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Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Bellwether or Anomaly? The Rise and (Apparent) Fall of .PW

There’s been a lot of speculation about how domain registrations will take off (or not) in the new gTLDs that are rapidly coming online. Last year we covered the growth of .PW roughly one month after launch; this commercial re-launch of the ccTLD for Palau was watched closely because many felt it might predict customer […]

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Visualizing DomainTools Data with Maltego

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Visualizing DomainTools Data with Maltego

Today, we’re announcing the availability of a Maltego transform server that makes it incredibly easy to visualize the relationships among domains, registrants, IP addresses and all DomainTools data. This service, provided by a partnership with Malformity Labs, already incorporates DomainTools’ extensive database into the Maltego transform server, and can immediately accelerate your investigations. Using the […]

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DomainTools System Maintenance – June 29, 2014

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
DomainTools System Maintenance – June 29, 2014

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. We are constantly improving our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that may impact product performance for a short period of […]

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The World’s #1 Whois service just got better

| June 12, 2014 | 14 Comments
The World’s #1 Whois service just got better

If you’ve spent any time on our site, you already know that “Whois” with DomainTools is much more than just a static Whois entry for a domain. Our Whois results page provides a detailed profile of the domain, including summary information on related IP addresses, name servers, IP geolocation, and web server stats and historical […]

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DomainTools System Maintenance – May 26, 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
DomainTools System Maintenance – May 26, 2014

At DomainTools, customer success through system availability and product performance is a top priority. We are constantly improving our code, systems and infrastructure to ensure reliability and high performance with an ever increasing user base and data set. Sometimes this requires us to do things that may impact product performance for a short period of […]

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The March of DomainTools Product Innovation Goes On

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The March of DomainTools Product Innovation Goes On

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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Data Viz Provides Cool Insights to DomainTools Data

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Data Viz Provides Cool Insights to DomainTools Data

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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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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Connect The Dots: The Network Path – Part 2 of 2

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Connect The Dots: The Network Path – Part 2 of 2

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

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Connecting the Dots: Profoundly Important, Curiously Satisfying! Part 1 of 2

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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