Please see the knowledge Base article on pronounceable domain name generation for more information.
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”
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.
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’.
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.
In almost all our domain name related software products, the Whois Server for PRO domains is set to whois.registrypro.pro by default. This has recently stopped working.
The correct whois server for PRO domains is now whois.afilas.net and the search token for unregistered domains is “NOT FOUND“. You can manually make the required changes by right clicking on any PRO domain and selecting “Whois Setup > Basic Whois Settings” in Windows desktop versions or “Registry Whois Setup” in the Mac OS X version.
Whois Server: whois.afilias.net
Search Token: NOT FOUND.
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.
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.
If you are trying to use the email alerts option in Domain Punch Pro and or Watch My Domains ISP and have a hard time getting your emails to Gmail work, you may have enabled the 2-step verification at Google.
The following settings will normally work for Gmail. If you have enabled 2-step verification at Google, please make sure that you generate a password at
and then use that password. Your normal web password will not work.
Watch My Domains SED, the server/cloud version of our domain name management products, supports categorizing domains into groups. We get quite a few questions regarding this, so here are some tips to help you with domain categories.
You can use a temporary category to do bulk actions on a set of domains you have in a text file. For example, you want to add a note to 100 random domains (you have the domain names in a text file). Here is how to do it…
Create a new Category called say “workpad” (or whatever unique name you want). This is a temporary category that will be used only for tasks like this. You need to do this only once.
Any time you want to do bulk operations on a set of domains, do the following…
We have had a few customers ask about the cryptic entries like ‘C’, ‘A’, ‘TC’, etc. that appear in the status bar of Watch My Domains for Mac. Here is an illustration that explains the various status-bar entries.