GeoIP2 Release Notes

June 22, 2020

We’ve updated our Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) implementation to the FIDO2 standard, which supports more web browsers and more types of security keys (e.g. supported biometrics keys). See our Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) User Guide for more information.

June 12, 2020

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (June 2020)

GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 databases incorporate GeoNames geographical data, which is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Monthly updates to GeoNames data are incorporated into our databases as we refresh them. Above you will find a CSV report of upcoming changes for the month of June as they relate to the following fields:

  • geoname_id
  • country_name
  • country_code
  • city_name
  • subdivision_1_iso_code
  • subdivision_2_iso_code

Note that the values for the ‘old’ and ‘new’ columns for a given field only differ for the field defined in the ‘diff_in’ column.

May 11, 2020

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (May 2020)

GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 databases incorporate GeoNames geographical data, which is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Monthly updates to GeoNames data are incorporated into our databases as we refresh them. Above you will find a CSV report of upcoming changes for the month of May as they relate to the following fields:

  • geoname_id
  • country_name
  • country_code
  • city_name
  • subdivision_1_iso_code
  • subdivision_2_iso_code

Note that the values for the ‘old’ and ‘new’ columns for a given field only differ for the field defined in the ‘diff_in’ column.

May 5, 2020

Effective May 11, 2020, we will begin resolving IPs that currently return the neighborhood of Astoria (Queens, NY) to the corresponding borough of Queens in the city name field. We will then resolve the remaining Queens neighborhoods to Queens starting May 18, 2020.

For more granular place identification (such as neighborhood), we recommend using the postal code where provided.

April 27, 2020

We updated our GeoIP2 accuracy statistics page to allow filtering by broadband IPs. This builds on top of existing filters that allow you to filter by IPv6 or cellular IPs.

April 17, 2020

We published a Docker image for the GeoIP Update program here: https://hub.docker.com/r/maxmindinc/geoipupdate.

April 15, 2020

GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 databases incorporate GeoNames geographical data, which is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Monthly updates to GeoNames data are incorporated into our databases as we refresh them. Below you will find a CSV report of these changes for the month of April as they relate to the following fields:

  • geoname_id
  • country_name
  • country_code
  • city_name
  • subdivision_1_iso_code
  • subdivision_2_iso_code

Note that the values for the ‘old’ and ‘new’ columns for a given field only differ for the field defined in the ‘diff_in’ column.

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (April 2020)

*There are several subdivision code changes of note in South Africa due to recent ISO updates. These changes will show up in this month’s GeoIP2 builds.

February 27, 2020

We have added support for web service lookups to the MaxMind Supported Ruby API (RubyGems, GitHub).

February 18, 2020

We’ve released mmdbinspect, in beta, which gives GeoIP2 users an easier way to interface with multiple MMDB files. The mmdbinspect tool is a command-line interface built with Go, which allows a user to look up one or more IPs from one or more MMDB databases and receive the output in a parsable JSON format.

February 14, 2020

We’ve released a Privacy Exclusions API. This API allows you to retrieve a list of IP addresses associated with valid “Do Not Sell” or opt-out of sale requests in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). You may view this list, along with more information, in your account portal.

January 21, 2020

Effective January 21, 2020, many records for the autonomous_system_organization data field in GeoIP2 databases and web services will change from full ISP names to abbreviated codes, due to changes in a third-party data feed that contributes to building this data. We recommend using the isp and organization data fields as they should be more stable over time and reflect the full ISP brand name.

January 6, 2020

Effective January 20, 2020, we will be flagging more Cable/DSL networks used by businesses (i.e. IP networks from ISPs that serve mid-small sized businesses) as Corporate in the GeoIP2 Connection Type database. Previously these types of networks were more often flagged as Cable/DSL.

December 23, 2019

Our web services, including GeoIP2 Precision web services and minFraud services, now return the error code ACCOUNT_ID_REQUIRED instead of USER_ID_REQUIRED when the account ID parameter is missing.

December 19, 2019

Effective December 23, 2019, we will begin resolving more Australian IP addresses to large cities instead of suburbs (e.g. to Sydney instead of Rushcutters Bay).

December 18, 2019

Free GeoLite2 Database Users: Due to upcoming data privacy regulations, we are making significant changes to how you access free GeoLite2 databases starting December 30, 2019. Learn more on our blog.