Monday, August 12, 2013
The domai.nr service is a handy way to find domains that make nice short URLs like debu.gs, nick.is, and craftstud.io.
I had a need awhile back to access this web service from a script and query a bunch of domains all at the same time, so I thought it would be nice to have a wrapper in Factor.
The domai.nr service has a JSON API for performing searches, that we can build URLs for:
: domainr-url ( query -- url ) URL" https://domai.nr/api/json/search" swap "q" set-query-param ;
Each result has these fields that are returned:
TUPLE: result domain host path subdomain availability register_url ;
It is pretty simple to map a JSON request to these
: domainr ( query -- data ) domainr-url http-get nip json> "results" of [ result from-slots ] map ;
Finally, we can perform a query and print the output nicely showing which domains or URLs are available:
: domainr. ( query -- ) domainr [ [ subdomain>> ] [ path>> ] [ availability>> ] tri "%s%s - %s\n" printf ] each ;
Running this query for “factorcode” looks like:
IN: scratchpad "factorcode" domainr. factorcode.com - available factorcode.net - available factorcode.org - taken factorcode.co - available factor.co/de - taken factorcode.io - available factorco.de - available factorc.de - available fac.to/rcode - available f.actor/code - unavailable f.ac/torcode - unavailable fctrc.de - available fctr.cd/e - available fc.tr/cde - unavailable
Well, if we wanted to make our URL something like factorco.de we could, but I’m not sure that’s worth it. Still, a neat way to look for interesting URLs and available on my GitHub.