10 Outstanding (and Affordable) Scripts for Developing Your Domains

By on December 16, 2007

The domainers have spoken and it is now fairly common knowledge that in almost all instances developing domains is more profitable than parking domains. Here I have compiled my personal favorite out-of-the-box scripts for developing domain names.

#1 – PHPBB

Type: Forum Community
Price: Free!
Description: This amazing forum script has been in development for many years. In the past I have developed communities of thousands of members using phpBB. It’s user friendly control panel and plethora of free modifications and themes make it ideal for someone starting up their first forum.
Example: WiiFitForum.com

#2 – PHP Link Directory

Type: Link Directory
Price: $29
Description: One of the most popular directory scripts online. I have personally used PHPLD for many great projects. It has a very user friendly administration and it’s template files can be modified fairly easily. There is a large community of active members offering support and modifications.
Example: LinksComplete.com

#3 – Pligg

Type: Social Link Sharing
Price: Free!
Description: This cool script was essentially founded as a clone of the popular site Digg. It has since grown up on it’s own and has a strong following. Developing a Pligg site is not the easiest thing in the world to do, but if you are up for some code hacking it can really pay off.
Example: DNHour.com

#4 – WordPress

Type: Content Management System
Price: Free!
Description: This script needs no introduction! With one of the largest communities of users on the web, WordPress is a blogging solution for any need. Even if the main focus of your development project is not to post articles or updates, you would be wise to use WordPress alongside any project.
Example: MarkFulton.com :)

#5 – Bulk Domain Research

Type: SEO Tool
Price: $19
Description: This is a great script that I am selling here on DotSauce. It is packed with domain name research features that quickly shows you stats on a bulk list of domains such as PageRank, Domain Age, Alexa Rank, Backlinks and lots more. The example site below generates good AdSense earnings for me. There is also an exclusive option to purchase with reseller rights.
Example: BulkSEO.com

#6 – paFileDB

Type: File Download Directory
Price: Free!
Description: Designed to allow you to have a database of files for download. I have used this script on one project (see example) and found it to be easy to install and use. It lacks user memberships and/or an easy way for visitors to suggest files for upload. As a simple directory of files it is great.
Example: PHPmod.com

#7 – PHPAuction GPL

Type: Auctions
Price: $24
Description: Beautifully designed and full featured auction script. Has support for custom CSS themes. Administration is user friendly. Great potential to earn money if you put some quality time into developing a niche auction service.
Example: Official Demo

#8 – Funny Pics & Videos Script

Type: Turnkey Video Site
Price: $59
Description: Allows you to quickly build a humor video and pictures website. The script is designed to crawl several websites and update data every hour. Content is pulled from popular humor websites. Comes packaged with a professional design
Example: BestFunSpot.com

#9 – AV Arcade

Type: Gaming Arcade
Price: Free!
Description: This is the most feature filled free arcade script available. Included is a skin/template system, commenting, SEO friendly links, ratings, statistics and more. Drop in your AdSense code and promote.
Example: SurfArcade.com

#10 – Plogger

Type: Photo Gallery
Price: Free!
Description: An excellent and user friendly next generation open-source photo gallery. The default layout is a clean CSS based design just begging to be customized. Administration is very cool and easy to develop album and gallery trees.
Example: MouthCancerFoundation.org

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About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA.

Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.

  • http://www.AureliusTjin.com/ Aurelius Tjin

    Great resources! Thanks for featuring all of these. I need this information and been looking around recently.Thank you. :)

  • http://www.AureliusTjin.com Aurelius Tjin

    Great resources! Thanks for featuring all of these. I need this information and been looking around recently.Thank you. :)

  • http://www.xaviermedia.com/ bylla

    I don’t like PHPLD since it’s lacking in good functions for checking for broken links. The builtin function is not working so well so therefore I use linkmachine instead for my directory projects.

    /Andreas

  • http://www.xaviermedia.com bylla

    I don’t like PHPLD since it’s lacking in good functions for checking for broken links. The builtin function is not working so well so therefore I use linkmachine instead for my directory projects.

    /Andreas

  • Cupatil

    Nice post. Great information.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Cupatil

    Nice post. Great information.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Toni

    Cool list of resources, I have so many domains to develop I will bookmark these and check them all out later :)

    Toni x

  • Toni

    Cool list of resources, I have so many domains to develop I will bookmark these and check them all out later :)

    Toni x

  • http://www.seosmarty.com/brand-domain-names-ideas/ Seo Smarty

    Thanks for sharing this. Great list. Stumbled.

  • http://www.seosmarty.com/brand-domain-names-ideas/ Seo Smarty

    Thanks for sharing this. Great list. Stumbled.

  • http://www.8ws.org/ De Gonz

    I have used phpBB from your list and they are the best, especially considering that it is free. I will check out the others from your list as well – thank you for compiling the information!

  • http://www.8ws.org De Gonz

    I have used phpBB from your list and they are the best, especially considering that it is free. I will check out the others from your list as well – thank you for compiling the information!

