Geo-location - IP Location Websites

Lukas Tribus lukas at
Wed Oct 20 13:48:57 UTC 2021


On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 13:38, Pascal Masha <pascalmasha at> wrote:
> Apart from that, how do you all get them to quickly
> change their records especially for a block that
> you recovered from one country and moved to
> another within the same RIR region/continent?

There is no such thing as "get them all to quickly update geolocation data".

First make sure you've done your due diligence:

- SWIP / (R)WHOIS updated, with country and even better newer geoloc: attributes
- reverse DNS updated, if you can, use a country TLD
- route object and RPKI ROA created for the routing part
- check for obsolete routing objects in IRR (use irrexplorer) and have
them clean it up (any conflicting data can create doubts in someone
else's mind)
- after all this, wait for a few days before contacting people, so
local copies of databases are updated

Then comes the real fun. Contacting geolocation and blacklists
operators requires writing many emails, submitting tickets on broken
contact webforms, finding key persons on social media and contacting
them directly, time, patience. This could take anywhere from 1 to 3
months and some blacklist or geolocation provider may never update or
respond (fortunately that only happens with niche players).

Don't believe that there is a method to have it all fixed within two
weeks. It doesn't work like that.


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