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02|16|2011 09:53 am EDT

DomainTools Relaunches Site

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Tools

After DomainTools was purchased by Thought Convergence in 2008 many things happened. A settled lawsuit, forming it up as a separate company, a new Board of Advisors, new office space and 30% new employees. And now the company relaunched their website.

“An enormous amount of work went into rebuilding our core infrastructure in 2010, an effort that lays the groundwork for more rapid product innovation in 2011 and beyond”,Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools told DNN. “Our new content and navigation better services the significant number of novice users who visit our site, while the flexible membership structure allows professional users to purchase only those products they plan to use. This launch is just the beginning; we will continue to improve the site and services throughout 2011 while rolling out new products.”

Here are the things changed on the site:

  • Redesign with the goal to improve usability and access to products
  • New Account Management Page
  • New “Learn” Educational Section
  • Connecting to its users via Social Media is part of the company goals
  • New membership levels (see below)

The pricing was simplified and there are now three different membership levels:

  1. Novice Account (free)
  2. Standard Membership ($29.95 per month)
  3. Professional Membership ($49.95 per month)

Existing members retain their existing pricing levels for paid members.

“An enormous amount of work went into rebuilding our core infrastructure in 2010,
an effort that lays the groundwork for more rapid product innovation in 2011 and
beyond”, said Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools. “Our new content and navigation
better services the significant number of novice users who visit our site, while the
flexible membership structure allows professional users to purchase only those
products they plan to use. This launch is just the beginning; we will continue to
improve the site and services throughout 2011 while rolling out new products.”

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  • http://www.ingurus.com/ Ingurus.com

    A steep rise out from the blue by domaintools. Need to see what extras they offer to justify the hike.

  • http://www.domaining365.com Tom

    Looks like they revamped every page of the site except for the home page though, which still says you can monitor up to 1,000 domains with the free account. I mostly use the DomainTools domain monitoring capabilities to learn who registers the domains I tweet or blog as available. I wasn’t monitoring 1,000 domains yet, but I was over 600. Doesn’t look like they reduced the amount that I am monitoring currently, but I have been locked out of monitoring any additional domains.

  • http://wdpm.biz DigiDwai

    I tried the free stuff at domaintools, but i liked namecheap or name.com. they have revamped all their pages…but the home page looks the same..lets see how well they do this time

    • http://i.m.fm/ Frank Michlick

      @DigiDwai: DomainTools is not a registrar though, so I’m not sure why would you compare them to these registrars.