What’s Coming in 2017

Happy New Year!

We have a lot of plans for 2017. Here are some of them…

  • New major version of Watch My Domains for Mac
  • Web and Mac OS X versions of Domain Name Filter Pro
  • A membership site that will provide additional TLD related tools and stats
  • Three new products… details coming soon.
  • and of course regular updates to all our existing products, some will see major version upgrades.

See you soon!

How to Extract Data into Custom Columns in Watch My Domains Server / Cloud Edition

Watch My Domains SED supports unlimited number of custom data columns.  You can also automatically extract data into these columns after a whois lookup.

Global Extraction Tokens

Global extraction tokens are strings present in raw whois text that identify the data you want to extract. You should first identify the extract string tokens that you want to use. You can find more details here.

If the raw whois contains

Registrant Organization: ABCD Inc

and you want to extract ABCD Inc into a custom column called Registrant Org, you will need to create global tokens similar to

[*]=>*
Registrant Organization:=>registrant_org

(The database field for Registrant Org will be registrant_org. You can convert column names to field names by making everything lowercase and replacing blank spaces with underscore).

The first line

[*]=>*

is always needed to load the default parse table. 

To add global extraction tokens, click the ‘Whois Setup’ button in the sidebar and open the ‘Extraction’ tab. Type in * as the whois server and click ‘Go’.  Then specify the extraction tokens and click ‘Submit Changes’.

Global Extraction Tokens

Watch My Domains SED v3 Beta Download on April 4

An initial beta version of Watch My Domains SED v3 will be available for download on April 4, 2016. Customers who purchased the earlier v2.x after April 1, 2015 can get a free upgrade to v3.

Watch My Domains SED v3

Watch My Domains SED v3 comes with a number of new features and is an almost 75% rewrite of the previous major version. Here are the major changes.

  1. Much better visual interface. The fonts are bigger by default, you can also adjust the font size from within the interface.
  2. Ability to do almost all the configuration and setup from within the main interface itself. You need not go to a separate screen to configure whois or setup data table columns.
  3. Built-in custom queries. This is similar to the display and lookup SQL options in Watch My Domains ISP (for Windows desktop). You can also quickly turn custom queries into auto-filters.
  4. Vastly improved sub-domain manager with support for seeing only domains that belong to specific categories. You can also run custom queries from within the subdomain manager.
  5. Non administrative users can now see an ‘All Domains’ category containing only the domains they are allowed to view / edit. Previously they could only view their specific categories.
  6. You can now add and edit auto filter queries from within the interface.
  7. Support for PHP-7 (only for Professional edition at present, PHP 7 support for standard edition will be available as soon as ionCube supports PHP 7)
  8. Greatly improved Subdomain and SSL certificate management.
  9. Support for audit log, you can see who logged in, what changes they made etc.
  10. Ready for other databases, we will be adding support for PostgreSQL and MS SQL soon.
  11. and lot more…

Watch My Domains SED v3, main screen.

The TLD Table, Whois Servers and More

Most of our domain name management software products are capable of auto configuring to support new global top level domains. However, we often get asked about whois servers for specific TLDs.

We have created a table of almost all TLDs along with whois server and other information. This data is updated daily. You can also search, sort and copy data from the table.

Click here to see the Top Level Domain (TLD) table.

the top level domain (tld) table

Coming Soon: Watch My Domains SED (Server Edition) v3

We are getting ready to release Watch My Domains SED v3 during the first quarter of 2016. If you have been planning to buy the server edition, you may want to do so now. You will not only be able to obtain the application at a low price but will also receive a free upgrade to v3.

In fact, anyone who purchased Watch My Domains SED v2 within the last 12 months of the new release date will get a free upgrade.

Meanwhile, here are some early screen-shots.

Watch My Domains SED v3


 

Watch My Domains SED v3


 

Configuring Data Tables in Watch My Domains SED v3

Watch My Domains SED Updated

We have updated Watch My Domains SED (Server / Cloud Edition). The new additions include

  • Improved subdomain manager to support non-admin users. Only the domains and subdomains viewable by the user (based on configured access rights) will be diaplayed in the table.
  • Added the option to specify [catlist] in auto queries instead of the full catgeory table name with prefix. 
  • Added an option to upload CSV file for subdomain data. You can import all the four ‘notes’ columns using a CSV file.
  • The user interface will be refreshed automatically when you change the theme in ‘basic app setup’.
  • Fixed an issue with domains that have data in non english languages when doing a registry / registrar whois re-parsing.
  • Added support for extracting dates in the YYYYMMDD (eg. 20151123) format.
  • Minor improvements.

 

Watch My Domains SED, Main Screen