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Real-time Email Address Verification for E-commerce Fraud Prevention

Online shopping and e-commerce is a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2017 the retail e-commerce sales have surpassed $2 Trillion and are growing at the rate of approximately 23% year over year. E-commerce has grown from being an early fascination to actually competing with brick and mortar business model. To put that into perspective, 53% of global internet users have made an online purchase in 2016, that’s approx. 1 billion people. And the trend seems to be just growing. With all the benefits that e-commerce is providing to its consumers, experts are predicting the industry to go up to $4.5 Trillion by 2021. Yes, that’s double of what we have now!

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Detecting Cyber Threats with WhoisXmlApi

Predicting & proactively identifying cyber threats have become one of the biggest goals of cyber security analysts in today’s time. Not only have the types of threats increased over the years but also the increase in the sheer velocity of them has become a matter of concern for security professionals. One of WhoisXmlApi’s customers, IBM, a US based computer, IT consulting and world’s biggest technology company is at the forefront in the cyber security space. With IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence they tap into serious data breaches, major cyber security attacks, and new cyber security vulnerabilities.

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Crossing Yet Another Milestone!

We are very excited to announce that WhoisXmlApi has officially joined the Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the USA. Ranking 268 in Inc5000 has been no easy feat. When we started WhoisXmlApi in 2010, our vision was very clear, to be a one-stop shop for domain data for all the industries who require & use it. To serve that goal, we have strived hard and are extremely humbled as well as over-joyed of joining this esteemed list of companies.

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Gain Momentum with Live Domain Data!

Streaming, aka real-time/ live data processing, is the next evolution of the big data phenomenon. With the amount of data being generated in today’s time, approximately one zettabyte annually – the model of data analytics which is widely used currently i.e. the collection of data and then performing analytics is becoming increasingly cumbersome. With streaming live data, you no longer have to resort to capturing, storing and then extracting valuable data, since you can gain insights more quickly, as and when things are happening!

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DNS – The Dark Knight of the Internet

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a very crucial component to the internet. It lies in the shadows and resolves domain names into machine readable IP addresses, simplifying the world of web for us. Besides that DNS servers have a plethora of information for every possible existing Domain which is stored in the form of ‘Resource Records (RR)’. This data can be of immense help to professionals who analyze domains and its connected network, be it for malicious activities or simply for business research or monitoring.

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Introducing the Most Comprehensive Email Verification API

Introducing Email Verification API, out latest endeavor in providing optimal email address hygiene solutions. Email verification & validation is a process that checks email addresses to give you information about their validity, existence, deliverability, and quality. Our sophisticated email verification system implements artificial intelligence, multi-layer testing and intricate algorithm to identify troublesome email addresses. And all that in real-time too!

Assuring an email address is of a good quality requires a combination of various validation techniques. With our multi-layer checks, you can choose the level of verification you wish to receive. The various levels of checks that can be undertaken for an email address are:

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Importance of Data in the Present Cyber Attack Scenario

Last month, the entire world was shaken by one of the largest Ransomware cyberattacks in the history of the internet. The Ransomware known as ‘WannaCry’ was first discovered on Friday, May 12th, and by the end of the day had spread to an estimated 57,000 computers covering approximately 150 countries, worldwide. It essentially targeted computers running on Microsoft Windows operating system. The malware encrypted the files on a victim’s computer and demanded a ransom in the form of Bitcoin cryptocurrency to get them back.

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WhoisXmlApi Mobile App Available on the Apple App Store & the Android Market!

An App to find out who owns a particular domain & which domains are owned by someone.

Ever had the need to access domain information when away from your desktop? Available now, WhoisXmlApi App, that helps you find all the domain registration details, also known as Whois Records, on the go.

Whois records contain key data points for domains including Registrant name, organization, e-mail address, registration address, registrar information, creation date, expiration date, updated date, domain availability, domain age, and much more. So all the information about a domain can now be availed by simply making a Whois Search on the App!

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