|ICANNWiki Silver Sponsor|
|Industry:||Whois and Domain Name and DNS Data|
|Headquarters:||2211 5th Avenue|
Seattle, WA 98121
| Tim Chen, CEO|
DomainTools is a leading provider of Whois and other related lookup services. Alexa ranks DomainTools' traffic as one of the top 150 sites for U.S. visitors, top 100 for Indian users, and in the top 200 sites for global internet traffic.
- Whois and Reverse Whois services
- Whois History
- Screenshot History
- Hosting History
- Reverse IP (patented)
- Name Server Reports
While DomainTools does offer certain free services, they also sell two different memberships to those who need complete and unlimited access to their search engines, databases, and professional services.
They sometimes highlight their services through the use of specific domains, such as DailyChanges.com, ReverseMX.com and Screenshots.com. Screenshots.com was more recently launched in December 2011, and features historic screenshots of a given domain. While this type of service is offered elsewhere, DomainTools' version has received great reviews as it is more frequently updated, quicker, and features an entire screenshot.
DomainTools has recently been highlighting its Intellectual Property protection and brand management services. They are continuously in attendance at International Trademark Associations's annual meetings. These services include Reverse Whois lookups, Domain name ownership records and finding domain typos to trademark alerts, registrant alerts and domain monitoring.
In August 2012, DomainTools introduced mobile apps for Android and iPhones; the apps provide "Whois Lookups on domain names together with website screenshots, key registration dates, and valuable domain profile stats." It also introduced a mobile site that allows users to use the services without downloading the mobile application, and a means to log into Domain Tools accounts via Facebook.
- Brand Monitor Services
In February 2013, DomainTools relaunched their Brand Monitor Services, which monitors 50 top-level domains (TLDs) to protect against cybersquatting and online copyright, IP, and trademark infringement. The relaunch came 2 months before ICANN is set to recommend the first new TLDs for implementation. The 50 TLDs covered include the 25 largest ccTLDs. The service not only monitors for trademark infringements and typosquatting but can also track competitor's registrations in order to anticipate their own online strategy development.
DomainTools was acquired by Thought Convergence in 2008, and became an independently held company in 2009; they have recently increased their workforce, redesigned their website, strengthened their Alexa rating, designed and moved into a new office space, and invested heavily in new infrastructure and technical improvements.
In early 2012, DomainTools was delegated trademarks related to its names and services, and logo.
- ↑ BusinessWeek.com
- ↑ Alexa.com
- ↑ DomainNameWire.com
- ↑ DomainTools' Blog
- ↑ DomainTools.com
- ↑ DomainTools Relaunches Site. DomainNameNews. Published 2011 February 16.
- ↑ DomainToolsGives Spotlight to Screenshots with Screenshots.com. Domain Name Wire. Published 2011 December 6.
- ↑ DomainTools Showcases Brand Management & Trademark Protection Solutions at INTA Conference 2012. PRWeb. Published 2012 April 24.
- ↑ DomainTools announces new mobile application and Facebook login. Domain News. Published 2012 August 13.
- ↑ DomainTools brand Monitor Extends Coverage to Over 50 most popular Top Level Domains Published and Retrieved 22 Feb 2013
- ↑ Analysis: Thought Convergence Acquires Name Intelligence. Domain Name Wire. Published 2008 May 6.
- ↑ DomainTools Complete Website Redesign. DomainTools.
- ↑ DomainTools Gets Two Trademarks. Domain Name Wire. Published 2012 January 4.