Release history and notes

Sequence based identifiers are used for versioning (schema follows below):

major.minor[.revision]
  • It’s always safe to upgrade within the same minor version (for example, from 0.3 to 0.3.4).
  • Minor version changes might be backwards incompatible. Read the release notes carefully before upgrading (for example, when upgrading from 0.3.4 to 0.4).
  • All backwards incompatible changes are mentioned in this document.

0.9

2018-06-14

Note

This release contains backward incompatible changes. You should update your code.

The active_only option has been removed from get_tld, get_fld and parse_url functions. Update your code accordingly.

  • Removed active_only option from get_tld, get_fld and parse_url functions.
  • Correctly handling exceptions (!) in the original TLD list.
  • Fixes in documentation.
  • Added parse_tld function.

0.8

2018-06-13

Note

This release contains backward incompatible changes. You should update your code.

Old get_tld functionality is moved to get_fld (first-level domain definition). The as_object argument (False by default) has been deprecated for get_fld.

res = get_tld("http://www.google.co.uk", as_object=True)

Old behaviour

In: res.domain
Out: 'google'

In: res.extension
Out: 'co.uk'

In: res.subdomain
Out: 'www'

In: res.suffix
Out: 'co.uk'

In: res.tld
Out: 'google.co.uk'

New behaviour

In: res.fld
Out: 'google.co.uk'

In: res.tld
Out: 'co.uk'

In: res.domain
Out: 'google'

In: res.subdomain
Out: 'www'

When used without as_object it returns co.uk.

Recap

If you have been happily using old version of get_tld function without as_object argument set to True, you might want to replace get_tld import with get_fld import:

# Old
from tld import get_tld
get_tld('http://google.co.uk')

# New
from tld import get_fld
get_fld('http://google.co.uk')
  • Move to a Trie to match TLDs. This brings a speed up of 15-20%.
  • It’s now possible to search in public, private or all suffixes (old behaviour). Use search_public and search_private arguments accordingly. By default (to support old behavior), both are set to True.
  • Correct TLD definitions.
  • Domains like *****.xn–fiqs8s are now recognized as well.
  • Due to usage of urlsplit instead of urlparse, the initial list of TLDs is assembled quicker (a speed-up of 15-20%).
  • Docs/ directory is included in source distribution tarball.
  • More tests.

0.7.10

2018-04-07

  • The fix_protocol argument respects protocol relative URLs.
  • Change year in the license.
  • Improved docstrings.
  • TLD source updated to the latest version.

0.7.9

2017-05-02

  • Added base path override for local .dat file.
  • python setup.py test can used to execute the tests

0.7.8

2017-02-19

  • Fix relative import in non-package for update-tls-names script. #15
  • get_tld got a new argument fix_protocol, which fixes the missing protocol, having prepended “https” if missing or incorrect.

0.7.7

2017-02-09

  • Tested against Python 3.5, 3.6 and PyPy.
  • pep8 fixes.
  • removed deprecated tld.update module. Use update-tld-names command instead.

0.7.6

2016-01-23

  • Minor fixes.

0.7.5

2015-11-22

  • Minor fixes.
  • Updated tld names file to the latest version.

0.7.4

2015-09-24

  • Exposed TLD initialization as get_tld_names.

0.7.3

2015-07-18

  • Support for wheel packages.
  • Fixed failure on some unicode domains.
  • TLD source updated to the latest version.
  • Documentation updated.

0.7.2

2014-09-28

  • Minor fixes.

0.7.1

2014-09-23

  • Force lower case of the URL for correct search.

0.7

2014-08-14

  • Making it possible to obtain object instead of just extracting the TLD by setting the as_object argument of get_tld function to True.

0.6.4

2014-05-21

  • Softened dependencies and lowered the six package version requirement to 1.4.0.
  • Documentation improvements.

0.6.3

2013-12-05

  • Speed up search

0.6.2

2013-12-03

  • Fix for URLs with a port not handled correctly.
  • Adding licenses.

0.6.1

2013-09-15

  • Minor fixes.
  • Credits added.

0.6

2013-09-12

  • Fixes for Python 3 (Windows encoding).

0.5

2013-09-13

  • Python 3 support added.

0.4

2013-08-03

  • Tiny code improvements.
  • Tests added.