Incorrect Geo-Location

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Aesthetes
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Incorrect Geo-Location

Post by Aesthetes » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:03 am

Hi, I live in northern Minnesota and tracing my ip address reports me as being in Michigan. I understand this is called geo-location. The problem came to light when I went to make a purchase online and the provider refused because my billing/shipping info didn't match my geo-location traced from my ip address.

How can I correct the data?

I noticed that location is not universally wrong.
Some sites I traced through showed the correct location, but most did not.

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Re: Incorrect Geo-Location

Post by Chrispcritters » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:45 am

You would need to contact the site you tried to purchase from and ask them what geo-location vendor they are using and try to get them to update.
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Re: Incorrect Geo-Location

Post by iastaff » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:02 pm

I agree. You can also call your ip range up through one of the regional RIR's and see exactly where they've registered your local range to. This may be your problem.

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