Billing & Automation
NetEarthOne + HostBill

MaxMind Phone Type

MaxMind is an industry-leading provider of IP intelligence and online fraud detection tools


MaxMind's Telephone Number Identification (TNI) service is a tool used to identify the type of the telephone number your customers are providing. The TNI service is able to categorize customer inputted phone numbers into 13 different phone types such as fixed land line, mobile, VoIP, and invalid phone numbers.


Supported Features

  • Check if customer's phone number type should be allowed to process order
  • Disallow undetermined and prepaid mobile phones
  • Option to don't verify returning customers
  • Option to don't verify admin order
  • Option to auto-block fraudulent IP when phone provided by user is not allowed

Create MaxMind license key

  1. First you must: buy account or create free trial
  2. Login to the MaxMind Control Panel
  3. Obtain your license key going under: My License Key

Connecting HostBill with MaxMind Phone Type

  1. In Hostbill go to Settings > Modules, find and activate Maxmind_Phonetype module
  2. You will be taken to Settings > Modules > Fraud Protection Modules where you can configure Maxmind_Phonetype
  3. Enter your MaxMind License Key, you can obtain it from your MaxMind Account under My License Key
  4. You can also set additional configuration options. You can see more info about them by heading your mouse cursor over (i) icon
  5. Save Changes