Domains Monitor: Questions and Answers



What information can I get?

You can download a single file that contains all registered domain names on the Internet. Each domain is shown as a separate line in the file. The file contains all domain names of all domain zones. The file is updated every day. Alternatively, you can download files with domains only from the domain zones you need. The file can be a ZIP archive or a plain-text file. The total size of all domains in an archive - 1.6 Gb.

The service also provides lists of newly registered and freshly deleted domains. For newly registered domains we provide information about the domain's country, IP and ASN. We also provide mailing address information for some newly registered domains. Data is provided in the format "domain; IPv4, ASN; country" and "e-mail; domain".

Subscription holders get full access to all functionality - the list of domains, API, search and monitoring tools.



How many domains and domain zones are in your database?

We have information about domains in 1 555 domain zones. See the full list here. If a new domain or domain zone appears, then we will add them to the database within a few days (in most cases it takes less then 24 hours). Updating ccTLD lists takes more time, usually, lists are updated several times a month.

Our database contains over 250 million domains. Unfortunately, it is technically impossible to collect 100% of the domains that exist on the Internet. Some registrars/DNS don't provide such information and the domain address can be fully unused or kept in secret. But our database contains ~90% of domains. This is the largest database with daily updates and we work on its expansion every day.



Can I download domain lists and updates with API?

Yes, we can provide you simple API to get the lists and updates in automatic mode. API is especially useful for getting daily updates.



How do you find information about domains?

We aggregate data from multi-sources. We work with zone operators, their partners, and registrars to create a complete list of domains. We are buying different paid lists. Also, we use our software for scanning, monitoring, and analysis of all websites on the Internet (more than 150 million live websites). This allows us to collect most complete list of domains in all domain zones and up-to-date information for you.



At what time do you update domain lists?

We update domain lists every day at near 00:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m. CET time.



How can I view and work with lists?

Almost any text editor is suitable to work with small lists (up to 300 MB). But to view a list of all domains or a list of .com/.net/.org domains a special software will be required. These lists contain tens of millions of lines and can work slowly at a non-performing computer. For example, Microsoft Excel can show not more than 1 million lines.

For Windows, we recommend using glogg(simple and lightweight) or Large File Editor (a more high-power program). For Linux, we recommend using emacs, vim, grep, awk. We work on Linux and use these tools.

If you have an inefficient computer, we recommend to analyze the file of each zone separately or to use Linux and standard filtering tools (grep, awk). As an alternative, you could download a list of domains separated by 10 million lines per file. Separated files available for all domains, .com, .net, .org zones.



I‘d like to know about new domains containing my brand name (or part of it or just some word).

You can use search all domains. Just enter the word you are interested in and the system will show all domains in all domain zones that contain this word. System support E-mail notification about all changes.



What information is listed in the Registered domains daily update?

Every day we find tens of thousands of new domains that have just been registered. Most of the new domains are added to our list within 24 hours after registration, but for some domain zones, it may take a bit longer time.



What information is listed in the Registered domains + E-mails?

For each domain that has been registered and found in the last 24 hours, we look for contact E-mail addresses. Our task is to find E-mails of domain owners and administrators. Unfortunately, we are unable to publish some of the information due to legal restrictions. Therefore, the file contains E-mail addresses that we could find in the public resources and are most likely owned by the owners or webmasters. Multiple E-mails can be found for a single domain.

The file format is as follows:
domain; contact E-mail
domain; contact E-mail



What information is listed in the Removed domains daily update?

Every day tens of thousands of domains are deactivated. We track inactive domains and give you access to the list of such domains. The list includes domains that were recently deleted or their status has changed to redemptionPeriod or pendingDelete or inactive. Information on some domain zones may be updated not every day.



What can I do with domain lists legally speaking?

We don't impose any restrictions, but we strongly recommend you to make aware of the laws of your country.



How can I pay?

Usually, payment can be done by credit card via global payment platform(MyCommerce.com). Payment is available via your account. If you prefer to pay by invoice or in other way, please contact us.



I have more questions.

Contact with us - info@domains-monitor.com, we will glad to help.