Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
An IP address can be compared to your regular address, but it is a virtual one. Each time you send a request to a web resource, it receives your IP. Do you know what information can be extracted from an IP? First of all, it is possible to extract your phone number and email. And from those one can extract name, country, birthdate, addresses that are in association etc.
There are different kinds of IPs: data center, mobile, residential, shared, rotated etc. They are called proxies. They act as an intermediate between you and your destination site and were created to mask your real IP. If you go with a residential IP as your proxy when surfing the Web in your residence, your real address will be hidden halfway to the destination site. The destination resource will see a completely new residential address.
Residential Proxies. Peculiarities
Residential accommodation reassigns requests that enter the Web from your device to a pool of residential addresses around the world. Thankfully to this it is possible to target not only up to the country, but even up to the city (if the service you have chosen is a quality service). The best services allow targeting even up to the mobile operator.Continue reading