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What is DNS Database Download?

DNS Database Download is a repository of passive Domain Name System (DNS) records. You can see the IP addresses associated with each domain name to track suspicious domains and detect activity patterns.

Our Reverse DNS Database is available for download in comma-separated values (CSV) format so it can be easily integrated into other systems.

What is a passive DNS record?

Passive DNS records refer to historical DNS records. These tell you that a domain was associated with a particular IP address at a certain point in time.

Who can use DNS Database Download?

Our DNS Database Download can be used across different industries. Among the professionals who find value in the data are:

  • Threat hunters who can monitor and trace the digital footprints of hostnames, IP addresses, and other cyber resources. They can detect malicious patterns that help identify attacks such as phishing and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).
  • Cybercrime investigators and forensic analysts who can scrutinize DNS history, see changes made to records, and discover correlations between threat events. DNS Database Download can help shorten their response time to threats.
  • Cybersecurity product developers can integrate DNS Database Download into their anti-malware solutions, domain reputation scoring products, threat intelligence platforms, and other security tools in the works.

Why choose our DNS Database Download?

Our database is among the most comprehensive DNS databases. It is the result of more than 12 years of data crawling. It contains 500 billion historical DNS lookup records and 2 billion hostnames, and these figures continue to grow with each regular update. More than 100 million records are added every week. Our intelligence is available in the form of a one-time purchase and monthly and yearly plans. Contact us for more information.

Can I get a sample of your DNS Database Download?

Yes. Download a sample of our passive DNS Database in CSV format here.

How can I download your passive DNS database?

You can start by sending a request to our sales team here. They will then give you access to the My Products page where you can obtain your personal API key. After that, you can download the database via Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

How much will access to your DNS database cost me?

Our pricing depends on the type of subscription you choose. You can make a one-time purchase if you won’t be using the database consistently. We also offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. Contact us for more information.

Can I integrate your DNS database into my threat intelligence and security platforms via API calls?

Yes. The data of our DNS Database Download is also available via Reverse IP API. It is also compatible with Splunk and other platforms. You can learn more about API integration here.

How fast does your reverse IP solution work?

Our reverse IP/DNS API allows you to query as many as 5 IP addresses per second.

DNS intelligence is new to me, where can I learn more about it?

Check our Domain Name System Primer for more information about how the DNS works and passive DNS intelligence.