ZIP Codes are not Boundaries
It is a common misconception that 5-digit US ZIP Codes are topographic boundaries that can somehow be accurately represented on a map. They are not. ZIP Codes are a trademark...
Understanding Transliteration vs. Translation
What is transliteration? Simply put, transliteration is the process of converting a word or single character from one writing system to that of another. This conversion process is normally done...
Understanding International Address Data and Resolution Levels
It would be wonderful if there was a service that knew about every address in the world – a service that could fix and validate any address entered and return...
5 Reasons Why Good Email Addresses Get Rejected and Blacklisted
For some people dealing with rejection can be difficult, especially if you have no idea why you were rejected. The feeling of rejection can leave one feeling confused, unjustly wronged...
Complicated and Disputed International Borders
What makes an international border, and how are border lines determined? While natural features such as oceans, mountains ranges and river may serve well as markers in some cases, borders...
Understanding Reverse Geocoding
What is the difference between geocoding and reverse geocoding? Geocoding Geocoding, sometimes referred to as forward geocoding, is the process of converting a place or address to a set of...
How to Use Place Search with Address Geocode – International
The new DOTS Address Geocode – International service is a geocoding service that can be used to geocode addresses and places from around the world. The international geocoding service makes...
Understanding geocoding and resolution levels
The term address geocoding often refers to the process of transforming a textual representation of an address into an equivalent latitudinal and longitudinal coordinate interpretation. For example, taking an address...
IP address vs domain in an email address
Some of your contact email addresses may contain an IP address, for example, john.smith@[123.123.123.123] rather than a domain name, such as john.smith@example.com. Can you use these email addresses for mailing...

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