To make sure the data is always up-to-date, it downloads new versions of the database regularly.
However, in order to do this, Shlink needs a GeoLite2 license key. These licenses are free, and you can easily generate one by following the instructions below.
If you don’t provide a GeoLite2 license key, Shlink will simply not geolocate visits.
In order to generate the license key, follow these steps.
- Create a MaxMind account for GeoLite2.
- Generate a license key. Its important that you save the value, as you will not be able to recover it afterwards.
Once you have your license key, you will need to provide it to Shlink.