Getting Started with Your MaxMind Account > Getting Started with the GeoIP2 Databases

Integration and Setup

GeoIP2 databases are available in a binary format or CSV format. You can compare the outputs available in the various GeoIP2 databases.

Binary (MaxMind DB file format):

Comma-separated values (CSV):


Accuracy

IP geolocation is inherently imprecise. Locations are often near the center of a population. Any location provided by a GeoIP database should not be used to identify a particular address or household.

Read our FAQ’s relating to coverage and accuracy:


Data Corrections

Please carefully read our corrections FAQ page to learn more about our corrections process. Note that we do not accept all corrections. When a data correction is accepted, we will send an automated email to confirm.

You may submit corrections requests by submitting this form.


Data Privacy

To comply with data privacy regulations, please monitor our Do Not Sell My Personal Information Requests page [login required] for IP addresses and networks that should not be used for advertising or marketing purposes. You may also access this list in an automated way with our Privacy Exclusions API.

You must keep your databases up to date and destroy old versions of the databases within 30 days of the release of an updated version. More information about the terms and conditions of your use of GeoIP2 can be found in the MaxMind End User License Agreement.


How to Get Help

Our support team is happy to help with any questions you may have. Contact us here or through online chat on our website. Please also refer to our support center FAQs.