Updated versions of the GeoLite Legacy databases are now only available to redistribution license customers, although anyone can continue to download the March 2018 GeoLite Legacy builds. Starting January 2, 2019, the last build will be removed from our website. GeoLite Legacy database users will need to switch to the GeoLite2 or commercial GeoIP databases and update their integrations by January 2, 2019.
For more information, please visit our Support Center.
Note: After careful consideration, taking into account customer feedback, we have decided against removing latitude and longitude coordinates from the GeoLite2 databases. We are in the process of reviewing coordinates used in all of our GeoLite2 and GeoIP databases to ensure there is no risk of misuse.
* GeoLite2 databases are free IP geolocation databases comparable to, but less accurate than, MaxMind’s GeoIP2 databases. Please remember to use the accuracy radius if displaying coordinates on a map.
Our commercial redistribution license is designed to provide businesses with the ability to include IP address geolocation technology within their products. The GeoLite2 commercial redistribution license allows you to distribute GeoLite2 databases (including updates) royalty-free for one year.
How can GeoLite2 databases be used?
There are many applications that can benefit from the addition of geolocation technology. For example, the GeoLite2 commercial redistribution license can be used for ad-serving engines, web analytics, traffic blocking/redirecting tools, spam-filters, and firewall software.
With the commercial redistribution license, you can distribute your product without having to worry about paying royalties to us. Should your clients need more accuracy, they can purchase GeoIP2 database licenses from us. GeoIP2 databases are drop-in replacements for GeoLite2 databases.
We offer redistribution licenses for GeoLite2 databases that allow you to package the databases with your commercial products.
We include a license for redistribution of our API code with your commercial software.
Difference between GeoLite2 and GeoIP2 databases
MaxMind GeoIP2 databases are more accurate than the GeoLite2 databases. Currently we offer royalty-free redistribution for GeoLite2 databases.
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Please review the GeoLite2 commercial redistribution license license agreement before purchase. To prevent customer confusion, please do not refer to GeoLite2 data as GeoIP data.
Note that you can cancel your subscription at any time.