Introducing DomainTool — an iPhone application for querying domain name whois information. I wrote this to learn iPhone programming (with a certain killer app in mind) as well as to scratch my own itch.
Occasionally, I find myself needing to think of a product name or domain name for a web site. Ideas can knock on my head at any time: at lunch, in the toilet or waiting in the queue. I could note it down on a generic note taker on the phone, or jot it down on a piece of paper, but nothing beats being able to instantly find out if the domain is available and keep track of it in a dedicated app. Hence, DomainTool was born.
As with any great app, it should be simple to use, and addresses a focused need. Thus, you’ll find the following grand feature list:
- Query WHOIS servers to find out if a domain name is taken. Similar to the command line whois tool
- Bookmark a domain name, and query it again anytime
- Supports all TLD that has a published WHOIS server: COM, NET, ORG, BIZ, INFO, CC, JP, CN, TW, KR, MY, SG, PR, DE, EU, and many more!
- Supports Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
By now, I suppose you’re dying to try it out on your iPhone, and I can certainly sympathize with that. It can be yours for USD0.99 (or the equivalent in your currency) — 70% of which goes to my coffee bank, and the rest goes to Mr. Jobs.