What the heck is this?
BeachfrontDigital is a domain portfolio management tool. If you manage a lot of domains personally or professionally and would like a better way of doing so, with actionable data (analytics based on the domains you add to your Beachfront account), this is definitely the tool for you.
Where did the name come from?
I was conversing with tech-y friends about domain names and remarked how they are quickly becoming the digital equivalent of prime beachfront property that were all the rage in the 70s and 80s. I immediately checked to see if
beachfront.digitalwas available and bought it. Talk about embracing what you've become!
Who are you?
Short answer: the most fantabulous. Longer answer: a Boston-based web designer and developer who was irritated into action to create this app and the page you're reading. Tada!
Why don't you have X feature?
I'm probably working on it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure though.
Sure would be nice if there was a dev blog...
Not a question. However,
a blog is coming soonthe blog is here!
When is BeachfrontDigital coming out of beta?
When I deem it worthy of such. Things have to be rock-solid, design has to be top-notch, and so on. I'm rather particular about things so it may be a while.
What will the pricing look like when BeachfrontDigital comes out of beta?
I'm still configuring the plan tiers (of which there will be three), and the cheapest will be $11/year. The second and third tiers are up in the air at the moment so I don't want to share that info yet.
Can you handle the DNS for my domain names?
Why don't you have domain importing?
We do, kinda, via CSV. A template is available here. Most registrars don't have APIs to make this easier, for obvious reasons (the main one being they don't want you going anywhere else).
Where are your iOS/Android apps?
That's not in the plans yet but I'm thinking about it. A public API is in the beginning stages of completion but it's not coming until after the beta.
Where do you see this going in 5 years?
No idea. However, the ultimate goal at this point in time is to become a registrar. It requires a crap-ton of money just to get in the door and then you have to bid on TLDs, which is also not cheap. On top of that, you have to pay ICANN every year to be listed in their network (which is a good thing for trustworthiness). I have a couple great ideas that I'd love to see play out if/when I have the opportunity to turn BeachfrontDigital into something more.