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

News

16.03.2017

Version 5.2 Deployed

As announced, the new version has been installed.


02.03.2017

Version 5.2 release candidate is online

More names, more cultures.


01.11.2016

Version 5.1 Deployed

As announced, the new version has been installed.


18.10.2016

Version 5.1 release candidate is online

More names, more cultures.


12.05.2016

Version 5.0 Deployed

As announced, the new version has been installed.


Disposable Email Address Detector

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

  Examples by culture:
Examples:

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.