Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Domain Name Idea !

A lot of websites offer the possibility to check for the availability of domain names, but do you trust them ? did you know that you can check domains directly from your terminal ?

There are a lot of websites offering the possibility to check for domain name availability, but are you sure that they won’t use your search for unwanted purposes ? can’t they just buy your domain name idea and sell it for a higher price ?

For these reasons you should consider another way to check the availability of a domain name, fortunately, there is a way to do that straight from the Terminal of your Mac / Linux or Windows :

  1. Create a file dn-check.sh with the following content :

2. Make the script executable :

chmod +x dn-check.sh

3. Execute the script :

./dn-check.sh google
Domain Name Checker Script in action

This script will check in the .com .org .fr domains, you can edit line 9 in order to check for other domains as well.

Final Thoughts :

Domain names are critical choices for the success of any company, that’s why some domain names cost many millions of $, if you find an interesting name for your next business you need to make sure to protect it and buy it fast, for this reason, make sure not to share it with any third party service before acquiring it !

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