MaxMind company that provides location data for IP addresses

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MaxMind
IndustryInternet geolocation
Headquarters
Waltham
,
Websitewww.maxmind.com

MaxMind is a Massachusetts-based digital mapping company that provides location data for IP addresses.[1][2] MaxMind was founded in 2002 by Thomas "TJ" Mather and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts. [3]

In an unusual technical glitch, a farmstead about 4 miles northeast of Potwin, Kansas became the default site of 600 million IP addresses (due to their lack of fine granularity) when the digital mapping company changed the putative geographic center of the contiguous United States from 39.8333333,-98.585522 to 38.0000,-97.0000[4][5] leading to law enforcement agents and others visiting the farmstead at all hours of the day and night. The owners of the property at those coordinates filed a lawsuit against MaxMind, which was settled via alternative dispute resolution in September 2017.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ Hill, Kashmir (10 April 2016). "How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell". Fusion. Retrieved 11 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Weinberger, Matt (10 April 2016). "This company made a decision in 2002 that's making life miserable for an 82-year-old woman and her Kansas farm". Business Insider India. Retrieved 11 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "| MaxMind". www.maxmind.com. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  4. ^ Hill, Kashmir (10 April 2016). "How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell". Splinter News. Retrieved 2016-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Kansas couple sues over internet glitch targeting their home; The Wichita Eagle; August 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Farivar, Cyrus (2016-08-10). "Kansas couple sues IP mapping firm for turning their life into a "digital hell": Company fixed the error, but it may be years before the issue is resolved". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  7. ^ ADR Report (Court Filing), No. Wichita:16-cv-01309, D.K.S., 5 August 2015 (PACER current docket viewPaid subscription required)

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