V2 Company Search by Name Migration

V2 Company Search by Name to V3 Company Domain Lookup

On 6/30/22, FullContact will be sunsetting its legacy V2 Company API where a customer would be able to input the name of a company to find a list of domains that could be related to the company name along with organizational name variations, logos and/or general location.

To take advantage of our V3 Company Domain Lookup API, you will need to upgrade your code and integrations that use the Company Search by Name API. While each implementation is different, this guide will walk through the common steps needed to upgrade for most situations.

Previous V2 Company Search by Name Request

curl -H "X-FullContact-APIKey:{Your API Key}" "https://api.fullcontact.com/v2/company/search?companyName=fullcontact"

Further Enrich a Company with V3 Company Domain Lookup

curl -X POST https://api.fullcontact.com/v3/company.enrich \
-H "Authorization: Bearer {Your API Key}" \
-d '{"domain":"fullcontact.com"}'
  1. Get a New API Key. Authentication in our new API platform has changed to allow for added levels of security. This means you’ll need to create a new key to use the latest APIs. We’ve made these new keys backwards-compatible, so once you generate a new one, you can use it across our Enrich, Resolve and Verify APIs.

To generate a new API key, visit the FullContact Platform. From the main page of the, click the “Generate API Key” button and follow the dialog prompt to create a new key. Once the new key is generated, be sure to copy it into your code immediately - we’ll only show you this key once.

  1. Update Your Requests. Our new API has a different request structure, with a different mechanism for sending your API key as well as a different way for sending matching criteria for company profiles.
  • API Endpoint The API endpoint will need to be updated from v2/company/search to v3/company.enrich.
  • Authorization Header In the previous version of the API, API keys could be sent either as a query parameter, or within the X-FullContact-APIKey header. With the new API, keys are now sent across within the Authorization header, with the string “Bearer “ (yes, that’s a space after “Bearer”) added to the beginning of your key. This is the only allowed method for including keys in the new API.
  • POST instead of GET One of the more significant changes in our API is the move to an RPC-style interface instead of REST. This means that all requests to our new APIs will be done using the POST method instead of GET. Be sure that you code is updated to now send requests using the POST method.
  • Query Changes In our previous API, lookup parameters for Company were sent as query parameters in the request. In our new APIs, this information is now sent across as keys inside of a post body object, which you can reference here: Company Enrich Overview. The previous queryable domain field is still supported in the Enrich API.
  1. Parse the Response. Our new APIs now return only JSON, so if your code is using something other than JSON today, be sure to update it to accept a JSON response. The structure of the response is also different, so you will need to change how you are accessing the various elements. View our Company Enrich Overview documentation section for details on what the new response looks like.