Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

I'm Michael Frandsen, a senior software engineer from Denmark.

What does ahreflink.com mean?

When you see a link to another website, then you normally achieve it using something called an "a href" attribute that specifies the URL of the page the link goes to.

I intend to use this website to recommend external tools and services, as well as provide my own, that target tech-savvy users. After making a hundred domain searches I happily discovered that ahreflink.com hadn't been squatted, so I quickly grabbed it as I feel it's perfect for what I hope to achieve.

What do you hope to achieve with the website?

Whenever you search for something, then there are always certain websites you love to see pop-up. I want ahreflink to be one of those websites, initially in regard to topics related to domains, but in the future I would love to tackle other topics as well, such as coupons, hosting, etc.

At this time, I already use ahreflink for all my domain-related searches, so I'm very satisfied with its current features. I'm admittedly biased, but I believe it's already the best website in terms of finding available domain names. If you disagree then I would greatly appreciate if you sent me a link to a website that does a better job, as I'm always looking for new ways to improve.

Are you profitable?

Not at the moment, but the website can easily handle several millions of visitors per month on a $5 server. In other words, the website will definitely not disappear since I can easily afford the hosting costs, and I actively use the domain name finder myself.

I do hope the website can become profitable in the near future, as there are a lot of features I would like to implement.

How do you plan to earn money?

Ideally through affiliate partnerships, but I would never want ahreflink to promote a shady product/company that I wouldn't want use myself.

I'm currently a DigitalOcean affiliate, which provide $100 free DigitalOcean credits with my link. I'm also an affiliate with a couple registrars; I have written an several articles, including one sharing my thoughts on all the domain registrars I have personally used.

I'm also an affiliate with name.com, the company I used to register ahreflink.com.

Are my domain searches private?

Absolutely! I don't rely on external services to check the availability of a domain. The positive aspect of this is that I can ensure that there's no tracking, logging or storing of any search related information. The negative aspect is that I'm unable to provide an exact price. This is one of the problems I'd like to solve if there's enough interest.

Can you implement X?

Possibly. I love user feedback and feature requests! Please send an email to [email protected].

To encourage feedback, I have written an article that consist of all the feedback inspired changes I have made to ahreflink. My favorite change is the ability to customize the domain name finder.

Is there anything I can to do help?

Yes! Please share the website in any way you can. If the website become popular/profitable then I can afford to spend more time implementing new features. Speaking of profitability, I would greatly appreciate if you used my affiliate links/coupon codes whenever you purchase a domain you found using ahreflink.

What else are you working on?

I do not wish to disclose most of my projects, but I do have several open source projects on GitLab.

Is ahreflink.com also open source?

I'm afraid not. But it's also a Go project, using some of my open source packages, and structured in a similar manner.

Are you interested in teaming up?

I would love to team up! For ahreflink I would especially love to find a designer as well as several tech-savvy writers/seo folks.

How can I stay up-to-date?

I recommend bookmarking the website, I'm sure you'll want to use the domain name finder the next time you want to find a new domain name. I'm considering starting a newsletter, but it's not at the top of my to-do list. If you think a newsletter sounds interesting, then please shoot an email to [email protected] - I'd also love to hear what kind of content you'd like to see included.