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Verify Global IP Addresses Detect Proxies & Devices Geolocate Visitors

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Flags mismatches between IP’s location & customer address worldwide
Identifies Internet Service Provider (ISP), Netblock Owner & Host Names
Detects proxies & proxy type

DOTS IP Address ValidationSM is a real-time API that identifies the location and device type of an Internet Protocol (IP) address anywhere in the world. Companies use this service to cross-reference the location of a visitor's IP address against other data points, including billing and shipping addresses, to flag possible fraudulent transactions for review. The service detects the presence of proxies and provides the proxy type (private, public, anonymous, etc.) and flags potentially malicious IP addresses.

IP Address Validation also provides longitude and latitude, the Internet Service Provider (ISP), Network Owner and Host Names associated with the IP address. Due to the fluid nature of IP addresses, our global database of over 4 billion records is updated daily to ensure the most accurate results are delivered.

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How IP Address Validation Works

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Real-Time API Responses

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CountryUnited States
Postal Code98951
Metro Code810
DMAYakima - Pasco - Richland - Kennewick
Is ProxyFalse
Proxy TypeNone
Possible Mobile DeviceFalse
ISPWashington School Information Processing Cooperati
Netblock OwnerWashington School Information Processing Cooperati
Host Names169.204.222.249
IP Note Codes
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  • Calculates the IP location based on multiple data sources that include over four billion global IP addresses
  • 99.8% country-level accuracy and 98% state-level accuracy in the US
  • Returns the physical location of an IP address, including City, Region, and Country (including ISO2 and ISO3 country codes)
  • US based IPs also return State, ZIP, Metro Code, State and County FIPS
  • Identifies Internet Service Provider (ISP) and IP address block-owner information
  • Tracks and updates over 10 million subnets daily
  • Flags IP addresses of mobile devices
  • Identifies IP addresses coming from proxy servers, including Tor network, and reveals proxy type (none, private, public, anonymous or satellite)
  • Provides a certainty score for every result
  • Updated daily
  • Real-time API or batch service available
  • Response time as fast as 150 milliseconds

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