I received a press release from DomainTools with an announcement that will surely make many developers excited, especially those who cater to domain investors and others who wish to offer domain name related data on their websites. DomainTools is offering its data for developers to use via the DomainTools API suite.
From this morning’s press release:
“The DomainTools API suite will serve an extensive audience that is creating tools and services to protect users and prevent malicious behaviour on the Internet. Brand managers, investigators and those in the legal community will greatly benefit from the easy, scalable access to DomainTools’ research tools such as Whois History, Reverse Whois and Hosting History data. In addition, the network, Internet and webmaster entities will take advantage of name server, hosting, and domain profile data.”
Two companies that have had beta access to the API suite are Hostgator and Whois.de. They have been able to offer customers access to Whois information as well as other popular tools like Domain Monitor and Registrant Alert. The CEO of Hostgator commented that the API was easy to implement and easily handles all of the requests that are made. The DomainTools iPhone app is also built off of their API services, and that is another good example of it in action.
If you want to add some of the DomainTools offerings to your website, you can visit the DomainTools API page for all the implementation details.
I know that the team at DomainTools has been working very hard to get this launched, and I congratulate them on this exciting news.
DomainTools, the recognized leader in domain name research and monitoring, today announced that users can now have direct access to the same data that drives the research and monitoring tools found on DomainTools.com, through DomainTools’ API suite.
The DomainTools API suite will serve an extensive audience that is creating tools and services to protect users and prevent malicious behaviour on the Internet. Brand managers, investigators and those in the legal community will greatly benefit from the easy, scalable access to DomainTools’ research tools such as Whois History, Reverse Whois and Hosting History data. In addition, the network, Internet and webmaster entities will take advantage of name server, hosting, and domain profile data.
“The DomainTools API was a breeze to implement, and most importantly their service has been rock solid for the thousands of daily queries HostGator requires,” says Brent Oxley, Founder, HostGator.
For almost ten years, DomainTools has provided users with the most comprehensive data about domain names and domain name owners. The company also offers a range of services that help users to protect their intellectual property, understand their competition and find new business opportunities — including monitoring tools such as Trademark Alert, Name Server Alert, Domain Monitor, and Registrant Alert. Says Tim Chen, CEO of DomainTools, “DomainTools has seen increasing demand for data access, and we are excited to make these powerful new APIs available to our individual and enterprise clients. We are already seeing initial partners integrating our data into their service offerings, and expect that the community will also be building innovative new products on top of DomainTools data.”
Nearly every piece of data available on DomainTools.com is now available for use via the API. By integrating DomainTools’ standards-compliant interface, users can:
â— Add value to lists of domain names by highlighting important statistics such as historical event counts and related domain names
â— Tap into the largest available database of historic Whois records to discover the true legacy of a domain name
â— Set up a customized keyword or trademark monitoring system to keep tabs on domain registrations
â— Quickly search through millions of domain names to find the perfect domain for a specific project
The DomainTools API is available today and can be set up in three simple steps via the DomainTools API Web page.
DomainTools is the recognized leader in domain name research and monitoring. Like the white pages of the Internet, DomainTools publishes a directory that serves a comprehensive snapshot of past and present domain name registration and ownership records in addition to comprehensive research tools that help to uncover and discover everything there is to know about a domain name. DomainTools is a Top 200 site in the Alexa rankings. DomainTools is based in Seattle, Washington. Visit the website at http://www.domaintools.com.