Download and Update Databases

Please note: Beginning in March 2024, MaxMind will begin enforcing its policies around API requests and endpoints. We will require use of the HTTPS protocol for all database download requests, and will require requests to use the proper hostname as listed below, and on our Developer Portal.

Customers using an up to date version of geoipupdate should not need to make any changes.

Learn more about geoipupdate on our Developer Portal.
In January 2024, we began using R2 presigned URLs for all database downloads. Make sure that your servers can make HTTPS connections to the following hostname:

  • mm-prod-geoip-databases.a2649acb697e2c09b632799562c076f2.r2.cloudflarestorage.com

If you download databases manually through the account portal and receive an error, check your firewall and browser security settings.

Read our release note for more information.

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.

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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 (30 for GeoLite accounts) 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:

Database Update Schedule
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 Tuesday and Friday.
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.

API Endpoints for direct database downloads

Please note: it is recommended to use our geoipupdate program to automate database downloads. The hostnames listed here are most relevant if you are unable to use geoipupdate and must instead directly download databases.

Learn more about geoipupdate on our Developer Portal.

All API requests to MaxMind products and services must be submitted with HTTPS. For ease of reference, we have listed the appropriate hostnames for all GeoIP and GeoLite database download requests. You can use either of these hostnames for direct downloads of GeoIP or GeoLite databases:

  • https://download.maxmind.com
  • https://updates.maxmind.com

Learn more about direct download of databases on our Developer Portal.

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.

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To download a database, click on the GZIP, ZIP, or SHA256 link to download the database in your preferred compression format.

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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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