182 Online Tools to Run Your Domain, Development and Online Business


NEW YORK, NY – There are a lot of tools out there which make running your online business more efficient, reliable, secure and productive. Listed below are some of the services I use or have used in the past. They are all great services yet I am sure there are many, many more out there which are not on this list, including some I have forgotten about. However, these are the ones I remember, am familiar with, and use currently, or have used in the past.

What’s Here and What’s Missing? If I have used an online tool or website service but I did not like it or find it helpful – it’s not here.

Domain Names (32)

  1. https://www.godaddy.com (Domain Registration [The King])
  2. https://www.name.com (Domain Registration)
  3. https://www.enom.com (Domain Registration)
  4. https://www.secureserver.net/?&prog_id=searchen (Domain Registration)
  5. https://www.efty.com (Domain Name Portfolio Management) [related]
  6. https://member.expireddomains.net (Acquire Expired Domains)
  7. https://majestic.com (Measure Domain Authority and Back-links)
  8. https://www.semrush.com (Back-link Analysis [Seems Better Than Majestic])
  9. https://www.domaining.com (Domain Related News Headlines [Aggregator])
  10. http://www.dnjournal.com (Domain Related News Headlines [Publisher])
  11. https://whois.domaintools.com (Best Domain WhoIs Service)
  12. https://www.whoisxmlapi.com (WhoIs API Services)
  13. https://www.estibot.com (Domain Name Appraisals)
  14. http://vipbrokerage.com (Premium Domain Broker)
  15. https://www.namepros.com (Domain Name Forum [The King])
  16. https://www.dnforum.com (Domain Name Forum [Remains Viable]) [related]
  17. https://namebio.com (Search Public Domain Name Sales Records)
  18. https://ntldstats.com (New gTLD Statistics) [related]
  19. https://namestat.org (gTLD Stats, Metrics and Analysis) [related]
  20. http://www.registrarstats.com/TLDDomainCounts.aspx (TLD Domain Counts) [related]
  21. https://auctions.godaddy.com (Domain Name Auctions) [related]
  22. https://www.sedo.com (Domain Parking and Auctions)
  23. https://uniregistry.com/market (Uniregistry Market [formally DomainNameSales.com])
  24. https://www.dropcatch.com (Purchase Recent Dropped Domains)
  25. https://www.hugedomains.com (Purchase Domains with Payoff Plans)
  26. https://www.namemesh.com (Domain Name Generator Search)
  27. https://www.escrow.com (Escrow Services for Large Transactions)
  28. https://www.secureserver.net/reseller/hottest-reseller.aspx?prog_id=searchennetworks (Resell Domains – As a re-seller all your purchases are at your own discounted buy-rates)
  29. https://www.dnacademy.com (Learn About Domain Name Investing)
  30. https://archive.org (The Internet Archive [See Historical Domain Use])
  31. http://www.domainsbot.com Available Domain Name Suggestions
  32. https://mxtoolbox.com (Domain Health, Diagnostics and Blacklists Lookup)

Hosting and Servers (14)

  1. https://letsencrypt.org (Free Auto-Renewing SSL Certificates)
  2. https://www.secureserver.net/ssl/ssl-certificate.aspx?prog_id=searchen (SSL Certificates)
  3. https://www.hostmysite.com (Cheap Website Hosting [Decent Support])
  4. http://www.hostgator.com (Cheap VPS Website Hosting [Weak Support, But Inexpensive])
  5. https://www.rackspace.com (Supreme Dedicated Website Hosting[Best Support, Expensive])
  6. https://newrelic.com (Server Monitoring [Complex])
  7. http://internetseer.com (Website Monitoring Alerts [Simple])
  8. https://www.rackspace.com/en-us/email-hosting/webmail (Affordable Email Hosting)
  9. https://www.secureserver.net/?&prog_id=searchen (Basic Website Hosting)
  10. https://cpanel.com (CPanel Hosting Control Panel [Super Easy])
  11. https://www.plesk.com (Plesk Hosting Control Panel [Slightly More Complex])
  12. https://www.wordfence.com (Keep Your WordPress Site HackFree) [related]
  13. https://www.secureserver.net/reseller/hottest-reseller.aspx?prog_id=searchennetworks (Resell Hosting – As a re-seller all your purchases are at your own discounted by rates)
  14. http://www.webhostingtalk.com (One of the Oldest and Largest Hosting Forums)

Web Development (44)

