Tag: Domain research

How to Check Domain Name Availability and Safety

How to Check Domain Name Availability and Safety

One of the most important moments of building your online presence is creating the name of your domain. In the digital sphere, the domain is your address and your identity. Before you settle for a domain, however, you have to jump through a few hoops.

You may think of a perfect name only to discover that it’s already taken or too similar to another brand’s domain. You may find that the perfect domain name is available but you cannot afford it. So how do you find the middle ground between originality, availability and affordability? More importantly, how do you avoid winding up with a domain name you may regret? With a little bit of brainstorming and research. We’ll show you how.

How to Find Out Who Owns a Domain Name with Reverse WHOIS Search and WHOIS Database Download

How to Find Out Who Owns a Domain Name with Reverse WHOIS Search and WHOIS Database Download

In the past, there was no way for users to find out what other domains, if any, a particular registrant owns without first translating a domain name into an IP address. But with the shortage of available IPv4 addresses, which resulted in the assignment of shared IP addresses to unrelated individuals or even companies, that approach has become riddled with difficulties.

Even if you can pinpoint the owner of an IP address, a shared one would provide users with a list of domains that may take a lot of time to sift through. If that IP address turns up as an indicator of compromise (IoC) in a publicly accessible report, affected users would have to go through each related domain’s WHOIS records to get to the bottom of the issue. Imagine how long that would take if you had 30 domains or more to scrutinize.

Thankfully, domain intelligence providers like our company have streamlined this process with the introduction of tools like Reverse WHOIS Search and offerings such as WHOIS Database Download.

This post shows how users can find out who owns a domain name in five simple steps.

7 Ways Domainers Can Benefit from Bulk Domain Checking

7 Ways Domainers Can Benefit from Bulk Domain Checking

The Internet real estate market is growing at an unprecedented rate and so is the demand for premium domains. That’s a good thing for domainers though, which also means there is a need to be creative and efficient in securing the most sought after domains to invest in. There are different tools that can help with this purpose, but a Bulk WHOIS API, in particular, can turn out invaluable to streamline domain bulk searches.

Why Should Domainers Use Bulk WHOIS API?

Solutions like Bulk WHOIS API provide domainers with vital domain ownership details in the least amount of time. With it, they can quickly obtain several domains’ registration and expiration dates, owner details, and other relevant information at once.

How to Trace a Privately Registered Domain’s Owner By Using a WHOIS History Lookup Tool

How to Trace a Privately Registered Domain’s Owner By Using a WHOIS History Lookup Tool

With a myriad of free readily tools available online, it’s not so difficult to find out if someone else already owns a domain you’re eyeing or if that domain is available for purchase or registration. But that’s where most tools stop. Sometimes, more details such as a domain’s ownership history, including current and past registrants’ names and contact details, are hidden since most domain owners opt for privacy protection.

How to Retrieve Domain WHOIS History Data After Redaction

How to Retrieve Domain WHOIS History Data After Redaction

WHOIS information is indispensable for any cybersecurity researcher. It is an essential resource for tracking down registration owners for a variety of reasons that range from settling trademark and cybersquatting disputes to configuring websites. With WHOIS records, a security analyst or website administrator can quickly get in touch with a registrant owner to resolve or file a dispute, transfer a domain with ease, or set up a valid Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.

Leveraging Cyber Threat Intelligence: Must-Dos for Companies To Prevent Phishing and Other Attacks

Leveraging Cyber Threat Intelligence: Must-Dos for Companies To Prevent Phishing and Other Attacks

While phishing is considered one of the oldest threats in any cyber attacker’s arsenal, it still manages to work. The targeted organization or individual, social engineering bait, and the manner in which information gets stolen or malware is delivered may change. Still, the motivation often remains: to take someone’s details or even identity.

In many phishing scams, cybercriminals opt to create a fake company pretending to offer services that may be hard for users to resist. Such is the case of two confirmed phishing domains we analyze throughout this piece—technoarubacloud[.]com and teichdata[.]at. Any visitor lured to avail themselves of these two fake suppliers’ offerings is likely to be tricked into handing over personally identifiable information (PII) to the criminals behind the bogus sites.

How to Build Attacker Profiles By Using Domain Registration History Records

How to Build Attacker Profiles By Using Domain Registration History Records

Consider this scenario: You just got wind that a prolific cybercriminal has recently been spotted. You want to avoid joining his/her list of victims, of course. The question is how you go about it. Building attacker profiles, notably with WHOIS, might help.

Of course, that has become harder now that much stricter privacy protection laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are in effect. Typical WHOIS searches for a list of sites to avoid may no longer work since many domain owners, especially in the European Union (EU), can opt to redact their personal information from registration records.

How to Search for a Domain Name: 6 Domain Purchasing Best Practices

How to Search for a Domain Name: 6 Domain Purchasing Best Practices

Not everyone is truly aware of the ramifications of buying a domain. There are many factors to consider in order to make a good purchase and later avoid undesirable connections to, say, malicious individuals and their networks. So, how could a domain name be dangerous, after all? Those in the cybersecurity industry know that cyber attackers can weaponize a domain name for use against organizations and networks.

This article aims to shed light on why domain buyers, such as those without cybersecurity or marketing know-how, should conduct some research on domains of interest with the help of tools such as WHOIS LookupDomain Availability API or Domain Research Suite.