Not only webmasters and SEOs but also normal webusers can profit from knowing where a website is hosted. It protects from phishing, helps to make informed choices about the integrity of the owners and reduces guesswork about load times, DNS errors, etc.
Personally I use a lot of different tools like intoDNS.com, SSLchecker.com, Netcraft, Pingdom, etc. to check the health of my websites but I also find it useful to see where competitors, online shops or service providers are hosting their websites, if they are using Amazon Web Services, Cloudflare and so on... Until now I have relied on the Netcraft Toolbar https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/netcraft-toolbar/ to see the geolocation and hosting companies of the websites I visit but I want a more complete solution that also provides the following information at first glance:
- geolocation (country)
- hosting company/ISP
- Server IP address
- DNS servers
- number of connections to other hosts like Google Analytics, Google Fonts, Facebook, etc.
Similar to the Netcraft toolbar I would like to have that info immediately visible as soon as the website is loaded in the browser but it doesn't have to be in a toolbar. There are similar plugins in the Firefox addon directory that provide similar data but only after their icon is clicked, which I find impractical.
Netcraft Toolbar (lacks DNS info)
WorldIP (very good features but needs another addon to function, "The addon bar")
Domain Details (good features but last updated in 2012)
Show Location (similar features but last updated in 2012)
SixOrNot (shows number of connection to all hosts)
SnipR (only shows server IP)
IP Check (icon needs to be clicked to get info)
TcpIpUtils IP address and Domain Info (very comprehensive information but icon needs to be clicked)
So basically the browser addon I want is already out there but needs dubious third party tools or sends private information to third parties (of the addons mentioned here I only consider Netcraft thrustworthy) or wasn't updated in a long time and isn't properly functioning anymore.
If you interested in this project give the Netcraft toolbar a try and also have a look at the detail information they provide about domains if you click the links in the toolbar like:
I also like the additional information of tcpiputils.com by the authors of the https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ip-address-and-domain-info/ addon:
Domain upwork.com is listed in the top million list of Alexa on number 623. The highest ranking ever is 559 and was reached on 2016-02-06. upwork.com is listed in the top million list of Quantcast on number 15,943. The highest ranking ever is 15,916 and was reached on 2015-07-25. It is not listed in the DMOZ directory. This domain is hosted by CloudFlare, Inc. (AS13335). The first DNS server is jim.ns.cloudflare.com. The current IPv4 address is 126.96.36.199. The mail server with the highest priority is aspmx.l.google.com.
Trustworthiness Excellent (91/100)
Child safety Excellent (88/100)
Adult hosting not listed
Dshield droplist not listed
Hackers, Spyware, Botnets etc. not listed
Open proxy not listed
Spamhaus droplist not listed
Please feel free to ask any question regarding this project.
My goal is to provide webmasters, system administrators or anyone who is interested the information they need to view the technical details about any website and offer diagnostic tools to track spammers, hackers or other suspicious activities to make surfing the internet safer and more convenient.
The perfect freelancer for this job should have enough experience in developing browser extensions so that he or she would be able to suggest and implement the best path to improve this project and achieve the desired functions in the most efficient way.