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Get A Site Domain From a List of Company Names Using Clay

Extracting site domains from a massive list of company names can be a daunting task. This quick guide will show you how Clay can automatically populate your list with site domains with just a few clicks.
Updated September 13, 2023

Searching for a company’s site domain based on their name might sound like an easy task. Just manually search them up on Google or LinkedIn and you’ll have what you need.

But what if you’re handling a database with hundreds to thousands of company names? Hunting down each website one by one won’t be the wisest thing to do.

Here’s the good news. With Clay, you don’t have to go through that headache anymore. 

Clay is a powerful platform for building leads and keeping in touch with people. Its built-in features also help you find and enrich company data from any source without technical knowledge.

I’ve created this quick guide to show you how Clay can automatically fetch site domains from your extensive list of companies.

Clay website domain output

Read on and follow the easy steps below to learn how.

Why Would You Need a Company’s Site Domain?

There could be so many reasons why sales professionals need to get the accurate site domains of their target companies. Here are a few of them:

  • Improve outreach efforts, whether it’s for backlink building, sponsorships, or collaborations
  • Enhance an existing CRM database by adding a company’s URL
  • Equip sales professionals for potential leads
  • Check out the website of a competitor to understand their strategies and how they represent themselves online
  • Launch an Account-Based Marketing (ABM) campaign that requires domain targeting

Whatever your reason is, I’m pretty sure that manually searching up these site domains is not something you’d want to do, especially if you have hundreds or thousands of records.

Thankfully, Clay provides an easy solution which we’re going to highlight in the next section.

How to Get Site Domains of a List of Company Names using Clay

1) Input the List of Company Names

First off, let’s start with a new table on Clay.

Enter a list of company names you’re interested in. If you have an extensive list, I highly recommend uploading a CSV file to your Clay app. Simply click the import button below the page and tap the CSV file option.

Let’s name this column ‘Company Name.’ You should now have a table that looks like this.

Clay table of company names

2) Add an Enrichment

Tap the add button beside the column. Then, choose ‘Add Enrichment.’

add enrichments in Clay table

On the pop-up window, tap the ‘Domains’ option found on the left-side menu. Under the actions tab, click ‘Get Domain from Company Name.’ Note that you can also enter relevant keywords on the search bar to find this option.

3) Run the Search

Next, you’ll need to set up your input to add a new column. 

Notice that you have two options for your API key source. By default, Clay will be your default provider for the API. 

But let’s just say you have a Clearbit account. You can simply copy your API key from your Clearbit dashboard.

copy Clearbit API

Then, back to your Clay dashboard, tap the ‘Use my own Clearbit API Key’ and paste your API on the field provided. Click authenticate.

use Clearbit API on Clay

Once you’re done, hit save and run.

4) Verify the Output

You should now see a new column added that contains the site domain of each company name on your list.

Clay website domain output

What’s Next?

You’ve just learned how easy it is to fetch site domains from a list of company names using Clay.

The next step is to take your new skill further. Perhaps explore ways to further analyze these site domains and integrate this into your marketing strategies. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with Clay. Drop your comments below to share any insights or questions you might have!

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Written by Christy Cañete
Christy Cañete is a software engineer who's passionate about front-end web design. Not only can she code, but she writes too! She loves breaking down technical topics into super easy tutorials. If you're looking to learn without the jargon, she's your go-to.
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