Dropped.ie – Now With Extra Funky Semantic Search

dropped.ie funky search

When we launched dropped.ie a couple of months ago it was aimed at helping people find good domain names to register.

We limited it, however, to .ie domain names only.

Of course we know that people don’t always want a .ie domain name and, in many cases, the extra paperwork for getting a .ie domain name may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

The other “problem” was that sometimes there simply were no domains that matched a given keyword. Sure, if you did a search for some words you got back plenty of domains to choose from, but you hit a virtual “brick wall” with others.

With that in mind we have extended the site’s functionality to include semantic suggestions.

What does that mean?

When you do a search for say “espresso” you’d expect to see results including domain names that contain the term “espresso”. However with semantic search you also get back names which are related in meaning.

Try it out to see what I mean.

dropped new search results

You’ll also notice that at the bottom of the page we’re showing domains available via Sedo, which is one of the largest domain aftermarket sites in the world.

We’re going to be adding in some other features in the coming weeks, but I thought I’d share this one with you all now.

Let us know how you find it.

Is it useful?

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2 Responses to Dropped.ie – Now With Extra Funky Semantic Search

  1. ronanob February 7, 2010 at 18:40 #

    Thats a really handy feature to have. Would be cool if you could then expand it to .co.uk and .com’s in the future as the site is very user friendly now.

  2. Michele Neylon February 7, 2010 at 18:47 #

    We are looking at adding some of the data we can get from Verisign (and other registries), though the volume is HUGE 🙂
    Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot we can do with .co.uk at the moment, as there’s no legal way to access the data regarding pending deletes