Tracking

What is company blocking?

Each IP address is owned and opperated by a company as an example 216.58.206.4 is google.com an is owned by Google LLC. When using GSG we us ARIN WHOIS data to see the following

NetRange:       216.58.192.0 - 216.58.223.255
CIDR:           216.58.192.0/19
NetName:        GOOGLE
NetHandle:      NET-216-58-192-0-1
Parent:         NET216 (NET-216-0-0-0-0)
NetType:        Direct Allocation
OriginAS:       AS15169
Organization:   Google LLC (GOGL)
RegDate:        2012-01-27
Updated:        2012-01-27
Ref:            https://rdap.arin.net/registry/ip/216.58.192.0
OrgName:        Google LLC
OrgId:          GOGL
Address:        1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
City:           Mountain View
StateProv:      CA
PostalCode:     94043
Country:        US

by using this we can block the OrgName: in this case Google LLC, so if any record shows OrgName: Google LLC, regardless of the IP or IP range we can block this visitor. As seen below all companies listed are auto blocked and in some cases you may see a web hosting company or two. 

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Location Country IP Blocked
Dallas, Texas 128.14.209.234 / ZENLA-1 Yes
Portland, Oregon 44.242.169.0 / Amazon.com, Inc. Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona 198.71.238.22 / GoDaddy.com, LLC Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona 198.71.227.6 / GoDaddy.com, LLC Yes
Munich, Bayern 138.246.253.24 / RIPE Network Coordination Centre Yes
Leeds, England 78.129.139.16 / RIPE Network Coordination Centre Yes
Leeds, England 78.129.139.16 / RIPE Network Coordination Centre Yes
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen 137.226.113.44 / RIPE Network Coordination Centre Yes
Lviv, Lvivska oblast 178.136.243.144 / RIPE Network Coordination Centre Yes
Tokyo, Tokyo 54.250.87.247 / Amazon.com, Inc. Yes

If I Use Global Site Guard do I have to block companies?

No, you can allow any company to view your website, using the client portal you can chose to use our block list, or not, you can also create your own block list or use none at all.