MaxMind Developer Documentation

This site provides API documentation for MaxMind’s web services and downloadable databases. Most of our services are only available for customers, but we make available some free downloadable databases.

We offer the following products:


Our fraud detection service, minFraud, consists of the following products:

If you are a minFraud Legacy customer, please refer to our minFraud Legacy documentation.

If you are Proxy Detection Legacy customer, please refer to our Proxy Detection Legacy documentation.


The IP intelligence data in GeoIP leads the industry and is available in the following products:

If you are a GeoIP Legacy customer, please see our "What's New in GeoIP2" document or our GeoIP Legacy documentation.

GeoIP Downloads

  • GeoIP Update – a program to update GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy databases
  • GeoIP Direct Downloads – download GeoIP2 Databases from your script or program (only recommended for systems unable to use GeoIP Update or for clients using the CSV-format databases)

General Information

Product Information

To learn more about the minFraud services and to purchase credits, please visit the minFraud Overview page.

To learn more about the GeoIP2 databases and services, including purchase options, please review the GeoIP Databases & Services page and select a product you are interested in.