we have some virtual machines in different locations. for the location japan east we have the following ip:
the problem now is, that the IP is registered to be in Redmond, WA, USA in the RIR/ARIN data. The RIR/ARIN data:
FSAPPLE2247:~ keihta$ whois 188.8.131.52
% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object
inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
organisation: Administered by ARIN
NetRange: 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
CIDR: 126.96.36.199/15, 188.8.131.52/14, 184.108.40.206/16, 220.127.116.11/13, 18.104.22.168/10, 22.214.171.124/12, 126.96.36.199/16
Parent: NET20 (NET-20-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
Organization: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
OrgName: Microsoft Corporation
Address: One Microsoft Way
RIR whois registries (RIPE in Europe, ARIN in North America, APNIC in Asia-Pacific etc) are the standard places where the geolocation data should be stored, and for example Freedome (VPN-Client) checks this when recommending a location for the user.
However, the commercial geolocation service providers such as Maxmind show the IP to be in Japan. It is likely that Microsoft has asked them to set this network to be in Japan, but haven’t registered the network in the APNIC with the correct location. It is highly likely that there is a large number of other products and services which will consider this IP address to be in the USA.
Can you confirm that and how we can solve this problem?