I am not in Netherlands!

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I am not in Netherlands!

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Hello

I hope someone can help. My google keeps defaulting to Netherlands, http://www.google.nl

I am in London, Uk. Your site says I am based in North Netherlands - I do not know how to fix this! My daughter has been looking at flonga and other silly games sites - could this have introduced something bad? I have downloaded and am using malware bytes - myway kept coming up as search engine but that has gone since I used this anti viral software. Please help!

Many thanks!
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Re: I am not in Netherlands!

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When you visit our site and lookup details on your IP address, is the ISP correct? If so, I wouldn't worry about it. If the ISP/Company is wrong then your browser may be configured to use a proxy server -- which is a significant security issue.

If it's all correct you can visit Google's support page which tells you how to fix the Google issue. https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/873?hl=en
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Re: I am not in Netherlands!

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Thanks for your reply. so my IP address is the same is shown here on this site. However, I cannot ignore this as now I cannot access eg bbc Iplayer or itv.com as they think I am not eligible for their services as they think I am in Netherlands. How can I fix this? Thanks
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Re: I am not in Netherlands!

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You've got a couple of options:

1) Contact the impacted sites directly to see if they can fix it for you.
2) Contact your ISP to let them know a block of IP addresses is geolocated incorrectly (Your ISP would then contact the major geolocation database providers)
3) You can contact the geolocation providers directly. If your IP address changes and the new one geolocates to the wrong country you'd need to submit a correction for that IP address as well to the geolocation providers. See http://whatismyipaddress.com/geolocation-providers (there are more than these and don't know which one BBC uses)
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