Saturday, November 22, 2008

New TLDs and new wordlists

There was no news for a while, that doesn't mean nothing happened.

As you may have seen, there are a few new top level domains and word lists which have been added during the last year:

- .mobi
- .us

- 4 characters domain names
- Oxymorons
- Searched keywords

Also, membership is also possible where it is possible to add domain names into a watch list which is not subject to caching delays during update. Other features will come in the future. In addition, the users that registered before 2008-09-01 and never logged in have been removed, those are in most cases linked to incorrect e-mail addresses and never received their password.

An interesting detail regarding email addresses... about 34% of users never logged in (out of which 70% generated an email bounce: unknown email address, inexistent domain or mailbox full).

Have fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Database is down

The database server has been victim of a violent outage in the datacenter where monkeys like to switch off the power on the main switch.

It's currently being checked and restored, which will take about 12 hours.

To avoid problems with the running database, I stopped the Web service on the web server. will be back on Wednesday, October 17.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My mistake


I made a maintenance where I had to stop new domains' import. Unfortunately I forgot to enable the script afterwards.

Now things are back in order.

Thank you for your reports.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


You may have noticed some slowness over the last days, but be reassured, everything will be back in order soon:

Some maintenance is performed on the database (new indexes, new collations and new tables).
Also, the HTTP daemon will be stopped for upgrades and tuning during the next hours.
Everything will be back in order when the poor server (it needs more RAM) will read and write several files.

You'll find out that some new word list have been installed (searched keywords and phrases).

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Here's a brief overwiew of the changes during the last weeks:

Now RSS feeds seem to work - at least they work on my computer and I received no complaint from other users :)

Some small bugs have been fixed (eg. domain names with extended status and no nameserver) which were detected as expiring are not; and now won't appear as expiring.

When all daily checks have been done, SaveSpell tries to find available not registered domain names in some word lists (names, 3 characters, geography and english words at the moment). Also, from now, in case of load or network errors while daemon in charge of checking the domain names is running, it will just sleep for 5 minutes and retry its task.

In addition, some basic documentation has been written.

Feel free to propose your links!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Search and new layout

Hey there,

At least, the search functionality is here
In addition, a new XHTML/CSS/AJAX design is now live.

Do not expect new updates next week as my work schedule is going to be busy.

Have fun!


Thursday, October 05, 2006

New summary page

The new summary page is now live.

It contains statistics informations about the number of available, expiring and taken domains according to each extension and word lists.

This page is updated daily.