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InstaRecon - An Automated Digital Reconnaissance Tool

InstaRecon is an automated Python-based basic Digital Reconnaissance Tool. It is great for getting an initial footprint of your targets and discovering additional subdomains.

It can do the following:
  • DNS lookups (A, PTR, MX, NS)
  • DNS lookups recursively on all hosts discovered
  • Whois (on domain and IP) lookups
  • Google dorks looking for subdomains and URLs
  • Shodan lookups
  • Reverse DNS lookups on entire CIDRs (only if target is a network)

InstaRecon will never scan a target directly. All the Information is retrieved from DNS/Whois servers, Google, and Shodan.


To install simply do:
./ install
Dependencies should be automatically installed. Then go: 


$ -v -s  -o ~/

# InstaRecon v0.1.2 - by Luis Teixeira (

# Scanning 1/1 hosts

# Shodan key provided -

# ____________________ Scanning ____________________ #

# DNS lookups

[*] Domain:

[*] IPs & reverse DNS: -

[*] NS records: - - - -

[*] MX records: - - - - -

# Whois lookups

[*] Whois domain:

Domain Name:

Registry Domain ID: 1264983250_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN

Registrar WHOIS Server:

Registrar URL:

Updated Date: 2015-01-08T04:00:18-0800

Creation Date: 2007-10-09T11:20:50-0700

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-10-09T11:20:50-0700

Registrar: MarkMonitor, Inc.

Registrar IANA ID: 292

Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]

Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2083895740

Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited (

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited (

Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited (

Registry Registrant ID:

Registrant Name: GitHub Hostmaster

Registrant Organization: GitHub, Inc.

Registrant Street: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St,

Registrant City: San Francisco

Registrant State/Province: CA

Registrant Postal Code: 94107

Registrant Country: US

Registrant Phone: +1.4157354488

Registrant Phone Ext:

Registrant Fax:

Registrant Fax Ext:

Registrant Email: [email protected]

Registry Admin ID:

Admin Name: GitHub Hostmaster

Admin Organization: GitHub, Inc.

Admin Street: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St,

Admin City: San Francisco

Admin State/Province: CA

Admin Postal Code: 94107

Admin Country: US

Admin Phone: +1.4157354488

Admin Phone Ext:

Admin Fax:

Admin Fax Ext:

Admin Email: [email protected]

Registry Tech ID:

Tech Name: GitHub Hostmaster

Tech Organization: GitHub, Inc.

Tech Street: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St,

Tech City: San Francisco

Tech State/Province: CA

Tech Postal Code: 94107

Tech Country: US

Tech Phone: +1.4157354488

Tech Phone Ext:

Tech Fax:

Tech Fax Ext:

Tech Email: [email protected]

Name Server:

Name Server:

Name Server:

Name Server:

DNSSEC: unsigned

URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-06-17T19:49:18-0700

[*] Whois IP for

asn: 36459


asn_country_code: US

asn_date: 2012-11-15

asn_registry: arin

net 0:


    range: -

    name: GITHUB-NET4-1

    description: GitHub, Inc.

    handle: NET-192-30-252-0-1


    address: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr Street

    city: San Francisco

    state: CA

    postal_code: 94107

    country: US


    abuse_emails: [email protected]

    tech_emails: [email protected]


    created: 2012-11-15 00:00:00

    updated: 2013-01-05 00:00:00

# Querying Shodan for open ports

[*] Shodan:


Organization: GitHub

ISP: GitHub

Port: 80

Banner: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

    Content-length: 0


    Connection: close

Port: 22

Banner: SSH-2.0-libssh-0.6.0

    Key type: ssh-rsa






    Fingerprint: 16:27:ac:a5:76:28:2d:36:63:1b:56:4d:eb:df:a6:48

# Querying Google for subdomains and Linkedin pages, this might take a while

[*] Possible LinkedIn page:

[*] Subdomains: - - - - - - - - - -

# Saving output csv file

# Done

Download InstaRecon

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