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DomainTools Lauches the Domain Report: A Domain Researcher’s New Best Friend

We all know DomainTools is THE best place to get all the information and history in one place.  So do lawyers and anyone that needs background information on a domain for business or legal reasons.  While lawyers generally don’t mind high prices as they pass on the cost to their clients, there were several steps and reports to get all the info they needed.  That’s true no longer.  Now you simply pick your domain and for $49 you can essentially get every bit of information that DomainTools has on that domain.   A lawyer’s dream.

It’s a fantastic move because most of the people that use this type of report don’t need or want a monthly membership.  They will most likely only need this type of information a couple times during the year.  Now that it’s wrapped up in to a nice little package that’s easy to buy they will undoubtedly sell more information.   Here is the press release that describes all the data you’ll get in the report.  It looks like it has everything short of what color shirt the original registrars were wearing the day they purchased the names.

SEATTLE (January 30, 2013) DomainTools, the leader in domain-name research and monitoring, today announced Domain Report,  its newest product that is changing how individuals and businesses access domain information. A Domain Report creates a thorough, customized report that utilizes the world’s most comprehensive database on domains to generate  an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive snapshot of domain data.

In a matter of minutes, a report can be created on any single domain name and compiled into one professional PDF document. This new tool is incredibly useful for users who want to focus their research on a single domain name and does not require a full site membership to access.

Domain Report not only gives customers access to nearly all domain ownership history on a single domain name registered now or in the past, but also provides website screenshots and lists of connected domains on the same Nameserver or IP Address.

A Domain Report can be useful in any number of professional scenarios:


  • A trademark attorney needs to show that a domain name was registered in bad faith after the filing date of their client’s trademark. They obtain a Domain Report from DomainTools that clearly documents the chain of ownership including registration dates and ownership contact information.  In addition, the Domain Report includes historical screenshots of the domain name being used in violation of the client trademarks.

  • A network administrator identifies a domain name in a phishing email and needs to document its ownership and DNS data to share with the proper authorities. They order a Domain Report and discover dozens of connected domains that share the same IP address or name server as their target domain. The administrator uses that new data to surface a more complete picture of the phishing network and initiates a coordinated response in the security community.
  • An individual is interested in buying a high-value domain name from another party.   She buys a Domain Report on the domain to validate the current ownership status, ensure the domain has a clean history, and capture useful negotiating points such as how long the current owner has owned it, has the current owner ever developed it, and possibly whether the current owner also owns other TLDs of the same domain string.


“A number of our customers use DomainTools on an event-driven basis when they have a domain-specific research need.  These important users don’t need DomainTools every day, but when they need us they want to know everything they can about a given domain name and know that their $49 investment can save hours of work or thousands of dollars.  We created Domain Report in response to this customer demand. Now with Domain Report anyone can have access to the most comprehensive domain data in the marketplace on a domain-by-domain basis” said Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools.

Before ordering a Domain Report, customers get a complete, no-cost Report Preview that provides statistics on the data the report will include. Buyers can customize the report by specifying which data is included in the PDF, such as date ranges, client reference and whether certain sections of data are shown or hidden.

The final Domain Report is a downloadable PDF document that may include:


  • Most recent website screenshot
  • Current Whois record
  • Registration dates and status codes
  • Domain ownership history
  • Owner (registrant) name and email address
  • Network name and IP location
  • Reverse IP & Name Server connected domains


Each Domain Report sells for an introductory price of $49, and no paid DomainTools membership is required.  Once payment is received, the Domain Report is delivered within minutes as a professional downloadable PDF document—a more authoritative format than screen captures, website printouts, or data that has been copied and pasted into other documents. Customers have all the domain-name data they need on one document. A sample of Domain Report can be accessed via DomainTools’ Domain Report page.

About DomainTools
DomainTools offers the most comprehensive searchable database of domain name registration and hosting data. Combined with their other data sites such as, and, users of can review millions of historical domain name records from basic Whois and DNS information, to homepage images and email settings. The Company’s comprehensive snapshots of past and present domain name registration, ownership and usage data, in addition to powerful research and monitoring resources, help customers by unlocking everything there is to know about a domain name. DomainTools is a Top 250 site in the Alexa rankings. Visit the website at

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