Configuring IO Domains in Watch My Domains Mac

Do you have trouble extracting the relevant information for IO domains in Watch My Domains Mac?

The correct whois server for IO domains is whois.nic.io

You will also need to configure the parse table for IO to the following:

Expiry=>Expiry Date
Status=>Status
NS 1=>Name Server
NS 2=>Name Server
NS 3=>Name Server
NS 4=>Name Server
Owner Name=>Owner

 

Please see the screen-shot below.

IO TLD setup in Watch My Domains

 

Coming Soon: Landing / Parked Page Template Support in Watch My Domains SED

The next update of Watch My Domains SED v3 will include basic support for domain landing or parked pages with custom templates. The options include…

  • Just point all your domains to to a folder called ‘Parked’ in the Watch My Domains installation root and the application will take care of everything else. There is nothing extra to be done.
  • Select templates for individual domains or groups of domains
  • Add any number of custom templates
  • Select the main color theme and background image for the landing or parked page. You can select this for specific domains or for groups of domains
  • Include any custom data from your domain portfolio database fields in the landing page.
  • Insert any custom text and sales blurbs.
  • Configurable contact form
  • Add Google Analytics or any other similar service
a simple parking page from Watch My Domains SED
A simple Parking Page

 

Expiry Date Problem for ORG & INFO Domains

Update: Instead of this manual fix, you may also just update your installation to the latest build. If you are running the latest major version, just download the latest build and install over your existing installation.

If you are running an older version of Watch My Domains Pro/ISP or Domain Punch Pro you will have to do the manual fix mentioned below (you may also consider obtaining an upgrade).


The registry expiry dates for .ORG and INFO domains may appear blank in the various Windows versions of our domain management software tools. This is because of some recent changes in the ORG / INFO whois output and can be easily fixed with a manual configuration change.


Right click on any .ORG / .INFO domain and select…

“Whois Setup > Basic Whois Settings”

Then enter

Registry Expiry Date:

as the Expiry Date Token.  Then redo the lookups or use the “Whois Setup > Parse Registry Whois” option from the right click menu.

Please see the screen shots below.

New Domain Name Research Tools

We have added two new domain name research tools at Domain Punch. These are part of the new premium tools and are free to access while in beta. We may require a registration for access in the future, and some parts may be made available only to our customers.

The Advanced Daily Domain List can be used to check the domains that were added or deleted from the zone files during the last 30 days.

The word search tool is for checking the new domain lists for trademarks and keywords. You can use it to find domains that may be used for phishing, domains that contain your trademarks etc.

Search for keywords in newly added domains

 

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