Looking for verification that Google and Akamai have the geo-ip for set correctly

Martin Hannigan martin at theicelandguy.com
Fri Jan 2 20:47:18 UTC 2009

Maxmind www.maxmind.com is a fairly good indicator of what geo-locators are
seeing, but I recall a recent thread here that there have been disagreements
between the various geolocation services.

I think that some of it depends on the reference sources i.e. how many and
what the algorithms are and also the update frequency. Using plain old whois
data, for example, is notoriously unreliable, but definitely "usable" as a

Might be nice if search engines and cdn's had a verification site for
checking and suggesting corrections i.e.



On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Frank Bulk - iName.com <frnkblk at iname.com>wrote:

> We were assigned a new block from ARIN two weeks ago and are getting
> several
> reports from end users that the Spanish and German versions of Google's
> search page are coming up.
> IP2Location and Maxmind are mostly correct, but there appears to be no way
> for me to verify that Google and Akamai have listed
> correctly.
> Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction so I can make an
> authoritative check.
> Thanks,
> Frank

Martin Hannigan                               martin at theicelandguy.com
p: +16178216079

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