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 much all of them). This includes 100% of the gTLDs and most of the ccTLD domains worldwide. We also loop in historical search so users can surface all domains that used to be registered as well. This is a very powerful concept.
- Want to see how much your brand is being used/abused in domain names worldwide? Use Domain Search.
- Want to see if a given domain has ever been registered? Use Domain Search.
- Want to see what TLDs are available for your new domain name? Use Domain Search.
There are over 250M domains currently in DNS. There are over 713M in our database of domains that have ever been registered. There are many ways to use this database to surface really interesting and relevant data. For more information, please see our Domain Search User Guide.
The first thing you will notice about the new Domain Search is the refined UX. It’s a challenge to represent over 100 TLDs in a search results interface, and that challenge will continue to grow as new gTLDs are added to the root. We’ve tried to experiment with some new ways to expose data across nTLDs and welcome your feedback on the current design.
Domain Search has been around for 8 years, but until now has only covered com, net, org, biz, info, and us. By extending the functionality to ccTLDs and all new gTLDs, we have significantly expanded its value. It’s a fair amount of work and ongoing resources to monitor all the domains coming into and out of DNS every day, and then to provision the systems that will allow real-time searching across all of those records. For this reason, Domain Search is now a Pro-membership-based product. If you are not currently a Pro member of DomainTools you can upgrade your membership or sign up for our Free Trial.
We told you early in 2014 that we were going to continue to provision our products with more data, more TLDs and an updated UX that better handles the increasing data being delivered in our search result sets. Our January release of Whois History was the first major product redesign of 2014, followed by IP Monitor and now Domain Search. And there’s more to come…