In a press release today, we made an announcement about our partnerships with Mandiant, Cyber Squared Inc. and Malformity Labs to help provide security analysts with more powerful threat intelligence and cybercrime investigation solutions. Through these integrations, investigators who rely on our unparalleled repository of DNS and Whois data, will be able to more effectively […]
All too often the Support Team here at DomainTools receives disconcerting stories from registrants who have no control over their domain names or websites. What is entirely surprising is how many registrants shift control of their business’ domain and/or website to outside resources without building a solid understanding as to how to manage their own domain assets.
With many trustworthy Registrars in today’s domain registration marketplace, with their volumes of Help and Support knowledge resources, it is mind boggling at times that people still blindly trust others to handle what may very well be one of their most crucial business decisions.
I have found that there are five basic tips that can be useful, to even the most novice domain registrants:
With the news not too long ago that Republican Jack Abramoff is fighting to get control of jackabramoff.com
from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I thought I’d take a look at the always tricky
subject of domain names used in politics.
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.
With the launch of .xxx domain names coming soon, I thought now would be a good time to address an important topic sometimes overlooked by domain buyers: how to avoid accidentally purchasing a domain that was once used for pornography.
Almost as long as the web has been around, companies have been selling content filtering software. Parents and network admins can use it to stop their kids, employees or users from accessing inappropriate web sites at work and at home, or in colleges, schools and libraries.
DomainTools will be attending Domain Roundtable, March 1-4 in the Bahamas (Who can say no to the Bahamas?!). The Domain Roundtable conference is a division of Thought Convergence, Inc. and we recently reached out to them to get the skinny on what the event highlights are. Guest Post By: Laura Schmidt Mitchell, Director of Corporate Events
Thought Convergence, Inc.
At DomainTools, we spend many hours working with our clients to ensure that the services we offer meet the varied needs of website owners, domain investors, and brand agents. What many people may not realize is the level of support and advice we provide daily to the non users of our services. Many registrants are not receiving or finding the necessary information they need to properly manage their domains.