A residential proxy is an IP address belonging to a user of a home WiFi and/or cable Internet. These proxies belong to ISPs, who provide them to homeowners.
How do residential IPs work and what is the difference between these and traditional datacenter proxies?
Residential IPs are highly trusted by websites, portals, social media, etc. Because IT users far outnumber available IPv4s, which were distributed among ISPs years ago, residential ISPs use the NAT technology, which allows crowds of users to share just one whitelist IP address.
In other words, a group of, for example, Facebook / Google Ads Manager users, will be leaving the same IP address on target websites. For a website, Blocking an IP is like shooting itself in the foot, because thus it will block a huge part of its own audience. Unlike datacenter proxies, residential proxies boast a high degree of trust, because they have lots of users behind.
Most commonly, residential proxies are rotated within the provider’s pool. If you trace a home Internet of WiFi user’s IP address for about a week, you will see it change several times. However, every new one will belong to the same ISP and be located in the same city.
In AstroProxy you can order a port and specify proxy parameters, traffic, as well as choose between country-, city- and ISP-specific proxies. These options will help you protect your account and gain trust of any website or service.
AstroProxy’s residetial IPs are ideal for running multiple accounts, parsing, advertising and other goals, thanks to their unique characteristics described above.
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