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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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Whois fixtures365.com and why is it suspended?

Whois fixtures365.com and why is it suspended?

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Answer: a (legal in the UK) betting site apparently owned by BSkyB that is temporarily suspended as a result of ICANN’s new Registrar agreement. As has been widely discussed in industry circles this morning, and reported on a number of other blogs, this is the first site of note that has fallen victim to the […]

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Knowledge Is (Fire)power!

Knowledge Is (Fire)power!

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Remember when there used to be a debate about whether or when full-on cyberwarfare would be upon us? It’s safe to say that the debate is over, or at the very least that it has morphed into a more nuanced debate about what to do about it. Traditional security measures (firewalls, anti-malware scanning and reputation, […]

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DomainTools Overhauls Whois History – UX Upgrades Continue

DomainTools Overhauls Whois History – UX Upgrades Continue

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we rolled out our new website home page last November, we promised a transformation of our design and User Experience (UX) across our entire site.  And we’re not settling for superficial design changes, we are rethinking our UX to align with our users’ experiences and what they are trying to accomplish with our products. […]

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See You At NamesCon!

See You At NamesCon!

| January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

2014 is going to be a big year for the domain industry, driven in large part by the advent of new gTLDs.  My friend Richard Lau is ringing in the new year by putting on the largest domain name conference in recent memory, this week in Las Vegas. DomainTools will be there and I encourage […]

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Extreme Makeover for DomainTools Website

Extreme Makeover for DomainTools Website

| November 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

We are very excited to present a new look and feel for DomainTools’ website!  This is the first of many changes to design, usability and architecture to come.  We have long wanted to update the look and usability of our website, but have prioritized delivering the best data, scalable and reliable infrastructure and innovative products […]

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CN Zone Volatility

CN Zone Volatility

| September 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Among the (very) long list of projects that we’d love to work on here at DomainTools is to extend the DailyChanges data beyond the 6 core gTLDs that it currently supports.

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Registry Lock Post Mortem

Registry Lock Post Mortem

| September 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire earlier this week put up a detailed post about Registry Lock stats, using data from DomainTools from the period before the Syrian Electronic Army hack of MelbourneIT.

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Giving Hack Day New Meaning

Giving Hack Day New Meaning

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Proving once again that all of us should not quit our day jobs, the DomainTools crew successfully ‘hacked’ up the local mini golf course yesterday, ironically, at the end of another successful Hack Days event.

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Twitter DNS Hack — Every Attack Leaves a Trace

Twitter DNS Hack — Every Attack Leaves a Trace

| August 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

As has been widely publicized, yesterday, August 27, a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked into the MelbourneIT registrar and gained access to the registrar account of some very important clients including Twitter and the New York Times. DomainTools got some free publicity out of that as the initial announcement by the perpetrators used a DomainTools Whois record screenshot as evidence of the compromise. People (including many journalists) have been asking us what we know about the incident and, specifically, if the SEA did indeed get control of those domains. So we wanted to clear a few things up.

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