Why we use TheIPregistry.org to maintain IP addresses

Why we use TheIPregistry.org to maintain IP addresses

Maintaining accurate IP addresses is a problem for the entire scholarly community.

According to the IPRegistry.org, 58% of the IP ranges held by publishers to authenticate libraries who license their content are inaccurate. Apart from unlicensed access, a consequence of incorrect IPs can be inaccurate usage statistics for both publishers and libraries.

Moreover, maintaining IP addresses with each of your publishers one-by-one is time-consuming and subject to error.  

TheIPregistry.org is a global IP address database for libraries and publishers. 

TheIPregistry.org is a repository that contains over 1.5 billion verified IP addresses for over 60,000 organizations worldwide, accessible by both publishers and libraries and maintained for the benefit of the whole scholarly communication community.

Organizations can sign up for the IP Registry and enter their IP ranges for free.

When you update your addresses in TheIPregistry.org, you are automatically ensuring your users have remote access to all of Coherent Digital’s sites. We encourage you to register!

Please visit https://theipregistry.org/libraries/ for more information and instructions. Any updates you make to your registry entry are automatically reflected in Coherent Digital’s authentication system.

If you are already registered in TheIPregistry.org, we invite you to check your IP registry entry for accuracy.

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