Domain name intelligence service Whibse.com has released an update to its bulk Whois tool that “quickly and accurately retrieves and fully parses all fields in the Whois records, along with reputation information, all IP address information, all server information”
“If you wanted to get hundreds or thousands of domain name Whois records along with all of the server, reputation and similar data, there wasn’t really a good way to do it John Horton President of Whibse told theDomains.com
Whibse is an updated website interface for conducting fully parsed, bulk Whois (domain name registration data) lookups.
The company also announced the addition of new data fields, including server, geolocation, and reputational data, to assist with domain name intelligence gathering and analysis.
The company said it expects to mark its millionth Whois lookup this week.
Whibse retrieves multiple Whois records simultaneously. The data is returned in spreadsheet or HTML format, with all fields in the Whois record, including registrant, address, city, state, and country parsed into separate columns.
In addition to bulk Whois lookups, the company has added new data fields that can be used for cybercrime analysis, brand protection, and domain name intelligence, such as IP address, hosting company, geolocation, start-of-authority record, mail servers, name servers, title tags, meta tags, and registry information.
Third-party reputational data on each website, such as Alexa and Web of Trust lookups, also have been added.
The company said that most of the use during Whibse’s “pre-beta” stage was by individuals or companies involved in cybercrime analysis, brand or trademark protection, or anti-abuse activity such as the reporting of spam and phishing. “Analyzing infringement or abuse trends often requires reviewing the Whois or DNS records for hundreds or thousands of websites at a time,” the company said in a statement.
“Now, Whibse makes it possible to retrieve all of that data in a few minutes, instead of spending days or weeks laboriously copying and pasting data cell-by-cell — making analysis infinitely easier.”
As part of its brand-protection suite, the company permits registered users to input a text string, such as a protected trademark, and retrieve all the domain names containing that text, along with all the associated Whois, server, reputational, and other data associated with all the websites, to monitor the use or misuse of their trademark.
“Whibse’s goal is to make domain name intelligence, brand protection and cybercrime analysis simpler,” the company’s blog says. The company states that additional features for “everyday Internet users” are under development and expected to be released in the coming months.