promotional offer until January 5th where you only pay $250 upfront and $250 in a month, when you start getting revenue from your domains.

Email me at domains@nikto.net if you are interested.

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Old 12-31-2000, 08:36 AM   #6
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HI, I was wondering if anyone has bought the program from you here, and if they like it as well?
Congrats on the sale of your domain name http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 01-02-2001, 12:41 AM   #7
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I know at least two members of this board who bought my script. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif It might be a bit too early for them to see the results from using the scripts though...

I'm starting to work on multithreaded version of the script actually. It should improve the speed quite a bit. And everyone who bought the first version will get the upgrade for free of course.
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Old 01-04-2001, 06:43 PM   #8
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I'm a teen and that's a big investment for me. Is there perhaps a money back guarantee if you don't recoup your costs in say, X months of ownership? That would make me feel a WHOLE lot better about buying it if I had that kind of security.
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Old 01-06-2001, 11:02 PM   #9
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Well, that's exactly why I'm running a promotional offer of $250 upfront and $250 later for the script. Unfortunately I can't offer full money back guarantee, because it will all depend on your ability to make money off the traffic you will get, and on your ability to select good domain names from all that are available. My script will give you selection, but you'll have to make final decision yourself. I'm not saying that my script is for everyone for sure -- you definitely need to know what you're doing.

But on the other hand, even with my lousy marketing/promotional/webmaster/moneymaking skills, and with only about 40 domain names I registered over past three months, I'm doing pretty d@mn good. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif SearchBucks is a gold mine for this kind of "lost" traffic. Plus there's quite a lot of interest from previous domain name owners to buy their names back.
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What if I wanted to run it on my (pathetic) 56K-turned-28K-since-we-live-in-the-boondocks modem? Would that even be possible?

You've got my attention, definitely..
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Another question. For your 6K$ sale, how did you come into contact with the purchaser? Were they the original owner, or a new one? Did you contact them or did they contact you? I find this rather confusing http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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It will definitely be slower on 56k/28k modem line, but it shouldn't be totally impossible. Since most of the traffic will be DNS requests, it will mostly depend on the speed of your name servers. All in all, I would estimate that it will be about 4 times slower on 56k modem compared with 384 Kbps DSL line. But your milage may vary and I can't guarantee it of course.

As for the domain name sale -- I never contacted anybody. They usually simply e-mail me to the address in the whois record. I also have a "this domain name is for sale" link on every site. I'm happy with the income I get from the traffic, so I don't really rely on selling the domains. Although it is nice to get several grands for $10 investment once in a while. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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I'm sold, Fatale http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif As soon as I can scrounge up the required 250$ (will be after my site's opening sometime this month or early February) I'll be in touch. Sounds like you've got a really cool script http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Fatale:

Which host/registrar do you use for your domains? I guess you only have one page on your domains(the ones you've found with your script), so you probably use a cheap hosting plan?

I'm asking because I also need to register a few low traffic single page sites.

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Old 01-08-2001, 02:59 PM   #15
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Fatale,
This sounds like a very good script, but I have a couple of questions.

1) How much time do you generally spend on locating the domain names and registring them?

2) Approximately how many domain names does the script find when it's ran.

3) How much traffic do the sites you registred receive? (per site)

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