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February 20, 2018 07:34

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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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DomainTools scraps apps and APIs in war on spam

DomainTools is to scrap at least five of its services as it tries to crack down spam. It’s getting rids of its mobile apps, its APIs, and is to stop showing registrants’ personal information to unauthenticated users. CEO Tim Chen told us in an email at the weekend: The Android app is no longer supported. […]

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GoDaddy and DomainTools scrap over Whois access

GoDaddy has seriously limited DomainTools’ access to its customers’ Whois records, pissing off DomainTools. DomainTools CEO Tim Chen this week complained to DI that its access to Whois has been throttled back significantly in recent months, making it very difficult to keep its massive database of domain information up to date. Chen said that DomainTools […]

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Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by the changes. The company hopes to announce how its services will be rejiggered to comply with […]

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DomainTools on Cyber Monday scams : Consumer awareness and phishing emails

We’ve been getting a bunch of emails lately, that pretend to originate from major online retailers, such as Amazon, Target, Kohl’s and even Wal-Mart. These are, in fact, phishing emails that pretend to offer discounts, gift cards, and other benefits; some in reference to the oncoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Consumers should be […]

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Raytheon : The domains of a multi-billion dollar corporation

The Raytheon Company is a major U.S. defense contractor, and industrial corporation, with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. Raytheon employs a personnel of 61,000 and posted net sales of $24.069 billion dollars in 2016. With all that in mind, Raytheon corporation is in possession of the 2nd oldest registered .com […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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DomainTools : Industry giant expanding into real life power tools

Domain industry data analysis behemoth, DomainTools, is expanding into the real world of power tools. “Data analysis from Father’s Day sales, shows that domain investors’ families spend an average of $1200 dollars annually on power tools,” said VP of Client Services, Susan Prosser. “We will be combining the best of both worlds, offering quality white […]

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CNN grabbed a Donald Trump list of domains via DomainTools

CNN apparently ordered a list of domains owned by the Donald Trump organization, via DomainTools. Ordering a “reverse WHOIS” list of domains can be rather costly, and CNN printed out a list of more than 3,600 domains, highlighting the “weirdest” that they could find. Such Donald Trump domains owned by the Donald Trump organization include […]

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DomainTools scheduled “Internet reboot” at 3:00pm Pacific today

DomainTools, the popular WHOIS and IP intelligence services provider, issued a fair warning earlier today. The creators of Iris, a versatile threat assessment and research tool used by forensics companies and government entities, scheduled an Internet reboot. Almost 4 billion people around the world might go into panic mode, losing Internet access for a few […]

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