#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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#DomainTools in agreement with #GoDaddy over stunted #WHOIS ?

GoDaddy is going forward with a scandalous decision to filter WHOIS output from port 43 and third party tool queries, on January 25th. WHOIS output on the GoDaddy web site will be supported using a captcha as an anti-spam protection mechanism; in an email, GoDaddy claimed that the draconian measure will help limit spammer’s access […]

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GoDaddy moves to reCaptcha system; the changes break domain WHOIS links

GoDaddy has given up its custom-made captcha system, used for the WHOIS queries page. After years of using a proprietary system to confirm the function is performed by a human, and not by “unscrupulous spammers,” GoDaddy moved to reCaptcha. The system is widely used by many companies, including DomainTools. There is, however, a small problem: […]

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GoDaddy tricks DomainTools in new WHOIS

Shocking? GoDaddy is attempting to bypass the service of popular WHOIS tool, DomainTools.com Any WHOIS queries that are performed via DomainTools.com on domains that reside with GoDaddy as the registrar, are given a URL link instead, pointing to the GoDaddy platform, such as: For complete domain details go to: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?Domain=domain.com This is a crafty method that GoDaddy is using to […]

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