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Premium DNS Database Coverage Increased by 578%

We are thrilled to announce that the coverage of our premium DNS Database Download significantly improved over the past few months. The most recent measurement in 2024 showed that the database’s total number of DNS records increased by 578% compared to May 2023. 

More precisely, there was a 1,313% increase in A records and a 700% increase in the total number of AAAA records. Overall, DNS Database Download now contains more than 35.3 billion DNS records.

January 2024: Domain Activity Highlights

WhoisXML API researchers analyzed more than 7 million domains registered between 1 and 31 January 2024 to identify global domain registration trends, including the most popular registrars, registrant countries, and top-level domain (TLD) extensions.

We also studied the TLD usage and threat type breakdown of more than 1.1 million domains detected as indicators of compromise (IoCs) in January.

Finally, we summarized the findings and provided links to the threat reports produced during the period with DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources.

StreamSets to Snowflake Integration

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for StreamSets to Snowflake Integration.

StreamSets Data Collector 5.7.1 - Docker Deployment and Web Socket Pipeline Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for deploying StreamSets Data Collector version 5.7.1 in a Docker container and creating a simple pipeline to connect to a WebSocket and store the received data locally.

WhoisXML API Launches Newly Registered Domains Feed (Community Edition) on Snowflake Marketplace

WhoisXML API Launches Newly Registered Domains Feed (Community Edition) on Snowflake Marketplace

WhoisXML API recently launched Newly Registered Domains Feed (Community Edition) on Snowflake Marketplace. Newly Registered Domains Feed (Community Edition) availability on Snowflake Marketplace will enable joint customers to access up to 10,000 NRDs per day and view 30 days’ worth of historical data.

Newly Registered Domains (NRD) 2.0 vs. 1.0: What Has Changed?

WhoisXML API has significantly improved its Newly Registered Domains (NRD) service, leading to the introduction of NRD 2.0 and phasing out of NRD 1.0 with end of service (EOS) and end of life (EOL) scheduled respectively on 1 March 2024 and 31 December 2024.

Among other enhancements, new domain activities that are monitored now not only span “added” and “dropped” domains but also “updated” and “discovered” domains. Below is an overview of NRD 2.0’s technical benefits.

December 2023: Domain Activity Highlights

WhoisXML API researchers analyzed more than 9.6 million domains registered between 1 and 31 December 2023 to identify domain registration trends, including the most used top-level domain (TLD) extensions and registrars.

Our researchers also studied the TLD usage and threat type of about 1.5 million domains tagged as indicators of compromise (IoCs) in December. The findings are summarized below, along with links to the threat reports developed using DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources.

WhoisXML API Upgrades its Typosquatting Data Feed Offering

We are excited to announce that we recently upgraded our Typosquatting Data Feed. This innovative release provides improved typosquatting detection and extended coverage to further empower the identification of suspicious domain registrations.

The specific improvements and changes made to this version of Typosquatting Data Feed include:

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