Last month, you probably noticed that the DomainTools website was redesigned. In addition to a new logo, the navigation and other aspects of the DomainTools website was changed. Aside from sometimes getting annoyed when I roll over the top drop down menu, I think the redesign was implemented well.
While doing some domain research at NamesCon this week, I noticed that DomainTools made a layout / design change to its popular Whois History Tool. Some of the changes that I noticed include the following:
- On the results page, instead of the results being laid out horizontally, they are now laid out vertically.
- Change to the colored links indicating whether the Whois result is public or private
- Graphic now indicates if a Whois result is private
- Whois records that are the same as previous records are rolled up
- Can compare changes to Whois records side by side
Shortly after noticing the change, I bumped into DomainTools CEO Tim Chen, and he confirmed the change took place a few days ago. He is also happy to hear feedback from users if you’d like to share it with him. You are welcome to contact DomainTools directly, or you can leave your feedback here if you’d like.
I haven’t used it much yet because I’ve been busy with the conference, but it was a bit strange looking at the new layout after having used the other layout many times a day for a number of years. I am told feedback is positive so far, and I am sure your feedback would be appreciated as well.