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Importing NRD2 Data Feed to GCP

The intention of this document is to show you the basics of how to download the WhoisXML API's NRD2 data feed provided by WhoisXML API to a GCP Cloud Storage bucket by leveraging a serverless Cloud Functions.  GCP Cloud Functions acts as a serverless compute service that allows you to write and execute code without provisioning or managing servers.  GCP Cloud Storage is an object storage service for storing and retrieving files.  This document will guide you through the process of configuring both GCP Cloud Functions and a GCP Cloud Storage bucket.  

September 2023: Domain Activity Highlights

WhoisXML API researchers studied a randomized sample of 30,000 domains out of the millions registered on 1–30 September 2023. We determined commonalities in their WHOIS data, registrant country, registrar, and TLD.

In addition, we examined the domains’ text string usage to uncover potentially emerging trends. We also tapped into our predictive intelligence sources to determine some of the month’s most imitated brands based on text string usage. This study’s findings and links to threat reports developed using DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources are summarized below.

Importing NRD2 Data Feed to AWS S3

The intention of this document is to show you the basics of how to download the WhoisXML API's NRD2 data feed provided by WhoisXML API to an AWS S3 bucket by leveraging a serverless Lambda function. AWS Lambda functions act as a serverless compute service that allows you to write and execute code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS S3 is an object storage service for storing and retrieving files. This document will guide you through the process of configuring both AWS Lambda and an AWS S3 bucket.  

Importing the Disposable Email Domains Data Feed to AWS S3

The intention of this document is to show you the basis of how to download the disposable email domain data feed provided by WhoisXML API to an AWS S3 bucket by leveraging a serverless Lambda function. AWS Lambda functions act as a serverless compute service that allows you to write and execute code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS S3 is an object storage service for storing and retrieving files. This document will guide you through the process of configuring both AWS Lambda and an AWS S3 bucket.  

Newly Registered Domains (NRD2) Coverage Increased by 89% in 2023

As part of WhoisXML API’s efforts to continuously improve its products and services, the coverage and quality of the Newly Registered Domains (NRD2) Data Feed significantly improved over the past months. More precisely, the latest Q3 2023 measurements show that the data feed’s coverage increased by 89% since the last quarter of 2022.

August 2023: Domain Activity Highlights

Of the millions of domains registered on 1–31 August 2023, the WhoisXML API researchers studied a randomized sample of 31,000 to determine commonalities in their WHOIS data, registrant country, registrar, and TLD.

In addition, we examined the domains’ text string usage to uncover potentially emerging trends. We also tapped into our predictive intelligence sources to determine some of August’s most imitated brands or text strings. This study’s findings in addition to links to threat reports developed using DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources are summarized below.

Important Product Announcement—NRD 1.0 End of Life (EOL) and Migration to NRD 2.0

Within the next months, we will stop supporting Newly Registered Domain (NRD) 1.0 and steadily continue user migration to NRD 2.0, an upgraded version with more comprehensive data coverage and event monitoring than ever before.

To facilitate this transition, we divided the process into two parts. The end of support for NRD 1.0 is scheduled for 1 March 2024. That means our development team will stop providing fixes and technical support for this version by that date. By 31 December 2024, we will entirely discontinue NRD 1.0 and will thus no longer provide any related service files or updates, except for NRD quarterly files that will remain accessible using NRD1 credentials after the EOL period.

July 2023: Domain Activity Highlights

Of the millions of domains registered on 1–31 July 2023, WhoisXML API researchers studied a randomized sample of 31,000 to determine commonalities in their WHOIS data, registrant country, registrar, and TLD.

In addition, we examined the domains’ text string usage to uncover potentially emerging trends. This study’s findings and links to threat reports developed using DNS, IP, and domain intelligence sources are summarized below.

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