Security settings

Search Key (API Key)

Your Search Key (also known as an API Key) must be included in each request to the API.

If you haven't got a Search Key already, sign up for a free trial.

Security precautions

By default, your account will accept up to 5 lookups from the same IP address in every 5-minute period.

From within your account, you can also permit unrestricted access to lookups made from trusted websites and servers.

See our four common scenarios for guidance on how best to do this.

HTTPS support

HTTPS is supported by the API - simply prefix your requests with https://

Cross origin resource sharing

CORS is supported by the API - read more about CORS on Wikipedia