WorldIP Geolocation Service, Database and Tools
Identify exactly where in the world an IP address is located. WorldIP returns precise geographic location of any computer or appliance connected to the Internet based on its IP address alone. No matter where in the world the computer is, and no matter what type of a device the IP address belongs to! WorldIP locates exact geographic location of any Internet-connected PC, laptop, mobile device or appliance with an IP address.
What It Is
WorldIP is a free geolocation service that consists of a database and an API to access it. If you are using WorldIP at home, there is a free Firefox plugin to identify geographic location of Web sites you are visiting.
If you are using WorldIP for your business, there is a simple yet powerful API allowing you to query the WorldIP database with a single link.
What It Costs
WorldIP costs nothing for personal and business use. Using WorldIP database is completely free for any purpose. Using WorldIP services via the API also costs nothing if you stay within 10,000 requests a day.
Why Using WorldIP
Geo Targeting and E-Commerce
Geo targeting is the main application of the WorldIP geolocation service. Serve local ads or offer unique merchandise to your customers coming from different countries, cities or regions. Why offering German magazine subscriptions to Chinese users while you have something else to target the Chinese market? Making profit from online sales becomes easier!
Combat Fraud, Spam and Spy-Bots
The database of “service-codes” classifying “visitors” on search bots and spy-bots, hosting companies and datacenters, proxy servers and anonimizers, and international satellite networks will be soon available. Knowing exactly where a visitor comes from makes fraud checks much more effective.
Defend Servers against DDoS Attacks
If you are running a Web server, you are probably aware that DDoS attacks are often coming from a specific region. Blocking the entire region temporarily in a firewall helps relieve your servers and firewalls from unnecessary load.
Protect Yourself from Internet Scams and Phishing
Protecting you from Internet phishing scams is another important goal of WIPmania. With WorldIP plugin, you will see immediately where in the world the Web page you are currently visiting is located. Logging in to your account and just about to submit your PayPal password to a Nigerian server? Your bank just sent you an email instructing you to re-set your password, and you notice that its server just moved to Romania? Protecting yourself from Internet scams becomes one step easier!
Use It for Blogs and Forums
Integrate WorldIP into your personal blog or forum to better serve your visitors based on their geographical location. Provide blog interface in their native language, offer skins and themes popular in a particular region and make visiting your blog or forum a more pleasing experience for everyone on the net.