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4 App Development Challenges a WHOIS Data Lookup API Can Help Address

About 90% of the time people spend on their mobile devices is app use. And with almost half of the world’s 7.7 billion population using their phones and tablets every day, the app development market is indeed a financially rewarding sector. In fact, experts predict the overall market’s revenue to reach $407 billion by 2026.

But like any other booming market, the app development sector has several hurdles to overcome. What immediately comes to mind is the challenge of creating an app with minimal bugs and glitches. Then, there is also the issue of marketability. How do you make sure it gets downloaded and used by the people you created them for?

A WHOIS data lookup API may be able to help. We specifically explored four app development challenges where WHOIS API can make a difference.

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Why DNS History Matters: 5 Key Use Cases of Passive DNS

When Florian Weimer introduced the passive Domain Name System (DNS) replication technology in 2005, his goal was to provide a source of name resolution data distilled from actual DNS query traffic. He also saw the necessity to find a way to look at DNS history as a safeguard against the ease with which anyone can control and modify DNS records.

Where did things go from there? Passive DNS has been around for a decade and a half, but there is still confusion as to what it is and how it can help organizations. So, this article aims to distinguish passive from active DNS. By extension, we explored some reasons why a passive DNS database that gives users access to DNS history can be very beneficial.

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Early Typosquatting Detection Made Possible: A Short Illustration in the Financial Sector

On March 12, 2020, IBM X-Force Exchange published an early warning on a Wells Fargo Squatting Campaign:

“We observed 3 Squatting Domain registrations related to a victim in the finance and insurance sector. The campaign was identified starting with the registration on 2020-03-07 01:15:57 up to the latest registration on 2020-03-12 11:13:30.

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What are the benefits of web filtering for businesses?

Content filtering is the practice of restricting access to a broad category of content or specific websites based on their purpose. There are many reasons why companies use content filtering - from boosting cybersecurity to dealing with workplace productivity.

One of the most important prerequisites to efficient content filtering is being able to properly classify domains and websites that are malicious or inappropriate. This is not an easy task, so you have to be rigorous when deciding which tool to use for content filtering.

In this article, we’ll talk about all the benefits of content filtering and the multifaceted tools you need for this.

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Securing your remote work environment with domain name reputation lookups and more

The coronavirus infection is having a temporary but dramatic effect on the life of many people all around the world. Working from home has been gaining popularity anyway, especially in the IT sector. In spite of that, there are still many companies which insist on traditional offices and working hours. There can be a rationale behind that – for instance, confidential business is better done under more verified circumstances. However, many companies just insist on the conventional approach for lack of experience and trust.

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Looking Up AFRINIC IP Addresses and Ownership Information with IP Netblocks WHOIS Database

Searching IP address data to find more clues for cybercrime investigations has become common practice. And for those who are dealing with cybercriminal suspects from Africa, getting real-time and comprehensive IP address ownership information is possible with an IP Neblocks WHOIS Database that contains information on AFRINIC IP addresses.

With these insights, users will be able, for example, to investigate the so-called “Nigerian scams,” which the region has become notorious for. You may be wondering what these scams are, so let us tell you all about them and how our IP Netblocks services can help.

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Key Features Your Email Validator or Verifier API Should Have

Email remains the most preferred platform for business communication. In marketing, the most efficient way to reach a company’s target audience regardless of their age is through email. The current email open rate stands at 22.86% compared to social media’s engagement reach of 3.71% only.

Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of today’s cybersecurity threats still arrive on networks via emails. In fact, 90% of threats use email as an attack vector. Malware-carrying messages that use effective social engineering ploys still manage to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malicious attachments or clicking embedded harmful links.

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Web Content Personalization through IP Geolocation API

Ranking higher in search engines is the ultimate goal of website owners and developers. Although ranking algorithms are quite complex, we know that user experience (UX) also plays a significant role in them. Google and other search engines mainly want users to be happy or at the very least, satisfied, which not only entails giving them what they are searching for but also ensuring they have a positive experience.

UX as a ranking factor was confirmed in 2017 when low-quality websites that were laden with ads dipped in search ranking. Web pages that don’t give users what they need despite high rankings in the past may see a decline if their content quality drops.

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