GeoNames Monthly Diff Report November 2020

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (November 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 these changes for the month of November 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.

New Data Point is_residential_proxy Released for GeoIP2 Anonymous IP

We have released an additional data point for the GeoIP2 Anonymous IP Database. Subscribers can now identify whether an IP address is likely a residential proxy:

  • is_residential _proxy – 1 if the IP address is on a suspected anonymizing network and belongs to a residential ISP. Blank if not.

CSV file users:
A new data column will be added to the end of the following files:

  • GeoIP2-Anonymous-IP-Blocks-IPv4.csv
  • GeoIP2-Anonymous-IP-Blocks-IPv6.csv

Binary MMDB file users:
You will need to update your MMDB reader to support look-ups containing the new output when it is released.

New Output is_residential_proxy Released for GeoIP2 Precision Insights Web Service, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors

We have released an additional output for our web services. GeoIP2 Precision Insights, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors customers can now see whether an IP address is likely a residential proxy:

  • /traits/is_residential_proxy – This is true if the IP address is on a suspected anonymizing network and belongs to a residential ISP. Otherwise, the key is not included in the traits object.

Our client APIs have been updated to support these outputs so may need to refresh yours if you are not interfacing directly with our REST API.

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report October 2020

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (October 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 these changes for the month of October 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 September 2020

GeoNames Monthly Diff Report (September 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 September 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.

Decommissioned GeoIP2 JavaScript API Domain

In order to provide the best cross-browser support, we have migrated the GeoIP2 JavaScript Client API from geoip-js.maxmind.com to geoip-js.com. The geoip-js.maxmind.com URL will be decommissioned at 5:00pm EDT today. If you have not already migrated your integration to geoip-js.com, please update your version of the GeoIP2 JavaScript Client API to the version currently available on our website. If you have your own forked version, update the domain name used for the service request from geoip-js.maxmind.com to geoip-js.com.

Incorrect Spanish IP mappings to El Salvador

GeoIP databases released the week of August 11, 2020 contain an issue where approximately 1% of Spanish IPs incorrectly map to El Salvador. We are working on a fix and plan to release corrected GeoIP databases tomorrow (August 14, 2020).