In the first two installments of this series (Beyond Whois: The Domain Profile and Beyond Whois: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales), we looked at how there are a lot of datapoints in the DomainTools database that go beyond Whois and DNS records to help you find elusive answers to domain ownership and the connections among […]
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. […]
This spring contained, as usual, the spring “conference season”. And, DomainTools attended a variety of them. The back-to-back-to-back conferences we exhibited at were FS-ISAC, IACC and INTA. Each of the three conferences had sessions covering the pervasiveness of cybercrime generally, but each also focused in on areas specifically pertaining to their own discipline: the security of financial networks and accounts, the sale of counterfeit goods, and online intellectual property/brand protection, respectively.
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.
DomainTools authored an article in with the World Intellectual Property Review, in their Trademarks, Brands and the Internet (TB&I) volume 1, issue 3, which was published recently.
In the recent TB&I article, DomainTools touches upon the ongoing battle against online fraud activity and the impact on brands. Those attacks can be very damaging and costly to both your revenue AND your reputation. The right way to fight the good fight is to rely on available domain and DNS research tools, in combination with prevailing legal statutes.
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.