  1. https://wordpress.org/download/ (Content Management System [The King])
  2. http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html (Building Web Pages [Dreamweaver])
  3. http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html (PhotoShop Image Editing Software)
  4. https://startbootstrap.com (Free Bootstrap Themes and Templates)
  5. https://www.studiopress.com (Premium WordPress Themes)
  6. https://envato.com (Premium WordPress Themes)
  7. https://themeforest.net (Premium WordPress Themes)
  8. http://www.addthis.com (Add Sharing Buttons and Content Recommendations)
  9. https://feedburner.google.com (RSS Reader)
  10. https://www.opencart.com (Open-Source eCommerce Platform)
  11. https://www.cubecart.com (Open-Source eCommerce Platform)
  12. https://www.phpfox.com (Build Your Own Social Network Software)
  13. https://www.fiverr.com (Freelance Services Marketplace [Very Inexpensive])
  14. https://wordpress.org/plugins/ (Limitless WordPress Plugins)
  15. https://xenforo.com (Community & Forum Software)
  16. https://www.secureserver.net/hosting/website-builder2.aspx?prog_id=searchen (Website Builder)
  17. https://www.doubleclickbygoogle.com (Webmaster Ad Serving Technology)
  18. http://browsershots.org (Cross Browser Compatibility Testing Tool)
  19. http://www141.lunapic.com/editor/ (Cut and Crop Photos Online)
  20. https://web-capture.net (Capture Full Length Web Site Screenshots for Free)
  21. http://phptester.net (Test PHP Code Online)
  22. https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ (Google’s Page Speed Insights Tool)
  23. http://www.willpeavy.com/minifier/ (Minify HTML Online)
  24. https://cssminifier.com (Minify CSS Online)
  25. https://javascript-minifier.com (Minify Javascript Online)
  26. http://www.webconfs.com/http-header-check.php (HTTPS Header Checker)
  27. http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php (Search Engine Spider Simulator)
  28. http://optimizilla.com (Online Image Optimizer)
  29. http://www.hotscripts.com (Programming Scripts Search Engine)
  30. https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool (Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool)
  31. http://ogp.me (The Open Graph Protocol [New and Important])
  32. http://www.microdatagenerator.com (Microdata Generator using Schema.org Vocabulary)
  33. https://memcached.org (Open Source, High-Performance, Distributed Memory Object Caching System)
  34. https://mariadb.org (Open Source Database Servers)
  35. https://www.mysql.com (Open Source Database Servers)
  36. http://www.unixgeeks.org/security/newbie/unix/cron-1.html (Crons)
  37. https://html-cleaner.com (Online HTML Cleaner Tool)
  38. http://www.deadlinkchecker.com (Free Broken Link Checker)
  39. https://www.wufoo.com (Online Form Builder)
  40. http://textalyser.net (Online Text Analysis Tool)
  41. https://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp/ (Great Free PHP RSS Parser)
  42. https://website.grader.com (Free Website Performance Metrics)
  43. https://builtwith.com (See What Technology Websites are Built With)
  44. http://www.bulkdachecker.com/url-extractor/ (Link Extractor)

Publishing Resources (13)

  1. http://www.aminstitute.com/headline/ (Article Headline Analyzer)
  2. https://www.createspace.com (Self-Publish Your Own Paperbacks)
  3. https://kdp.amazon.com (Self-publish eBooks and Paperbacks)
  4. http://www.bartash.com (High Volume Newspaper Printing Company)
  5. https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/movie-maker-free-video-editor/ (Video Editor)
  6. http://drudgereport.com (Where News Companies Actually Get Their News From)
  7. http://absolutewrite.com/forums/ (Great Place to Find Freelance Journalists)
  8. https://www.copyscape.com (Duplicate Content Detection Software)
  9. https://www.textbroker.com (Purchase Content from Freelance Content Writers)‎
  10. http://www.charactercountonline.com (Online Character Count Tool)
  11. http://caseconverter.com (Convert Text Between Upper Case, Lower Case and Sentence Case)
  12. https://delim.co (Free Comma Deliminator Separating Tool)
  13. http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign.html (Design Tool [I’m Still Learning How To Use])

Traffic Generation, Branding & Marketing (28)

  1. https://adwords.google.com (Google Online Advertising [The King])
  2. https://www.facebook.com/business/products/ads (Facebook Advertising)
  3. http://www.outbrain.com (Advertise on News Websites)
  4. https://statcounter.com (Measure Site Traffic [Simple])
  5. https://analytics.google.com (Measure Site Traffic [Complex])
  6. https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster/ (Bing [and Yahoo] Webmaster Tools)
  7. https://www.google.com/webmasters/ (Google Webmaster Central)
  8. https://www.xml-sitemaps.com (Automated Sitemap Builder)
  9. http://www.yext.com (Local Listing Syndication)
  10. http://www.constantcontact.com/signup.jsp?pn=searchen (Email Marketing [Free Trial])
  11. https://www.youtube.com (Video-Sharing Website)
  12. https://vimeo.com (Video-Sharing Website)
  13. https://www.linkedin.com (Professional Online Business Networking)
  14. https://www.instagram.com (Photo Sharing Social Network [Great for Visuals])
  15. https://www.pinterest.com (Photo Sharing Social Network [Great for Visuals])
  16. https://www.stumbleupon.com (Content Sharing Site [Viral Content])
  17. http://www.vistaprint.com (Business Cards, Signs and Banners)
  18. https://twitter.com (Real Time Social Networking and Search)
  19. http://twiends.com (Grow Twitter Account Followers)
  20. https://secure.bingads.microsoft.com (Bing and Yahoo Ads)
  21. http://www.pens.com (Promotional Materials)
  22. http://www.advertising.com (AOL’s Advertising Programs)
  23. http://www.seochat.com (One of the Oldest and Largest Search Optimization Forums)
  24. https://www.backlinkr.net (Back-link Builder – Use with Caution, Creates Automatically)
  25. http://www.conversantmedia.com (The Old ValueClick Network)
  26. http://www.cafepress.com (Sell Your Own Custom Branded Promotional Items)
  27. https://sendgrid.com (Email Delivery Confirmation and Tracking Statistics)
  28. http://www.thebiggestboards.com (Largest Forums in the World [Know Where to Go])

