Checking availability of domains in bulk with API?

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  1. ShabbySquire

    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    Hoping to utilize registrars' APIs to check availability of domains in bulk. Can anyone recommend a decent one?
     
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    pavan Elite Member

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    I am not aware of any api but you can use networksolutions to check upto 500 domains in a go
     
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    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    There's Namecheap api, and much more.

    I've tried to use GET http to scrape the results, but you can't get the results as they're usually obfuscated. Using a bot via the browser does work, but it just plods along.
     
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    DomainTools. It isn't free but if current whois information is all you're after then it isn't overly expensive either.
     
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    DT looks good. $50 per mth is about average and you get a nice load of stats to boot.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Scripteen

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    Almost every domain registrar has an api to query domain availability and even register it automatically with payment deducted from preloaded balance or a credit card attached to the account. I prefer both Dynadot.com and Internetbs.net for my domains and they both have API access for their clients.
     
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    Good call, thanks a lot
     
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    I use an old Windows program called "Domain Research Tool", which can lookup availability, etc, of tens of thousands of domains at once. I don't think it's been updated since 2010, but it still serves a lot of my needs. Bought it years ago at http://www.domainresearchtool.com Hope that helps..
     
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    There are a few APIs out there which let you do this. I'd suggest checking out NameChex. This will do exactly what you're looking for!
     
  11. LeafCrAzY93

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    Scrapebox does bulk domain checks.
     
  12. Jonaz86

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    Scrapebox is awesome but not very reliable when it comes to checking if domain is avaliable or not. I might be using it wrong but i doubht it after reading many threads about it..