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alternative to whois

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AnonymousOne, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. AnonymousOne

    AnonymousOne Newbie

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    Is there an alternative to whois that provides access to domain registrant information?

    whois works fine of course, but starts blocking with recaptcha after a certain number of requests.

    I'm scraping so obviously this presents a problem and the likelihood of brute-forcing recaptcha is < 1%.
     
  2. loedown

    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Use different whois providers. Every registrar has one.
     
  3. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Supreme Member

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    Does it have to be zero cost? There are providers that will let you hammer their API's for whois info but its not cheap. As in $1000 or so last time I checked.
     
  4. AnonymousOne

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    I'd saw the xml api, but yeah I was going for zero cost since the api's and other similar options are not cheap as you stated. Been browsing around searching for a provider that I can hammer with requests, but there doesn't seem to be one outside of costly api's.
     
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    Unfortunately that is the how it is.
     
  6. Markus Malkusch

    Markus Malkusch Newbie

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    Would it help if you can do 11000 requests free each month? I would love to suggest my Whois API, which offers that: whois-api.domaininformation.de