GeoIP2 Release Notes

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report June 2021

June 14, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (June 2021)

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 these 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.

* This month’s update includes a significant number of changes to city_names in Ukraine and geoname_ids in Brazil.

Twice weekly updates for some GeoIP2 databases

June 8, 2021

We now update GeoIP2 Country, City, ISP, and Enterprise databases (and most of their legacy equivalents) twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays (instead of weekly). We made this change so that data corrections and location updates can be deployed more quickly.

If you would like to take advantage of these more frequent updates, you will have to update the schedule of your GeoIP2 database downloads. You can find documentation on updating your GeoIP2 databases on our developer’s site.

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report May 2021

May 10, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (May 2021)

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 these 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.

* This month’s update includes a significant number of changes to subdivision codes in Algeria and Lithuania.

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report April 2021

April 9, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (April 2021)

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 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 March 2021

March 9, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (March 2021)

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 these changes for the month of March 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.

* This month’s update includes changes that should improve overall accuracy of city-level name data.

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report February 2021

February 11, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (February 2021)

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 these changes for the month of February 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.

Mapping more Telstra Internet mobile networks to a state

January 29, 2021

We will be mapping more mobile (cellular) networks to a state (subdivision) rather than a city for Telstra Internet IPs in Australia, as well as other mobile networks in France and other countries. This change will better reflect the traffic distribution of these IP addresses across a state.

These changes will be implemented incrementally. Some IP addresses will reflect this change on February 2, 2021, and additional IP addresses will be updated on February 16, 2021.

Change to Vodafone Germany ISP name

January 22, 2021

On Monday, January 25 we will be updating MaxMind products and services with ISP data to consolidate naming conventions for Vodafone Germany. We will now return either Vodafone Germany Cable, Vodafone Germany DSL, Vodafone Germany Business, or Vodafone Germany. Previous values were Vodafone GmbH, Vodafone Germany, and Vodafone DSL. We are updating these values to more accurately reflect the type of connection that the IP address is associated with.

The following GeoIP databases and services are affected by this change:

  • GeoIP2 ISP database
  • GeoIP2 Enterprise database
  • GeoIP Legacy ISP and Organization databases
  • GeoIP2 Precision and Legacy City Service
  • GeoIP2 Precision and Legacy Insights Service
  • minFraud Insights
  • minFraud Factors

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report January 2021

January 11, 2021

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (January 2021)

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 these changes for the month of January 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.

This page was last updated on July 29, 2021.