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DomainTools Takes Home GeekWire Bootstrapper of the Year Award

SEATTLE – May 10, 2017 DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, received the GeekWire Bootstrapper of the Year Award at the eighth annual GeekWire Awards. This award recognizes Pacific Northwest technology businesses that have ‘pulled themselves up by their bootstraps’ to reach significant growth and profitability without accepting outside funding. Nominated by GeekWire’s panel of judges, DomainTools earned enough votes from the tech community to beat out the three other finalists in this category.

For more than 15 years, DomainTools has been the most popular domain name research service on the internet. In 2013, the company pivoted to an enterprise business model to provide organizations with intuitive threat intelligence solutions powered by the industry’s most robust DNS and domain profile database. Today, about a third of the Fortune 100 use DomainTools products, with 75 percent of company revenue coming from enterprise solutions.

“Bootstrapping is even more difficult when you are trying to sell to the Enterprise because time-to-revenue is longer and go-to-market is more expensive. You can’t do it without an outstanding and committed team,” said Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools. “This award honors the DomainTools team and their many years of hard work.”

The winners of the GeekWire Awards were announced on May 4, 2017 at the museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. To learn more about the event and see the complete list of winners in all 14 categories, visit: To learn more about DomainTools’ threat intelligence offerings, including the Iris investigation platform and PhishEye, visit:

About DomainTools

DomainTools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence. We take indicators from your network, including domains and IPs, and connect them with nearly every active domain on the Internet. Those connections inform risk assessments, help profile attackers, guide online fraud investigations, and map cyber activity to attacker infrastructure. Fortune 1000 companies, global government agencies, and leading security solution vendors use the DomainTools platform as a critical ingredient in their threat investigation and mitigation work. Learn more about how to connect the dots on malicious activity at or follow us on Twitter:@domaintools