The Latest Domain Samurai Upgrades

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Hi Team,

Based on your feedback, we’ve continued to make improvements to Domain Samurai.

If you haven’t upgraded your copy of Domain Samurai to version 0.1.39 yet, here’s what you’re missing out on:

More Reliability finding New Domains

To be blunt, the biggest issue inside Domain Samurai to date has been reliability.

We’ve battled bug-after-bug around checking for new domains – some things helped, but we struggled to find something that would consistently and reliably work long term.

Finally, it looks like we’ve found the solution.

After switching to a new (different) “cloud computing server”, we’ve noticed an improvement in reliability around Domain Samurai’s new domain search tools – and we hope you see the improvements too!

But – as always – if you notice any problems, make sure you let us know about them via Domain Samurai Support.

Search Australian Domain Names

It looks like Domain Samurai has a strong user base in Australia!

One of the most requested new features for Domain Samurai was .com.au support.

For all of our fellow Aussies doing local SEO downunder, Domain Samurai now helps you search for keyword optimized .com.au domains.

This increase the total number of TLDs/ccTLDs supported inside Domain Samurai to 20:

  • .com
  • .org
  • .net
  • .tv
  • .info
  • .me
  • .biz
  • .us
  • .mobi
  • .ws
  • .ca
  • .de
  • .eu
  • .co.uk
  • .org.uk
  • .me.uk
  • .nu
  • .cc
  • .in
  • .com.au

To begin searching for .com.au domains – or any other type of domain listed above – make sure you edit your “Domain TLDs” list to include the options you wish to search before you hit “Find Domains”.

A Handy Domain Counter

This is a simple little stat that makes Domain Samurai a little friendlier to use.

Whenever you’re searching for domains inside Domain Samurai, you’ll receive a count of the number of domains that Domain Samurai has found for you.

Export Domains from Domain Samurai

We’ve also added an “Export Domains” button so that you can select domains that you’re interested in, store them, or even register them through your registrar of choice.

(This is especially handy if you don’t use HostGator, eNom [via the HostGator single domains option], NameCheap or GoDaddy – the 4 providers Domain Samurai helps you to register through.)

Plus a bunch of minor Bug Fixes…

We’ve also made some minor bug fixes here-and-there…

For example – removing characters from keywords (apostrophes, ampersands, etc) that are invalid for domain names.

Many of these minor bugs would have flown under the radar if it wasn’t for Domain Samurai users (like you) reporting them to us.

So again, if you see something that doesn’t look right, or if you want to make a suggestion, speak up – because we listen.

How To Upgrade…

To see these changes, make sure you update your copy of Domain Samurai to version 0.1.39.

There’s no cost to update your copy – Domain Samurai is free to use, and so are these upgrades.

To update, simply open your copy of Domain Samurai, and you will be asked if you want to install the latest version.

Alternatively, you can download the latest version of Domain Samurai from your unique download page.

If you have any troubles, let us know.

Want to Show Your Support for Domain Samurai?

Because Domain Samurai is free software, there is no option to purchase to support its continued development.

So if you want to show your support for the free Domain Samurai software, or just say “thanks”, the best compliment you can pay us is to take a moment to send a link to www.DomainSamurai.com with someone you know who might benefit from using the software.

As you know already – having a keyword optimized domain name from the beginning helps magnify your rankings in the search engines – and the more people using and benefiting from Domain Samurai this way, the better.

Brent

P.S. – In case you’re joining us for the first time – If you haven’t downloaded Domain Samurai yet, you can download Domain Samurai for free at www.DomainSamurai.com.

Brent Hodgson a co-founder of Noble Samurai, and an internet marketing specialist.

Brent has written 68 post(s) for Noble Samurai

28 Responses to “The Latest Domain Samurai Upgrades”

  1. Hello Brent.

    This is off-topic but related(?)and important to me.

    I am seeking a new web host but have not been having much luck.
    I am interested in a “cloud computing server”.

    Like you I am in Australia but also like you(?)the USA is my biggest market, so i need a server in the US.

    Could you tell me the name of your new “cloud computing server”,
    I would be very grateful!

    (I am a Market Samurai owner and am on your emailing list.)

    Wayne.

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    We’ve used Amazon’s cloud services, but we’re having good results with RackSpace right now.

    For simple hosting, a cloud service might be overkill though.

    We also use ThePlanet and HostGator (a ThePlanet reseller) for hosting in the US.

    In Australia, we use and recommend Anchor.net.au

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    Wayne Cochrane replied:

    Thanks Brent,
    Much appreciated!
    Wayne.

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    Ian replied:

    Thank you for your question Wayne, it’s just the info I needed also.

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    Ian replied:

    Thanks for that info Brent. I’ve been looking for a dedicated host in Australia so this is great!

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    Ian replied:

    Brent, I have an unrelated question re Australian TLD’s. If you have a choice of a .net.au and a hypenated domain which would be the best to go for?

