{"__v":0,"_id":"553ae4d48a83d60d00bb5c8c","initVersion":{"_id":"553a8eec861cb10d00e32918","version":"1.0"},"project":"553a8eeb861cb10d00e32915","user":{"_id":"553a8eb82af5f20d000fc30c","username":"","name":"Domainr"},"hidden":false,"createdAt":"2015-04-25T00:50:28.759Z","fullscreen":false,"htmlmode":false,"html":"","body":"Domainr is an open platform for finding available domain names, and the Domainr API lets you integrate domain search into your projects. Use of the Domainr API implies agreement with the following:\n\n## Authentication\n\nTry the Domainr API [for free at Mashape](https://www.mashape.com/domainr/domainr), and use [your Mashape API key to authenticate](http://docs.mashape.com/api-keys).\n\nHigh-volume commercial users must append an identifying `client_id` parameter to all requests, e.g. `&client_id={your-app-client-id}`.\n\n## API key security\n\nTo keep your Mashape API key secret, you should consider server-side implementations, e.g. using your own server-side proxy. The [JavaScript examples](http://domainr.build/v2.0/docs/javascript--jquery) *are for demonstration purposes only*, and expose API keys in the browser.\n\n## Registrations\n\nUse the [Register API](doc:register) to register any domain names you—or your app's users—find via the Search API. Commissions from these registrations allow us to keep Domainr and its API freely available.\n\nIf you’d like to use your own affiliate links, [get in touch](mailto:ping+api-affiliate@domainr.com) and we’ll work with you to find a solution.\n\n## Powered by Domainr\n\nWe'd love it if you give Domainr a shoutout in your site or app, such as: \"Powered by [Domainr](https://domainr.com)\"\n\n## Query volume\n\nDon’t [DOS](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack) our servers. We ban abusers without notice. [Contact us](mailto:ping+api@domainr.com) regarding commercial and/or high-volume API usage.\n\n## Don’t [front-run](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_front_running)\n\nOr anything similarly lame. Your and our customers will thank you.\n\n## Authentication Abuse\n\nDon't use `client_ids` or Mashape keys from sites that aren't yours.\n\n## API gallery\n\nIf you build something with the Domainr API, [we’d love to hear about it](mailto:ping+api@domainr.com)!\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Brand Guidelines\"\n}\n[/block]\n## Naming\n\n- **Domainr**\n- Note: capitalization exactly as specified above (*no capital R*).\n- Short for “Domain Research”\n\n## Founders\n\n- Cameron Walters ([@ceedub](https://twitter.com/ceedub))\n- Eric Case ([@case](https://twitter.com/case))\n- Randy Reddig ([@rr](https://twitter.com/rr))\n\n## Website\n\n- [https://domainr.com](https://domainr.com/)\n- Logo: [https://domainr.com/_/images/logo.png](https://domainr.com/_/images/logo.png)\n\n## Product features\n\n- Instant domain search with autocomplete\n- Relevant results — based on search query, geo\n- Covers the entire namespace — generics, countries, IDNs, organizations\n- Fast availability checks\n- Real-time aftermarket detection\n- Whois lookups\n- Emoji search\n- Developer API\n\n## Apps\n\n- [Web](https://domainr.com)\n- [iOS](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/domainr/id366250105?at=10l4Wj)\n- [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domainr)\n- [Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/domainr/ckimnhkhhfcedianojdljjgpgachccpf)\n- [Windows Phone](http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=67806bb0-2461-40af-af03-ba6ac7b99b92)\n\n## History, claims to fame\n\n- Launched in October, 2008\n- Bootstrapped, profitable since launch\n- Instagram was named on Domainr — was originally `instagr.am`\n- Video clip of [Domainr on the Rachel Maddow show](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EToOIe2m8l4)","slug":"terms-of-use","title":"Terms & Guidelines"}

Terms & Guidelines


Domainr is an open platform for finding available domain names, and the Domainr API lets you integrate domain search into your projects. Use of the Domainr API implies agreement with the following: ## Authentication Try the Domainr API [for free at Mashape](https://www.mashape.com/domainr/domainr), and use [your Mashape API key to authenticate](http://docs.mashape.com/api-keys). High-volume commercial users must append an identifying `client_id` parameter to all requests, e.g. `&client_id={your-app-client-id}`. ## API key security To keep your Mashape API key secret, you should consider server-side implementations, e.g. using your own server-side proxy. The [JavaScript examples](http://domainr.build/v2.0/docs/javascript--jquery) *are for demonstration purposes only*, and expose API keys in the browser. ## Registrations Use the [Register API](doc:register) to register any domain names you—or your app's users—find via the Search API. Commissions from these registrations allow us to keep Domainr and its API freely available. If you’d like to use your own affiliate links, [get in touch](mailto:ping+api-affiliate@domainr.com) and we’ll work with you to find a solution. ## Powered by Domainr We'd love it if you give Domainr a shoutout in your site or app, such as: "Powered by [Domainr](https://domainr.com)" ## Query volume Don’t [DOS](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack) our servers. We ban abusers without notice. [Contact us](mailto:ping+api@domainr.com) regarding commercial and/or high-volume API usage. ## Don’t [front-run](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_front_running) Or anything similarly lame. Your and our customers will thank you. ## Authentication Abuse Don't use `client_ids` or Mashape keys from sites that aren't yours. ## API gallery If you build something with the Domainr API, [we’d love to hear about it](mailto:ping+api@domainr.com)! [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Brand Guidelines" } [/block] ## Naming - **Domainr** - Note: capitalization exactly as specified above (*no capital R*). - Short for “Domain Research” ## Founders - Cameron Walters ([@ceedub](https://twitter.com/ceedub)) - Eric Case ([@case](https://twitter.com/case)) - Randy Reddig ([@rr](https://twitter.com/rr)) ## Website - [https://domainr.com](https://domainr.com/) - Logo: [https://domainr.com/_/images/logo.png](https://domainr.com/_/images/logo.png) ## Product features - Instant domain search with autocomplete - Relevant results — based on search query, geo - Covers the entire namespace — generics, countries, IDNs, organizations - Fast availability checks - Real-time aftermarket detection - Whois lookups - Emoji search - Developer API ## Apps - [Web](https://domainr.com) - [iOS](http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/domainr/id366250105?at=10l4Wj) - [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domainr) - [Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/domainr/ckimnhkhhfcedianojdljjgpgachccpf) - [Windows Phone](http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=67806bb0-2461-40af-af03-ba6ac7b99b92) ## History, claims to fame - Launched in October, 2008 - Bootstrapped, profitable since launch - Instagram was named on Domainr — was originally `instagr.am` - Video clip of [Domainr on the Rachel Maddow show](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EToOIe2m8l4)