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#DomainTools rolls out “Domain Hotlist” to combat #domain threats

DomainTools announced today the availability of Domain Hotlist, a new domain-centric analysis tool, to combat threats as they emerge. Following the release of Domain Score in 2018, DomainTools delivers Domain Hotlist as “a predictive, prioritized, and easily consumable block list that identifies active, high-risk domains—empowering organizations to proactively guard against relevant, emerging threats.” Says the […]

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Back to the future: Has the Symbolics.com #domain registration date changed?

Savvy domain investors know that Symbolics.com, the first hand-registered .com domain, was marked with a registration date of March 15th, 1985. It was a Friday, and during that same week people in US were listening to “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, all while in the UK the Dead Or Alive had sent “You […]

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#DomainTools on scheduled maintenance

DomainTools, the quintessential domain research tool, has scheduled maintenance for the first week in March. During this event, various DomainTools resources, including www.domaintools.com, research.domaintools.com, and api.domaintools.com may be unavailable or occasionally slow to respond, multiple times throughout the window. The anticipated downtime schedule is as follows: Start Time: 03/05/2020 22:00 PST End Time: 03/06/2020 02:00 […]

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#DomainTools CEO, Timothy Chen, on a decade at the company’s helm

It’s official: Timothy Chen has been the CEO of DomainTools for a full decade – that’s 10 years! During his tenure, the company grew from a 15 person WHOIS data membership company to a SaaS security company with 600 enterprise customers and over 100 employees. Not only that; there is zero outside funding, and the […]

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Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the control of a “Michael Cohen” with a NYC address in […]

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#DomainTools : Small change in #brand alerts makes a big difference

DomainTools is the quintessential domain research tool, for domain investors and industry professionals. It’s often used by security experts, attorneys and representatives of the law, to identify and track down cybercriminals. Despite the onslaught of the GDPR that took away many features of the WHOIS data, DomainTools maintains the biggest historic WHOIS database on the […]

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Free reverse domain #WHOIS service from #DomainTools reverses #GDPR damage

DomainTools announced its free reverse domain WHOIS today, called Iris Mirror. ™ The service is available to everyone, even those without a credit card, and it’s quite revolutionary, according to those of us who beta-tested it for the past six and a half weeks. “Iris Mirror ™ is the next step in digital data digestion, […]

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Krebs on Security uses #DomainTools to identify #domains on spamming network #Bitcanal

Brian Krebs, investigative journalist and publisher of the infosec blog Krebs On Security, uses DomainTools to research rogue domain owners. In a recent article, Krebs shared news of how Bitcanal – a Portuguese network – has been aiding spammers by hijacking millions of IP addresses. According to Krebs, security researchers have tracked the suspected theft […]

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#DomainTools planned downtime causes uproar among #domain investors

A scheduled downtime by DomainTools, is causing some major uproar among domain investors, who often use the popular WHOIS service 24/7. DomainTools will be going offline in late March, per their announcement: “Upcoming maintenance window: 3/29/2018 11pm PT to 3/30/2018 1am PT” Commentary from frustrated domainers flooded social media, using the hashtag #DontTakeDomainToolsDown. The two […]

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#DomainTools and #security : Introducing #Domain Risk Score

DomainTools has rolled out Domain Risk Score, available as an intelligent API add-on to the award-winning Iris, as well as a separate data feed. The DomainTools data science team has applied machine learning capabilities atop DomainTools’ vast databases of DNS and domain profile information, in order to identify malicious domains as they are being created. […]

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#WHOIS wars : Withheld by #GoDaddy is a new #DomainTools warning tag

The war of WHOIS information is escalating, and DomainTools is on the offensive. GoDaddy is now keeping part of the publicly available WHOIS information private, for domains that are queried via third party tools. At first, we thought that DomainTools had a special agreement with the largest domain registrar in the world, to display the […]

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#NORDU .net : Oldest #domain is 12071 days old per #DomainTools

NORDU.net, the oldest domain name with a registration date of January 1, 1985 is now 33 years old. But wait, isn’t Symbolics.com the oldest domain, you might say. Not so fast, domain ranger. While Symbolics.com is indeed the oldest registered domain name, and the oldest .com, it’s not the oldest. On the other hand, NORDU.net, […]

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