— DomainTools (@DomainTools) June 1, 2012
I saw this Twitter post from DomainTools this morning offering a free three-day DomainTools trial, and I think it’s a great chance for people to check out how many tools they can benefit from.
Every day without fail, I use DomainTools Whois lookup Tool, Whois History Tool, Whois Monitor Tool, and probably a couple of additional tools I can’t think of off the top of my head. I also receive Registrant Alert emails virtually every morning, and I use that to see what domain names are being looked up.
In my opinion, when buying a domain name in private in the aftermarket, you need to use DomainTools Whois History tool to make sure the deal is legit and the owner is really the owner. It’s one of the most critical tools I use to do due diligence, and the other is just my gut feel.
There are plenty of other tools and services that I use, but frankly, I really don’t think my business could operate without a DomainTools membership. I can’t think of any other tools or services I can say that about.
If you don’t have a DomainTools account and you want to be serious about investing in domain names, you need to have one. I recommend using the free trial when you know you’ll have three days to really use all of the tools and see how beneficial it is.
Although DT is an advertiser, I wasn’t asked to post this nor am I using any tracking or affiliate link.