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Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

If you’ve spent much time looking at domain records to hunt down or characterize cybercriminals, you have almost certainly encountered some clearly falsified domain registrations. We decided to have a little fun by digging into some (ahem) unlikely domain registrants showcased below, with some more serious points about domain registration and cybercrime along the way. […]

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Domain Search – Kicking Ass and Taking (Domain) Names

| February 27, 2014 | 3 Comments
Domain Search – Kicking Ass and Taking (Domain) Names

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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DomainTools is on a Roll: January Product Updates

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
DomainTools is on a Roll: January Product Updates

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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DomainTools Overhauls Whois History – UX Upgrades Continue

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
DomainTools Overhauls Whois History – UX Upgrades Continue

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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DomainTools Whois History, Reverse IP, Brand Monitor and Registrant Alert as Daily Business Tools

| March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments
DomainTools Whois History, Reverse IP, Brand Monitor and Registrant Alert as Daily Business Tools

How I Found Out About DomainTools And Won a Great Client

I first came across DomainTools through a close colleague of mine who owns Australia’s domain name trading forum, DNTrade.com.au. He loaded up DomainTools.com on his PC in the office one night. I was firstly struck by how fast it ran and the depth of the data it returned.

I signed up for a free account thinking “Yeah, I look up domain name information dozens of times every day, so if it is good, I will buy a PRO account.” I am always happy to pay for good tools, after all, professionals are as good as their tools right?

I immediately put my DomainTools account to good use while troubleshooting a website for a potential client. She was not sure what had happened, but her website went offline and she could not figure out why. I did not have access to her hosting account so I could not access the domain name records directly to troubleshoot the problem. So, I started with the good old Whois lookup, which of course displayed name server records, amongst many other DomainTools specific details. I could identify that the name servers were set incorrectly for her website. She is now a great client of mine.

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The Story Behind Face.com

| June 5, 2012 | 3 Comments
The Story Behind Face.com

There’s been a lot of buzz last week about Face.com being acquired by Facebook. To find out more about the historical aspect of Face.com, there are many research tools you can leverage via DomainTools to piece together a full story:

1. What’s the Whois History of Face.com…how many record changes have there been over the years and what are the details? There are 976 historical whois records associated with Face.com dating back as far as 2001 when it was registered with Face Software based in New York.

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A Screenshot a Day

| December 20, 2011 | 2 Comments
A Screenshot a Day

It’s been over a week since we launched Screenshots.com on December 6th. We’re excited to have this live for all of you to use. Thank you to those who have sent us feedback on the site!

Please feel free to continue sharing your thoughts with us regarding the site functionality or anything else that comes to mind. You can share feedback by commenting on this blog or send us an email via Support(at)Screenshots(dot)com. You can also feel free to post messages via Twitter or comment on our Screenshots.com Facebook page wall.

With that said, we’ve started posting a screenshot a day on our Screenshots Facebook page.

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