What kinds of data do GeoIP2 products and services contain? What should I buy?

GeoIP2 products and services provide access to various kinds of data associated with IP addresses, including:

  • geolocation (the approximate location in the world)
  • network (the ISP, domain name, and connection type)
  • user context and demographic data (user type, average income, population density, etc.)
  • and anonymizers (VPNs, TOR exit nodes, and other proxies)

You can mix and match subscriptions to one or more databases in order to get access to the specific data that you need, or you can use GeoIP2 Precision Country or City web services for geolocation, or GeoIP2 Precision Insights for access to comprehensive data via a web service (find out more about the differences between our downloadable databases and our web services).

If you need to geolocate IP addresses

You should purchase GeoIP2 Precision web service credit for GeoIP2 Precision Country or City requests; or the GeoIP2 Country or City databases.

If you need network information about IP addresses

You should purchase GeoIP2 Precision web service credit for GeoIP2 Precision Insights requests; or the GeoIP2 ISP, Domain Name, or Connection Type databases.

If you need all of the above, plus richer IP intelligence data

Like user context, geolocation confidence factors, demographic information, and proxy detection, you should purchase GeoIP2 Precision web service credit for GeoIP2 Precision Insights requests; or the GeoIP2 Anonymous IP or Enterprise databases.

Overview of Data in GeoIP2 products and services

The following table gives an overview of the kinds of data available in each of the GeoIP2 suite of products and services. For a full list of fields and product features, click the links below.

 

 
Databases
Web Services
Geolocation    
     Country Level Country Database Precision Country
     City Level City Database* Precision City*
Network    
     ISP (Internet Service Provider) ISP Database Precision Insights*
     Domain Name Domain Database Precision Insights*
     Connection Type Connection Type Precision Insights*
User Context and Demographics Enterprise Database* Precision Insights*
Anonymizers Anonymous IP Database Precision Insights*

*These products/services also contain the data types of those listed above in the chart (for example, the GeoIP2 Enterprise Database contains all data types except for anonymizers, and the GeoIP2 Precision City web service contains the data included in GeoIP2 Precision Country).

 

You can also download a sheet that compares all of our databases. If you need user context, geolocation confidence factors, demographic information, or proxy detection, you can download a comparison of GeoIP2 Precision Insights with our GeoIP2 Anonymous IP and Enterprise databases. We also have an overview of all our GeoIP2 products and services that can help choose which product or service is right for you.