Dan’s View

2009/04/21

whois?

Filed under: Geek — Tags: , — dan @ 20:11

“If your ISP has registered with the appropriate databases, our servers are updated on a regular basis so you will have to wait until the next refresh to gain access.”

Would you interpret that to mean they are using whois lookups on IP addresses/blocks to check its location for limiting content to certain contries?

2 Comments »

  1. Dan, not sure what you mean by “you will have to wait until the next refresh to gain access”?

    Does this mean there’re automated bots to check whois db so that they can target users (say advertisements) based on their geographical location rather than depending on the IP range databases that’s assigned to specific regions/countries?

    Comment by clarence — 2009/04/22 @ 09:26

  2. I was meaning that a site was distributing content and limiting based on IP ranges, not adverts just things like BBC iPlayer

    Comment by dan — 2009/04/25 @ 14:01

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