A Fast and Reliable Alternative to Ipdata.co

When you start a new business in a domain that has existing competitors, the first question you get from potential leads or people browsing your pages is: what's the difference between X and your product? What are you doing better or what do you bring they don't already?

At Ipregistry, we believe that IP Geolocation services can do better, in terms of accuracy, price, features but also ease of use. This blog post is a first of a long series that aims to review in a fair manner the most popular API Geolocation services with Ipregistry. In this first article, we compare with Ipdata (ipdata.co), a well known solution.

Ipdata vs Ipregistry

Comparison between Ipdata and Ipregistry as available in November 2019.
FeaturesIpdataIpregistry
IP GeolocationIpdata supports IP GeolocationIpregistry supports IP Geolocation
IPv4 and IPv6 supportPartial (can analyze a given IPv6 address but cannot discover the IPv6 address of a user).Ipregistry fully supports IPv4 and IPv6
Threat Data600M entries.620M entries.
Distinction between Tor relay nodes and exit nodesIpdata does not distinguish between Tor relay nodes and exit nodesIpregistry distinguish between Tor relay nodes and exit nodes
Dashboard (usage monitoring, settings management)Ipdata does not provide any dashboard (you need to send emails)Ipregistry provides a dashboard to monitor and manage options
Bulk LookupsSupport only 100 IP addresses per call.Up to 256 IP addresses per call.
Average Response Time64ms24ms
Best Response Time45ms10ms
Output FormatJSON only.JSON or XML.
Response FilteringStatic: only a small and predefined set of fields can be selected.Custom: you can filter to get exactly what you need.
Country FlagsPNG only (low resolution 30x20 pixels).SVG and PNG files you can hotlink (4 different flavors).
Client LibrariesNo caching or bots exclusion support.Yes, with caching support and bots exclusion.
JSONP (deprecated)Ipdata supports deprecated JSONPIpregistry does not support deprecated JSONP
Hostname LookupIpdata does not support hostname lookupIpregistry supports hostname lookup
Domain WhitelistingIpdata supports domain whitelistingIpregistry supports domain whitelisting
Throttling / Rate limitingPer client IP (daily time window).Per API key or Per Client IP (hourly time window).
Multiple API keysIpdata does not support multiple API keysIpregistry supports multiple API keys per account
Usage Reports by EmailIpdata sends no usage reportIpregistry sends usage reports by email based on your preferences
User-Agent DataIpdata has no support for User-Agent dataIpregistry can return User-Agent data
Country Borders and PopulationIpdata does not return Country borders or populationIpregistry returns Country borders and up-to-date population
Carrier DataIpdata supports Carrier DataIpregistry supports Carrier Data
Company Name and DomainCompany Name only.Ipregistry help finding Company Name and Domain
IP address Type (business, education, hosting, isp)Ipdata returns IP address typeIpregistry returns IP address type
Pricing ModelSubscription based
Plans starting from $10.
Pay-as-you-go
Recharge starting from $5.

At least 4 reasons to prefer Ipregistry over Ipdata

Quick Response Time

Page speed and request response time have a direct impact on your users' experience and your sells. The Ipregistry API is on average twice faster than Ipdata. Our infrastructure handles most operations in-memory with several nodes deployed around the World using a first-class infrastructure. You get responses faster than Ipdata but also more data points!

Starts enhancing your user experience and get more sells right now!

A Dashboard to Monitor and Take Actions

In contrary to Ipregistry, Ipdata.co provides no dashboard, require email interactions and to wait hours to change basic settings on your account. With Ipregistry you have access to a complete and easy to use dashboard that allows monitoring your usage, creating new API keys, editing settings and more. We know your time is precious. Ipregistry saves your time!

Ipregistry Dashboard Overview
Ipregistry Dashboard Overview.

More Data Points

Ipregistry returns up to 60 data points, and this keeps improving. Do you need to identify the company and domain for whoever is browsing your pages? You want to find out the carrier name, mobile country code, and mobile network code details? Ipregistry provides all this information and you can even find out if an IP address belongs to a consumer, business, education or hosting provider.

Inexpensive but Fast and Reliable

Ipdata requires to subscribe to a monthly plan. You will pay a high fee even if your usage is low and varies over days. With Ipregistry you pay only for what you use. Every feature is included with no additional charges. Payment methods include Credit Cards, Paypal and Cryptocurrencies!

Ipregistry data is updated continuously from multiple sources. We analyze and correlate TB of data every days to make sure you get the most accurate information.

We also provide Enterprise solutions. Ipregistry can adapt to your needs and requirements so that our service fits what you want — we make the box fit around you, not the opposite!

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