[arin-tech-discuss] SWIP and GeoIP

Brian Rak brak at gameservers.com
Fri Nov 22 10:50:48 EST 2013

So, for lack of a better option we've taken the step of creating an 
ORGID for each location, and assigning subnets to that.  We'll have to 
wait and see how it works out...

On 10/8/2013 10:41 AM, Brian Rak wrote:
> We have a customer who operates VPN services with us.  They have their 
> own ARIN OrgID, and we would like to be able to reassign all their IP 
> addresses to that organization (so that they can receive any abuse 
> reports directly, rather then having to relay them).
> They have reported to us that various GeoIP providers are using the 
> location of the ARIN contact to determine where an IP is located. The 
> customer would very much prefer that the location of the IPs match the 
> datacenter's location, rather then the customer's location.
> Does anyone have suggestions for handling this properly?  Looking at 
> the data returned by WHOIS, it seems the only way they're going to be 
> able to specify a location is by creating a separate organization and 
> contact for each datacenter.  Is that the best solution here?
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