The Cron Job
Watch My Domains SED depends on a cron job for doing the actual lookups. Please make sure that you have setup the cron job properly.
Looking up Domains
The application handles the domain lookups automatically. The administrator can also create additional rules that will automatically update the domain data at regular intervals.
Though it is not normally required, it is possible to manually add domains to the lookup queue. For this, use the small checkmark button in the footer of the domain table or the 'Lookup' button in the side menubar at right.
You can also use the 'Lookup' tab in the lower pane to trigger lookup for groups of domains. Again, this not really necessary unless the administrator has disabled all the lookup schedules.
When you initiate a domain lookup, the lookups don't start to happen immediately. Instead, the domain names are added to a lookup queue. The lookup queue is then processed by your cron setting (setup during installation).
You can use the small 'refresh' button in the footer of the domain table to refresh the display (if there are entries in the lookup queue and you think that the database has been updated at the server.)
Check the Status of Lookups
You can use the
Lookup Queue tab in the lower pane to check the status of Lookup Queues.
Avoid High Speed High Volume Lookups
Please remember that whois servers have limits on how many lookups can be done per day / per minute, etc. So avoid performing a large number of lookups at a high speed.
You can do this by lowering your cron interval for lookup queue processing or by specifying conservative whois server connection settings (recommended).
Please see whois usage restrictions