If you’ve ever purchased a domain name you know what a hassle it can be to find one that’s available. So many of them are not available that it often takes dozens of searches to get one that you actually want. Domize is an excellent free service that might just take the pain and frustration out of searching for the domains though.

Here are the things it can do for you:

  • The interface is all dazzled up with AJAX so that availability results are shown as you type.
  • It will automatically check for .COM, .NET, and .ORG top-level domains.
  • If a particular address is available it will be highlighted in blue, otherwise it will be highlighted in red.
  • Hovering over a domain that is already taken it will show you a thumbnail of what the site looks like (as seen in screenshot above).

I’ve used a lot of domain services for checking availabilities, and I’ve never seen anything quite like Domize. It’s speed is incomparable to any other service, and this has definitely earned a spot in my bookmarks. If you use iGoogle as your personalized homepage then there is also a slick gadget that you can add.

Domize Homepage [via Mashable]