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6to4 IPs
Tuesday 9th of April 2024
All of the APIs which handle IP addresses can now automatically decode 6to4 IP addresses. This means that the underlying API call will use the corresponding IPv4 address when performing it's tasks and will also return the IPv4 address in the 'ip' response field (where applicable).
Data Download Features
Tuesday 30th of January 2024
The IP Blocklist Download API now includes a 'category' option to filter your download by specific blocklist categories, there is also the new 'checksum' flag which allows you to check the current blocklist hash for any changes. The BIN List Download API now has an 'include-all' flag to include all available BIN fields in the CSV file. Both of the above data download APIs also now allow setting the new 'output-encoding' option to 'gzip' for enabling gzip based compressed output, this option is useful to save you significant bandwidth usage on large downloads.
Monday 4th of September 2023
● Introducing two new response fields 'domain-status' and 'mx-ip' to the Email Validate and Email Verify APIs. The domain status allows you to confirm the reason an email domain is flagged as invalid.
● The HTML Render API now includes a 'bg-color' option when rendering to image files and also includes support for fully transparent PNG output.
● The SMS Verify API now includes a 'brand-name' option for sending verification SMS with a customized brand or product name.
New Domain Lookup API
Tuesday 28th of March 2023
We are pleased to announce the first public release of our new Domain Lookup API. This API can be used as a domain or URL blocklist and is also very useful for other domain analysis tasks and validation. The API will accept a variety of different data types and will parse out any valid domain names. As always, your testing and feedback is appreciated!
Monday 12th of December 2022
New light-weight SDKs are available to download. The new SDKs feature no or minimal dependencies, integrated API documentation and fully working example demos for all our APIs. We also use the same SDKs internally to formally verify and test our API spec from which the SDKs are generated from.
Geocode Updates
Friday 21st of October 2022
Two new fields have been introduced to the Geocode Address and Geocode Reverse APIs.
'postal-address' - includes the locations address formatted using the local postal standards.
'region-code' - includes the ISO 3166-2 region code for the corresponding location.
Image Resize Modes
Thursday 30th of June 2022
The Image Resize and Image Watermark APIs now include two new resizing modes: Pad mode allows you to resize an image to an exact size and will pad out any space left over. Crop mode allows you to resize an image to an exact size and will crop off any space which fall outside the area. You can also now customize the background color for images.
IP Blocklist Update
Tuesday 26th of April 2022
Major upgrade deployed to our IP blocklist service infrastructure which powers the IP Blocklist and IP Blocklist Download APIs. Some of the new improvements include:
● Significantly lower latency by bringing the data closer to our edge network
● Full IPv6 support, now tracking more than 100K malicious IPv6 network ranges
● Supports lookups using CIDR notation, IPv6 compressed notation and proxy chains
● A number of new sensors added across multiple categories
● New download options for IPv6 and CIDR output
ISO Region Codes
Wednesday 2nd of March 2022
The IP Info and IP Probe APIs now return a new 'region-code' parameter which contains the ISO-3166-2 regional code (principal subdivision). This works for all countries and allows you to construct the globally unique ISO-3166-2 code by combining 'country-code' and 'region-code'.
Wednesday 19th of January 2022
Two-Factor Authentication is now (optionally) available on all accounts. Utilizing the TOTP standard which is compatible with all major authentication apps and hardware. To setup 2FA on your account just login and go to the 'Account Profile' area.
UA Lookup API
Tuesday 2nd of November 2021
We are pleased to release the new UA Lookup API to parse, validate and get detailed user agent information. This API replaces the old 'user-agent-info' API with the main improvements being: lower latency, more agent types, improved device detection, improved bot detection, new mobile hardware specs, release years for specific browser versions and full support for the up-coming 'client hints' specification.
Host Reputation Update
Wednesday 4th of August 2021
The Host Reputation API now includes a 'zones' options which allows you specify exactly which DNSBL zones you want to query. We've added some new public lists and removed some old defunct lists as well. A new algorithm has also been deployed for detecting badly behaving zones for example zones returning too many false-positives.
