We take privacy seriously. Our privacy promise is simple:
We appreciate that many users will want more information about our privacy practices. We offer a detailed explanation of our privacy practices below.
A: Domain Lookup handles regular searches client-side, meaing that your browser interacts directly with your domain registrar to search - there is no need for domain data to be sent via our servers. We encourage you to check your firewall logs.
The extension contacts DomainLookup.org so the extension can:
Registrar updates are downloaded at randomized times to stop our servers being overloaded. We need to avoid 1000s of installs requesting our registrar data all at the same time.
We use anonymous usage data to improve the extension. We look at two things: how often users use the extension, and which registrars and TLDs they use. This allows us to make informed decisions about which registrars and TLDs to set by default ('Go Daddy' and '.COM' at present).
The 'search box' feature routes domain lookups via our servers. This is currently the only way to integrate 60+ registrars with Firefox's search box.
You'll notice that search box lookups are handled via:
The secure HTTPS connection is encrypted using SSL - the same protocol used by banks and retailers to keep online payments secure.
This subdomain (anonymous.domainlookup.org) has URL logging disabled by Apache server, meaning URLs called - which include the domain searches - are not logged on our servers.
A: The short answer: 'nobody - unless your security is already compromised'. We believe the biggest risks to your data being seen by others are:
A: Yes, Domain Lookup uses affiliate links. We've always been completely upfront about how we cover our development costs. Affiliate links are what allows us to offer the extension 100% free to our users.
Say you register a .COM domain at Moniker, we earn around $0.75. You get great domains, and we cover costs. Everybody's happy.
We work with these established and trustworthy affiliate networks:
A: Domain Lookup is published by Quality Nonsense Ltd. We're a small internet marketing company based in London - take a look at our blog to learn more. All extension development work on Domain Lookup is handled by our long-term partners at the super-duper Staplefish.
A: Your personal details will not be sold, rented, shared or otherwise misused. We use Aweber to handle our subscriptions. They insist that all publishers meet California's super-strict CAN-SPAM Act (even thought we're based in the UK).
You can unsubscribe at any time with a couple of clicks - there's a link in the footer of every email you'll receive from us.
We may collect demographic and profile data to tailor user experience. Based on this information, we may display products and content we feel you might interest you. We may request data such as contact information, email address and demographic data.
Any information you provide is used only to send you information and promotional material you specifically request. You can opt out at any time.
We do not spam, rent or sell our mailing list. Your personal data is only passed to a third party when required by law.
Demographic and user data is collected to so we can make sure we offer the best user experience possible.
This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites.
If you've any more questions about privacy, be sure to contact us. We'll be happy to answer them.
Ever read a phrase online and think: "that would make a great domain"? Domain Lookup is a Firefox extension that helps you discover desirable domain names while surfing the web.