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Password Update Required to Address OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

Password Update Required to Address OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

As you likely heard, on Monday April 7th, news broke on the Heartbleed bug vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library and the risk to users’ accounts. This has widespread implications as OpenSSL is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet and this vulnerability could expose a user’s login and password to hackers. […]

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Data Viz Provides Cool Insights to DomainTools Data

Data Viz Provides Cool Insights to DomainTools Data

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who uses our products knows that we have a ton of data across domain names, Whois records, IP addresses, name servers, mail servers, registrars, hosts and more–in fact, over 15 billion Internet data points. Recently we’ve had some fun thinking about how we can show new and interesting insight into this data through data […]

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Whois.sc redirected to Whois.domaintools.com

Whois.sc redirected to Whois.domaintools.com

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week, DomainTools will redirect whois.sc traffic to whois.domaintools.com. Many of you will remember that DomainTools originally started as “Whois.sc”. And that URL has maintained its sole purpose of serving the best Whois records in the industry. But as we continue to build and refine our business maintaining multiple sites and brands has created complexity. […]

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Domain Search – Kicking Ass and Taking (Domain) Names

Domain Search – Kicking Ass and Taking (Domain) Names

| February 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

On behalf of the DomainTools team that worked super hard to get our third major release of 2014 out the door, I’m very pleased to announce the launch of our completely rebuilt Domain Search product. Domain Search allows you to search through all domains currently registered in DNS that DomainTools knows about (which is pretty […]

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Connect The Dots: The Network Path – Part 2 of 2

Connect The Dots: The Network Path – Part 2 of 2

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Part 1 of this topic, we saw how the so-called “Contact Path”—branches of investigation that stem from the registrant contact information in a Whois record—can often lead to the identity of a person or organization of interest. But sometimes the contact information is either fully privacy-guarded or is false data that leads to dead […]

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Connecting the Dots: Profoundly Important, Curiously Satisfying! Part 1 of 2

Connecting the Dots: Profoundly Important, Curiously Satisfying! Part 1 of 2

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

If economics and markets reflect what’s important to people–and, almost by definition, they do–then the practically eternal markets for games, puzzles, and reading material testify to deep human passions for solving problems and gaining knowledge. The very nature of a puzzle is that, at first, it looks like there’s not enough information to solve it. […]

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DomainTools Product Innovation 2014:  Bigger, Faster, Stronger!

DomainTools Product Innovation 2014: Bigger, Faster, Stronger!

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I reflect on the state of product innovation at DomainTools the sports training saying “Bigger. Faster. Stronger.” seems to fit quite well. In 2013, the DomainTools team spent a lot of time and energy building a foundation for scale and product innovation; updating the infrastructure, building data systems and improving the code. In short, […]

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Off and Running in 2014!

Off and Running in 2014!

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Year-end is a fantastic time for personal and professional reflection, something I finally made due time for this December. As we kick off 2014, I’m filled with two emotions: gratitude, and excitement. Let’s start with gratitude. DomainTools hired eleven outstanding new employees in 2013 (hint: oldest employees at the top, newest at the bottom). As […]

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Bitsquatting Is Alive and Well

Bitsquatting Is Alive and Well

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reading the recently released Cisco Annual Security Report, I paused on page 50 where the author talks about bitsquatting.  It seems this topic continues to ruminate in cybersecurity circles, recalling this paper from Black Hat in 2011.  So we spent a few hours yesterday poking around to examine some registration patterns related to bitsquatting. A […]

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DomainTools is on a Roll: January Product Updates

DomainTools is on a Roll: January Product Updates

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Regular users of DomainTools will have noticed quite a lot of updates in the last couple of months. Our product philosophy at DomainTools is to release new products, fixes and updates as soon as they are ready, instead of holding them back for a big grouped release. We believe this provides our users more value, […]

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