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Q: Where Can I Find a Listing of All the URLs I Own? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Where Can I Find a Listing of All the URLs I Own?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: prpro-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Jun 2004 14:10 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2004 14:10 PDT
Question ID: 355521
Don't ask... but I have lost track of all the URLs I have purchased
and need to 'reclaim' them.  Is there a place (or a way) in which I
can easily track them down?
Subject: Re: Where Can I Find a Listing of All the URLs I Own?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 02 Jun 2004 14:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

OK, I won't ask.  But if it's any consolation, I couldn't find my
shoes this morning.

Here's what you do:

Head for the Dialog Open Access site:

and on the left hand side, click on "Domain Names"

In the search boxes that open up, enter your name in the "Owner Name"
field, and click on the "Current Names" selection (unless you want to
see expired domains as well).

Hit "Search" and you should have your list!

Of course, if there are other people that share the same name as you
and own domains, you'll wind up with some sites on the list that are
not yours.  But at least this will get you started.

Let me know if you have any questions.


search strategy:  Used bookmark sites for domain name searches.

Request for Answer Clarification by prpro-ga on 05 Jun 2004 22:51 PDT
Hmm -- that didn't work very well.  I came up with only half of the
sites I have registered (and the name I have registered them under is
the same in each case).  Any other thoughts?

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 06 Jun 2004 07:21 PDT

With a few more messages back and forth, we may be able to get to the
bottom of least, I hope so!

It's a bit awkward figuring this out without actually knowing your
name but PLEASE don't post your real name here as it would violate GA

Name searching can be confounding since names often appear in variable forms:  


and so on.  I continue to be astounded at the number of variations
that I've stumbled across.

So...please try repeating your search at Dialog with all the above
combinations (changing the order of the words in a search can
sometimes make a difference!).  Let me know if that turns up any
additional results.

The also a special situation to consider if one of your names is
highly unusual.  If your name is Kimera Smith, for instance, you could
search *just* on the unusual first name and then review all 19 hits
that are returned to see which ones belonged to you.

Of course, if your name is Kim Smith, that strategy won't work, as
you'll wind up with thousands of hits.  But if you have an unusual
name, try searching just on that one name.

After you try this, let me know where things stand.  Perhaps there are
some other approaches to take if this one doesn't pan out.



Request for Answer Clarification by prpro-ga on 20 Jun 2004 13:41 PDT
Still didn't work, which is really odd.  Any other thoughts?

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 20 Jun 2004 14:08 PDT

Wish I could offer a definitive solution to this minor mystery.  It
sure is a puzzler.

One thing that occurs to me is that there may be a time lag in the
Dialog system -- it could be that recently created domain names
haven't made it into the Dialog database yet.

If there's any sort of theme to your sites -- if they all have "stamp
collecting" in the site name, for instance -- you might be able to
construct a search around that.

But beyond that, I can't really suggest anything more without knowing
your name (and again, I'm afraid you can't provide it's just
one of those pesky rules!).

You might have some luck asking Dialog what's going can
certainly tell THEM your name, and they may be able to conduct a more
thorough search for you.  Contact them at: 

and let them know you're not turning up all the sites your should when
you conduct a search.

Let me know how this turns out, or if there's any way I can assist you further.

prpro-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Pafalafa, you still deserve thanks and a tip for the time you spent
here, even if we don't have the final answer.  I'll puruse it with
Dialog and try to resolve the mystery!  Thank you!

Subject: Re: Where Can I Find a Listing of All the URLs I Own?
From: pafalafa-ga on 20 Jun 2004 16:42 PDT

Thanks so much for your was very kind of you.

If Dialog does clear thing up, please post a note here if you can, and
let me know what they have to say.


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