Government agencies, large-scale enterprises, SMBs & many other businesses investigating cyber crime, detecting & accessing threats, tracking down malicious entities or monitoring a bad actor’s infrastructure to predict a future attack, need various kinds of Internet data sets to help them in characterizing & connecting domains. Also, with the rise in security breaches, professionals are no longer looking for just raw data, but Intel, to take timely action against the surfacing bad actors. Whois API, Inc. has been working with many such senior security professionals since the past decade and creating suitable data products & solutions which can act as building blocks in their toolkit for domain research & investigation. With the plethora of solutions we offer, data planning can sometimes become a task in itself & to that effect, we are now providing our users with Enterprise Packages. These are designed specifically keeping such large-scale agencies in mind, to help provide predictability to their data planning, along with, a comprehensive investigation pathway. Our latest Enterprise level solution, Enterprise Tools Package, provides our users with accessible domain Intel, in an easier & visual format.
The last twenty years have seen the rise of two business developments among others: consumer product development cycle times have decreased and the number of new products companies bring to market in a year have increased. A “flatter” world has also increased global competition in marketplaces that regional players had historically dominated.
Keeping up with the competition is no longer an option. Industry analysts and marketing professionals now need every tool that technology has to offer to stay ahead of the pack. One of the richest resources for anticipating when and what brands will be rolling out is the Whatis database.
In today’s business landscape, it is almost impossible to be successful without setting up an online presence. What’s more, if you are launching a company or product, thinking about which domain name to use is a priority. In fact, it cannot be randomly picked as you must deeply connect with your target audience. But the domain registration market is highly dynamic, and it is advisable to secure domains of interest before someone else does. How can you do that?
While thousands of new domain names are registered every day, there are still many more billions that have been registered over the years, many of which, have undergone multiple ownership changes or even registration changes; be it a change in the Registrar or Name Server changes or even contact details changes, among a few. These older domains have a history, and we at Whois API, Inc. can help you delve deeper into understanding a domain’s past with Whois History API. Professionals researching domains for cyber security or even for investment purpose can hugely benefit to know and understand the past of the domain, to figure if it has ever had a checkered past or even in the case of security analyst to draw connections that may not seem to exist at the surface level.
While digitalization has brought many benefits like faster and easier communication, there are also disadvantages that businesses must be ready to face as a side effect — most notably, cybersecurity threats. Whois API Inc. CEO founder Jonathan Zhang has recently appeared as a guest expert on The Security Awareness Company’s website discussing that tension and the synergies existing between threat intelligence and security awareness. Some of the main points covered are summarized below.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places the responsibility for data privacy on organizations and their Boards of Directors. In the event of a data breach, GDPR may fine organizations up to $24 million or 4 percent of its global revenues in the previous year. It’s important to note, however, that GDPR doesn’t only affect Europe-based companies.
In 2008, hackers hijacked CheckFree.com, which provided online bill payment services and redirected traffic to a website in Ukraine. The fake CheckFree website downloaded malware on CheckFree customers’ computers. The malware stole usernames and passwords. Even worse, it infected the computers of customers of minor banks that had partnered with CheckFree. The banks’ websites had been directing their users to CheckFree.
Neither CheckFree nor the banks had been monitoring changes in the WHOIS registries of their websites. If they had, they would have seen the redirection hackers had placed in domain records.
Nothing enhances your website or app like the ability to offer intrinsic value to your customers or visitors. However your business connects to the domain niche, the ability to integrate domain availability into your offering gives you industry authority and the type of branding that can make you stand out from the competition.
Whether you’re hoping to make your next big profit in cryptocurrency (abitofnews.com), parenting (easydiapering.com), vaping (electroniccigarettes.org), or Three’s Company memorabilia (regalbeagle.com), having the best technology available for domain availability checks is an absolute must in your toolkit.