It’s Christmas in July with GoDaddy’s Updated Bulk Domain Search
Yesterday, I was toying around with researching and searching for a few keywords for geo service domains to quickly flip and development.
With most of my portfolio registered and managed at GoDaddy, I often use their Bulk Search to quickly determine how popular geo service domains are for a given keyword or service area based on available and registered domains.
This given day, I performed a search using GoDaddy’s Bulk Search and discovered search not working. Uh oh…
Of course, there are many other bulk search options offered by a number of different domain registrars, including both web and api experiences.
Nevertheless, I emailed 2 peeps over at GoDaddy, and headed over to Twitter to voice my complaint of how the only thing I want for Christmas is GoDaddy’s Bulk Search to simply work.
@GoDaddy, please fix bulk search. That’s all I want for Christmas. Please? 🎁
— alvinbrown (@alvinbrown) July 9, 2020
I quickly moved on and returned to performing bulk searches using another provider that seamlessly worked.
But as quickly as I returned to work and to my surprise, the great Paul Nicks responded with impeccable timing.
Not only did he respond, but he and team made Christmas happen in July with the release of GoDaddy’s Search & Buy Domains in Bulk feature.
— Paul Nicks (@PaulENicks) July 9, 2020
The new look and feel is definitely an improvement over the outdated version. The new bulk search is modern and matches the feel of GoDaddy’s overall website.
In addition to pasting domain names, domains can be uploaded as .CSV, .XLS, or .XLSX files. Available results, both hand registration and aftermarket, can also be sorted and exported too.
Speaking of searched results, GoDaddy provides a clean approach to search results for what’s available and unavailable, estimated total costs for selected domain(s), and easy to add to cart in bulk and single.
While happy with what I see thus far, GoDaddy’s new bulk search does leave one longing for the following functionality to be added:
- Include or exclude extension selections
- Exclude aftermarket domains from search
- Pagination for searches larger than 50
- Increase from 500 to 750, maybe 1,000 domains searched 👀
- Select number of column layout changes
So, Paul Nicks and team, can you all deliver on the aforementioned bullets by Christmas once more? Pretty please???