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About Jonathan Zhang

Jonathan Zhang is the founder and CEO of Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) — a data, tool, and API provider that specializes in automated threat detection, security analysis and threat intelligence solutions for Fortune 1000 and cyber-security companies. TIP is part of the Whois API Inc. family which is a trusted intelligence vendor by over 50,000 clients.

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As scary as it may seem, everyone is a target on the Web. Worse, your susceptibility to cyber-attacks, when not promptly addressed, marks you not just as a target but can even lead others to consider you as a threat. How so? When mismanaged, for example, some of your email communications can end up being […]

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Imagine this scenario: You just put up your online business and now you’re looking for the perfect domain for your website. You obviously want something that’s easy to remember and fits your company to a tee. So how do you find that perfect domain to get things going? You can, of course, go directly to […]

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Millions of websites populate the Web right now, all with unique domain names. With such a crowded avenue, you may stumble upon someone who already owns and operates a domain name for which you own the trademark. It is possible that they are using it to disrupt your business by some means.  If you’re facing […]

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We often hear domain reputation as something that involves email marketing, but did you know that it can also impact network security? In fact, there are domain reputation APIs available today that allow users to evaluate the reputation of a domain or IPv4 address based on several security data sources. These programs go through numerous […]

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The Web is a dangerous place. It’s a fact. But it only becomes deadly when we cannot identify the possible sources of attacks and, consequently, are not prepared when they happen.  You see, each year bad actors get more creative assuming fake identities and setting up networks of new domains that pop up and vanish, […]

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Have you ever experienced visiting a website that redirects you to a landing page specific to your current location? Have you asked yourself how they do it? This is made possible through a technique known as IP geolocation. In its most basic form, the technology offers the ability to identify the geographical position of a […]

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Email marketing is not dead. In fact, it continues to work well for many companies. Experts even claim it to have a higher conversion rate in comparison to search engine and social media marketing combined. However, email marketing success heavily depends on the overall validity of one’s email database. You see, no one – email […]

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is the grey eminence of the Internet. That is why many online professionals may not be familiar with its potential even though they deal with it every day. DNS-related processes are crucial for interactions on the Web because every email, web page, or tweet uses the domain name system to […]

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Though full of potential, email marketing is surely no walk in the park. Every organization is different. Competition is tough. Attention span is going down. No hard rules are in place. That said, success still requires following some best practices. For instance, it’s crucial that the email addresses accumulated in lists and databases are valid […]

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Did you know that your domain carries a reputation that can affect the outcome of your marketing efforts? That’s right, operations on the Internet are forged in trust, and you’ve got to make a name for yourself.  Email service providers, among others, are thoroughly taking domain reputation into account while deciding whether they should accept […]

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Quintillion bytes of data were generated today, and there’s no sign of that slowing down any time soon. Whether we’re uploading files to a server or posting a tweet, we all contribute to the incredible amount of information available on the Web. But the growth of the Internet brings with it both positivity and negativity. […]

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First thing first, what is WHOIS? In a nutshell, it’s a repository of data about domains and domain owners. Businesses and governmental agencies have turned to this information for purposes as diverse as cybercrime prevention, fraud investigation, marketing research, intellectual property protection, and more. The thing with WHOIS data, however, is that it’s most valuable […]

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