Dashboard Upgrade
Thursday 3rd of June 2021
Today we released a new and improved account dashboard. The new dashboard includes a time series graph for API requests to help you keep track of your API usage over time. You can graph API usage by time range, endpoints, keys, errors and total volumes.
Chromium based HTML Render API
Thursday 29th of April 2021
You can now render HTML content to PDF, JPG or PNG with the new HTML Render API. This API is based on the very latest Chromium browser engine and replaces the much older WebKit based API "HTML5 Render". Fully supports HTML5, CSS3, SVG and JavaScript with a range of rendering options.
Data URIs
Tuesday 16th of February 2021
The imaging APIs will now accept Base64 encoded Data URIs as the source for image URLs.
This feature is available on both the Image Resize and Image Watermark APIs.
API Tools
Thursday 10th of December 2020
The API tools console has been rebuilt from the ground up. The new tool provides a much richer experience for testing and running manual API requests. Includes fully integrated API docs, performance metrics, interactive JSON data viewer, inline image rendering and more! You can try out the new API tools here.
Telephony Update
Monday 12th of October 2020
All telephony APIs which send SMS or make phone calls now include a 'limit' option. The limit option allows you to restrict the number of calls or SMS to a particular number which is useful for abuse, fraud and cost controls. The following telephony APIs now allow limiting: Phone Verify, SMS Verify, Phone Playback and SMS Message.
File Uploads
Tuesday 18th of August 2020
Neutrino API now supports direct binary file uploads via multipart/form-data. This feature opens up some new possibilities and more streamlined data processing workflows. The following APIs will now accept file uploads as their main content targets: Image Resize, Image Watermark, HTML Clean, HTML Extract, HTML5 Render and Bad Word Filter.
Wednesday 17th of June 2020
URL Info and Browser Bot now both extract the page title and the ISO language code of the page.
Verify Security Code has a new 'limit-by' option which enables additional brute-force protection.
BIN Lookup has two new boolean fields: 'is-prepaid' and 'is-commercial' to help with card categorization.
Bad Word Filter will now automatically extract plain text content when HTML content is supplied.
8-digit BINs
Tuesday 14th of April 2020
BIN Lookup now fully supports 8-digit, 10-digit and 12-digit BIN numbers for improved issuer accuracy.
Due to 6-digit BIN number exhaustion the payments industry is in the process of moving to an 8-digit BIN standard by April 2022. We recommend if your still using 6-digit BINs that you begin transitioning your systems to 8-digit BINs as soon as possible.
Bad Word Filter Update
Saturday 29th of February 2020
Bad Word Filter now supports two core word catalogs: 'strict' and 'obscene'. Strict mode is designed especially for educational or children's content while obscene mode only contains the really bad stuff and is suitable for adult audiences.

We're also pleased to announce that bad word filter now seamlessly integrates with PubNub Chat. Just add your Neutrino API credentials and you'll be good to go with realtime profanity filtering on your chat channels! Find out more about our PubNub profanity filter integration here.
Phone Validate Update
Monday 27th of January 2020
Phone Validate now includes the mobile network/carrier name based on the numbers prefix ('prefix-network') which works for most non-NANP countries. For NANP countries you'll still need to use HLR Lookup API to get realtime network details.
Bogon filtering
Monday 16th of December 2019
IP Info and IP Probe will now identify bogon addresses with the new 'is-bogon' field.
These APIs will also automatically translate IPv4 mapped IPv6 addresses into IPv4 addresses
Infrastructure Upgrade
Wednesday 13th of November 2019
The SysOps team has been super busy over the last few weeks rolling out state-of-the-art infrastructure across multiple public clouds. Today the new infrastructure goes live! Some of the new features include:
IP Anycast - Lower latency and better resilience at the network level (replacing GeoDNS).
HTTP/2 - Faster and more compact HTTP requests with support for multiplexing.
IPv6 - More efficient routing and native support for Anycast.
Cloud endpoints - Go full automatic multicloud or choose your specific cloud. Now available for all users.
API Updates
Wednesday 23rd of October 2019
IP Probe - Improved VPN detection algorithm which now returns the new 'vpn-domain' field.
