Frequently Asked Questions - AbuseIPDB
1. What is AbuseIPDB.com?
AbuseIPDB is a project dedicated to helping systems administrators and webmasters check and report IP addresses that are involved in malicious activity such as spamming, hack attempts, DDoS attacks, etc.
We provide a free API for both reporting malicious IP addresses detected on your systems, and checking IP addresses for reported malicious activity.
2. What is malicious activity?
At AbuseIPDB, we consider any illegal, abusive or inappropriate activity detected from an IP address to be malicious, such as attempted DDoS, any type of spam, fraudulent orders, hacking attempts, phishing, spoofing, SQL injection, etc.
3. How much does it cost to use AbuseIPDB?
Our mission is to help make the Web a safer place, so we will always have free plans available for most of our users. We are hoping to develop more advanced, paid plans for corporate or advanced users in the future.
4. Can I integrate your API with my web site, blog, application, or server?
Absolutely! We provide a free API for checking and reporting IP addresses, that can be used to integrate with any website or application. We're proud to be used by thousands of websites and companies, big and small. To be able to use our API you have to register an account.
5. Are there any restrictions or limitations?
Due to limited resources, free accounts currently have 1,000 requests/day for both IP check and report actions through our free API. Verified webmasters are allowed 3,000 requests/day. The web version of our service does not have any usage limitations.
6. I didn't receive my confirmation / password reset email!
Please be sure to check your spam filter! We use Mailgun to send transactional emails, but every so often one may get flagged as spam. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your whitelist to make sure you get account updates.
7. Why do you use Google Analytics and Adsense on AbuseIPDB?
AbuseIPDB uses Google Analytics to track anonymous statistics on how AbuseIPDB is used so we can continue to improve the project. We recognize that some of our users may use Ghostery or a similar script blocker to block certain scripts, and we respect your decision. However, the web report function uses AJAX and will not function if scripts are disabled completely.
We also place a single Google Adsense advertisement on certain pages to help us subsidize the costs of running AbuseIPDB. In the future, we hope to replace advertising for logged-in users with optional, paid API features. If you use Adblock on AbuseIPDB and would like to help support our free services, please consider making a donation :)
has generously sponsored the AbuseIPDB Project. If you sign up for DigitalOcean with this link, you'll get $10, and we'll get more credit towards our hosting costs :)
8. Who is responsible for AbuseIPDB?
As of March 2016, AbuseIPDB is now maintained and supported by Marathon Studios Inc. and Proud Development, based in Pennsylvania, USA. We have taken over management of AbuseIPDB from the previous developers, and are hoping to expand and improve on this project. If you're a developer interested in contributing, we'd love to hear from you!