[arin-tech-discuss] SWIP and GeoIP

Stevens, Jack F Jack.Stevens at centurylink.com
Tue Oct 8 15:52:26 EDT 2013

I've had to deal with the IP Geolocation issue.  

Send the information in CIDR format to at least these two organizations:

IP2Location Sales and Support [support at ip2location.com]
share_data at neustar.biz

The second one there will get Google updated; the first one will do many of the other search engines.

Jack Stevens 
Senior Engineer 
14111 Capital Blvd.  Wake Forest, NC  27587 
tel: 919-562-2715
Jack.Stevens at CenturyLink.com

-----Original Message-----
From: arin-tech-discuss-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-tech-discuss-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Brian Rak
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:41 AM
To: arin-tech-discuss at arin.net
Subject: [arin-tech-discuss] SWIP and GeoIP

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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