Instant Domain Search was built in 2005 by Beau Hartshorne after attending Y Combinator’s inaugural Startup School at Harvard. After the day of lectures, Beau was eager to launch a startup.
He had a few ideas but was frustrated with how slow WHOIS queries are and how hard it is to find a good name.
He found out VeriSign publishes a list of domain names in a giant zone file every night. Beau was able to index the millions and millions of .com domain names and built the Instant Domain Search.
We know. This list should include Trello, Slack, Asana, and other project management behemoths. We decided to look elsewhere solely based on our own experiences.
You might have a path-breaking business idea and a clear roadmap but is that enough to bring your dream company to life? Not quite. In