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Whois scraper

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by netdeveloper, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. netdeveloper

    netdeveloper Newbie

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    Greetings,

    Can anyone recommend a Whois scraper that really works? Most I've tried just fail...
    I just need to get the emails of dozen or two of domains at the same time, not hundreds... using proxies is not an issue.

    Thank you!
     
  2. symss

    symss Regular Member

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    Scrapebox will do the job:)
     
  3. netdeveloper

    netdeveloper Newbie

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    Interesting, I have scrapebox, can you recommend the correct usage?

    I found an app that works afterall, the first domains I tried must have been protected... my fault for testing just a couple...
     
  4. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    What do you need to use whois scrapper for? Spy on competition?
     
  5. netdeveloper

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    Just to contact them for a service that perhaps will be of interest.
     
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    jperk1985 Newbie

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    You could use IMacros for FireFox and make a slick script for it to do the process.
     
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  9. cloaking

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    Running iMacros or a client application for something like this sounds a bit bloated.

    You can use this PHP script to get the domain's whois information: http://www.phpeasycode.com/whois/

    Ignore their dysfunctional online demo. I just tested it locally, and it still works well. Although there isn't a disclosed limit by Verisign (who they use), according to some online postings you can perform up to 1,000 queries per day before they blacklist your IP address. Since you only want to query a dozen or so domains, this is well within your requirements and you won't have any issues.

    Once the email address is scraped, you can then easily use PHP to send an email to the registrant as well. Let me know if you need help with this step.