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How to add domain search service to site
would like to add this feature for a client

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Msg#: 1789 posted 8:37 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I am looking for a tip, website, re-direct, or anything really to help me implement a domain search capability on a client's site. I searched google but no luck. I imagine some co. like NetSol or register.com might offer a service like that or more likely they probably just want you to link to their site.



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Msg#: 1789 posted 4:51 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)


Well may be i don't understand right enough you question, but i'll try to answer it

If you want to do some kind of domain look up, you can try this trick:

- copy a search query from a search engine like alltheweb, google, altavista, (or your favorite one) made with a domain you know it exists and with a fake domain.

- Use this string in your site and replace the domain name with a variable

- Use some forms in the page with the same variable as the last step

- Use some JavaScript, php, perl or whatever you prefer to make a useful use of this variable

- make a some rule analysis to check the result page and translate it into your site

- Voila it is ready


May be sound a little bit hard to do, but if you are ussing perl or php it is not hard.

Of course, you can use the results of internic too.

And if you do not trust in one search engine or internic, you can make more than one search and contrast all.

Hope it helps...




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Msg#: 1789 posted 5:14 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Some of the registrars also offer affiliate programs. You could set one up for your client, be able to post search links for domain, whois, etc.

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