Here is a self explanatory screen shot that explains how you can configure the whois settings for most TLDs. This requires the latest versions of Watch My Domains or Domain Punch Pro, our domain management software tools.
This is useful if your internal network remaps domains to local sites causing the software to report incorrect IP addresses for the domains. You can use the default OpenDNS server addresses (22.214.171.124) or the Google DNS (126.96.36.199). This is applicable only for finding the IP addresses each domain resolves to.
Use the ‘App Settings’ dialog to enable this. Please see the screen shot below.
We have a large number of software products related to domain names and domain name management. So we often get asked questions about what product to buy or if there is a single product that does everything.
There is no single product you can buy, however our products fall into three distinct categories.
If you want to search and filter deleted domain lists from different providers use Domain Name Filter Pro. This will allow you to find good domain names from large lists. You can even import various drop and deletion lists with a single click from within the software. Domain Name Filter Pro is available only for Windows.
If you want to create domain names from keywords and alpha-numeric templates and then check for availability use Domain Name Analyzer Pro (Windows only). Mac OS X users can use Watch My Domains for Mac.
If you want to manage your domain name portfolio and keep track of expiry dates, name servers and a lot of other stuff use one of the domain name portfolio management software products. You can use our handy comparison table to find a suitable domain management solution.
There are some bundle offers too.
Most people and companies don’t register hundreds or thousands of domain names. So we often get emails from people who have five to ten domain names asking if there is a free domain name management solution. The answer is Yes.
We had released Watch My Domains Basic more than an year ago. It is a fully featured version of the Watch My Domains Pro for windows except that it supports only up to 20 domain names. There is no catch, it is completely free to use.
Domain Punch Pro and other Windows desktop software products for domain name portfolio management include a domain-pad option. So what is it really for?
There may be times when you just want to remember a list of domain names without actually adding them to your portfolio or doing the regular whois lookups.
The domain scratch pad (also known as Domain Pad) is an option to hold a set of domain names separate from your portfolio. These domain names will not have any lookup options (it is just a scratch pad).
One example use would be domains you let go and decided not to renew. You can right click in your portfolio list and use the export option to send them to “Domain pad”. After that you an delete them from your portfolio. The “domain pad” will still hold the domains without future lookups.
We have updated Domain Name Filter Professional. The new changes include
- Support for directly importing drop lists from FTP sites (eg. GoDaddy). Previously only http or https downloads were supported.
- Support for importing from local ZIP files (you needn’t unzip before importing)
- Specify the domain name length with or without the TLD part when filtering based on length.
- Support for extarcting domain names from Godaddy XML files
You can download the updated version now.
We have been getting quite a few emails asking how to generate domain names that contain only digits.
You can use the ‘Domain Names From Templates’ option in Domain Name Analyzer Pro to easily do this.
You can use ##### as the template to create NNNNN (length=5) domains. Use web### to create domain names that start with we abd end in NNN. Use &&&&& to create LLLLL domains and so on.