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Simon Harris Silver badge

Geolocation (with some additional detective work) may make a good guess if the address is associated with a company with a registered domain name (at work, it knows who I work for, but not which site I'm on). For a home user plugged into an ISP, when I've tried it, it identifies the provider, but the location it suggests is usually only somewhere within a 50 mile radius of where I actually am.

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