Fixing Google geolocation screwups

Fred Hollis fred at web2objects.com
Wed May 6 07:19:00 UTC 2015


Honestly, I lost patience "the system learning the proper location of 
the IPv6 block". I have a very similar problem to the OP since 4-5 
months, submitted this IP correction form multiple times... nothing changed.
This is *very* annoying.

Yes, my whois/SWIP is perfectly fine, every other geo ip database is 
showing correct location.

On 06.05.2015 at 03:36 Matt Palmer wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 10:56:22AM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
>> In message <20150505210746.GH22158 at hezmatt.org>, Matt Palmer writes:
>>> On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 12:03:23PM -0400, Luan Nguyen wrote:
>>>> There's a form here - https://support.google.com/websearch/contact/ip
>>>> But google is pretty smart, its systems will learn the correct geolocation
>>>> over time...
>>>
>>> That'd be quite a trick, given that the netblock practically can't be used
>>> at all with Google services.
>>
>> One would expect support.google.com to not be geo blocked just like
>> [email protected] should not be filtered.  That said they can always
>> disable IPv6 temporarially (or just firewall off the IPv6 instance
>> of support.google.com and have the browser fallback to IPv4) and
>> reach support.google.com over IPv4 to lodge the complaint.
>
> I was specifically responding to the suggestion that Google would
> automagically "learn" the correct location of the netblock, presumably based
> on the characteristics of requests coming from the range.  Being explicitly
> told that a given netblock is in a given location (as effective, or
> otherwise, as that may be) doesn't really fit the description of "systems
> [learning] the correct geolocation over time".
>
> - Matt
>



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