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For over a decade, we have been gathering domain WHOIS records for all gTLDs and ccTLDs. We are a domain Whois, DNS, IP and cyber threat intelligence data provider. We provide real-time APIs, database downloads, and tools in domain research & monitoring and threat intelligence. We continuously strive to meet the demand of our diverse and huge customer base by offering various solutions to satisfy their specific business needs. Our customer base includes fortune 500 companies, threat intelligence/infosec companies, anti-malware/security vendors, cybercrime units, government agencies, brand protection agencies, domain registries/registrars, domain investors/brokers, banks, payment processors, telecom, marketing researchers, big-data warehouses, web analytics firms, investment funds, web developers and many more.
We have been recognized as one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing Top IT Companies with a rank of #268 in 2017 and #651 in 2018.

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Historic WHOIS Records
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Domains and subdomains
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TLDs & ccTLDs
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IP netblocks
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IP addresses in use covered

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Cyber Security Data

No matter what type of cyber attack you are investigating, be assured that our real time and WHOIS History API combined with reverse WHOIS API will always come in handy and be a great starting point for your investigations.

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Domainer

Get Daily downloads for newly registered and recently expired domains. Our Domain Availability API will also prove to be a great tool for Domainers.

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Brand Protection

Monitor and protect ‘terms’ that come under your intellectual property. Be automatically notified in order to take timely action. Utilize our WHOIS data to keep track of various domains of your interest.

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Marketing Research

Get all the information related to a specific domain or TLD, including its owner and contact details to target your potential customers.

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Registrar

Outsource part or all of your WHOIS services and other domain management services to us and concentrate on your core business without worrying about your customers lacking any domain related information.

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Law Enforcement

Get all the domain’s WHOIS information that includes the registrant name, address, phone number, email, and more, from both the registrar and registry to help with your cases.

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Fraud Detection Data

Safeguard against payment transaction fraud with the help of accurate and comprehensive domain WHOIS data that includes historic records, unlimited reverse WHOIS API lookups and the Domain Research Suite.

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Investment Fund and Banking

Monitor web asset acquisitions and fraudulent online transactions, identify investment opportunities and verify merger and spinoff activities by using WHOIS data.

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WhoDat Project: an Interactive Pivotable Tool for Working with WHOIS Data

As the analysis and research of WHOIS data is crucial in cybersecurity, the MITRE cooperation develops a front-end for the services provided by WhoisXML API in support of researchers' and analysts' work...

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DNS Forensics Using the Big Data Extension of IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

The basis of IBM’s key security solutions is the QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, a security information and event management system (SIEM). It is a unified platform covering many security-related tasks and incorporating a broad spectrum of solutions including the use of X-Force Threat Intelligence, IBM’s cloud-based threat intelligence platform.

The big data extension of QRadar can be used to do DNS forensics in order to identify risky domains, risky users, and risky IP addresses, and feed this information back to QRadar in order to define new protection rules...

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Easily Managing Hundreds of Domain Names from Salesforce

IEEE was searching for a solution to automate its manual process of ensuring hundreds of independently-owned IEEE domain names were being updated with their latest information in the WHOIS Domain Name Registry. More specifically, there was a critical need of identifying upcoming domain name expirations early in order to alert their owners of potential losses...

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Dark Crawler, a Useful Tool to Assess Child Exploitation from Online Communities

Child sexual offenders have always been quick to adapt technological advances, such as photography and film for the purposes of exploiting children. The move of child exploitation material (CEM) to the Internet has enabled them to form online communities which allow easier access to CEM, recruiting co offenders and business partners, as well as validating their deviant behavior amongst other offenders.

Despite the established harm inherent within child exploitation imagery and distribution online, current attempts to limit such content have been largely unsuccessful.

Dark Crawler is a tool used by search-engines to automatically navigate the Internet and collect information about each website and webpage which can be used to seek out specific content, such as child exploitation material ...

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Whois Data Opening up a New Avenue
for the Measurement of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the central process through which economic growth and performance is fostered in a regional economy. Its evaluation is thus of paramount importance for policymakers and economists. However, the quantification of entrepreneurship, that is, introduction of measures to describe the attempts to start growth-oriented business, the likelihood of their success, the ability to raise venture capital, etc. is a challenging task due to the lack of globally available and accurate input data on e.g. business registration.

In a recent working paper a new approach is proposed to overcome this issue by using WHOIS registration data. The approach is applied to companies in Oxford and Cambridge, UK as a demonstration, by using data purchased from WhoisXML API.

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Malicious URL Detection via Machine Learning

Protection against malicious websites is an important task in cybersecurity. A common way of identifying such sites is the use of blacklists which contain a large set of URLs considered dangerous. There are various techniques for compiling such lists, and there is obviously a need for methods to verify if a suspicious site is really dangerous...

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Is a HTTPS Webpage as Secure as Expected?

Encrypted communication on the Internet is most commonly realized by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). Webpages communicating sensitive content, including Internet banking, webshops, etc. use the HTTPS protocol which is based on this. E-mail servers, when communicating with clients in a secure manner, use the relevant e-mail transfer protocols such as SMTP, IMAP or POP3 over SSL/TLS.

In current practice web pages are often hosted at least in part by third-party hosting providers or content-delivery networks. Thus the hardware systems we communicate with belong to these third parties, which may host many other pages of completely different entities. And, in order to establish desired secure communications, these parties have to get hold of private keys of these entities. Currently, many providers overtake even the management of keys from their clients which gives rise to profound and possibly severe security implications...

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WHOIS Data for Vulnerability Notifications

One of the cornerstones of cybersecurity is threat intelligence sharing. Maintenance of our IT systems' security and their protection against malicious activity require up-to-date knowledge of the entire field. There are significant efforts to assist experts in this activity, including those of market leaders such as IBM X-Force Exchange.

Due to the decentralized architecture of the Internet, however, the collaboration of the actors as well as voluntary campaigns in order to detect vulnerabilities are also of utmost importance. If, however, the owners of the affected systems cannot be notified, these efforts can hardly achieve their positive goal. And in this notification process, WHOIS data have their use...

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The WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability in the New gTLD Era: a Threat Crying for Urgent Solution

Sometimes certain comfortable and seemingly innocent protocols can introduce significant security risks, especially when the system's environment changes.

The WPAD (Web Proxy Autodiscovery) protocol is prevalently used to configure the web proxy settings of end systems such as desktops and other devices belonging to an administrative domain, e.g. a corporate network. The benefit of this solution is that system administrators can deploy local web proxy settings essentially without any user interaction. Due to a very progressive change in the domain registration policies, the otherwise very useful WPAD protocol has introduced the possibility of a new and very dangerous man-in-the-middle attack...

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