Reverse WHOIS API lets you see all the domain names containing specified search terms (names, email, address, phone, etc.) based on WHOIS records.
Domain Availability API lets you check instantly if a domain name is available to be registered.
Email Verification API is a simple REST API solution to ensure the existence, quality, and validity of an email address.
DNS Lookup API lets you gather a domain' corresponding IP address/A record, mail server/MX record, DNS servers/NS nameservers, as well as other items like SPF records/TXT records.
Reverse IP API lets you see all the connected domains currently hosted on a given IP address. That way, you can make sure your or someone else's website doesn't share an IP address with undesirable hosts and therefore prevent overblocking.
WHOIS API (v2) returns well-parsed WHOIS records with fields in XML and JSON formats for any IPv4, IPv6 address, domain name, or email.
Reverse MX API lets you see the list of domains using the same mail server so that you can avoid your website sharing its server with dangerous or even blacklisted domains.
Bulk WHOIS API delivers WHOIS records for large lists of domains and IPs via a single REST API query and is powered by a WHOIS Database containing 11.5 billion+ WHOIS records spanning 2,864+ TLDs for over 582M domains tracked. Upload a CSV file containing the domain list and download the result in CSV.
Explore the House Plants API, a practical database designed for plant enthusiasts. Effortlessly retrieve detailed information on various house plants by querying names, common or Latin nomenclature, origin, climate preferences, and more. Gain insights into temperature requirements, sensitivities, diseases, and practical care instructions.
IDfy’s IBBI Verification API will enable you to understand if an Indian corporation is under bankruptcy.
Car information is only available in New Zealand. Detect the vehicle number plate using the license plate recognition and detection API.
Databases house all of the information we need today. From song lyrics to sensitive financial or medical information, flight times to recipes, everything is stored neatly in a database on a server somewhere.
What is a Database API?
A database API (DB-API) provides the means of connecting an application with a database. The API is the route of communication between the two machines.
How does a Database API work?
Database APIs send out HTTP calls to the server where the database is housed. Then, based on user input, it will retrieve the requested information from within the database, parse it, and return it to the end user’s application.
Who can benefit from Database APIs?
Any developer or web admin that needs access to a large amount of data for their application or site can benefit from a database API. There are a wide variety of use cases, including:
A movie site that lists and allows searching of films by data, actor, genre, etc
A music website for song lyrics, or an application that sorts music based on the user’s preferences
A travel app that offers users information about popular restaurants in the area
Likewise, anyone that has access to technology in the world has benefited from database APIs in some way or another.
Why are Database APIs necessary?
Database APIs connect the world of information. For example, every time a search is performed on Google, a website like Wikipedia or your favorite recipe site, or an application like Twitter or Facebook, an API connects to a server somewhere to send back the answer in real-time.
While it would be possible to reach out to a company and request a spreadsheet providing the information needed, it would then need to be manually implemented into the application. Furthermore, the data would become outdated rather quickly in most cases. APIs remove the need for this work and can provide the most accurate and timely information available from the database when requested.
What can you expect from a Database API?
Database APIs should be cleanly coded, connect securely to a well-maintained and regularly updated database that houses the information needed for the use case, and be encrypted to today’s user and database safety standards.
Are there examples of free Database APIs?
- Movie Database (IMDB Alternative)
- Edamame Food and Grocery Database
- RAWG Video Games Database
- IMDB Internet Movie Database (Unofficial)
- Free-to-Play Games Database
- Worldwide Restaurants
- Sky Scanner Flight Search
- Movies TV Shows Data (IMDB)
- Shazam Core
Database API SDKs
All Database APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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