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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 […]

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The Danger of New gTLDs to Brand Protection

The Danger of New gTLDs to Brand Protection

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Based on our recent survey work, nearly 30% of our users use DomainTools for online Brand Protection or investigating online brand fraud. While the onslaught of new TLDs (Top-Level Domains) is creating a new frontier for the internet, with new business opportunities, new marketing opportunities, a much needed expansion of domain names via infinite new […]

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The March of DomainTools Product Innovation Goes On

The March of DomainTools Product Innovation Goes On

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here at DomainTools, we take pride in developing tools that help our users in a variety of different endeavors, from investigating cybercrime or brand fraud, to competitive research, to domain management and acquisition. Datapoints that add insight to individual domains and connections between them are especially helpful, and it turns out that MX records can […]

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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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