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IsValid

Checks if a website address is valid

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To connect to this service you'll need to use one of these endpoints:

WSDL
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/websitevalidation.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/WebsiteValidation/IsValid.json

Description

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.

Parameters

The following parameters can be supplied to this method

username

username

See the available authentication methods. If you are using username & password authentication, specify the username to authenticate as. If you are using API Key authentication and you are not using the JSON, Javascript or ADO APIs, use your API Key here with the prefix apikey-, e.g. apikey-ABCD-1234-EFGH-5678
password

password

If you are using username & password authentication, specify the password to use for authentication. Otherwise leave this blank.
domain

domain

The web address to validate

Results

This method returns an object containing the following fields:

Status

Status

Indicates whether the method call was successful, or if some error occurred. If the Success field is true, the other results described below can be used to get the results of the method. If Success is 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
Valid

Valid

Indicates if the website is valid

Host

Host

Contains the full host name of the validated website, e.g. www.data-8.co.uk

Tld

Tld

Contains the top level domain of the validated website, i.e. without any leading www or other subdomain information

Live Demo

domain
options No options are currently supported by this method
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