[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2823: Improve IP Geolocation Results

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#2823: Improve IP Geolocation Results
 Reporter:  iandunn  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
Component:  API      |   Keywords:
 There are a couple problems with our current data set. They're not
 strictly related to each other, but I'm creating a single ticket for this
 because I'm guessing that the solution to both will be the same: switch
 from our current data source to a better one.

 * Problem !#1: Incorrect IPv4 results. No data source will be perfect, but
 [several online database had correct results for instances where ours
 weren't  https://make.wordpress.org/core/2017/04/14/nearby-wordpress-
 * Problem !#2: No IPv6 support. Without this, the results will quickly
 lose effectiveness. As of May 2017,
 IPv6 adoption is at 18% globally] and rising relatively fast. Some
 countries are as high as 32%.

 It looks like our database was updated recently (March 2017), but I can't
 find any info on where the original data comes from. @dd32, @tellyworth,
 do either of you know? Do you have any thoughts on other potential

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2823>
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