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Address Insight for US Addresses – A Deep Dive

Introduction Our DOTS Address Insight - US API is a composite address-based service that provides insight and intelligence for a given location. The service has three core areas: Address validation to...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
January 23, 2020

Best Practices for Address Validation

Your contact data is the lifeblood of your business. Today, having accurate address data is more critical than ever—it affects your customer reputation, mailing and shipping costs, the efficacies of your...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
January 14, 2020

IP address vs domain in an email address

Some of your contact email addresses may contain an IP address, for example, john.smith@[] rather than a domain name, such as Can you use these email addresses for...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
December 12, 2019

Deliverable Addresses – Postal versus Third Party

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an address as “directions for delivery on the outside of an object (such as a letter or package).” But when is an address not really an address? The answer is...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
December 10, 2019

API or Batch? Use the Right Tool for the Job

Our data validation products can be accessed in one of two ways: through APIs that integrate directly with your custom solutions and/or business automation platforms such as your CRM or marketing...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
December 5, 2019

Note Codes in GeoPhone Plus

We recently published a blog that took a deep dive into our reverse-phone lookup service, DOTS GeoPhone Plus. That blog highlighted some of the ins, out and returns of our service, largely focusing on some...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
November 21, 2019

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. But what does that mean? Basically, APIs are a way for applications to communicate with each other across the web through specific inputs and outputs....

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
November 14, 2019

Address Detective – A Deep Dive

Our DOTS Address Detective service is an address-based service looking to help clients clean up the most challenging of addresses. It works well as a secondary check to our DOTS Address Validation - US...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
November 7, 2019

Choosing the Right Validation Service

Should you use a single-purpose or composite validation service for your lead or contact data? Put another way, do you have a singular data validation need, or have you collected multiple data points that...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
October 24, 2019