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    I haven’t studied this specifically, so I can’t speak with authority.

    However, .net.au is not available inside Domain Samurai yet – so if you’re using Domain Samurai to find domains and the .com.au isn’t available, perhaps the hyphenated .com.au is the way to go.

  2. I am a registered user for some time now and continue to appreciate the continual upgrades to market samurai. It is an exceptional product and makes my analysis for any keyword much simpler.

    Thank You,
    Richard

  3. Great to see how quick you guys are at keeping the software up to date.

  4. Two words Brent, or rather two words and a full stop. .es Please

  5. Hi Brent,

    Will you also add the dutch tld .nl to the list of domains ?

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    We’ll keep an eye on this (and .es, above). – we just need enough demand for it before we invest the time. (So if you have friends who would also benefit from these features, get them to hassle us in support ;) )

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    On May 18th, 2010 at 4:59 am
    tomartomartini said:

    I use Amazon’s cloud services…ok for traffic storage from my sites,
    DomainSamurai is getting better and better.
    A web host i recommend is SerVint …there very supportive , they work by internal email ,they don’t do phone support,very efficient,i am on the $49 pm package….its good.

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    Wayne Cochrane replied:

    Thanks!

  7. The domain counter is a nice small feature to have. But for me it is the Export Domain feature that is the big plus.

    Great work all!

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    On May 18th, 2010 at 6:08 am
    Maxwell said:

    My head is in the cloud!
    What,s all this cloud computing for us with our feet on the ground?

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Essentially – instead of running a site or service from one server (computer), cloud computing lets you run it from a network of computer.

    This can mean you have more computing power, and can grow the computer power much more easily.

  9. Hey there,

    Just wondering if you are planning on adding GoDaddy info to this software. If it currently is there I am just not seeing it! Thanks.

    Brent

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    GoDaddy is one of the registrars that you can use to register domains from within Domain Samurai – and GoDaddy’s aged domain name marketplace is analyzed by DomainFace.

    Does this help?

  10. BIG THANKS! REALLY BIG!!!

  11. Brent, we buy Samurai stuff and opt-in for the lifetime option because we know that new goodies, killer support and performance upgrades will come our way. Thanks for the .au support and look forward to all the developments and additions to DomainSamurai’s left column and results over time /r Scotty

  12. Great updates guys.

    Thank you for all of your efforts with Domain Samurai.

    Regards,
    Dave

  13. Hi Brent

    It’s impressive how agile you guys are – thanks for the inspiration :-).

    Chris

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    On May 21st, 2010 at 1:01 am
    patrick said:

    Hi Brent,

    I’m new to Market Samurai and internet marketing etc, going to buy full version in next couple of days, all being well.

    I would like to raise a very important issue regarding GoDaddy, something that I’d wondered about in the past because of what appeared strange coincidences.

    I now believe it is more than coincidence … early last week I found a domain name that looked very promising to set up with Adsense, using Spyfu data (before I discovered Samurai), it was a slightly obscure name, with low competition, high number of searches and excellent CPC of $49. There was one domain available as com/net/org which was: http://www.badcreditremortgagesuk.org

    I checked the availability via http://www.domainsbot.com which partners with GoDaddy, but didn’t register it as I am still a newbie and wanted to make sure I was figuring things out correctly. What do you know, later in the week I went to register the name and it has been taken and parked by GoDaddy, soon after I checked for it’s availability. I no longer believe in coincidence and would avoid checking any domain that passed through the GoDaddy empire! So, I’ll be avoiding check domain availability within Samurai.

    A little searching, reveals a huge number of complaints about GoDaddy scams, particularly ‘stealing’ domains by failing to re-register for existing clients etc, the question is why does anyone go anywhere near them :-)

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Hey Patrick,

    I just wanted to set your mind at ease here about using Domain Samurai.

    I know that there have been some registrars who used to steal domains from users.

    BUT what I can assure you is that the domains you search for Domain Samurai are treated with the strictest confidentiality.

    We don’t use third parties like GoDaddy (or any other registrar) to check availability. Instead, we check the domain’s availability ourselves by directly accessing the core databases that record whether or not a domain is available.

    And the checks that we do are always kept completely private. (I don’t even get to see the domains people are searching for.)

    The only time that we’ll tell GoDaddy (or any other registrar) about your domain is after you’ve decided to buy the domain – you’ve clicked the “Buy” button inside Domain Samurai, and we send you to GoDaddy (or the registrar of your choice) to complete your purchase.

    I hope this helps you out.

    Brent

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    patrick replied:

    Hi Brent,

    Thanks for that speedy reply, now surely you’re not in OZ, as it must be gone midnight.

    I’m very happy with Samurai and glad to hear I can use the domain search facility within it, rather than going to a registrar to do so.

    Cheers,

    Patrick

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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Happy to help :)

    Yes, in Melbourne Australia right now. 1:43am. No rest for the wicked ;)

  15. We love all the market samurai software and this new domain one is a nice addition – thanks!