We have released the next major version upgrade to Watch My Domains Pro.
It has become very difficult to obtain registrar data for domains registered at GoDaddy because most of the important information is hidden if you do more than a few port 43 whois lookups using whois.godaddy.com.
We have released a simple API based script for obtaining the data for your own domains registered at GoDaddy. You can use this along with any of our domain management software tools.
Please Note: This will work only for your own domains registered at GoDaddy. You can’t use it to find data for domains that belong to other people.
Please see knowledge base article: GoDaddy Whois API
The COM and NET registry is in the process of transitioning into thick whois format and the registrar whois server token has changed in the registry whois. While this may or may not be related to the transition it has caused the secondary whois lookups to not occur in all our domain name management software tools. You can easily fix this with a simple configuration change.
We will be updating all the software products on Monday (July 31, 2017) after which this manual configuration will not be required. We have updated most of our software products.
Windows Desktop Software
Right click on any COM domain and select “Whois Setup > Basic Whois Settings”. Scroll down to the entry for “Whois Server Token” and enter
Registrar WHOIS Server:
as the token. Press ‘Close’. Redo the lookup. Please don’t change the alphabet case, enter exactly as above.
Watch My Domains SED
Click on the “Whois Setup” button and type in COM into the TLD box and click click “Go”. Select the “Extraction” tab and add the following extraction data for the whois.crsnic.net whois server
Registrar WHOIS Server:=>whois_server
Click the “Submit Changes” button to save.
Please don’t change the alphabet case, enter exactly as above. See here for details about extraction tokens.
Watch My Domains Mac
Click on any COM domain in your domain list and select “Edit >> Registry Whois Setup” from the application menu. Click on the “Parse Tab;e” tab and add the following extraction entry into the parse table for whois.crsnic.net
Registrar WHOIS Server:=>whois_server
Please don’t change the alphabet case, enter exactly as above. See here for details about parse table and extraction tokens.
We have updated Watch My Domains Server Edition. You can now receive an email alert whenever the DNA records (A, TXT, NS or MX) are different from the previously recorded values. Please see this KB article for more details.
You can see a list of changes here.
We will be updating Watch My Domains SED again very soon with support for Domain Parking. This is currently under testing.
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:
Please see the screen-shot below.
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
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.
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.
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!