IP-Country Database Information Offline Permanently

I have been getting a great deal of interest in the IP-to-Country data that I have been working on over the last few years. However, I have had to take this data down from my site.

  1. The bandwidth costs are starting to become noticeable
  2. My old hardware is starting to creak under the weight
  3. There are commercial sources for this data, and frankly, I say more power to them if they can make money of this; I sure haven’t

It’s been a depressing week here in the Newest Industry Factory, and we are starting to have to dim the lights in some corners, turn off some of the machines, and [gulp!] consider other drastic measures.
To paraphrase the Bare Naked Ladies: “All this food ain’t free”.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that I can re-activate these pages in the future.


UPDATE: GrabIP is now back up, but limited to 5 requests in a 24-hour period.

2 Replies to “IP-Country Database Information Offline Permanently”

  1. Why not establish a membership rather than a donation? I for one would join for a resonable fee, since I like your interface much better than most of the commercial sites. Take a look at the added cost and see if you can do a membership for a month, quarter, year. Then we can also provide input and comments to a forum on b0thersome IPs and such. Perhaps you could actually make some money on this. Use PayPal and it may work. How much traffic are you looking at? If I can help, let me know, I can’t let the traffic handicap me, but I could host some of the stuff and share with you.
    Bob

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