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 find a data sheet that compares the outputs available in the various GeoIP2 databases here.

Binary (MaxMind DB file format):

Comma-separated values (CSV):


IP geolocation is inherently imprecise. Locations are often near the center of the 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. We currently do not provide automated updates as to whether a correction was accepted–the best way to confirm the status of a correction request is to contact us.

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.

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.