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Netcraft - information gathering platform

Netcraft is an internet service association that provides detailed data about the web facilitating and the Server with point-by-point data on what is running on the server alongside the IP, Whois data, server-side technologies, and so on. This information ought to be saved in your reports with the goal that you can utilize all the data to find the correct testing methodology and characterize the attack surface, which is the essential piece of a pentest.

Visit the https://www.netcraft.com/ and type your target domain name in the search bar. Then let Netcraft do its job to show you all possible information regarding the target.


When we further scroll down, we can see the website itself, the Domain, the IP address, and the domain registrar, which is the company that registered the domain for the specific site.

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The Technology tab shows us the technologies which are used on the target websites.

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Netcraft is a firm situated in Bath, England that provides internet services. Netcraft is financed by retained profits and makes a profit in the following ways:

  • Anti-fraud and anti-phishing services, application testing, code inspections, and automated penetration testing are among the internet security services offered.
  • Providing research data and analysis on a wide range of online topics. Netcraft has been researching the internet since 1995 and is considered an expert on web servers, operating systems, hosting providers, ISPs, encrypted transactions, electronic commerce, scripting languages, and content technologies.
  • Accepting advertisements on Netcraft’s websites.