Question

Chose London, but IP location is in the US

  • Posted on October 29, 2014
  • VarsAsked by Vars

I have very limited knowledge in any of this but in simple words, it just so happens to be that when I’m connected to my VPN, it shows up on ipcim.com that I am in the US and not the UK as I specified when setting up my VPN connection. As a result I cannot log on to certain sites that are restricted to people in the US. The weird bit is that it used to work just fine yesterday. Should I be worried about any security issues or do I have to destroy the existing droplet and create a new one?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi,

I can assure you that the droplet is definitely located in London. Some GeoIP databases are slower to update than others. For instance, IPLocation.net provides results based on four seperate GeoIP databases. I just check the IP of a London based droplet, and two service correctly placed it in London while two placed it in the United States. Different sites employ different techniques to determine the location of an IP address. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done except waiting until they update.

Can you check Ip locator location in online at Melissa Data

As stated above, the updates by GeoIP sites take awhile. Once their own cache of the data expires they have to do it again. Digital Ocean staff can tell you if that IP is definitely registered in a specific geolocation, but only the reporting facility can update its database, and do so correctly. That has nothing to do with DO. I’m seeing this in irc channels about misreporting and it being blamed on DO, which is not the case. Thus why I’m speaking up.