What is GeoIP Legacy and how does it differ from GeoIP2?

MaxMind’s GeoIP2 Precision services and GeoIP2 databases are an evolution of our original GeoIP web services and databases, which we now refer to as GeoIP Legacy. See What’s New in GeoIP2 for details on enhancements in GeoIP2.

Please note: we no longer provide new customers with instant access to GeoIP Legacy products. Please contact our support team at support@maxmind.com if you have questions about this.


We are retiring our GeoIP Legacy downloadable database formats at the end of May 2022. Please see our blog post for more information, including how to migrate to GeoIP2. We will continue to support the GeoIP Legacy web services, although there will be data changes.