Legal Issues (10)

  1. http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=4807:l22432.1.1 (Search & Register US Trademarks)  [related]
  2. https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/welcome.html (Search GLOBAL Trademark Databases)
  3. https://www.copyright.gov (Search Copyrights and Copyright Your Own Material)
  4. http://www.ilawco.com (Internet and Intellectual Property Lawyers)
  5. http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/ (Search WIPO Cases and WIPO Panel Decisions)
  6. http://www.adrforum.com/SearchDecisions (Domain Name Dispute Proceedings and Decisions)
  7. https://www.adndrc.org/mten/UDRP_Decisions.php (Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre)
  8. http://udrp.adr.eu/adr/decisions/index.php (Czech Arbitration Court)
  9. http://acdr.aipmas.org/page.aspx?page_key=ACDR%20Cases (Arab Center for Dispute Resolution)
  10. https://www.dndisputes.com (Search Domain Name Disputes – WIPO UDRP Cases & Decisions)

Website Monetization (13)

  1. https://www.google.com/adsense/start/ (Automated Website Monetization [The King])  [related]
  2. https://www.paypal.com (Send and Receive Payments Online)
  3. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com (Amazon Affiliate Program)
  4. https://www.authorize.net (Online Shopping Cart Merchant Accounts)
  5. http://www.outbrain.com (Display Advertising on Websites)
  6. https://www.secureserver.net/reseller/hottest-reseller.aspx?prog_id=searchennetworks (Earn Commissions)
  7. http://www.advertising.com (Display Advertising [Decent Google Adsense Alternative])
  8. http://exponential.com (The Old Tribal Fusion[Decent Google Adsense Alternative])
  9. http://www.conversantmedia.com (The Old ValueClick Network [Decent Google Adsense Alternative])
  10. http://www.clickbank.com (For Selling Digital Products such as e-Books)
  11. http://www.cafepress.com (Sell Your Own Custom Branded Promotional Items)
  12. https://www.constantcontact.com/partners/affiliate (Email Marketing Affiliate Program)
  13. http://www.cj.com (Various Affiliate Programs [formerly Commission Junction])

Other, Workflow and General Operations (27)

  1. https://docs.google.com (Collaborate and Share Documents and Spreadsheets)
  2. https://www.ondeck.com (Fastest and Simplest Business Loans)
  3. https://www.americanexpress.com (Best Credit Card for Your Business)
  4. https://www.paypal.com (Send and Receive Payments Online)
  5. http://www.projectmanagesoft.com/software/dotproject (Free Project Management Software)
  6. http://grasshopper.com (Simulated Virtual Business Phone Systems)
  7. https://www.zoho.com/crm/ (Great CRM Alternative to SalesForce which is Much More Expensive)
  8. https://www.zoho.com/us/books/ (Online Accounting Software [Decent Alternative to QuickBooks])
  9. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ (Best Online Accounting Software)
  10. https://www.regus.com/virtual-office (Worldwide Virtual Office Rental and Business Addresses)
  11. https://www.ringcentral.com (Voice-Over-IP Phone System)
  12. https://www.8×8.com (Voice-Over-IP Phone System)
  13. https://www.vonage.com (Voice-Over-IP Phone System)
  14. https://www.skype.com (Group Video Calls)
  15. https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/one-talk/ (Voice-Over-IP Phone System)
  16. https://www.verizonwireless.com (Business iPads and Cellular Phones)
  17. https://www.secureserver.net/email/internet-fax.aspx?prog_id=searchen (Internet Fax)
  18. https://www.myfax.com (Internet Fax Services)
  19. http://www.callsource.com (Call Tracking Services)
  20. https://www.callrail.com (Call Tracking Services with SMS Ability)
  21. https://www.spyfu.com (Spy On Your Competitors Keyword PPC Campaigns)
  22. https://www.craigslist.org (Sell Equipment, Place Job Ads, Find Freelancers, Classifieds)
  23. https://www.docusign.com (Collect Contract Signatures Digitally)
  24. https://flippa.com (Buying and Selling Online Businesses)
  25. http://www.alexa.com/topsites (See The Top 500 Sites on the Web)
  26. https://trends.google.com/trends/ (See What’s Trending Online)
  27. https://theadminzone.com (A Forum for Forum Administrators)

Feel free to let me know what great stuff I’m missing in the comments below; if I have a chance to check it out and like it, I’ll add it to the lists. If I have already used it and did not like it, it will not be added.

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