Whois Record Retrieval API

Whois Record Retrieval API

"The Whois Record Retrieval API offers real-time domain and IP information, aiding domain management, cybersecurity, and network administration. A valuable online tool."

About the API:  

The Whois Record Retrieval API is a robust tool that delves into the vast realm of the Internet, uncovering essential information about domain names. In the digital landscape, domain names act as the digital addresses that guide us to websites, serving as gateways to a wealth of information, services and resources available online. However, beneath the surface of each domain name lies a treasure trove of critical data, far more complex and valuable than the simple web addresses we encounter on a daily basis.

This API serves as a gateway to reveal the multifaceted aspects of a domain's digital identity, uncovering its historical journey, ownership and intricate administrative details. By providing seamless access to this information, the API becomes an invaluable resource with myriad applications, ranging from website management and cybersecurity to domain brokerage and legal investigations.

At the core of the API's capabilities is registrant information. The registrant represents the person or entity responsible for the domain, and details such as their name, organization. In situations where legal or business inquiries are necessary, having access to this information is essential for contacting domain owners. This facet of the API is particularly crucial for domain management, where ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of domain registrations is a top priority.

Equally significant is the historical context of a domain. The API provides information about a domain name's registration history, including key milestones such as its creation, expiration and any renewal activity. This historical data plays a critical role in domain portfolio management, allowing users to monitor the status of their domains and identify opportunities for registration, renewal or acquisition.

The Whois Record Retrieval API also provides details about the company responsible for managing and registering the domain. This information is vital for processes such as transferring domains, resolving registration issues and understanding which organization handles the technical aspects of a domain.

The API effectively informs users about the current status of a domain, indicating whether it is active, pending transfer or under redemption. This data is crucial to understanding the real-time status of a domain name.

A key feature of the Whois Record Retrieval API is its ability to provide access to the most recent and up-to-date WHOIS records. Since domain information can evolve over time, this feature ensures that users have access to the most recent data, which helps them stay well-informed and up-to-date.

The Whois Record Retrieval API finds applications in a multitude of industries and sectors, including domain management, intellectual property protection, market analysis, cybersecurity, legal research and domain brokerage. It empowers a wide range of professionals, from legal experts and cybersecurity analysts to marketers, researchers, domain brokers and business owners. These professionals can leverage the API to access critical domain information, enhancing their online activities and decision-making processes.

In a digital age where online assets, websites and Internet presence are of substantial value, the Whois Record Retrieval API ensures that individuals and organizations can access a wealth of information. This contributes to the transparency, security and trustworthiness of the Internet by demystifying the layers of digital identity. The API stands as an indispensable resource for those navigating the complexities of the digital landscape, equipping them to make informed decisions and take accurate actions in an ever-evolving online world.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive parameters and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Domain registration: Verify domain availability and retrieve registration details for domain registration services.

  2. Cybersecurity investigations: Investigate and monitor domains and IP addresses for potential threats and malicious activity.

  3. Brand protection: Monitor and protect brand identity by identifying unauthorized domain registrations and potential phishing websites.

  4. Market research: Collect domain-related data for market research, competitive analysis and trend tracking.

  5. Network troubleshooting: Troubleshoot network problems by accessing IP address details, host names and network information.

Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint you must indicate the URL of a domain in the parameter.

GET https://zylalabs.com/api/2630/whois+record+retrieval+api/2645/domain+information

Domain Information - Endpoint Features
Object Description
search [Required]
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"Domain Name":"GOOGLE.COM","Registry Domain ID":"2138514_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN","Registrar WHOIS Server":"whois.markmonitor.com","Registrar URL":"http://www.markmonitor.com","Updated Date":"2019-09-09T15:39:04Z","Creation Date":"1997-09-15T04:00:00Z","Registry Expiry Date":"2028-09-14T04:00:00Z","Registrar":"MarkMonitor Inc.","Registrar IANA ID":"292","Registrar Abuse Contact Email":"[email protected]","Registrar Abuse Contact Phone":"+1.2086851750","Domain Status":"serverUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverUpdateProhibited","Name Server":"NS4.GOOGLE.COM","DNSSEC":"unsigned","URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form":"https://www.icann.org/wicf/",">>> Last update of whois database":"2023-09-27T19:16:27Z <<<","For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https":"//icann.org/epp","NOTICE":"The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the","TERMS OF USE":"You are not authorized to access or query our Whois","by the following terms of use":"You agree that you may use this Data only","to":"(1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass","_raw":"   Domain Name: GOOGLE.COM\r\n   Registry Domain ID: 2138514_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN\r\n   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com\r\n   Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com\r\n   Updated Date: 2019-09-09T15:39:04Z\r\n   Creation Date: 1997-09-15T04:00:00Z\r\n   Registry Expiry Date: 2028-09-14T04:00:00Z\r\n   Registrar: MarkMonitor Inc.\r\n   Registrar IANA ID: 292\r\n   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]\r\n   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2086851750\r\n   Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited\r\n   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited\r\n   Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited\r\n   Domain Status: serverDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverDeleteProhibited\r\n   Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited\r\n   Domain Status: serverUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverUpdateProhibited\r\n   Name Server: NS1.GOOGLE.COM\r\n   Name Server: NS2.GOOGLE.COM\r\n   Name Server: NS3.GOOGLE.COM\r\n   Name Server: NS4.GOOGLE.COM\r\n   DNSSEC: unsigned\r\n   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/\r\n>>> Last update of whois database: 2023-09-27T19:16:27Z <<<\r\n\r\nFor more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp\r\n\r\nNOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the\r\nregistrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is\r\ncurrently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration\r\ndate of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring\r\nregistrar.  Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to\r\nview the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.\r\n\r\nTERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois\r\ndatabase through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and\r\nautomated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or\r\nmodify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry\r\nServices' (\"VeriSign\") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for\r\ninformation purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information\r\nabout or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not\r\nguarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide\r\nby the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only\r\nfor lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data\r\nto: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass\r\nunsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,\r\nor facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes\r\nthat apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,\r\nrepackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly\r\nprohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to\r\nuse electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or\r\nquery the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register\r\ndomain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right\r\nto restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure\r\noperational stability.  VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the\r\nWhois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign\r\nreserves the right to modify these terms at any time.\r\n\r\nThe Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and\r\nRegistrars.\r\n"}

Domain Information - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/2630/whois+record+retrieval+api/2645/domain+information?search=google.com' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


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Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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