I purchased the domain name digitalvilliage.com quite a few years ago. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it when I first purchased the name (but I knew that it was a great domain name). Although I still haven’t decided what the focus of the site should be, I decided, for now, to create a web 2.0 domain name generator on the site. I developed the site using CakePHP and jQuery. I created a JQuery plugin to provide the domain names ajaxally (a term that I added to wikipedia – and yes, I already purchased the domain name) .
The site divided into two subdomains (web20.digitalvilliage.com and galleries.digitalvilliage.com). I’ll discuss the galleries subdomain in a later post.
I’ve seen other web 2.0 domain name generators, but my site offers more than just web 2.0 domain name generation. The site contains two main buttons (web 2.0 and suggest)
Click the web 2.0 button and a domain name will be dynamically generated.
I you click the suggest button, a dialog box will be displayed with a name input field and a category dropdown. The categories are: automotive, art, books, business, clothing, computers/internet, entertainment, health/fitness, money/finance, music, politics, popular, romance, travel, and urban dictionary.
After entering a name and selecting a category, a list of domain names will be displayed. You can then click on the name and click the search button to find whether the name is available. If you click on a name from the ‘urban dictionary’ category, a popup will be displayed with the definition from urbandictionary.com. I’ve only added 40-50 names from urbandictionary.com – I plan to add more later.
After entering a name from the suggest or clicking the web 2.0 button, you can then search for the availability of the name.
If a domain name exists, the Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank, Google, Yahoo, and Bing BackLinks counts will be displayed. You will also be provided a link to the whois database for that name as well a link to Alexa Stats.
If the domain name does not exist, you will be provided a link to a number of domain name registrars.
I worked on this site on-and-off for about 6 months (whenever I had the time). I think that it’s pretty cool. The site provides an Ajax web 2.0 domain search generator and an Ajax domain search tool. Let me know what you think.