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9 Domaining Specific Directories You Can’t Live Without

August 13, 2012

Domaining DirectoriesThis post is a follow-on to the recent post by TorontoDomainer on 50 free search engines and directories to submit your website for backlinks.

The author did a great job in putting the list together but I have to admit when I first saw the words “for domainers” in the post title, I had anticipated it would be a list of sites that were niche-specific to the domaining community.

Since it was actually a list of generic directories that accept websites on a variety of topics, I thought it would be helpful to compile another list targeted to sites that focus exclusively on domain-related content.

In terms of SEO and link-building I believe that all else being equal, links from web pages that are topically or contextually related to the content of your own site may be of more value than links from those that are not related. If you have any practical experience in off-page SEO or link-building please feel free to leave a comment below to share your thoughts on this.

Without further ado here is the list …

Legend: Below each listing I’ve given the directory’s current Page Rank (PR), Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA), using the main page of the directory (not necessarily the main home page of the site)

(* Domain Authority and Page Authority are metrics used by SEOMoz to measure the relative strength of a domain or web-page compared to others.)

Domaining.com

Domaining.com

Domaining.com Directory – The most popular and widely recognized domain news aggregator in the industry. Although the priciest by far, this directory will likely give your link the most SEO weight and traffic exposure.

PR: 5
DA: 77/100
PA: 60/100

Cost: $500 listing fee

NamePros

NamePros

NamePros Business Directory – Did you know this popular domain forum also has a place for business listings? The directory is growing but you won’t find many of the usual suspects listed here yet.

PR: 4
DA: 71/100
PA: 42/100

Cost: Requires NamePros Business Member subscription @ $10/month

iGoldRush

iGoldRush

iGoldRush Directory – One of the oldest in the domain industry, first launched in 1996, this site is still a valuable resource and has a good clean directory.

PR: 3
DA: 55/100
PA: 36/100

Cost: Free to submit.  Link exchange receives higher placement.

Domainsville

Domainsville

Domainsville Directory“The City for Everything Domains”, this younger upstart domain feed aggregater also has a good directory.

PR: 2
DA: 40/100
PA: 33/100

Cost: Free

Domainers.org

Domainers.org

Domainers.org Directory – Run by the owner of Domaining.com, this people directory allows the inclusion of a primary site, portfolio site, and blog, along with links to your social media profiles.

PR: 5
DA: 35/100
PA: 46/100

Cost: requires ‘domainer’ level membership at Domaining.com @ $50/yr

DirDN

DirDN

DirDN.com – A basic, no-frills directory script, free placements may take up to a month for review.

PR: 2
DA: 24/100
PA: 36/100

Cost: Free to submit. Submissions expedited for a $5 fee.

DomainBlogList

DomainBlogList

DomainBlogList.com – This directory is exclusively for domain blogs. One neat feature here is that aside from listing your primary URL, you can also promote up to five additional deep links.

PR: 2
DA: 23/100
PA: 32/100

Cost: Link bid for placement, minimum $1

EverythingDomains

EverythingDomains

EverythingDomains.com – This is a compact little site with no advertising or other distractions from the listings.  Here you’ll find just a sold list of domain-related resources.

PR: 2
DA: 18/100
PA: 31/100

Cost: Free

SearchTheName

SearchTheName

SearchTheName.com – Last but not least, this site is worth a look even if you don’t have a submission, as it contains quite a prolific list of people and companies tied to the domain industry in one way or another.

PR: 0
DA: 17/100
PA: 21/100

Cost: Free

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Thanks as always for reading, and if you know of any other domain industry specific directories not on this list please share them in the comments.

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