DomainTools Creates Custom Whois View

Make Your Whois Work for You

DomainTools is known for its depth of data on domain names, including the Whois record, hosting information, SEO stats, and registration details. All that data can be overwhelming, especially when only certain pieces of it may be important to you. Everyone has their own way of analyzing data on a domain, and it can be annoying and unproductive when you have to scroll down a page and search for the information you need.

The recent switch to tabs on our Whois page helped people discover data that would have been lost in a long list of stats in the old version. After the launch, we received quite a bit of feedback, both positive and negative, sharing with us that the ong list was indeed difficult to deal with, but now they had to click through multiple tabs to find what they wanted. We learned that each of them had their own personal list of what they wanted to see, and everything else was mostly noise.

We put our heads together and came up with a spiffy tool we’re calling “My Whois”. Our members can now create their own format of a domain record that contains only the information that’s important to them. That tab will then become the default when you load the Whois page so you can quickly repeat searches for other domains.

This powerful feature is available to all registered DomainTools members. Simply log into your account, create your own custom My Whois and start working more efficiently and effectively.

Upon initial launch, the section contains instructions on how to use the tool.

Do a Whois search, navigate to the section(s) of interest, roll over data sets initiating “Add to My Whois” option and select it to populate into your custom My Whois view.

For instance, if you like having the list of available general TLD’s visible at all times, after you log in to your account, click on the “Registration” tab, move your mouse over the new “General TLD” section, and click the green plus sign to add it to the My Whois tab. Now you’ll have it visible each time you load a domain (just like in the old days!).

Going forward, all searches will contain this data in the My Whois view. The Green Checkmark next to the data set depicts this.

Organize the data in importance to you. Roll over data sets in My Whois to initiate ‘Sort My Whois’ and move the data up and down in the record, setting it up to work best for you.

If you no longer need quick access to this data, though, it is easy to remove from My Whois. Again, roll over the data set initiating ‘Remove from My Whois’ to select and remove from your custom view.

A custom domain record is now set and is the default view of logged in members.   Similar to the example below of My Whois data selected, members have complete control over what and how they want to see domain data. Create the view that works best for you.