MAC Address API | WhoisXML API

MAC Address API

The MAC address vendor API allows you to retrieve OUI vendor information, detect virtual machines, manufacturer, location, read the information encoded in the MAC address, and get our research's results regarding the given MAC address, OUI, IAB.

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44,229+MAC address blocks registered
30,987+Unique MAC address vendors
100+New block registrations per week on average

For a given MAC address we retrieve

  • Vendor details

    Name of the company which registered the MAC addresses block, it’s street address and country code in ISO 3166 format.

  • Created & Updated dates

    Dates when the MAC address block the given MAC address belongs to was registered and updated the last time.

  • Is it registered

    Check if the MAC address belongs to any of the registered MAC blocks.

  • Is it valid

    Check if the provided MAC address is syntactically correct.

  • Is it private

    Check if the MAC address belongs to the privately registered block.

  • Block details

    For the MAC block the MAC address belongs to, get Left and Right borders, total number of the MAC addresses in it, and assignment type.

  • Virtual Machine Detection

    If the MAC address is assigned to a Virtual Machine, output its Vendor Name (e.g. 'VMWare'), otherwise say 'Not detected'.

  • Possible applications

    Some MAC addresses and their ranges are reserved for specific use cases by their vendors. Such addresses typically indicate what higher-level protocol is encapsulated in a frame.

  • Wireshark notes

    For some specific OUIs or exact MAC addresses, Wireshark Database provides extra details which may help to recognize the MAC address application or indicate an actual vendor rather than the original assignment.

  • Transmission Type

    Determine whether it's a Multicast or Unicast address.

  • Administration Type

    Determine whether it's a Universally or Locally administered address.

We deliver complete and relevant data

  • Vendor data is provided on daily basis and directly from the IEEE Standards Association.

  • We build a knowledge base about known MAC addresses' connections to Virtual Machines.

  • We also collect our own historical information since 1997.

  • Our algorithms analyzes MAC addresses to get the information encoded in it.

Practical usage

  • Find out which device is behind the MAC address.

  • Extend your admin toolkit with a service that provides instant MAC address information.

  • Detect Virtual Machines (VM) to accurately monitor and control outgoing traffic from them.

  • Instantly identify unwanted MAC addresses in your network.

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