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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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Bitsquatting Is Alive and Well

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bitsquatting Is Alive and Well

Reading the recently released Cisco Annual Security Report, I paused on page 50 where the author talks about bitsquatting.  It seems this topic continues to ruminate in cybersecurity circles, recalling this paper from Black Hat in 2011.  So we spent a few hours yesterday poking around to examine some registration patterns related to bitsquatting. A […]

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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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See You At NamesCon!

| January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
See You At NamesCon!

2014 is going to be a big year for the domain industry, driven in large part by the advent of new gTLDs.  My friend Richard Lau is ringing in the new year by putting on the largest domain name conference in recent memory, this week in Las Vegas. DomainTools will be there and I encourage […]

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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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How to Use Alerts to Get the Scoop on Your Competitors

| August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment
How to Use Alerts to Get the Scoop on Your Competitors

Have you ever read a story on news site or blog about how a well-known company is planning a new product or service, which is based on the domain names it has recently registered? Have you ever wondered how the writer came across their information?

Last week, TechCrunch spotted that Google had become the proud owner of Android.me, for example. Gaming blogs were also filled with the news that Activision had registered over a dozen domains related to possible future games in its Call of Duty franchise. The news that Warner Bros is fighting for the domain TheHangover3.com strongly suggests it is planning another movie sequel.

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Was Your Domain Used for Porn? How to Avoid a Costly Mistake

| August 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

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.

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Help Protect Your Brand with Domain Typo Finder

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Help Protect Your Brand with Domain Typo Finder

We caught on to some twitter buzz this morning that was initiated by Erik J. Heels of Boston, Massachusetts. He’s an IP lawyer (for trademark, UDRP, Patent) to start ups and he tweeted about DomainTools’ Domain Typo Finder – his tweet is being re-tweeted by a number of people:

Ask 100 folks to spell your company. Were they “wrong”? Your brand is what they say it is. Now register domain “typos.”http://goo.gl/9SrOc
It was a great reminder that we should blog about this useful tool that many may have not yet discovered! So, here are the details about this tool that we are offering for FREE for all users of the website for a limited time…

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Extending the Power of DomainTools to Your Desktop, Browser & More!

| April 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Extending the Power of DomainTools to Your Desktop, Browser & More!

Wouldn’t it be really convenient to access Domain ownership records anytime, anywhere? From your phone, desktop or toolbar for Firefox, Chrome or Safari? Or, do you use WordPress and want the DomainTools plugin for your website? Well, good news! DomainTools has all of these applications available, right NOW.

We’ve seen many blog posts featuring different DomainTools applications and how to install them, but wanted to give everyone a run-down of ALL of the applications that make DomainTools’ Whois and other services that much easier to access…

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Are You Taking Advantage of Screenshot History + Site Profiles?

| March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments
Are You Taking Advantage of Screenshot History + Site Profiles?

We’ve heard some recent feedback about how helpful it is that DomainTools offers a Screenshot History tool and we wanted to spread the word about what it is, where to find it, and the information it can provide you with, in case you haven’t taken advantage of this great tool yet. Best of all, Screenshot History is free for all users.

Here is a quick run-down on everything you need to know about Screenshot History and why it’s helpful…

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