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What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!
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 to claim that our coverage is unparalleled. But now […]
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:31
Beyond Whois, Part 2: IP Addresses Tell Many Tales
In Part 1 of our Beyond Whois blog, we introduced the concept of the Domain Profile, the set of datapoints that DomainTools returns in a Whois lookup. The Domain Profile gives a wealth of information that is not contained in the actual Whois record for a domain, so using DomainTools gives you an investigative starting […]
Domaintools.com - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 13:47
Bellweather 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 […]
Domaintools.com - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:27
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 pr...
Domaintools.com - Friday, July 18, 2014 - 14:5
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, already incorporates DomainTools’ extensive database into the Maltego transform...
Domaintools.com - Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:37
The Funniest New Feature We Didn’t Implement
Our friends at domaingang.com have a wry finger on the pulse of the domain industry. In celebration of the birthday of Ammar Kubba, DomainTools board member, we didn’t put Ammar’s handsome mug in the place of our “gear” logo as they portray. But it’s got us thinking about it… Happy birthday, Ammar!...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 19:0
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...
Domaintools.com - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:23
Domaintools.com WHOIS pages redesigned, do you feel is 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 [R...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 17:33
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...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 14:26
What does Whois data have to do with cybersecurity?
When we launched our new homepage last year, a lot of people asked me “What does Whois data have to do with cybersecurity?”  A lot, as it turns out.  My answer then is the same as it is now:  Whois data helps you understand who is behind nefarious domains and IPs, and helps you connect domains and […]
Domaintools.com - Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 18:40
Building Value on Top of DomainTools APIs
One of the most satisfying things for us at DomainTools is to see our tools and data enable novel solutions that make a real difference for customers. Maccabim, a longtime DomainTools customer, has just released its Serial Cybersquatter Detector combining their know-how in the brand protection world with our market-leading database o...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 19:17
The Danger of New gTLDs to Brand Protection
Based on our recent survey work, nearly 30% of our users use DomainTools for online Brand Protection or investigating online brand fraud. While the onslaught of new TLDs (Top-Level Domains) is creating a new frontier for the internet, with new business opportunities, new marketing opportunities, a much needed expansion of domain name...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 21:1
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 turn...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:2
Password Update Required to Address OpenSSL Heartbleed bug
As you likely heard, on Monday April 7th, news broke on the Heartbleed bug vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library and the risk to users’ accounts. This has widespread implications as OpenSSL is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet and this vulnerability could expose a user’s login and pas...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:20
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 ...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 13:12
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...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:3
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 […...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:26
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 dea...
Domaintools.com - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 16:7
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 en...
Domaintools.com - Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 18:9
DomainTools Product Innovation 2014: Bigger, Faster, Stronger!
When I reflect on the state of product innovation at DomainTools the sports training saying “Bigger. Faster. Stronger.” seems to fit quite well. In 2013, the DomainTools team spent a lot of time and energy building a foundation for scale and product innovation; updating the infrastructure, building data systems and improving the code...
Domaintools.com - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:35

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