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Bulk Check Last Archive.org Entry

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by baldidiot, Mar 14, 2024.

  1. baldidiot United Kingdom

    baldidiot Active Member

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    Is there any tool or method to look up the last time there was an entry on the wayback machine (ie: archive.org) for a set of domains?

    I know that the UK Backorder droplist shows the first time it was archived, but I'm interested in the most recent time. Ie: How recently was a site seen on archive.org for a set of domains.

    I basically just want to be able to sort through a pile of domains to see which had a site on them recently and which didn't. I'm aware that an archive.org entry doesn't necessarily mean there was a site, but it's better than nothing and just a tool to slim down some lists a bit.
     
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    ukbackorder Active Member ukbackorder.com
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    Just use the url below with the domain and today's datestamp eg 20240314 (14th March 2024)

    https://archive.org/wayback/available?url=DOMAIN&timestamp=DATESTAMP

    Example for acorndomains:
    https://archive.org/wayback/available?url=acorndomains.co.uk&timestamp=20240314

    The json response contains the last closest visit so in this case:
    {"url": "acorndomains.co.uk", "archived_snapshots": {"closest": {"status": "200", "available": true, "url": "http://web.archive.org/web/20240210091456/https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/", "timestamp": "20240210091456"}}, "timestamp": "20240314"}

    The answer is that timestamp in the response '20240210091456' Which is 09:14:56 10/02/2024 as the format is YYYYMMDDHHiiss
    Note that is the last time a URL was visited and responded with a page
     
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  4. baldidiot United Kingdom

    baldidiot Active Member

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    Some very useful advice, thanks both - I think that should give me what I need!