.POST is a sponsored top-level domain name (sTLD). It is intended to be restricted to the use of national and regional postal services and private businesses that provide similar services.
Today we’re happy to announce the full support for this TLD. The .POST sTLD is now supported in all domain and whois API methods.
In the last few months we’ve been silently working on several updates on our infrastructure and API.
As part of these improvements, we decided to start versioning our API. In this way we’ll be able to release product updates without breaking compatibility with existing applications.
The current API is now known as API v1. All the existing API methods are now available under the
/v1 prefix. The API documentation has been updated to reflect these changes.
If you used a custom library, all you have to do is to change the API endpoint from
If you use our Ruby client make sure to upgrade to the release 3.0.0.
The old API endpoint will continue to work for a while, but we expect to drop it sometime before the end of June 2013.
The .PW ccTLD is now supported in all whois API endpoints.
I’m very happy to announce that we’ve just released an update to support 3 new ccTLDs: .IQ, .BI, and .DM.
These ccTLDs are immediately available for any of our whois API endpoints.
Today we rolled out a very important change in the RoboWhois infrastructure: SSL everywhere.
With immediate effect, every request to the website, whether you’re logged in or not, is served via HTTPS with secure cookies.
As you probably noticed, the API service has been misbehaving since yesterday morning until this morning (GMT). This resulted in an increase of the number of 500 errors returned by the API. Furthermore our service has been partially unavailable testerday, July 11.
.PRO gTLD has been partially supported since the first release of RoboWhois.
Today we’re happy to announce the full support for this TLD. You can now query all response details, including contacts, registrant and registrar, given that the server response includes this information.
.TN is the Sint Maarten ccTLD. Today we’re happy to announce the full support for
.SX TLD increasing the number of our supported TLDs.
Full support means you are able to get the raw WHOIS record or single WHOIS properties such as registry, contacts and nameservers.
Over the past few months customers have been sending us support emails asking for examples on how to integrate our API using PHP, ASP, Python, Ruby and several other languages.
We collected the most interesting code snippets and today we’re making them available in the new Examples page.
So far, we published examples about using our Whois API with PHP, Python and ASP Classic.
But this is just the beginning. If you have code that interacts with the RoboWhois API in any way, then we would love to see it. Please, send over any code samples you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be performing scheduled maintenance this Wednesday (May 30th, 2012) from 09:00 to 10:00 GMT to migrate the main application server as requested by our VPS provider. Access to API and the main website will be intermittently unavailable during this period, but we’re not expecting any more than 30 minutes of total downtime.
UPDATE: Maintenance completed.