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 7:56 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am investigating into ways to add an additional geotargeting component to request forms. I tried the free database at HostIP - which is a grassroots geotargeting service based on volunteers - and more often than not it says "I have no clue where you come from". Pro: they are offering city level resolution.

Then there is the commercial service of MaxMind. They go down to organisation level (including ISP) but they charge you an arm and a leg even if you request city-only. Results are pretty good though but problematic with some dialups. They have a free service too, but it only resolves the country.

What I am looking for is the "middle way". Getting the country right is a MUST, don't finding the city should be an exception. Moderate pricing would be preferred.

Any suggestions?



 7:28 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

ip2location is what i've used, its pretty good and not that much


 2:47 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just found out that MaxMind also offers a "web request" service with an initial volume of 50.000 queries (which is way more than we need) for $20. Guess that ends my search :-)

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