  • http://2w.com/ 2w

    hi greeting ThANKing

    i’m afraid of that
    i’m not good enough2b[enough-to-be] any developper ,
    should i not want2struggle with those scripts ,
    how ??
    ??

    cheers ThANKye 2w

    p.s.
    please let your each-n-every individual post become
    subscribable

  • http://2w.com 2w

    hi greeting ThANKing

    i’m afraid of that
    i’m not good enough2b[enough-to-be] any developper ,
    should i not want2struggle with those scripts ,
    how ??
    ??

    cheers ThANKye 2w

    p.s.
    please let your each-n-every individual post become
    subscribable

  • http://www.adcentiveswest.com/ John D

    Hi 2W,
    You need not be a expert with scripts. the scripts listed here are great. You can easily install them. If not you can hire a free lancer to install it for you. Domain parking a worst thing for visitors.

  • http://www.adcentiveswest.com/ John D

    Hi 2W,
    You need not be a expert with scripts. the scripts listed here are great. You can easily install them. If not you can hire a free lancer to install it for you. Domain parking a worst thing for visitors.

  • http://justinkhoury.com/ Justin Khoury

    Definitely an excellent comprehensive list of resources. I’ll be sure to pass this onto a friend, who was actually after something like this. Thanks!

  • http://justinkhoury.com Justin Khoury

    Definitely an excellent comprehensive list of resources. I’ll be sure to pass this onto a friend, who was actually after something like this. Thanks!

  • http://www.clarkfinancial.com/ Clark

    This is a great resource! As a guy who is in the financial services industry and has limited web development skills, these all look like they’re right up my alley.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.clarkfinancial.com Clark

    This is a great resource! As a guy who is in the financial services industry and has limited web development skills, these all look like they’re right up my alley.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.zinzin.us/ zinzin

    I think Clipshare more than Funny Pics & Videos Script

  • http://www.zinzin.us zinzin

    I think Clipshare more than Funny Pics & Videos Script

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  • dicky

    I like Pligg, but looks like they still have a lot bugs/features to be improved. I believe for a new webmaster, you can’t do much changes to the Pligg templates. But, i found a lot of Pligg site come out after Pligg goes open source. But i heard Digg will sue Pligg, is it true?

  • dicky

    I like Pligg, but looks like they still have a lot bugs/features to be improved. I believe for a new webmaster, you can’t do much changes to the Pligg templates. But, i found a lot of Pligg site come out after Pligg goes open source. But i heard Digg will sue Pligg, is it true?

  • http://php-ajax-guru.blogspot.com/ Roshan

    hey dude…..where are the joomla and drupal? don’t you consider them as a affordable or outstanding script for developing the website??

    Thanks for your comment, I am aware of those scripts but have not had the opportunity to try them out myself because of their similarities with WordPress ~DotSauce

  • http://php-ajax-guru.blogspot.com Roshan

    hey dude…..where are the joomla and drupal? don’t you consider them as a affordable or outstanding script for developing the website??

    Thanks for your comment, I am aware of those scripts but have not had the opportunity to try them out myself because of their similarities with WordPress ~DotSauce

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  • http://www.groovyvegetarian.com/ Missy

    How about a free or cheap myspace layouts script? I thought for sure, you would have one on the list. Overall good list.

  • http://www.groovyvegetarian.com Missy

    How about a free or cheap myspace layouts script? I thought for sure, you would have one on the list. Overall good list.

  • http://rednosebullylove.com/ Sarah

    Thanks for this! Sarah :)

  • http://rednosebullylove.com/ Sarah

    Thanks for this! Sarah :)

  • http://vubf.com/ Sarah

    Hey great site! Thanks for the resource :)

  • http://vubf.com/ Sarah

    Hey great site! Thanks for the resource :)

  • http://IncomeStores.com/ Click

    I use PHPbb and find it really easy to use. Highly recommend it.

  • http://IncomeStores.com Click

    I use PHPbb and find it really easy to use. Highly recommend it.

  • Tesol

    I am in favor of pligg!
    Pligg is really your best friend. Seo friendly to start off, revenue sharing system to end with. I am implementing the adsense revenue sharing system as an incentive in my eclassified website

    while i’m adding blogs and links to it, people will make money by promoting digging and commenting products.

    At the end of the day I think pligg is a long way to go.

  • Tesol

    I am in favor of pligg!
    Pligg is really your best friend. Seo friendly to start off, revenue sharing system to end with. I am implementing the adsense revenue sharing system as an incentive in my eclassified website

    while i’m adding blogs and links to it, people will make money by promoting digging and commenting products.

    At the end of the day I think pligg is a long way to go.

  • http://www.autosverkopen.nl/ Auto Verkopen

    I use Plogger,and must say, that its very goog, especialy if you like foto editing:D

  • http://www.autosverkopen.nl/ Auto Verkopen

    I use Plogger,and must say, that its very goog, especialy if you like foto editing:D

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  • http://www.shoppershub.co.uk/ Online Shopping Centre

    A great compilation of resources for domainers. I have quite a few domains resting in peace awaiting revival. Thanks for sharing these tips with us…

  • http://www.shoppershub.co.uk/ Online Shopping Centre

    A great compilation of resources for domainers. I have quite a few domains resting in peace awaiting revival. Thanks for sharing these tips with us…