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Re: New netblock Geolocate wrong (Google)
From: Warren Kumari <warren () kumari net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:22:34 -0500

On Jan 18, 2010, at 5:27 PM, Rosenberry, Eric wrote:

I just lit up a new IP netblock (assigned directly from ARIN) and the companies that provide Geolocate databases do 
not have the correct location information available yet.

Specifically Maxmind (http://www.maxmind.com/) thinks we are in Canada and IP2LOCATION (http://www.ip2location.com/) 
has no data.

For the most part this is benign or at worst slightly impacting since I often get redirected to global load balance 
nodes up in Canada instead of locally in the North West, however, the more major issue I am running into is that 
Google chooses to redirect all my users to www.google.ca<http://www.google.ca>.

So my questions to others are:

1.       How do I get my data updated in all of the geolocate providers databases as quickly as possible?

2.       What geolocate database does Google use (is it homegrown?) and how do I get them to update my data?


If it is urgent / lots of users are grumping at you, feel free to send me an off-list mail including the information 
asked for on that page and I'll follow up internally. 

Something that I have often wondered is how folks would feel about publishing some sort of geo information in reverse 
DNS (something like LOC records, with whatever precision you like) -- this would allow the folks that geo stuff to 
automagically provide the best answer, and because you control the record, you can specify whatever resolution / 
precision you like. Based upon the sorry state of existing reverse, I'm suspecting that there is no point....



Eric Rosenberry
Sr. Network Engineer | Chief Bit Plumber

111 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 3200
Portland, OR 97204

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