Recurly uses a MaxMind database which is stored locally, to check IP locations. Our IP location check strictly matches against the country on the taxable address. While this can be relatively accurate, IP geolocation is also notoriously inaccurate at times when considering a number of factors, the varying databases being one of them. It is for this reason that we use IP lookup as only one of a few data pieces for location validation on an account. This way, even if it is incorrect, other data pieces can still be used to validate location. Since our IP lookup is based on the MaxMind database, we do not have any control over what it returns as the location.
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