Implementing Geo-aware DNS using BIND & the most up-to-date IP2Location IP-Country (DB1) database

IP2Location.com, a leading provider of the Internet geo-location software and services for the e-commerce industry, demonstrates how to implement a Geo-aware DNS using BIND & IP2Location IP-Country (DB1) database.
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Jan. 8, 2010 - PRLog -- IP2Location™ demonstrates how to implement a Geo-aware DNS using BIND & IP2Location IP-Country (DB1) database.
IP2Location allows you to implement a geolocation feature in a BIND DNS server easily. There is no need to patch the BIND source codes as the method being used just involves “Access Control List” and “Views”. A few simple steps are all it takes to implement the Geo-aware DNS. First of all, download the IP2Location IP-Country (DB1) database in ACL format which covers all CIDR IP address range by country (a subscription is required). Next, just add an include line into the BIND configuration file to refer to the ACL file and then custom views can now be created within BIND based on the country information.  To view a sample of the BIND configuration, you can have a look at this page http://www.ip2location.com/ip2location-bind-dns.aspx . For more information about the IP-Country (DB1) Database which matches an IP address to its country of origin, please visit http://www.ip2location.com/ip-country.aspx .


There are many uses for a Geo-aware DNS server. The most basic use would be to block users from specific countries from accessing your web servers. Besides that, it is also possible to redirect users from specific countries to web servers that are geographically closer to them for faster response time.
The IP2Location(TM) database contains more than 6 million records to cover all valid IPv4 IP addresses. It has over 99 percent matching accuracy at the country level. Available from US$49 per year, the database is available via immediate download bundled with free twelve monthly updates. Database comes in the ASCII text format and is compatible with major database systems including Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Microsoft Access, Oracle, IBM DB2 and others. A free demo is available online at http://www.ip2location.com/demo.aspx .

About IP2Location.com
Founded in 2001, IP2Location.com provides Internet intelligence services to online businesses. IP2Location.com’s products provide the geographic location of Web site visitors in real-time, enabling businesses to display localized content, bandwidth balancing, improve click-throughs and sales, prevent fraud, conduct site analysis and foster regulatory compliance. With over 1000 industry leading customers, IP2Location.com is the geolocation market leader. IP2Location.com’s main headquarters is located in Penang, Malaysia, with regional sales office located in Florida, United States.
The company can be reached by fax at +1-941-240-2105, by email at enquiry@ip2location.com, and on the Web at http://www.ip2location.com .

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