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  • IP Geolocation in the IPv6 World

    IP Geolocation in the IPv6 World

    We get a lot of questions here at MaxMind about IPv6, and it’s not hard to imagine why. Accuracy is top of mind for every user of IP geolocation and this topic introduces questions about how effective geolocation can be for certain user segments. In this post, we explain a key reason for IPv6 addresses, how they’re allocated, and provide information about IPv6 geolocation accuracy.

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  • Types of Anonymous IPs and How They Affect Your Business

    Types of Anonymous IPs and How They Affect Your Business

    Anonymous IP addresses (sometimes generalized as “proxies”) serve to hide a web user’s true IP address and obfuscate their geolocation. There are legitimate reasons, usually related to privacy or security, to use anonymous IPs, but many businesses find that fraudsters and other bad actors also use anonymous IPs in malicious ways that affect the bottom line.

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  • Significant Changes to Accessing and Using GeoLite2 Databases

    Significant Changes to Accessing and Using GeoLite2 Databases

    Due to data privacy regulations, significant changes are coming to how you access the free GeoLite2 databases. Take action before December 30, 2019 to continue using the GeoLite2 databases.

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