What's New in Version 4

Important Differences from Version 3

Please note that you can install Version 4 without removing Version 3. This means that you can have both versions on the same computer.

Should You Upgrade to v4?

You may be eligible to obtain a free upgrade if you purchased v3 within the last 12 months. Please see the upgrade page.

You can continue to use v3 if you prefer not to upgrade.

We update our products very often and add new features. Updates are different from major version upgrades. Updates are also free and happen more frequently. When a new major version is released the updates for the earlier major version will stop. So if you want further free minor version updates you should upgrade to v4. You can upgrade from Domain Punch Pro v3 to v4 for just $49. Please see the upgrade page.

Project Data Formats

There are no differences in project data formats. You can use v4 to open v3 projects and you can use v3 to open v3 projects. Make sure that you have the last released version of v3 when opening and saving projects created using v4.

Registrar API Support

You can import all your domains registered at select registrars into Watch My Domains Pro with a single click. You can also obtain your domain data records at these registrars using the API instead of the more restricted port 43 whois. Please see Registrar API Support for more details.

Registrar API Setup

Improved Automatic Whois Configuration

The latest builds of Domain Punch Pro v4 will automatically perform the whois configuration when you add a domain with a TLD that has not yet been setup. You no longer have to do manual configurations or wait for a software update. With so many new TLDs becoming available, manually configuring each TLD is not a viable option any more. This feature has been enhanced in v4.

Automatic Product News / Update Alerts

We have added an option to provide you important updates related to the software. These updates will be restricted to new versions, important product related changes, etc. You can turn this off from the 'Application Settings' panel.

Visual Interface

The visual interface has been vastly improved. You can now choose between the regular menu + tool-bar interface or the ribbon-bar interface used in v3. We have also added a number of color schemes.

Here are some screen-shots that show some of the interface options

How to Select The Visual Interface

Version 4 Interface

In Ribbon-bar Mode

Version 4 Ribbon Interface

Menu and Tool-bar Mode

Version 4 Color Schemes

Easy Installation

We have removed the need for administrator privileges to install the software on your system. You can install the software for the currently logged in user using the default privileges.

If you wish to install to the "Program Files" instead of the current user's folder you should be logged in as as administrator or power user. You can also do this by downloading the setup executable, right clicking it and selecting "Run As Administrator".

Integration of all features added after previous major version release

All the new features changes made after the previous Version 3 was released has been improved and integrated into v4. The earlier version is now frozen and all product updates will now apply to Version 4.

Domain Punch Pro

A credit card is not required for downloading the trial version.