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RE: ISP's Contact List
- From: Daniel Senie
- Date: Mon Jun 13 11:44:53 2005
At 10:18 AM 6/13/2005, Sanfilippo, Ted wrote:
Well, I just looked up addresses in a few of my blocks, and geobytes either
had wrong info or no info.
Sorry I meant GEOBYTES --- http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm
When I enter my new /16 at this site it translates to Canada and
it shouldn't. ARIN reports the address properly on the ARIN lookup. I
have sent emails to the Geobytes website two weeks ago, they confirmed to
me they have the email, but have done nothing to date to fix the problem.
So my customers are getting a little upset because when they go to a
website they are directed to the .ca portion.
If you're the ISP, then your answer to your customers is "the web site you
are going to is using an unreliable method to attempt to determine locality
from IP address."
Then point them at the web site's contact form and suggest they complain to
the web site owner.
As you've already noted, ARIN got the info correct. I suspect there are
multiple vendors attempting to provide IP address to GPS address services.
I doubt any of them will be 100% reliable, but clearly there is an interest
in such services.