ip2.cc an alternative to hostip.info

21 Jan
2009

I have used the API of hostip.info for long time to resolve IP addresses to country codes or country names. The web service has been hit by some severe downtime lately returning “500 – Internal Server Error” for any calls including both API and website page requests. As of now hostip.info has been down and unreachable for several days in a row, with no signs of coming up in the near future. Perhaps the maintainer is on holiday or something…

I manage several applications depending on this web service so I started searching for an alternative solution to lookup IP addresses. I did not find anything suitable so I decided to launch my own free IP to country lookup API instead.

This new web service can be found at ip2.cc (IP to Country Code) for everyone to use.

3 Responses to ip2.cc an alternative to hostip.info

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Victor

October 5th, 2009 at 02:53

Thank you…more accurate than hostip

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Eyal Gurevitch

November 24th, 2010 at 21:47

Thanks! It was a long time ago that you posted this,
but hostip.info is acting now like it did then.
I’ll be giving your code a try, thanks a lot!

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Eyal Gurevitch

January 21st, 2011 at 08:18

http://ip2.cc isn’t working anymore!

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