Four tricks to access whois information on DomainTools faster.
Last week I visited the DomainTools offices in Seattle and it inspired me to write a series of posts about how I use DomainTools.
This first article is about what we all use DomainTools for at the simplest level: whois lookups. If you are manually going to domaintools.com and typing in your whois query, you’re wasting time. Here are four ways to access a whois record on DomainTools much faster.
1. Whois Toolbar Bookmark – drag this simple bookmark to your browser’s link bar. Then when you’re visiting a page, just click the bookmark and it will go directly to the whois record for that web site.
2. Google Toolbar Plugin – You can add the DomainTools plugin to your Google toolbar. It works similar to the bookmark; when you’re on a web page just click the button to access the whois record.
3. Direct navigation – if you aren’t currently on the web site you want to look up, just type in domaintools.com/domain.tld to immediately access the whois record. This is much faster than going to the domaintools.com home page and typing in a query.
4. Google search – use this only if you’re looking for the domain’s registration and expiration date. On Google type in “whois domain.tld”. The first result will show the domain’s key dates with a link to the full record on DomainTools. (Note that Google is showing key dates because it relies on this data when constructing its search results.)