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Sully's Blog
Mike Sullivan has been covering the industry since 2007 at Sully's Blog. In 2020 he added an outstanding new Ultimate Guide to Domain Name Resources that you will want to bookmark.
NamePros.com is a popular free domain forum with nearly 1 million members and 4.8 million posts. It is a good place to connect with experts, grow your network and stay informed with real-time updates.
Domain Name Forum
Launched in 2001, DNForum is the world's oldest domain investing forum with over 500,000 members. Discuss domain names, buy & sell them on their marketplace, and stay updated on industry news & events. Free & Premium memberships available.  
DomainState forum is a great place to find answers to all of your domain questions. The site also has an excellent suite of free tools. It is moderated by 3 veteran and highly respected domain industry professionals and has attracted more than 1,000 members.
AcornDomains.co.uk is a growing community of UK Domain Name owners, buyers and sellers. It is free to join and participate at the site where you can also list your domains for sale or domains wanted.
Written by Elliott Silver, ElliotsBlog is a great resource for those who are developing their domain names. Elliot often gives step by step accounts of his development efforts so that others can learn what works and what doesn't from his personal experiences.
iGoldRush.com was one of the first domain information resources on the Internet and the site played an instrumental role in helping new domain investors learn the ins and outs of this business. Paul Goldstone and his team make continual improvements in the site to keep it among the most useful domain destinations on the web.
AbdulBasit Makrani
Professional Pakistani domain name investor, AbdulBasit Makrani brings you the latest news, investing and monetization tips about the domain name industry.
IN Forum
INForum.in is the web's biggest forum devoted to India's rapidly growing  .in country code. 
Germany has long been one of the world's most important domain markets. This German-language forum is a perfect place to plug into with that country's domain investment community.
The DirectNavigation.com blog is written and edited by veteran domain investor Larry Fischer, one of the most knowledgeable people in this industry.
Domain Name Headlines
DNHeadlines.com has amassed a huge variety of domain related RSS headline feeds into one convenient location.  
Perfect place to learn about the rapidly growing field of International Domain Names (IDNs)
Acronym Finder
This site lets you type in an acronym to find out what that set of letters is commonly used to represent. This is especially helpful in identifying usage of valuable 3-letter domains. There are over 470,000 definitions for acronyms and abbreviations from 1 to 24 letters in length. There's also a "words in meaning" search (reverse lookup) which allows you to find acronyms that contain keywords.
How much traffic does a particular website get? Alexa will give you a good idea. You download a free toolbar (which millions of others have already downloaded). Alexa tracks where the toolbar users visit and uses the data to assign a ranking number to every website. The number (which appears on the toolbar) shows where the site you are visiting ranks among all sites on the web. More detailed traffic information is available by clicking on the ranking number. It is similar to how Nielsen uses an audience sample to determine TV ratings. Alexa is now owned by Amazon.
Archive Wayback Machine
Domain history is revealed by the Archive Wayback Machine. Type in a domain address and if it previously had an active web site on it, the Wayback machine will let you see those old web pages! Data comes from Alexa who has archived billions of web pages dating back many years.
DNS Locator
Handy tool that lets you look all domains and websites that are hosted on a specific nameserver. Includes links to retreive WhoIS information, Alexa ranking and incoming links for each domain found.
DomainsBot helps people find the perfect domain name through an intuitive domain name suggestion system that can understand users' ideas, based on word or terms supplied, and suggest suitable domain names. This free service is used by thousands of webmasters, domainers, and branding professionals.
Domain Tools
DomainTools.com is famous for a variety of indispensable tools accessible to its paid members, but the site also offers a wide range of completely free tools like WhoIs and IP address lookups, a domain suggestion tool and a domain typo generator to name just a few. The free tools are on the blue navigation bar. The fee based tools are the Power Tools in the gray colored bar.
Expired domain research site providing a free tool for searching expired domain names as well as pending delete, on hold and redemption period domains.
NameBounce is a recently launched domain name generator with a clean interface and fast search function. Just enter a keyword or two and select your preferred TLD in the drop down box to see what the tool comes up with!
Nameboy helps you formulate domain names in a novel way. You enter your favorite keywords and it returns a list of domains, including names with similar words, that may be just what you are looking for.
Public Interest Registry
PIR is the registry for .ORG domain names. Use their WhoIs function to check on the status of .ORG domains you are interested in. To see who owns the domain and their contact info, you will need to click on the direct link PIR gives to the registrar for each domain, then use the registrar's WhoIs for the lookup.
Verisign WhoIs
Verisign is the registry for .com and .net domains. Their WhoIs is the authoritative source for information on domains in those extensions.
Free URL Forwarding! Many registrars charge extra for you to have your domain name forwarded to another URL. With this handy free service you can still get the job done and keep your money in your wallet! 

Promotion strategies and traffic tips. Expired
and expiring soon domain name lists. Mojo 30, 60 and 90 day expiring type-in lists and more
available here. 
Siteuptime provides free website monitoring services. Receive instant email notices when your website goes down or becomes unavailable. Detailed uptime statistics and performance reports are also provided.
ADR Decisions .eu
This handy site is a full text search engine for looking up .eu Alternative Dispute Resolution decisions, ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy decisions (for gTLDs and some ccTLDs) and decisions under the Nominet Dispute Resolution Service (for .uk domain names).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is the world governing body for domain names. As essential bookmark for everyone in the domain business. What ICANN does will affect you so visit often and stay informed.
ICANNWiki is an excellent resource for anyone interested in following ICANN, the organization charged with overseeing the domain name system.

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