UPDATE: Since this article was originally published, there has been a major update to the Google Adwords Keywords Tool which renders the legacy interface (which this technique currently relies on, useless for anything other than the domain lookup script you are about to read about. I’ve got a more recent post about the major differences in the reported search counts between the old and new GAKT interface.
UPDATE 2: Since this script was never updated to work with the updated Google Adwords interface, I’ve created my own solution. You can check it out here, and not only does it work with Firefox, but also Safari and Chrome.
Nope, you didn’t read that wrong, Firefox users can can now get domain name availability right inside GAKT (Google Adwords Keyword Tool) with the addition of a tiny little greasemonkey script created by Oliver Tani. The script is called “Domains by Volume” and it only requires that you be running Greasemonkey in Firefox.
Once you have it installed, your GAKT interface suddenly gets the addition of a nifty set of domain name availability columns, just like Micro Niche Finder. Click here to see a full screen view of domains by volume. [EDIT: keywords have been blacked out because this is my next microsite project.Yes, that’s exact match :)]
Take a peek at the screenshot below to illustrate how this works…
You can see from the screenshot above, that the Greasemonkey script has added .net and .org (currently it can only check 2 domain extensions at a time) to the right side of each result. If the exact match domain name is available, the extension will be hyperlinked to allow you to register it.