[thelist] Domain Name Search API

Ron ronr at linuxdude.com
Thu Nov 27 09:44:35 CST 2008

I did this a while back with a perl script or two. But the
problem was most of the registrars blocked after 30 or so
requests. I had to put in a timer that would sleep for a 5
minutes after 30 requests.  Also, I was only searching for 4
character domains, which would be a small fraction compared
to how many your going to have to search.


Fred Jones wrote:
> I need to make a script which will search for the existence of a
> domain name. I actually want to be able to search for possible domain
> names or ideally with wildcards. What I mean is that if I have as data
> I would like to be able to run a search and retrieve any and all
> domains which share 5 consecutive letters as my search text--the 5
> characters can be anywhere in my data or in the domain name. Thus I
> would want to see results like:
> I can see from Google of course that several domain name registrars
> offer APIs. I am asking here if anyone can recommend one. I don't
> actually want to purchase any domain names--I just want to discover
> the existence of matching domain names.
> I hope this is basically clear.
> Any suggestions?

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