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The Role of WHOIS Data Download in Marketing

The Role of WHOIS Data Download in Marketing

Posted on July 13, 2020

Marketing continues to evolve as consumer behaviors and industry standards are shifting. Notably, marketing activities that were once labor-intensive and time-consuming are now doable in one sitting.

In this post, we explore three of the marketing processes that technology made somewhat easier: brand protection, market monitoring, and competitor monitoring. These business processes are crucial elements of an overall marketing strategy. And sources of data such as a WHOIS data download can make such activities more effective and comprehensive.

New gTLDs A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Fraudulent Domains Hiding in Plain Sight with New gTLDs!

Posted on April 3, 2020

For several decades now, people have been familiar with Top-level Domains (TLDs) like .com, .net, .org, etc. In 2014, new TLDs were introduced, and vanity URLs can now be customized further with them. Businesses are able to use their niche or area of expertise as their TLD. For example, as a web app development company, you can create ‘yourcompany[.]tech’ as your domain name. While new gTLDs have several advantages and of course also look great, they come with some strings attached that organizations should be aware of. One problem is trust, while another, which also facilitates the first, is cybersecurity.

Domain Hijacking: All You Need to Know

Domain Hijacking: All You Need to Know

Posted on March 3, 2020

A domain name is not just a title; it is a business/company's digital identity. Your domain name is what people will type in their browser's URL space to look for you online and conduct certain (trans)actions on your website.

Imagine a scenario where you sit at your desk to monitor the activities on your website, and you notice that the contents have changed, or you can't even access the page anymore. Imagine the feeling of terror, frustration, and panic that follow? Yep. That is called Domain Hijacking.

Domain Hijacking means that someone else has taken control of your internet domain. This puts the hijacker in full charge of all domain-based functionalities that include transferring domain names, modifying domain status or content, and changing DNS name servers. Simply put, your domain name has been unlawfully taken away from you.

Importance of Whois History for Cyber Security Experts!

Power Cybercrime Investigations By Digging Into A Domain’s Past

Posted on February 3, 2020

Gone are the days when cyber criminals would do their worst and get away undetected. With the right tools, cybersecurity analysts and investigators can run a series of actions that can help find these criminals and bring them to book. An essential tool in the trend of cybersecurity today is the use of a historical Whois database that can help professionals to delve into a domain’s past and uncover what really is behind the domain.

How to Prevent Data Loss

6 Best Practices For Establishing a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Policy Within Your Organization

Posted on January 9, 2020

Data protection remains a priority for every organization, irrespective of its size. This is why a lot of measures are adopted to ensure that end users do not send sensitive and important information outside a corporate network, accidentally or maliciously. These measures include the usage of tools called Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software, constant checks, and adopting Data Loss Prevention policies. Effective data loss prevention must include strategies and solutions that check for, detect and stop any channel for the unpermitted flow of information.

Protect your brand equity online

The Art Of Gaining Business Intelligence For Brand Management

Posted on December 5, 2019

Many are of the view that WHOIS records could only be used in network security and for identifying hackers. While it is indeed true that WHOIS records are extensively used in order to track and apprehend cybercriminals, the use of WHOIS data is by no means limited to the sphere of cybersecurity.

In fact, in today’s rather disruptive business landscape, organizations are finding that WHOIS data can be of immense help in multiple business functions. From marketing to law enforcement, various objectives can be fulfilled by using WHOIS data as a fundamental basis of operations.

One of the many uses of WHOIS data that has come to the forefront of business application is its utility in the field of Brand Management. Branding professionals are of the opinion that WHOIS data is of prime importance in maintaining brand integrity and visibility of any business. But how exactly can WHOIS data help with brand management? What are its uses, and how do they work together to protect the online (as well as offline) identity of an organization? We are going to delve into all these questions in this article.

Let’s start at the beginning and first take a brief look at what brand management actually is.

Threat Hunting By Using Domains As An Indicator Of Compromise (IoC)

Role Of Reverse Whois In Cybercrime Detection and Prevention

Posted on November 5, 2019

The digital economy has brought with it a slew of benefits and opportunities that were scarcely available to earlier generations. Yet alongside the promise of newer horizons looms the threat of cybercrime. Instances of online villainy are becoming ever more rampant with cybercriminals applying cutting-edge technologies for their own nefarious ends.

One of the prime reasons for the large spurt in online crime is that the virtual world offers a level of anonymity that cannot be achieved in the real world. Cyber criminals take advantage of this fact to commit their acts and retreat behind the complex cover of the World Wide Web.

However, it would be incorrect to assume that there is no certain way to investigate and bring such acts of cybercrime to justice. Cyber security professionals can utilize advanced technologies such as the Reverse Whois Search and associated tools to quickly uncover the identity of perpetrators of online misdemeanors and take steps to prevent future incursions.

Using Domain Data to Address Social Media Threats

Using Domain Data to Address Social Media Threats

Posted on October 7, 2019

Social media bring people together – there’s no doubt about that. They have made it easy for anyone to like the posts of a stranger or follow someone who impresses you even if you haven’t the slightest clue regarding who he or she is. We essentially take down walls by inviting and welcoming others into our inner circles. Unfortunately, along with the sincere souls who only mean the best, entities with dark motives are also laying down their traps on various platforms.

How does WHOIS data fit into this scenario? Does it make sense at all to link the two together? The answer is one huge thumbs up and this post will explain why.

