Datafeed files | Specifications | Website Categorization Database | WhoisXML API

Datafeed files

The dataset comes in the following form

The entire website categorization database is updated daily.

  • A dataset including domain categories, ASN data, country code and the WHOIS record initial creation date. according to selected parameters. These files are named in format:
    "categorization_db.%DATE%.%DATASET_ID%.categories.jsonl.gz", e.g "categorization_db.2023-10-16.cla79hfuun2s739hu7k0.categories.csv.gz"

Downloading from the site

  • 1. You must be logged in.
  • 2. Go to the My orders page.
  • 3. Find the desired dataset, make sure that the configuring status is "Completed", select the required dataset format.

Please note that if you use Safari browser, then after clicking on the dataset link you will be asked to open it in Mac OS Finder. In this case, use the username and password from the instruction below ("Downloading via FTP/FTPS").

Downloading via FTP

Downloading via FTPS

Read more about the FTPS connection:

Our FTP server supports explicit FTP over TLS encryption. You may configure your FTP client to use explicit FTP over TLS encryption for secure communications.

Our FTPS server is accessed using the same paths and API keys as a regular FTP server, the instructions for which are described above. To connect via FTPS, select the "Require explicit FTP over TLS" encryption option in your FTP client, if it supports it. FileZilla configuration example:

explicit FTP over TLS encryption