Netblock reassigned from Chile to US ISP...

Nicolas Antoniello nantoniello at
Fri Dec 12 19:38:25 UTC 2008

Sorry for my ignorance... but may some one explain how this
fraud-prevention service works?

How about US tourists in Chile trying to buy something with it's US
based credit card?  :)


Frank Bulk wrote:
> Is there an easy way to get past history on an IP block?  Most sites will
> show you aspects of that *now*....
> Frank
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Tarrall [mailto:tarrall at] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:45 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Netblock reassigned from Chile to US ISP... 
> Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> -> Contact Google.
> Somebody from Google replied off-list.  Sounds like Google maybe
> had this updated even before he looked at it.
> -> Again. Akamai is helpful. Contact them.
> Somebody from Akamai replied off-list and they're looking into it.
> ->     3) End-user unable to complete an online e-commerce transaction
> ->     due to a fraud-prevention service thinking he was a Chilean user
> ->     trying to buy something with a US-based credit card.
> ->
> -> There's no fast fix for this, but have you talked to MaxMind about
> -> chaning the Geo location ? They'll implent it fast and it's in their
> -> DB within a week, max 2, but it'll take 2 months at least, before it
> MaxMind was the first place I checked; they already had the correct
> info when I looked.  IP2Location don't have the right info, but they
> think it's a IP in Washington DC which probably won't be a
> problem.  No idea about Digital Element yet.
> Netblock is - was reg'd a couple of weeks ago so folks
> who pull ARIN assignments regularly will have it.  Those who care but
> don't check ARIN regularly may want to see if they think it's in Chile,
> and change it to Denver, Colorado if so.
> -> However, the ecommerce issue is a bit worse, because there's some
> -> of'em out there, like one of the biggest hosters in the states, that
> -> have 2 year old data.
> Yeah, it's those types that I'm hoping to locate as well...  Google
> and Akamai were immediately noticed by the test users, and have also
> responded very quickly (thanks, guys), but ideally we'd like to be
> proactive and get as many of these updated *before* the real customers
> hit the network and start having problems.
>                         -Robert.-

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