Ways in which Online Merchants can Prevent Credit Card Fraud!

With the growth of the worldwide web and internet users, online shopping, due to its varied benefits has become a norm of the day. While online merchants are reaping its benefits, they surely are facing a major hurdle with ‘chargebacks’ and other losses, due to the increasing occurrences of Credit Card frauds!


Even after a Credit Card processor or registration service approves an order, the merchant should perform additional checks at his/ her end as fraudulent orders are sometimes approved. Online merchants need to develop safeguards to prevent fraud and thereby reduce their losses.


How to Protect Your Domain Name

Domain names represent the online identification of individuals, businesses, and organizations.  Rising cyber security threats have time and again proven that individuals and organizations must protect their virtual assets against a range of threats or circumstances that may result in temporary or permanent loss of their domain name.


The threats a domain owner faces can be both external as well as internal. An external attack would be when a malicious entity tries to gain unauthorized access to a domain name registration account in order to control a domain name or to alter Domain Name System (DNS) information associated with that domain name. An internal threat can be in the form of a failure to renew a domain name, which can also result in the loss of your domain name.

Domain Name Buying Tips for Domain Investors

With the steady adoption of the Internet worldwide, majority of the businesses are shifting to the web. It has now become crucial for businesses to have an online presence. As of 2016, there are about 1.1 billion websites with about 4.5 billion total pages.  But out of these websites about 60% are ‘inactive’. These websites are kept as ‘placeholders’ for sale or have only a page or so of stale content.


New Year calls for new resolutions!

With the advent of Twenty Seventeen, we at WhoisXmlApi are looking forward to further expanding our horizons in the domain industry. Last year we took some significant steps growing in the domain data space. Instead of just being a provider for various types of Whois Data, we ventured into providing solutions, so we can partner with our customers in simplifying their domain research.


In 2016, our first leap away from only dealing with domain Whois data started with the introduction of Website Classification Database which essentially categorizes and provides a database of over 100 million websites.


Moving Beyond Whois – Introducing Website Classification Database

At WhoisXmlApi.com, we take great pride in developing products that can help our users in their various undertakings, from investigating Cyber Crime or brand fraud, to competitive research, domain management and acquisition. Data points that add insight to individual domains and connections between them are especially helpful, and we are constantly trying to provide data that can add value to our users’ research!


Our Whois products and services, provide intelligence about almost all the existing TLD’s . As useful as this information is, however, there is much more that can be learned about a domain by going beyond the data in the Whois record itself.

Manage Your Domain’s Whois Database Downloads Effectively Now!

If your business requires historic Domain data on a large scale, opting for Domain Database Downloads is the perfect solution. While the database dumps provided by WhoisXmlApi.com is well parsed and provided in popular MYSQL or CSV files, fishing the required data from the plethora of information in the database can be a little cumbersome!


Understanding our customers need for streamlined and fast fishing, we have partnered with WhoDat, in order to help companies that prefer not to invest in creating a back-end infrastructure for Database Downloads. WhoDat works as a front-end for WhoisXmlApi.com data, providing an interactive, pivotable application for analysts to use while performing research.

5 uses of Whois data for Cyber Security Professionals

2015 saw a major surge in Cyber Crime; right from an increase in criminal activity, to the scale of the crimes and lastly the innovative techniques of crime that are being adopted by Cyber Criminals. Cyber Security professionals from across the world have rolled up their sleeves as they are well aware that this New Year is not going to be a cakewalk, at this rate. The emphasis, for them, now is shifting to being proactive and preventing attacks instead of reacting to the crimes.Here is our list of 5 ways in which WhoisXmlApi.com can be used to help prevent Cyber theft this year and try to make it a joyous time for everyone; except for the Cyber criminals, of course!

Things you need to know about Whois Data – FAQs

Each day we get lots of queries with regards to the use, functionality and various other technical details of WhoisXmlApi.com.


In order to clarify the doubts of our new customers as well as long-standing patrons, we have decided to run a series of blogs on various important topics. We will dedicate each blog to a particular topic and will feature the most frequently asked questions in detail.


The first topic in this series will cover Domain Data. Now, it may sound like an elementary topic, but trust us, there are so many misconceptions and misunderstood facts, that starting from the basics is the only way to clearly understand Whois data!