Location data coverage IPv6, new ranges, and fallback values

IPv6 coverage

We cover 100% of the allocated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. For IPv6 IP addresses, we cover assigned IP addresses. From a user perspective, our database covers all of the “available” IP addresses they see on the internet, including IPv6 addresses. We are advocates of IPv6 and continuously invest in supporting It in our services and data.

We cover 100% of the allocated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. In effect this means that we cover 100% of the IP addresses that our clients will see on the Internet, since you can’t use an address that is not allocated

- Maxime Mouchet, Data Engineer

If the IP address is not allocated, you will not find information on them from us. In cases of IPv4 addresses, they are marked as bogon IP addresses.

New range declaration

Whenever an internet organization is allocated a new range or an existing range is transferred between different organizations, it takes us a couple of days to reflect that information across all our data products. This change is usually reflected in some of our data products in less than 24 hours. It takes us time because we need to verify and include these changes across all of our data products. We are continuously working on reducing this time to reflect changes in range.

Fallback values for location information

We have near-absolute location coverage for all assigned IP addresses backed by reliable data. The primary data source for location information is from our active measurements powered by our probe network.

We use some public internet records to complement our primary measurement data.

In the extremely rare instance of a few IP addresses where there is virtually no hint of location information, we do not use Null Island location values. Instead, our very last location option is the RIR declaration. In the RIR records, the range owner must specify some location information to be assigned an IP range block, which usually is the range owner’s organization headquarters location. This is our last option for choosing location information for an IP range.

Learn about our location coverage

If you want to learn about our location data, I highly recommend exploring the following pages:

Our IP location accuracy page compares our data to data from other IP location data providers.

Our IP country pages show country-level information on their internet and IP data.