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Geobyte IP Locator: does it ever work?
Thread poster: Jerónimo Fernández

Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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Mar 22, 2006

Hi there,

In my profile I always check the "Visitors" tab, and I like knowing the IP location of my visitor. That's the purpose of the "Original IP Address" column. However, I find it rather frustrating that the Geobyte IP Locator that ProZ uses very rarely works: most of the time I get the annoying "We are unable to locate the address [whatever IP] at this time." message.

Am I having bad luck or that website just doesn't work? And if it doesn't, could we have another IP locator that actually works?

Thanks a lot in advance, and keep up the good work!

Jerónimo


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Nicole Maina  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:45
Member (2005)
German to Italian
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the same happens to me Mar 22, 2006

it's not just bad luck.
and when it happens, it's not just "at the moment". sometimes I try again by clicking on that samen IP later, but usually it does not work.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:45
English to German
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IP 2 Location Mar 22, 2006

Try IP2Loc; this is what I use most of the time.

HTH, Ralf


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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Mar 22, 2006

Danke-a-mucho Ralf

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Joanna Borowska  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 18:45
English to Polish
Geobyte sucks Mar 22, 2006

Jerónimo Fernández wrote:

could we have another IP locator that actually works?



Exactly. I always use http://www.whois.sc/ (suggested once on this forum). It works every time. Why not change Geobytes to this one, or any other that works?


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KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 03:45
Japanese to English
You took the words right out of my mouth!!! Mar 22, 2006

Joanna Borowska wrote:

Geobyte sucks!!

Exactly. I always use http://www.whois.sc/ (suggested once on this forum). It works every time. Why not change Geobytes to this one, or any other that works?


My sentiments exactly!!


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Partial member (2004)
Italian to German
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Could not say it better! Mar 22, 2006

Joanna Borowska wrote:


Exactly. I always use http://www.whois.sc/ (suggested once on this forum). It works every time. Why not change Geobytes to this one, or any other that works?


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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:45
Member (2003)
English to Spanish
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Good to learn Mar 22, 2006

I am not the only one!

I use http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/iplocation.asp?ipaddress= but it really bothers me to copy/paste the IP address.

Could we get rid of Geobyte? It would be great!

Thanks guys!

Andrea


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