Users should always promptly update to the latest database release. Accuracy will reduce over time if database updates are not applied. In addition, all database customers and users are required to maintain up to date databases as part of their license agreement. Learn more the requirements for keeping data up to date.
Learn more about:
- general information about database updates,
- database download limits,
- the database update schedule,
- and how to download databases manually through the account portal.
Understanding database updates
All updates are provided as complete, new databases, rather than deltas.
We recommend automating GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 database updates so that you can be sure that you always have the most accurate IP geolocation and IP intelligence data. You can automate database updates with our GeoIP Update program or other methods. Learn how to automate database updates on our developer portal.
You can also download databases directly through the account portal. Learn how to download databases through the account portal below.
Database download limits
Every account is limited to 2,000 total direct downloads in a 24 hour period. If you have to distribute your databases across multiple servers, it is advisable that you download databases to a local repository on your network, and distribute them to other servers from there.
Database update schedule
We release new updates to our GeoIP2 and GeoLite2 databases on a regular schedule as follows:
|GeoIP2 Country||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoIP2 City||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoIP2 Connection Type||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoIP2 ISP||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoIP2 Domain Name||Every fourth Tuesday.|
|GeoIP2 Anonymous IP||Every day.|
|GeoIP2 Enterprise||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoLite2 Country||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoLite2 City||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
|GeoLite2 ASN||Every Tuesday and Friday.|
In the event we have an unexpected delay for any of our database updates such that an update will not be available by 11:59pm US Eastern on a release day, we will post a notification to our service status page. You can also receive database update delay notifications by subscribing to ‘New Database Update Releases’ on our status page. See more on our status page.
Download databases through the account portal
We offer direct downloads of both binary and CSV format databases through your account portal. This feature is available to admin users and standard users with product/service permissions. Learn more about user permissions.
Click on 'Download Files' in the GeoIP2 / GeoLite2 menu in your account portal [direct link, login required]. A list of all databases you are subscribed to will be displayed to you. There will be entries both for our MMDB format files, and CSV format files. Learn more about database formats.
To download a database, click on the GZIP, ZIP, or SHA256 link to download the database in your preferred compression format.
You can also download older versions of your databases for 30 days after their release date. To get a list of older database versions, click the 'Show archived database files' link under 'Download Databases'. The older versions of your databases will be listed among the current versions. Check the release date, under 'Updated:', to make sure you're selecting the specific release you want.
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