Monday, August 27, 2018

Where is that server?

I was tying to find the geo location of a few DNS IPs that we use for our proxy server today, and stumbled upon these two sites: and

So just out of curiosity I decided to check some Indian (and India related) sites and their geo locations. The most surprising one for me was Paytm and Flipkart. While the later seem to be hosted in India, Paytm seem to be hosted on AWS in Singapore. Of the banks: the HDFC seem to be at odds to use Cloudflare hosting from USA. With GOI (hopefully soon) enacting the DEPA (Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture), many of these sites would need to move with in India, this includes some which I am directly associated with. Also despite what some Chinese mobile companies want you to believe that their user data is stored only in India / Singapore (which may be true), their IP address location seem to indicate a different story. One more fun: points to a server in USA.

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