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SecurityTrails Blog · Sep 17 · SecurityTrails team

New Features at SecurityTrails

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Whenever we introduce new features, the most valuable information we rely on is customer feedback. So you asked, and we delivered — today we’re introducing updates to our existing Feeds and API as well as a new Status page.

Status page

It’s important that we always keep our customers aware of any downtime, maintenance or other changes taking place on our API, website or account console.

To make that possible we’ve introduced a Status page where you can check for reported issues on our services, and even subscribe to be notified whenever we’re experiencing downtime or scheduled maintenance.

You can find our service status at https://status.securitytrails.io/ or directly from your console.

SecurityTrails Console

We’ve also included a widget that will appear in the bottom left corner of your browser anytime there’s an active incident with our systems. This way, you’ll be notified in real time even without going directly to the Status page.

SecurityTrails Status Page

Generate Custom Feeds downloads

We’re always improving our existing products and that means updates to our Data Feeds. Now, it’s possible to not only download current domain feeds but also historical domains, dating back to the earliest data in our database.

SecurityTrails Data Feeds

While choosing data for downloading domain feeds, you can adjust the results by:

  • Registration Status: All active domains, newly registered or revived domains and domains that have been deleted from the registrars
  • Type of TLDs: gTLDs, ccTLDs and specific TLD

We’ve increased our coverage on daily discovered domains and now, on average, we find 270K new domains each day.

New API filters

We’ve also added updates to API with new attributes and search options for WHOIS search from the DSL:

WHOIS created / expires

You can perform a WHOIS query for specific date ranges in two different ways—for both the domain “created” and “expires” date.

Whois_created and whois_expires endpoints are available for use from the DSL. You can query date ranges like this:

• Using between: whois_created between "YYYY-MM-DD" and "YYYY-MM-DD", for example:

curl --request POST \
--url '[https://api.securitytrails.com/v1/domains/list?include_ips=false&page=1&scroll=true][5]' \
--data '{"query":"whois_expires between \"2017-12-01\" and \"2018-01-01""}'
--header 'apikey: your_api_key_here'

• Using comparison operators (>, <, gt, lt, gte, lte, >=, <=): whois_created > "YYYY-MM-DD" and whois_created < "YYYY-MM-DD", for example:

curl --request POST \
--url '[https://api.securitytrails.com/v1/domains/list?include_ips=false&page=1&scroll=true][6]' \
----data '{"query":"whois_expires > \"2017-12-01\" and whois_expires < \"2018-01-01\""}'
--header 'apikey: your_api_key_here'

These two filters return the same result: domains that were created between 01/12/2017 and 01/01/2018. If we change the attributes to whois_expires, it will show domains that have expired between those dates.

State searching

Another update to the WHOIS search from the DSL lets you go deeper and specify searching by a US state. To find domains that have been registered in a particular state, merely add the attribute whois_state = “full name of the state” for your desired results. For example:

curl --request POST \
--url '[https://api.securitytrails.com/v1/domains/list?apikey=j8Ks5szU6dtVz7588vqPJruViTAKqFbb][7]' \
--data '{"query":"whois_state = '\''Florida'\''"}'

This endpoint will return all domains that have been registered in Florida.

You can use both of these updates through the DSL search, which is available on our Professional Plan. Explore all of our available plans here.

New FAQ page

We want our products to be simple and user-friendly, but we’re all human, and bound to have questions.

That’s why we’ve updated our FAQ page to include sections for each step of your experience with SecurityTrails. Whether you have an inquiry about billing, products, services or data—or if you need custom data—we’ve got you covered.

New FAQ page

Welcome page

We’ve saved the first for last… and as first impressions count, we’ve redesigned our welcome page. When you first sign up for our services and choose the plan that suits your needs, you’ll be taken to a simple Welcome page. From there you can easily navigate directly to your console by clicking the START NOW button. After that, verify your email and you’re ready to begin exploring our data.

SecurityTrails Welcome Page

If you have any questions about our new or existing features, feel free to reach out to us at support@securitytrails.com and we’ll be happy to help you. You can also get your free API account or book a SurfaceBrowser™ demo to learn what this powerful all-in-one passive intelligence tool can do for you.