Adding Domain Names to Domain Manager / Finder
Note for Domain Punch Pro and Watch My Domains ISP: Domain Manager is used for managing domain names that are already registered, while Domain Finder is used for finding available domain names. The two parts are fully independent of each other.
Adding domains to Domain Manager in Watch My Domains, Domain Punch Pro, etc.
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
To manage Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) in Windows versions of the software, you should first enable IDN support from the application settings dialog ("Config > App Settings"). If IDN support is enabled, the software will allow you to add non-ascii domain names.
You don't have to do anything extra for IDN domains in the Mac versions of the software.
Adding or Importing Domain Names Manually
You can add names into Watch My Domains ISP using the ribbon bar buttons for the purpose. You can manually type in the names or import names from a text file / older version DMS file.
While manually typing in the domain names, if you don't specify a domain extension (like com, net, etc.) the software will add extensions automatically based on your top level domain list selection. You can edit the TLD list using the Whois Config option.
Enter only valid domain names
When entering domain names, make sure that you type in only valid top level domains. One common mistake is entering URLs or typing in host names like www.softnik.com. The whois lookup will return a "not found" message if you add invalid domain names.
Here are some examples of valid domain names.
softnik.net softnik.com software.biz cats.info cats.co.uk
The following are not valid entries
Importing domain names from a text file or from the older MDB (v2) files.
The Import button allows you to import domain names from a text file or from MDB files used by the previous version of Watch My Domains ISP.
Note: You can import from an older MDB file only when the current project is empty.
Creating Domain Names in Domain Finder
Domain finder contains additional options for constructing domain names from keywords and character templates.
Domain Names From Keywords
You can create domain names by merging two or more keywords. For example you can create domain names like computerworld.com, softwarebiz.com by merging words (computer & world, software & biz, etc). You can do this very easily using the "Finder > Add Domain Names > From Keywords" ribbon option. The keyword based domain builder supports up to 3 keywords that may be merged. You can type in the keywords into the three boxes. The software comes with a built in list of keywords (accessible using the Auto button).
Creating Domain Names from Templates
This option ("Finder > Add Domain Names > From Templates" ribbon option) allows you to create domain names from alphabets and digits. For example if you wish to generate a list of all possible 3 character domain names made up of a-z, you just need to type in &&& and click Generate.