I've used it every few days since you first announced it here - it's pretty fun to play around with.
I don't know how feasible it is to do this, but instead of prefix and suffix, I would really like to be able to use wildcards in my search. For example, say I'm looking for a domain that starts with the word "dog" and ends with "cat" or "cats"; I would like to be able to search "dog*cat?" instead of 2 boxes over 2 searches (one for the "cat" suffix and one for the "cats" suffix).
Doesn't hurt that I'm in the market for a domain. :D
Edit: Can you add purchasing in-page? Perhaps eventually add one-click purchasing? It'd be an obvious way to monetize and add convenience.
Entered "ns" in the prefix field and saw a bunch of domains. Added "ing" to the suffix field and nothing showed up. I figured the site was just slow until I realized that it wasn't going to refresh.
Cleared "ing" and typed "g" in the suffix field. Showed results. Then added an "n" just before the "g" to get "ng". Less results than before as expected. Then added an "i" just before the "ng" to get "ing".
That gave me a list of domains starting with "ns" and ending in "ing".
(Using Firefox 3.5.7 if that matters)
One small note, from my experience: it wasn't immediately obvious that results would appear right away, partly because of the drop down and submit button at the bottom.
I am still curious about one aspect: why do you realease the source code? (same question for browsershots).. I think for such a service the vast majority is not interested in the backend code and those who are interested might take it and build a competing product, not being required to release the modified code. Am I missing something? What is your take on this ?
One thing that would be very cool... is regex support? :D
But barring that, a "contains" box. I.e. if I don't care if the website starts with cat or ends with cat, as long as cat is in there somewhere.
The first time around though, I didn't notice that I could pick my preferred registrar at the bottom to get you the referral. Maybe that should default to empty and ask your preferred registrar on a domain click if it's blank? Just a thought.
Above all though, the speed of the lookups is impressive. So many other tools are slow and clunky.
Also, I know of a domain, seventypercentwater.com, but it doesn't show up in the list when I search for "seventy". What am I missing?
Would be nice to be able to only check certain extensions without losing too many points (.ly or .us only)
So useful, thank you.
For example, putting "hacker" in the Beginning box and "ne" in the Ending box yields no results.