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Gaining Transparency Across the Web with a Bulk WHOIS API

Believe it or not, the Internet has changed. During its early life, it was merely a static network for transferring small bytes of data, and only professional coders could create content on it. Nowadays, vast amounts of data are being downloaded and uploaded through its electronic highways, and the content available now can be produced virtually by anyone out there on countless Web addresses.

But with big data come big issues in terms of transparency and accountability. For one, website scams have become a highly viable tactic of malicious actors. And since these days it's so easy to hide one's identity, imagine the extent of the problem when numerous individuals pull this off.

The good news is that there are publicly available WHOIS records containing domain data that can be utilized to reveal those on the other end of the Internet. What's even better is that these can be acquired en masse through a bulk WHOIS API.

In this article, let's take a look at several use cases for the API and talk about why you should start employing it today.

Why Should One Utilize a Bulk WHOIS API?

Such software as Bulk WHOIS API has been created to provide users with key domain ownership data — i.e., registrant name, organization, contacts, registration dates, etc. — and reduce manual effort on the part of professionals while streamlining the search and investigation process for millions of domain registration the registrants behind.

Specifically, it allows specialists to query a set amount of WHOIS records automatically. This helps save a lot of time and effort as those professionals who need to verify data on multiple domains no longer need to manually perform a single search for every domain name in their list.

The software also lets you check the status of your requests to know how much data has already been processed as well as the remaining amount. Such capability comes in handy as it provides better process visibility and enables you to manage your time better. Ideally, a dependable API should also offer well-parsed data sets that can be accessed at any time for fast and convenient integration.

If you're interested in knowing more about the advantages of the API, you can continue reading on the subject here.

Practical Applications for the Bulk WHOIS API

The domain ownership details can reveal many things regarding online entities. So similar to a standard WHOIS lookup, there are many activities on the Web that Bulk WHOIS API can be used for. Some examples include:

Counteracting illegal online activities – With Bulk WHOIS API cybersecurity specialists can cross-examine the records of numerous domains to identify and confirm traps laid out by threat actors such as phishing or impersonation. For example, a supposedly famous veteran influencer would seem very suspicious if the bulk analysis reveals that their domain details match the domain data of hundreds of other websites connected to known phishing activities.

Augmenting law enforcement – There are plenty of instances where WHOIS data obtained in bulk can be used by law enforcement. The software allows professionals to perform background checks on a large number of domains and can help connect the dots between multiple malicious entities, uncover organized criminal organizations, obtain leads, and even serve processes.

Protecting intellectual property – Bulk WHOIS API can also be employed to safeguard the digital rights of companies. Plagiarism and duplicate content are rampant on the Internet these days, so with this tool professionals can inspect and simultaneously acquire evidence regarding those domains they perceive are infringing or may potentially be infringing on their trademarks.

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The Internet has grown so much and has become so complex to the point where it can be difficult to identify what's real and what's not. Fortunately, there are instruments like Bulk WHOIS API that allow users to quantify a portion of its vastness and reveal identities across the globe on a massive scale.

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