Find Domains from Company Names in Airtable

In this guide, we'll find domains for a list of company names in Airtable. We'll use the Data Fetcher app and the Clearbit API to find domains. Clearbit is a service that provides B2B company and person data. Data Fetcher is a free Airtable app that lets us connect to Clearbit in Airtable with no-code.

Create Companies Table

  • Create a table in your base called 'Companies'.
  • In the name field, add the names of the companies you want to find domains for.
  • Add a field called 'Domain' with type 'URL'.
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  • Create a Grid view in the 'Companies' table called 'To process' with the following filters:
    • 'Name' is not empty.
    • 'Domain' is empty.
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Install Data Fetcher

Install Data Fetcher from the Airtable app marketplace. After the app launches, sign up for a free Data Fetcher account by entering a password and clicking 'Sign up for free'.

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Find Domains from Company Names in Airtable

On the home screen of the Data Fetcher app, click 'Create your first request'. Requests in Data Fetcher are how you import data to or send data from your Airtable base.

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On the create request screen in Data Fetcher, for Application, select 'Clearbit'.

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Clearbit provides domains for companies based on a name. If you do not have a Clearbit account, sign up for one here first. Next, find your Clearbit API key here in the Clearbit dashboard.

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Enter this key into the API Key input in Data Fetcher.

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For Endpoint, select 'Look up company domain(s) from name(s)'.

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Enter a Name for your request, e.g. 'Import Domains for Names'. Then click 'Save & Continue'.

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For Company name, we want to insert a reference to our 'Name' field. First click the + button.

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A modal will open where we can create the table reference. For Field, select 'Name'.

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Click 'Confirm'.

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The Company name field should now contain a reference to the table.

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Make sure the Output Table & View is set to 'Companies' and 'To process'.

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Click 'Save & Run'.

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The request will run and the Response field mapping modal will open. This is where you set how the fields from Clearbit should map to fields in the output table. For each Clearbit field, you can either import or filter it. For an imported field, you can set whether to map them to an existing field or create a new field.

Make sure the 'Domain' field is mapped to the existing 'Name' field. Import any other fields you want. Then click 'Save & Run'. Import any other fields you want. Then click 'Save & Run'.

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Data Fetcher will create any fields that need to be created in the output table, then run the request and import company data for your list of URLs Clearbit API.

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Import Domains Automatically

At the moment you have to import the domains by manually clicking the 'Run' button. Let's automate this by using Data Fetcher's scheduled requests feature.

In Data Fetcher, scroll to Schedule and click 'Upgrade'.

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A new tab will open where you can select a plan and enter your payment details to upgrade.

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Return to the Data Fetcher app and click "I've done this".

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Click 'Add API key' in order to add your Airtable API key. You can find your Airtable API key here.

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Enter your Airtable API key and click 'Save'.

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Enable Schedule this request.

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Select how often you want the request to run, e.g. 'Every 15 mins'. Click 'Save' The request will now run on the schedule and find domains from company names automatically.

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