In a press release today, we made an announcement about our partnerships with Mandiant, Cyber Squared Inc. and Malformity Labs to help provide security analysts with more powerful threat intelligence and cybercrime investigation solutions. Through these integrations, investigators who rely on our unparalleled repository of DNS and Whois data, will be able to more effectively […]
Forensic investigations are often fueled by Domain and DNS research. However, In order to harness the power of domain-based investigations, it’s imperative to understand the anatomy of domains. You’ll notice a short list of critical information regarding the origin of domain data is listed below: 5 Necessary Vocabulary Words: Registrant: The entity that registers a […]
It should come as no surprise that a small film franchise by the name of “Star Wars” recently released some snippets from the upcoming film “Episode VII: The Force Awakens”. If you have not seen the trailer, it comes highly recommended. Naturally DomainTools’ reaction to the trailer was a mixture of sheer delight and curiosity […]
Part 2 of 2 In Part 1 of this discussion of threat actor analysis, we got some insights into why threat actor analysis has a major role to play in every phase of cybersecurity, from prevention to mitigation to response to monitoring. Today, we’ll take a look at how a key DomainTools partner, ThreatConnect, used […]
As you already know, DomainTools has worked tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason–because our customers tell us so–to […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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.
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.