New Whois Setup for WS Domains

WS domains will require a new whois setup because of some recent changes. We have released updated versions of Watch My Domains (Pro and ISP) and Domain Punch Pro for Windows. However, you will need to manually change the whois server for .WS domains to

whois.website.ws

in all versions of the software already installed in your systems.

Here are some screen-shots showing the settings in Mac OS X version of Watch My Domains.

WS Whois Server Setup

Whois Parser for whois.website.ws

and here is a screen-shot showing the same for the server edition.

WS whois server setup

Watch My Domains ISP v5 Released

We have released the next major version of Watch My Domains ISP for Windows. If you purchased version 4 within the past 12 months you will get a free upgrade to v5. Otherwise you can purchase an upgrade at a special price.

Release Notes

How to Upgrade

One of the most important additions is the automatic whois configuration when you add new global TLDs like Guru, Tools, Software, etc.

Version 5 also supports a number of different visual themes.

Watch My Domains ISP v5

Watch My Domains ISP v5

 

Watch My Domains ISP is a Windows desktop software for managing large domain name portfolios. The software uses a database backend (MS Access or MS SQL) and supports SQL based  domain name lookups and display.

Researching Popularity of New TLDs

Here is a free online tool to research the popularity of new or old TLDs, ccTLDs and IDNs.

We took the Alexa top million site list and then created an interface that will allow you make queries and find sites based on the rank, TLDs, strings in the domain name, Non-ASCII characters in domain names (International Domain Names).

You can use it to list all the sites that use a specific TLD (like Guru, Tools, Today, COM, US, UK, etc). You can also easily find which .GURU site ranks best, how many .TODAY sites are in the top million etc.

You can search for domains that have a specific string. For example, type in “ideas” to find all domains that have the word “ideas” in them.

Click Here for the TLD Research Tool

Top Sites + TLD Research Tool

Support for “WebCam” Domains

The new versions of Domain Punch Pro and Watch My Domains Pro support automatic whois configuration for most TLDs. However, the “webcam” domain is not supported automatically. You will need to manually configure the whois settings for “.webcam”.

  • Goto the Config or Domain Manager tab and click the Whois Config ribbon button. In Watch My Domains Pro, the Whois Config button is in the main Domain Manager tab. In other products it is in the Config tab.
  • Locate WebCam in the list of TLDs and click on it. If you are unable to locate WebCam, you can add it to the list using the Add button after typing webcam into the appropriate box.
  • Specify the following settings
  • Whois Server: whois.nic.webcam
    Query Prefix:
    Port: 43
    Search Token: Not found:

WebCam TLD Support

Configuring Domain Portfolio Software to Support .XYZ

You can easily add support for .XYZ domains in products like Watch My Domains, Domain Punch Pro etc. The following are the important settings.

Whois Server: whois.nic.xyz
Search Token: DOMAIN NOT FOUND
Date Format: mmdd

Registrar Token: Sponsoring Registrar Organization:

In Mac and Server versions the parse token for registrar name will be

Sponsoring Registrar Organization:=>registrar

Please see the attached screen-shot

XYZ Whois Settings

WatchMy.Domains/SED Updated

We have updated WatchMy.Domains/SED. The new changes include…

  • Added two new themes (sed-start and flick).
  • Added support for specifying a default date format in the domain table. You can do this by setting up the $cell_date_format value in config.php
  • Added support for registrar aliases. Registrar aliases allow you to shorten the registrar names for screen display purposes. This is similar to the registrar alias support in Windows desktop versions.
  • Added support for custom css file. You can now use your own custom CSS to adjust the visual elements without having to modify the original CSS files. Your custom settings will be preserved between updates. Please see the custom-sample.css
    file in lib/css folder.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.
  • The application logo has been rebranded as “WatchMy.Domains/SED” from “Watch My Domains SED”

Watch My Domains SED

New gTLDs available for Public Registration

Here is a list of new gTLDs that can be registered for personal / business use (as of March 12, 2014)


Domains Limo Shoes Company Cab

Recipes Diamonds Voyage Enterprises Tips Photos Careers

Technology Construction Contractors Directory Kitchen Land Today

Camera Equipment Estate Photography Gallery Graphics Lighting

Ventures Singles Bike Clothing Guru Plumbing Holdings


You can register these domains at GoDaddy, EasySpace, DynaDot etc. GoDaddy appears to be a little more expensive compared to others.

All our domain name portfolio software products already support these new gTLDs.