DomainTools gives spotlight to screenshots with Screenshots.com
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Company launches dedicated site for historical screenshots.
We all know that DomainTools is a domain name treasure trove. But few people know how extensive the data is. Sometimes the company highlights it with a dedicated site such as DailyChanges.com for nameserver changes.
Today it launched Screenshots.com, a standalone site to highlight its historical screenshots of millions of domain names.
Screenshots.com does what it says it does — provides access to screenshots of domain names. I think DomainTools’ historical screenshots are one of its best kept secrets. They shouldn’t be a secret — they’re on every whois record. But for some reason I still see people referring to the Wayback machine, which I find severely lacking. DomainTools captures the entire screenshot whereas Archive.org gets just the HTML. And Archive.org is slow, doesn’t show updates for recent months, and often returns errors.
Another bonus of DomainTools’ screenshots now having a dedicated domain? Quick URL access, such as screenshots.com/domainnamewire.com/.
I know I’ll be using this standalone tool a lot.