A couple months ago I wrote about how to find a great domain name. Since then, I've found several other tricks, related articles and sites... here they are:
1. Instant Domain Search - This is the site I've been using most. Start typing a domain name and as you type it shows you if it's available or not. No submit button, no waiting, just good quick results. Can't beat that. There is a similar site called Ajax Whois that's not quite as fast (it requires verification), but adds the functionality of seeing whois results.
2. Domainers - Turns out there are people making a bit of money off buying and selling domains, or buying domains hoping people will land on them and click a link. By a bit of money, I mean millions of dollars a year. Business 2.0 has a great article on the subject.
3. Sedo.com - If the domainers article piqued your interest, check out Sedo-a quick place to park your domains to make money off ads or put them up for sale. I've parked a few there myself until I have time to develop them. If Sedo doesn't meet your fancy, check out Afternic, DomainHop or DomainSponsor.
5. All existing domains - This one is a gem sent from Beau (the guy who made Instant Domain Search). Fax in your address get access to a list (available over FTP) of all active .com and .net domain names. Very cool.
6. 2.99 domains - From Yahoo, sign up for them all at once because the offer is good for new customers only, after you're signed up the price goes up to $9.95. I was able to get 5 domains for 3 bucks a pop. After that offer expires, I'd recommend checking out Namecheap. Their domains are 8.88 each and the tools to manage them are outstanding.
7. A ton of other name finding tools. My last post generated some good ideas in the comments. Here are tools that people recommended:
So.. there you go, more tools for finding domains than you can shake a stick at. Enjoy.