4 Practical Usages of a Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains Database

4 Practical Usages of a Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains Database

Imagine a world without domain names. While it is possible to live in one, the majority of people would have a hard time memorizing sets of numbers instead of names. If you want to visit google[.]com, for example, you would need to type in 172[.]217[.]11[.]14 every single time – not to mention that this IP address might change every time Google changes the way it deploys its web server network. But you get the point. People would need to memorize several series of numbers so they can shop, pay bills, and get in touch with people from across the globe online.

We dare say that without domain names, the online world would not be flourishing as it is now. The domain name industry in itself is also thriving, with thousands of domains bought and registered every day. Verisign disclosed that during the fourth quarter of 2019, it closed 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs).

With that enormous number, how can you monitor new domain names? That is where Newly Registered & Recently Expired Domains Data Feed comes in handy. But perhaps a more pressing question is why there should be a need to monitor domain names, notably, newly registered ones? We addressed these questions in this post, starting with the practical usages of having a newly registered domain list or database.

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Improving Managed Security Service Provision with a GeoIP Database

Improving Managed Security Service Provision with a GeoIP Database

A data breach can have a lasting impact on an affected organization, with consequences ranging from reputation damage to loss of customer trust and staggering legal fines that result from lawsuits and settlement fees. Recent studies estimate the cost of a data breach caused by malicious attacks at $4.45 million. More than 70% of U.S. users also said that they’d avoid a company that does not sufficiently secure its data.

When it comes to securing your crown jewels and customer data, safeguarding all possible attack entry points should be a top priority. Organizations today must employ proactive and multilayered approaches to security that cover all their bases—endpoints, network, and data storage (whether in-house or cloud-based).

One way of ensuring sufficient protection is through a managed security service provider (MSSP) that uses a GeoIP database such as IP Geolocation Data Feed. This post offers some specific recommendations.

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4 App Development Challenges a WHOIS Data Lookup API Can Help Address

4 App Development Challenges a WHOIS Data Lookup API Can Help Address

About 90% of the time people spend on their mobile devices is app use. And with almost half of the world’s 7.7 billion population using their phones and tablets every day, the app development market is indeed a financially rewarding sector. In fact, experts predict the overall market’s revenue to reach $407 billion by 2026.

But like any other booming market, the app development sector has several hurdles to overcome. What immediately comes to mind is the challenge of creating an app with minimal bugs and glitches. Then, there is also the issue of marketability. How do you make sure it gets downloaded and used by the people you created them for?

A WHOIS data lookup API may be able to help. We specifically explored four app development challenges where WHOIS API can make a difference.

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Why DNS History Matters: 5 Key Use Cases of Passive DNS

Why DNS History Matters: 5 Key Use Cases of Passive DNS

When Florian Weimer introduced the passive Domain Name System (DNS) replication technology in 2005, his goal was to provide a source of name resolution data distilled from actual DNS query traffic. He also saw the necessity to find a way to look at DNS history as a safeguard against the ease with which anyone can control and modify DNS records.

Where did things go from there? Passive DNS has been around for a decade and a half, but there is still confusion as to what it is and how it can help organizations. So, this article aims to distinguish passive from active DNS. By extension, we explored some reasons why a passive DNS database that gives users access to DNS history can be very beneficial.

Early Typosquatting Detection Made Possible: A Short Illustration in the Financial Sector

On March 12, 2020, IBM X-Force Exchange published an early warning on a Wells Fargo Squatting Campaign:

“We observed 3 Squatting Domain registrations related to a victim in the finance and insurance sector. The campaign was identified starting with the registration on 2020-03-07 01:15:57 up to the latest registration on 2020-03-12 11:13:30.

For all registered domains we could identify NameCheap, Inc. as the registrar based in Panama. The email address used for registering the domains was anonymized.

The registered domains could not be resolved to any hosting IPs throughout our analysis.

What are the benefits of web filtering for businesses?

What are the benefits of web filtering for businesses?

Content filtering is the practice of restricting access to a broad category of content or specific websites based on their purpose. There are many reasons why companies use content filtering – from boosting cybersecurity to dealing with workplace productivity.

One of the most important prerequisites to efficient content filtering is being able to properly classify domains and websites that are malicious or inappropriate. This is not an easy task, so you have to be rigorous when deciding which tool to use for content filtering.

In this article, we’ll talk about all the benefits of content filtering and the multifaceted tools you need for this.

Securing your remote work environment with domain name reputation lookups and more

Securing your remote work environment with domain name reputation lookups and more

The coronavirus infection is having a temporary but dramatic effect on the life of many people all around the world. Working from home has been gaining popularity anyway, especially in the IT sector. In spite of that, there are still many companies which insist on traditional offices and working hours. There can be a rationale behind that – for instance, confidential business is better done under more verified circumstances. However, many companies just insist on the conventional approach for lack of experience and trust.

Looking Up AFRINIC IP Addresses and Ownership Information with IP Netblocks WHOIS Database

Looking Up AFRINIC IP Addresses and Ownership Information with IP Netblocks WHOIS Database

Searching IP address data to find more clues for cybercrime investigations has become common practice. And for those who are dealing with cybercriminal suspects from Africa, getting real-time and comprehensive IP address ownership information is possible with an IP Neblocks WHOIS Database that contains information on AFRINIC IP addresses.

With these insights, users will be able, for example, to investigate the so-called “Nigerian scams,” which the region has become notorious for. You may be wondering what these scams are, so let us tell you all about them and how our IP Netblocks services can help.