The Rising Demand for Unblockable Residential IPs

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Nazywa się to blokowaniem VPN, nowym zagrożeniem, z jakim borykają się indywidualni użytkownicy na całym świecie. Ponieważ sieć z roku na rok staje się coraz bardziej nieprzyjazna, niektóre kraje i wiele stron internetowych również zwiększyły swoje bezpieczeństwo, jeśli chodzi o dostępność. Czasami wiąże się to z blokowaniem wirtualnych tuneli tworzonych przez sieci VPN, które zapewniają szyfrowanie i przekierowywanie ruchu do użytkowników. W rezultacie VPN stają się bezużyteczne.

Unless you have a way to show that you are not using a VPN at all. But how?

Let’s find out.

How Does a Residential VPN Compare?

To understand how residential VPNs compare with traditional ones, let’s first look at why and how certain websites resort to VPN blocking. It is common news that sites like Netflix and Hulu block VPN tunnels or entire batches of IP addresses that are suspected to be VPN IPs. This is to prevent users from accessing content that is otherwise not available in their region. Unavailability is mostly due to licensing and distribution limitations, and you cannot blame the sites for setting up barriers.

Users unblock such sites using VPNs, which hurts their business. As a result, they activate a system that blacklists VPN IPs and blocks them from even accessing the site. You could say that it plugs VPN users completely.

Unless they use a residential VPN. Put simply, a VPN that provides 100% true residential IPs is more than difficult for these anti-VPN systems to block. Since these IPs are attached to real physical locations and are not data center IPs (as discussed before), they rarely get blacklisted.

Sure, some websites or even entire countries may also go down on residential VPNs. But it is not possible to target a batch or an entire pool of residential IPs. If you cannot access a site using one IP, you can always use another. At TuxlerVPN, we provide hundreds of thousands of residential IPs in both our free and paid plans. In any case, blocking a residential IP forever would only hurt legitimate traffic and business from users who will own that IP at later stages. Websites will think twice before taking such an action.

How Does the Demand Stack Up Then?

According to BusinessWire, VPN usage shot up by more than 27% in the United States during the pandemic. A similar increase in usage has been witnessed around the world, as we saw in a recent article. Millions of users are utilizing the power of VPNs to unblock regional content, bypass restrictions and censorship, and most importantly, stay anonymous online.

Another facet of this sudden demand is the increasing number of OTT platforms around the world. In the United States alone, there are nearly a hundred different types of streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, and Discovery+. With these sites growing every year, the content distribution gets more controlled and skewed. What is available in the UK may not be available to stream in the US or Canada. 

Users then end up bypassing the geo-block on the site that has the content in another country and for which they already have a subscription. It is true that residential VPNs have made such unblocking very easy. It’s just a matter of clicking a few buttons.

The fact that even our free residential IPs can unblock the tightest website is another proof of their rising demand. 

Every technology has two sides to it. Naturally, even residential IPs have two types of users. One is users like you who wish to protect your identity and personal devices while unblocking streaming apps and websites. The other includes those who abuse the technology. At TuxlerVPN, we focus only on individuals and businesses who want to use residential IPs for personal and commercial purposes respectively.

For more information on how we work, get in touch today.

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