Company that fights domain registrars over access to Whois data pockets $10 million.
Brand protection company AppDetex has raised $10 million in a round led by First Analysis. It has raised $17.5 million to date; a prior round was led by EPIC Ventures and Origin Ventures, which also participated this time.
AppDetex is best known in the domain name industry for its complaints about access to redacted Whois data. It tends to request a lot of redacted data just before ICANN meetings and then complains that it didn’t get satisfactory responses.
Its key client for the domain data is Facebook, and the two companies have a close relationship. Facebook acquired a domain name registrar from AppDetex in 2016.
AppDetex is based in Boise, Idaho.