wmars.com

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Auction start time: Friday, December 5th, 2014 1:25 pm EST, Starting bid: $28, W MARS
W MARS

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solar-wizard.com

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Auction start time: Friday, November 28th, 2014 1:20 pm EST, Starting bid: $28
Solar Wizard
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bankptc.com

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Auction start time: Friday, November 28th, 2014 1:15 pm EST, Starting bid: $28
Very powerful financial domain name
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onelunch.com

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Auction start time: Friday, November 28th, 2014 1:10 pm EST, Starting bid: $28
One Lunch
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mxmode.com

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Auction start time: Friday, November 28th, 2014 1:05 pm EST, Starting bid: $28
MxMode
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Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

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If you’ve spent much time looking at domain records to hunt down or characterize cybercriminals, you have almost certainly encountered some clearly falsified domain registrations. We decided to have a little fun by digging into some (ahem) unlikely domain registrants showcased below, with some more serious points about domain registration and cybercrime along the way. Incidentally, all of the numbers below reflect current as well as historic domains.

A Long Time Ago, In A Registry Far, Far Away
If you’ve seen Episode VI, you know that Luke defeats (and also redeems) his father. It turns out that he also bests the old man in domain registrations here on Earth. If you run a Reverse Whois query on Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, you wind up with this score:

Luke: 211 domains
Vader: 105 domains

Dad’s score goes up to 152 if we include his earlier incarnation as Anakin Skywalker. Still way behind his son. Kids and technology, I guess…Han Solo comes in at 146, by the way. And we do know he’s a pirate, so he’s probably on someone’s watch list.

What Kind of Mickey Mouse Operation Is This, Anyway?
Indeed, the eminent rodent looks a little anemic when we compare his domain holdings to his fellow ‘toons—he has 133. Meanwhile, inverting the father-son dynamic in Star Wars, Homer Simpson handily defeats Bart, 249 to 199. Homer, in turn, is trounced by none other than Tinkerbell (405), but the all-time ‘toon champion is cantankerous but well-capitalized Donald Duck, with 422 domains to his name. Huey, Louie, and Dewey might get some kind of value out of this part of their uncle’s portfolio, but we’ll leave that analysis to someone else.

Superhero Battle Royal
Superman makes a respectable showing, with 1,070 domains, but he might be a little humbled by Peter Pan (1,786). Supe can take some solace in stomping Spiderman (119), but when it comes to competing with fellow crimefighter Batman, it’s not even close: the Dark Knight clocks in at a staggering 10,301 domains! In fact, Batman is far and away the most prolific unlikely domain registrant among common fictional characters.

A Few Surprises Along the Way
I bet most folks would have trouble guessing the overall #4 registrant, so I’m just going to hand it to you: Mayor McCheese. The anthropomorphic cholesterol bomb has registered some 507 domains. Who knew? Napoleon Dynamite makes the top 10, with 271 domains–just ahead of Winnie the Pooh (258).

The Final Tally

Batman_icon

10,301

PeterPan_icon

1,786

Superman_icon

1,070

MayorMcCheese_icon

507

DonaldDuck_icon

422

Tink_icon

405

271

Winnie-the-Pooh_icon

258

Homer_icon

249

Funny, Yet Serious
While it’s been amusing to look up these registrants, there are some more serious points to be made here:

  1. Domain registrars, by and large, do almost nothing to authenticate the identities of domain registrants. This allows registrants to maintain some degree of anonymity without paying for domain privacy services.
  2. You can tell something about the nature of a domain by looking at its registrant. If one of the “registrants” above appeared on the Whois record of a site purporting to be a legitimate business, wouldn’t you think twice about visiting the site?
  3. You can use fictitious information to find links between domains, even when the registrant information is clearly falsified, using Reverse Whois and other DomainTools products. (In the case of these registrants, there are obviously many “Batman”s, “Donald”s, etc. But when you cross-check the registrant with other data points, such as hosting IPs (Reverse IP), name servers (Reverse NS), Screenshots, etc., you can zero in on a specific individual or entity–which can help you characterize the organization and to map out its network of holdings.

To see the power of Reverse Whois, and have some fun along the way, plug in your favorite fictional (or historical, or otherwise unlikely) registrant and check out how many domains they ostensibly hold. The answers might surprise you! If you don’t already have access to Reverse Whois, set up a free trial to gain a week’s access to our premium research tools.

Happy exploring, and happy Thanksgiving as well,

The DomainTools Team

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This Holiday Season INTA Is Asking Consumers to Act Vigilantly When Making E-commerce Purchases via Social Media

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Social counterfeiting is on the rise. With the holidays right around the corner, the International Trademark Association (INTA) is asking consumers to shop with care this season, especially when shopping via social media.

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MyServer2Go.com Revealed Best Cheap Dedicated Server 2014

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Myserver2go.com revealed the best cheap dedicated server 2014, in which 1and1 was named for its unbeatable price value service.

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Almost 20,000 .XYZ Collision Domains To Be Released On Dec 2nd: Here Is The List

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On December 2, 2014 at 2pm (London Time), .XYZ will be releasing thousands of domain names to the public to register which were held back due to ICANN’s name collision list. The new domain name extension .XYZ, is the new gTLD’s with the most domain name registrations with over 725,000 according to ntldstats.com Almost 20,000 […]
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MyServer2Go.com Revealed Best Cheap Dedicated Server 2014

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Myserver2go.com revealed the best cheap dedicated server 2014, in which 1and1 was named for its unbeatable price value service.

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