What is the problem?

Managing IP ranges with your content providers is a time-consuming, inefficient and costly process.

Time – each time your IT department or proxy server provider needs to register an IP address change you need to notify each of your content providers; this can be hundreds of individual publishers and require multiple emails to each. Some, or all, of your users may be denied access to content for as long as this process takes.

Accuracy – manually communicating long strings of numbers is fraught with danger as typos can often limit your ability to access or open up access to others. An error in one digit can have disastrous consequences.

Cost – inaccurate, duplicated and over-lapping IP ranges in publisher access management systems can result in inflated usage statistics which affect your organisation’s understanding of the value of a product and/or your ability to negotiate appropriate pricing.

How it works

For many years PSI has been cleaning up the IP data held by publishers. Our database currently holds around 1.5 billion validated IP addresses from over 60,000 organisations worldwide.

Once your organisation registers, you’ll be sent an administrator login allowing you to check the IPs we hold for you and make any amendments you may require.

In future, you will only need to update your IP details in one place and all publishers will then receive your new, accurate IP data – saving you time and limiting the opportunity for error.

What you need to do

Simply register yourself as a user, check your IPs and start using The IP Registry. Please send any queries to [email protected]

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We are pleased to announce that @NEJMGroup is the latest #publisher to sign up for daily updates with details of IP changes via the IP Registry. NEJM Group encourages all #libraries to register for FREE access at https://t.co/5U7fFWbEKo. #academiclibraries #medlibs

Interesting fact: Ginny Hendricks of @CrossrefOrg has just mentioned that 80% of grants are from 20% of funders at #STMweek #STMStandTools

Andrew will be presenting "The IP address is dead! Long live the IP address!" at #STMWeek at 10:15am this morning. You can join the growing number of publishers now using https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM to check, validate, and update IP addresses used for authentication.
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#Librarians – Don’t forget you can now report all IP updates via https://t.co/y39wUYQyUg (@ip_registry). Find out more on our website: https://t.co/pR4TffLlfn #AcademicLibraries #LibraryLife #Libraries

To help provide registered institutions with easier, IP-based access to #R4L resources, theIPregistry has now uploaded all R4L accounts for #Cape verde and #Cambodia. @R4LPartnership is asking all #CapeVerdean and #Cambodian #libraries to use https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM .

#Librarians - don't forget to register with https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM so you can easily communicate your IP address updates. @MicrobioSoc are already receiving your updates via theIPregistry and will be asking for all updates via this route from 2019. #AcademicLibraries

"All organizations should be making progress toward IPv6 adoption to start to relieve their long-term dependence on IPv4 addresses. The 12-step journey to an IPv6-only network starts with the first step, admitting you have an IPv4 address dependency problem."

We are delighted to announce that @ASA_CSSA_SSSA (Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies) is the latest #publisher to sign up for daily updates with details of IP changes via theIPregistry. They are asking all #libraries to use https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM.

To help provide registered institutions with easier, IP-based access to #R4L resources, theIPregistry has now uploaded all R4L accounts for #Guinea and #Guyana. @R4LPartnership is asking all #Guniean and #Guyanan #libraries to use https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM .

From 2019 all #IP updates for @MicrobioSoc will be accepted via https://t.co/KiVkOLJvKM #Librarians you can access directly or via https://t.co/AYdQHk3cxK
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Better alternatives? Like maybe IP recognition?
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“The University of Cambridge warmly supports the IP Registry initiative and looks forward to the greater efficiencies it will bring, not least in reducing the admin overhead with multiple publishers and in ensuring reliability for our usage statistics data”

James CaudwellUniversity of Cambridge