NameAPI is a web API
to handle people's names
in your software.



Version 5 release candidate is online

This is the time to test your installations.


Faster server failure detection

When one server is on strike, it is removed from the pool instantly.


Faster trash email domain detection

New domains are caught as soon as they appear.


Version 5 preview is online

Test the new REST API, give early feedback.


Announcing Version 5

The next major version will bring a brand new REST API.

Disposable Email Address Detector

The DEA-Detector checks email addresses against a list of known "trash domains" such as 

  Examples by culture:

What are disposable email addresses?

DEAs are short-lived inboxes under a temporary address. Users are concerned about privacy, and in order to keep their real inbox spam-free they turn to such quick hacks.

From a user perspective, this is a totally legitimate move. However, you as a service provider do not want such trash email addresses in your databases because your future emails won't reach the target.

If you do require users to enter an email address, make sure it's not a temporary one.

Our list of over 3000 classified trash domains is manually reviewed and updated periodically. Certain sites and mail servers are checked in real time for new domain names.