Checks if a website address is valid
To connect to this service you'll need to use one of these endpoints:
Checks a website address for validity.
The service will attempt to validate the supplied web address with or without a leading www.
If the supplied value does not contain a URL scheme (http:// or https://), http will be used.
If any additional part of a URL is supplied it will be ignored. Only the domain is validated.
If the supplied website uses any redirections, the final domain name after following those redirections will be used as the host name in the returned value. Note that if the website uses different redirections for different client languages or IP addresses, the returned host may be different to the one you see if you navigate to the website yourself. For example, if you go to google.com you may be redirected to google.co.uk, google.fr, google.de etc. depending on where you are requesting the page from.
Because this service is doing a live check on the Internet it can take a few seconds to get a response.
The following parameters can be supplied to this method
The web address to validate
The following options can be specified as part of the
option parameter. Each option is specified
as a key/value pair. The list of available names is shown below, along with a description of the allowable values
for that name.
ApplicationNameGives the name of the calling application - used to break down usage by application in the usage reports on the dashboard
This method returns an object containing the following fields:
Success field is
true, the other results described below can be used to get the results of the method.
false, some error occurred in calling the method, such as the authentication failed or the
account is out of credits. The details of the error can be obtained from the
ErrorMessage field, and any other results should be ignored
Indicates if the website is valid
Contains the full host name of the validated website, e.g.
Contains the top level domain of the validated website, i.e. without any leading www or other subdomain information