Recent Articles

Beyond Whois, Part 2: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales

Beyond Whois, Part 2: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Part 1 of our Beyond Whois blog, we introduced the concept of the Domain Profile, the set of datapoints that DomainTools returns in a Whois lookup. The Domain Profile gives a wealth of information that is not contained in the actual Whois record for a domain, so using DomainTools gives you an investigative starting […]

Continue Reading

Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

| July 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation about how domain registrations will take off (or not) in the new gTLDs that are rapidly coming online. Last year we covered the growth of .PW roughly one month after launch; this commercial re-launch of the ccTLD for Palau was watched closely because many felt it might predict customer […]

Continue Reading

Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

| July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Official ownership records are valuable and can often tell interesting tales about the goods–physical or digital–that they cover. However, ownership records only go so far, as anyone who has used a commercial vehicle history report knows! Getting beyond the basics of registration data can make a world of difference for prospective buyers, and several firms have […]

Continue Reading

Visualizing DomainTools Data with Maltego

Visualizing DomainTools Data with Maltego

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today, we’re announcing the availability of a Maltego transform server that makes it incredibly easy to visualize the relationships among domains, registrants, IP addresses and all DomainTools data. This service, provided by a partnership with Malformity Labs, already incorporates DomainTools’ extensive database into the Maltego transform server, and can immediately accelerate your investigations. Using the […]

Continue Reading

The Funniest New Feature We Didn’t Implement

The Funniest New Feature We Didn’t Implement

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our friends at domaingang.com have a wry finger on the pulse of the domain industry. In celebration of the birthday of DomainTools board member Ammar Kubba, we didn’t put Ammar’s handsome mug in the place of our “gear” logo as they portray. But it’s got us thinking about it… Happy birthday, Ammar! The DomainTools Team […]

Continue Reading

DomainTools System Maintenance – June 29, 2014

DomainTools System Maintenance – June 29, 2014

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. We are constantly improving our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that may impact product performance for a short period of […]

Continue Reading

The World’s #1 Whois service just got better

The World’s #1 Whois service just got better

| June 12, 2014 | 14 Comments

If you’ve spent any time on our site, you already know that “Whois” with DomainTools is much more than just a static Whois entry for a domain. Our Whois results page provides a detailed profile of the domain, including summary information on related IP addresses, name servers, IP geolocation, and web server stats and historical […]

Continue Reading

DomainTools System Maintenance – May 26, 2014

DomainTools System Maintenance – May 26, 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. We are constantly improving our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that may impact product performance for a short period of […]

Continue Reading

What does Whois data have to do with cybersecurity?

What does Whois data have to do with cybersecurity?

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we launched our new homepage last year, a lot of people asked me “What does Whois data have to do with cybersecurity?”  A lot, as it turns out.  My answer then is the same as it is now:  Whois data helps you understand who is behind nefarious domains and IPs, and helps you connect domains and […]

Continue Reading

Building Value on Top of DomainTools APIs

Building Value on Top of DomainTools APIs

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most satisfying things for us at DomainTools is to see our tools and data enable novel solutions that make a real difference for customers. Maccabim, a longtime DomainTools customer, has just released its Serial Cybersquatter Detector combining their know-how in the brand protection world with our market-leading database of domain and DNS information. The […]

Continue Reading