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Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beyond Whois: DomainTools Domain Profile

Official ownership records are valuable and can often tell interesting tales about the goods–physical or digital–that they cover. However, ownership records only go so far, as anyone who has used a commercial vehicle history report knows! Getting beyond the basics of registration data can make a world of difference for prospective buyers, and several firms have […]

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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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Whois.sc redirected to Whois.domaintools.com

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Whois.sc redirected to Whois.domaintools.com

This week, DomainTools will redirect whois.sc traffic to whois.domaintools.com. Many of you will remember that DomainTools originally started as “Whois.sc”. And that URL has maintained its sole purpose of serving the best Whois records in the industry. But as we continue to build and refine our business maintaining multiple sites and brands has created complexity. […]

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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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Extreme Makeover for DomainTools Website

| November 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
Extreme Makeover for DomainTools Website

We are very excited to present a new look and feel for DomainTools’ website!  This is the first of many changes to design, usability and architecture to come.  We have long wanted to update the look and usability of our website, but have prioritized delivering the best data, scalable and reliable infrastructure and innovative products […]

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The Big Business of Cybercrime at FS-ISAC, IACC and INTA 2013 Spring Conferences

| May 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Big Business of Cybercrime at FS-ISAC, IACC and INTA 2013 Spring Conferences

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.

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Santas Favorite Whois Contest Winners!

| January 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Santas Favorite Whois Contest Winners!

Thank you to all of you who entered the Santas Favorite Whois contest! Santa had a wonderful time reading all of the entries and drew the following names out of the entry bag. The following three people won a FREE DomainTools Professional membership for one year (or a FREE Professional membership renewal for one year) if he or she is a current DomainTools member):

“DomainTools is one of the critical weapons that we have in combating counterfeiting on the Internet. We use it on a daily basis to monitor domain names and keep track of registrant information.”

Joseph C. Gioconda
Attorney, Counselor at Law and Founder
Gioconda Law

“Small web professionals need all the help they can get to protect their ideas and future plans on their assets, what better way than to use the awesome Domain Tools to catch up with what other similar sites are doing to protect theirs! Without tools like it its like walking down a blind alley knowing you probably will get mugged.”

Anita Sudhakar
CEO
SmartWebby.com

“DomainTools is a very valuable service to be because it allows me to do bulk registration lookups and greatly aids me in trying to attribute network based attacks against my customers. I have used your tools for years and find that they are really the only player in this space to date.”

Chuck Yarbrough
Senior IT Security Instructor/Developer
SAIC

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The Numbers Behind Whois Privacy

| November 16, 2012 | 3 Comments
The Numbers Behind Whois Privacy

Whois Privacy is an important topic here at DomainTools. After all, a primary use of our Whois History product is to get behind Whois Privacy if possible. After all, a primary use of our Whois History product is to get behind Whois Privacy if possible. Just this week Brian Krebs wrote an interesting blog post that does a good job of showing the power of DomainTools’ Whois History.

Whois is also a prevailing topic seemingly every year at ICANN Conferences, and no debate about Whois data is complete without also discussing the benefits and costs of allowing domain owners to utilize Whois proxy services in order to shield their domain ownership from the public eye.

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DomainTools’ New Mobile Whois Product

| June 22, 2012 | 3 Comments
DomainTools’ New Mobile Whois Product

We just launched a new mobile Whois product on our live DomainTools.com site! What this means: It’s a complete re-design and rebuild of the Whois Lookup product you’ve come to rely on. And, it’s specifically for mobile devices.

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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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