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Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

1R27cD5n
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Registered: ‎23-03-2016

Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

I see the IP address is US registered - looking through the registration info I see the Ip is registered to BT Americas Inc.

My UK based VOIP provider, by default blocks all non UK traffic.

Why would Plusnet do this.

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MisterW
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Re: Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

All PlusNet IP ranges are registered in the UK. There are some ranges that WERE owned by BT Americas some years ago but these have been correctly re-registered in the UK. However, some Geolocation providers are very lax at updating their databases.

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

1R27cD5n
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Registered: ‎23-03-2016

Re: Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

Thanks for your reply.

I have been with plusnet for years, and my traffic has always gone via the US.

I have complained previously about this, buit nothing was ever done.

So is my VOIP provider (Gradwell) and my server probe (https://ip-lookup.net/index.php) being given incorrect geolocation information.

Internic (not a trusted source ?) give the details as:

Registrant:

  • Handle: BA-346
  • Name: BT Americas, Inc
  • Whois Server: whois.arin.net
  • Kind: org
  • Mailing Address: 910 Hastings Ave. Suite 120, Newport, MN, 55055, United States

So I am confused, is traffic going via the USA or not ?

How do you get this corrected if it is.

RichardB
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Re: Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

Hi
As advised BT bought some IP addresees originally regsitered with ARIN and Plusnet use some of these.
Just because the registrant is in the USA does not indicate your traffic is routed via the USA.
Plusnets network equipment is in the UK.
Looks like Gradwell need to update their Geo blocking database.
What does https://www.whoismyisp.org/ report?
What are the first two octets of the IP address?
Regards
Richard
1R27cD5n
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Re: Why does my Internet traffic ao via the US

150.143

https://www.whoismyisp.org/ reports LONDON as the location !

OK thanks very much for that.

I will go back to Gradwell and ask them why they are mis locating my IP.