I’ve previously described how Screenshots.com can be an incredibly useful tool for researching a
domain name before you decide whether to buy it, but I sometimes find it’s just great fun too.
With an archive of screen captures dating back seven years or more for many popular sites, it can be fascinating to dive back into the history of the web and remind yourself just how quickly technology trends have changed our online lives.
There is no doubt that word has spread across the globe about the passing of Apple’s visionary leader, Steve Jobs. At DomainTools, we fully acknowledge his impact on the industry and we read about the news online just as it broke. It’s a clear indicator of how quickly news spreads via the Internet.
To honor Steve, we wanted to share these images from across the Web that illustrate his impact on the world. We created this album leveraging DomainTools’ Screenshot History tool. To see a more complete album, visit our Facebook album online.
Last week, I explained how simple it can be to gain insight into companies’ product plans by using DomainTools to track the domain names they register. If you’ve been using our services to do that for a long time, you’ll have no doubt noticed that every company has a different strategy, in terms of how, and more importantly when, they register domains related to new and upcoming offerings.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest names in mobile computing, for example. Just last week news emerged that Blackberry maker Research In Motion had registered over 300 domains for its new Curve phones. The list of domains covered a broad range of extensions, as well as variations using hyphens, abbreviations and additional keywords including the scary “sucks” suffix.