HLR Lookup - Added additional HLR routes for some networks in USA, Canada and United Kingdom.
Bad Word Filter - Works better with UTF accents and will now return censored content matching as close as possible to the source text formatting.
Time zones
Monday 5th of August 2019
The geolocation APIs (IP Info, Geocode Address and Geocode Reverse) now return a timezone object for the corresponding locations. Get the current date and time at the location as well as all the standardized timezone identifiers.
Geocode Update
Tuesday 11th of June 2019
The Reverse Geocode API now has a 'zoom' option. This feature allows you to retrieve location data at specific zoom levels such as street, city or country. Handy for applications that need to control the field of view for a location result.
IP Blocklist Update
Wednesday 17th of April 2019
IP Blocklist now returns sensor information for all listed IP addresses. The new 'sensors' array contains details on which specific sensors were used to detect an IP address. We've also beefed-up our open proxy scanner for improved detection of HTTP and SOCKS proxies. Finally, the blocklist download service now includes a plain text format for quick and easy import into other software.
API Keys
Monday 18th of February 2019
After much feedback we are pleased to release a new and improved key system, bringing you more security and flexibility! You can now create an unlimited number of keys, set names on keys, restrict keys to certain endpoints and enable CORS too.
Email Verify Update
Tuesday 29th of January 2019
A new version of the Email Verify API has been released. Some notable features:
● Ability to verify users at certain "catchall" mail providers including Yahoo and AOL
● Thousands of new typo corrections added for common mail providers
● Support for STARTTLS with TLS now being the default method to talk to mail servers
● Improved handling of greylisted requests
IP Probe Upgrade
Monday 19th of November 2018
IP Probe now includes explicit autonomous system (AS) information for an IP address. Our algorithms for provider type detection have been further refined and improved too, increasing the accuracy and detection of hosting and VPN providers
Browser Bot API
Wednesday 5th of September 2018
Announcing the new Browser Bot API! This API can extract content, interact and execute JavaScript on a webpage. Based on the Chromium desktop browser this API replaces our older HTML Extract API and provides new advanced browser automation features
Currency Codes
Monday 13th of August 2018
IP Info, Phone Validate, Geocode Address and BIN Lookup all now return ISO 4217 3-letter currency codes that are associated with the returned entity
Friday 11th of May 2018
● New Stats API. Get realtime usage statistics about your account
● All APIs which return country codes now also return ISO 3-letter country codes as well
● Browser engine name and engine version details added to User Agent Info
● All daily limits have been increased for IP Probe. The tier 1 limit now starts at 1K/day
Email Verify now includes an "is-deferred" flag so you know if an address can be re-checked later
HTML Render Updates
Monday 12th of March 2018
The HTML5 Render API now has full support for adding headers and footers to each PDF page, with page numbering tags as well. There is also the new "render-delay" option which is handy if you need to wait for animations or java-script to finish executing before rendering
Email Verify API
Friday 8th of December 2017
After a long beta phase we are very pleased to announce the release of the Email Verify API.
Verify real users and filter out low-quality addresses using a robust SMTP based verification procedure
API Updates
Monday 25th of September 2017
SMS Message - New endpoint to send free-form SMS
IP Info - Now returns continent codes in ISO two-letter format
IP Probe - Next major release of the ISP and hosting detection algorithm
Batch Processing
Friday 21st of July 2017
Neutrino API now supports batch processing under the new "multi" endpoint. Send multiple API calls in a single HTTP request. You can send requests across multiple endpoints and attach your own custom data too. Check out the docs here for the full details
Geographic DNS routing enabled
Tuesday 13th of June 2017
As of today ALL users in the European region will be automatically routed to our London data center.
If your servers are located anywhere in Europe you'll now get even lower latency and higher throughput!
In the next few weeks we will also be routing all traffic from Southeast Asia, China and Oceania to our Hong Kong data center by default
Geocode API Update
Thursday 20th of April 2017
We have introduced two new fields to the geocoding APIs: "location-type" and "location-tags".
These two new properties allow you to more accurately define the type of location you are working with and works with both address geocoding and reverse geocoding