Geo IP lookup
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This page is kept for historical interest. Any policies mentioned may be obsolete.
Removed in September 2016 (T100902)
Information about geo IP lookup.
- Previously at https://geoiplookup.wikimedia.org
- Still available for IPv4. Allows for forced IPv4 geoiplookups on dual-stacked connections
- Now at https://bits.wikimedia.org/geoiplookup (IPv4 and IPv6)
- More info here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/wikitech/214373
- Only supports IPv4 addresses currently
- Need to confirm, but the database now includes IPv6, so it should work (bugzilla:40572)
- Originally intended for use with donation (fundraising) banners
- Wikimedia didn't create its own database; it uses MaxMind