WHOIS Database: A Potential Threat-Hunting Tool

WHOIS Database: A Potential Threat-Hunting Tool

Posted on September 3, 2019

When you imagine the hundreds of millions of domains out there and the bad actors that blend in with the good guys, you wonder how to tell one from the other.

Are cybercrooks so untouchable, or rather, invisible, that you are at their mercy? Well, fortunately, they’re not. However hard these characters try to hide their true colors, they cannot escape the one thing that knows their nasty secrets — a WHOIS database.

Beef Up Domain Research

How Domain Research Can Help Your Business Succeed!

Posted on August 17, 2019

With the massive growth of the internet worldwide, more and more companies are moving their brick and mortar business online, or sometimes even skipping the traditional route and opting for a purely online presence; Amazon, Uber, MakeMyTrip being some classic examples. The web has opened a plethora of opportunities for businesses but, at the same time, it has also become a playground for a lot of malicious entities who try to exploit businesses, small and large alike.

Resolve domain name issues with WHOIS

The Importance of WHOIS Information and How It Resolves Domain Name Issues

Posted on July 5, 2019

The WHOIS database is a frequently ignored part of the infrastructure of the internet. This database helps to keep track of all registered and non-registered domain names. It is more than just a record of millions of names and owners. The WHOIS database is also a neutral, non-profit arbiter of who owns what on the global, sprawling network known as the World Wide Web.

Practical uses for WHOIS database downloads

How to Utilize the WHOIS Database Download Most Effectively

Posted on June 4, 2019

While many have heard of the WHOIS database and have at least a rough idea of what the information in it can be used for, only a few understand the true value of the data it contains. In a constantly evolving and growing cyber threat landscape, WHOIS data can be a vital source of information for businesses and others to not only combat online crime but to boost their online marketing efforts with valuable insights.

GDPR and SEO relationship

Does Domain Privacy Protection Affect SEO?

Posted on May 6, 2019

As more and more people learn the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) in their online marketing endeavors, more and more myths and rumors emerge. What's the impact on your SEO efforts if your domain name is private as opposed to public? Does that make a difference?

Find out who owns a domain name

How to Find Out Who Owns a Domain Name By Using the WHOIS Database

Posted on April 5, 2019

What Is The WHOIS System

WHOIS is a system that stores and delivers content from a database that can be read in a user-friendly format. WHOIS has information from registered users regarding their domain names, IP addresses, and a host of other things. There is two different ways in which information is stored in WHOIS: in a thick or thin data model. With the thick model, the server stores all the information in the WHOIS database and the thin model of the register domain name is the only thing stored in there.

Whoisology Online Tool

Researching Domain Activities Of An Individual Or An Organization Made Easy!

Posted on March 27, 2019

In this blog, we will take a tour to explore some opportunities that Whoisology’s online tool provides to our users that can help them dig deeper and find relevant and actionable data without much trouble. For the sake of convenience, we are taking ‘’ as a reference domain to show (off) some of our cool features!

WHOIS before and after GDPR

Understanding WHOIS Database Privacy Before and After GDPR

Posted on March 4, 2019

Using WHOIS to Establish a Private Domain

To register a domain name, you must provide your full name, phone number, address and email address to the registrar. Your information is entered into WHOIS and becomes public for any individual using the internet. However, you can mask the details of your personal information by using WHOIS Privacy. This restricts the public from accessing your information. This offers important benefits including lower risks of identity theft and spam, as well as concealing your physical address.

How a veteran cyber crime investigator proves domain ownership with Whoisology!

How a veteran cyber crime investigator proves domain ownership with Whoisology!

Posted on February 10, 2019

We created Whoisology with the main aim to provide an easy-to-use tool for professionals to get a holistic picture of an online entity. For any online investigation, a single piece of information of an adversary, be it a domain name, registrant name, a phone number or any term in the Whois record, is insignificant even by itself, but by understanding its connections or delving into its history, even greater insights can be gained. Our system’s advanced technologies coupled with the best data-set allows you to reduce the time-consuming and tedious task of finding associations to just a few clicks!

Media Level Access: How Whoisology is Now at the Service of Journalism

Media Level Access: How Whoisology is Now at the Service of Journalism

Posted on January 9, 2019

Journalists and influencers researching or forecasting about the internet need to analyze various data-sets for their articles. Getting access to reliable data, in time (and more often than not, with their really short deadlines), can be quite cumbersome. In order to help these professionals, be it publications (print and online), news organizations, influencers, or industry expert blog writers, we now provide Media Level Access, which can help them in researching or substantiating their stories with our factual data.

How WHOIS Database Restrictions Create Controversy

How WHOIS Database Restrictions Create Controversy

Posted on December 10, 2018

Over the last couple of decades, there has been a growing concern online that WHOIS data policies are too lenient. In other words, many people have been calling for less anonymity for domain name owners and more restrictions in place. All of that would allow punishing domain owners that attempt to skirt the rules so as to mask their true WHOIS identity and thwart efforts for more transparency. These same pro-transparency circles of individuals calling for greater WHOIS data displays were rocked hard with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws that have recently come into effect, as WHOIS data displays are now even less transparent.

WHOIS vs. GDPR Dispute: Does WHOIS Have a Future Under GDPR Rule?

WHOIS vs GDPR Dispute: Does WHOIS Have a Future Under GDPR Rule?

Posted on September 4, 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, saw the light of the day on 25th May, 2018 and it’s a buzzword in the IT world. Not surprisingly, opinions about GDPR differ from one side to the other and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of WHOIS.

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