Yesterday afternoon I logged into Zearn.com to try out the new tool and check out the auctions ending at GoDaddy to see if any sparked my interest. The Zearn.com Radar is very user friendly and easy to manage. Really there’s nothing to it. Once you are logged, the real time results pop up on the radar as the auctions continue to end. The Zearn tool will only show you domain auctions at GoDaddy.com that end in the next ten minutes and that have bids.
Domain name auctions at GoDaddy start ending at 11am CST and last until 4:30pm CST and that is the only time right now that beta testers can access the site. Being really busy during the day, this is a great tool to keep open on one tab so when I remember, I can quickly pop over and scan to see if there’s anything of interest. Columns on the radar will give you the domain keywords, price, traffic estimate and age. There is also a chat box on the Radar page that allows you to interact with others in the room.
One suggestion I have is to increase the time to show auctions that end in maybe 15 or 20 minutes. Or have one tab with all the ending auctions in ten minutes (without bids) and another tab with just names with bids that end in the next 20 minutes so there are more names to scan. While I was on today I found myself looking at the screen and having analyzed all the names on the radar there was nothing else for me to do except wait for a new name to pop up. That’s another cool feature, if a domain with no bids and 6 minutes left in the GoDaddy auction receives a bid, it will automatically pop up on the Zearn Radar.
Jamie wrote a much more extensive update on his blog yesterday and it sounds like they have a lot more in store for Zearn.com. So far, I am impressed with the ease of functionality of the tool and hope it stays that way. Keep up the good work Jamie and Jason.
If you want to try out the tool today just go to Zearn.com and submit your email address. Almost instantaneously you will receive an email and once confirmed have access to the Radar.