AstroIP.co changelog
AstroIP.co changelog
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Service shoutdown notice

With most sincere apologies, AstroIP.co will be closing down its services by March 12, 2021. Effective immediately, AstroIP.co will no longer be accepting new registrations.

Due to recent market changes, the service has come to an end. We want to thank you all for the passion and support you have shown over the years. Unfortunately, it is not viable to keep the service alive as the server costs have grown to an unsustainable level, and the service itself produces not enough revenue.

Improved accuracy of Security datapoint

A new update to the API has been released which significantly improves the accuracy of the Security datapoint of our JSON response.

Our database now covers more than 600 Million IPs and subnets between proxies, malwares, abusers and attackers. AstroIP gathers such information from multiple open and publicly available sources and aggregates them together to ensure accuracy.

The database gets updated on a daily basis to guarantee maximum data freshness.

New Typescript library available

We just started releasing SDK for our API for the main programming languages available. The first is Typescript! The SDK is available on npm and yarn, to install simply run:

npm i astroip-typescript

or

yarn add astroip-typescript

More info on our Github page:

https://github.com/astroip-co/astroip-typescript/blob/main/README.md

Changing fields naming convention

In order to make our API even more dev-friendly, we are going to replace dashes with underscores in the field names of our JSON responses.

Foer example, the field named: "country-code" , has been updated to "country_code".

Also some fields have been renaming entirely like:

  • is-daylight-saving -> is_dst
  • country-iso-code -> country_code

Why are we changing our naming conventions?

Most of web-oriented programming languages, can automatically convert JSON strings into objects.

PHP for example, can convert json and use a simple:

$obj->name

instead of an ugly:

"$obj->{'name-dash'}"

New Browse IP page available

Let's say you want to quickly get information about an IP address, but you don't have time to setup a dev environment and use our API. You can now browse any IP straight from our website! The web page obviously uses our API itself, but it will help you get what you need super quick!

Check this out! https://astroip.co/show-ip/41.5.6.26

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There are some usage limitations in place behind the web page, so if you need to run multiple consecutive queries, please use the API.

Temparary Service Degradation - Fixed

Approximately around 4am UTC, the WestUS node suffered of a temporary outage which forced the incoming requests to be routed to the closer alternative node in EastUS.

The issue has been solved around 6am UTC and the node is up and running again.

Apologies for the inconveniance.

We're starting a changelog

Big news today, we're starting a public changelog so you're always up to date with all the updates, improvements and fixes that are made in Astroip.

This changelog is here to improve that very important part of the communication between you and us.

You'll always receive an update when we change something in the widget, or if needed all things we've changed is available on our public changelog page.