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IP location is wrong

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 am
by elaursen
Hi

Does anybody know where WhatIsMyIPAddress.com gets their location data from?

My IP address is wrongly set as residing in Russia???
https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/94.237.30.55

The real location is in Frankfurt, Germany (The company is in Finland, but the server and IP is in Frankfurt).

Most other lookup tools returns the correct information, but some firewalls and WhatIsMyIPAddress.com says Russia.

The result is that some firewalls block my website (because they do not trust sites from Russia).
I have contacted my host, and the only thing they can say, is that everything looks fine at their end :-)

How can this happen?

Thanks

Re: IP location is wrong

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:39 am
by Chrispcritters
You can find a list of the major geolocation database providers and links to their data correction forms at http://whatismyipaddress.com/geolocation-providers

Re: IP location is wrong

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:56 am
by elaursen
Thanks

Any way to find out which one is wrong?

Or any way to find out which one delivered the data for this request?
https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/94.237.30.55

Re: IP location is wrong

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:28 am
by Chrispcritters
The site uses a mix of data sources.

I suggest that if you want to make sure that it's corrected on more than just WhatIsMyIPAddress.com you check and submit an update at each of them.

Re: IP location is wrong

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:23 am
by elaursen
It turned out to be MaxMind that was the culprit.
I have sent a correction request.

Thank you for your help :-)