SoftCab Whois 1.3.5891

SoftCab Whois 1.3.5891

Reviewed by Pete Daniel on - Version tested: 1.3.5855

"Whois and watch for your domains!"

Overview

SoftCab Whois is a useful program mainly for people who choose to enter into the domaining field where they actively invest in the ownership of domains.

The software can perform a WHOIS lookup on domain records to see who the domain name is registered to, their contact details, admin contact, when the domain was first registered, when it was last updated and when it is due to expire.

The software can keep a record of all domains necessary to monitor and then remind the user when a domain is coming up for renewal. This provides an additional reminder beyond the usual email reminder sent from the domain registrar which can easily get lost in the mass of email being received or accidentally slip into the junk mail folder and never be seen.

Add notes relating to each domain. This can be helpful for domain and web site owners who wish to keep notes in a digital format and kept in a central location. It is also possible to save the related links, usernames and passwords relating to domains in order to help manage web sites and domain registrar accounts.

There is a Watch List feature to add domains that are wanted for the future. The list can be kept updated automatically keeping an eye on when each domain comes up for renewal and whether a desired domain becomes available.

Installation

The installation completed without any issues.

There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup package.

SoftCab Whois requires Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, XP, 2000 or 2003.

Interface

The interface is fairly basic and not especially modern either, but it gets the job done.

There are categories down the left size and to the right is the main viewing pane. Using the category selection it is possible to create a Watch List of domains to look for, keep an eye on the details of domains already owned, and perform a number of other useful actions relating to WHOIS searches.

Pros

  • Perform WHOIS domain look up directly from the app
  • Create a Watch List of domains to monitor
  • Receive notifications about domains that need to be renewed
  • Record passwords, usernames and other relevant information relating to domains
  • Add notes about different domains.

Cons

  • Basic interface

Alternatives

WhoIsThisDomain is a useful app for Windows that can perform searches for multiple domains quickly and efficiently by sourcing DNS records through a number of different domain registrars.

Conclusion

SoftCab Whois is a useful domaining tool that create a Watch List of domains to look for, prompt with alerts when a domain needs renewing or when one wanted becomes available.

Requirements: none

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested SoftCab Whois on 2 Mar 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
SoftCab Whois Antivirus Report

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