Why are Residential VPNs the Next Big Thing in Tech?

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Residential internet protocol (IP) addresses are those that are generated by local consumer internet service providers (ISP) and which usually have a physical (household) address attached to their connections. Imagine a household in a US city that uses an internet connection provided by a common ISP. The dynamic range of the IP addresses generated by the ISP and which the users of the household use to connect to the internet is what is known as a residential IP. Such IPs do not usually fall prey to the blacklisting that is carried out by websites. This is why they are all the rage these days among users looking to bypass internet censorship and unblock regional restrictions.

They get the job done and provide a safer, better VPN experience. But where exactly do they stand in the larger online security landscape? Are residential VPNs the next big thing in tech? Let’s find out.

The Demerits of a Traditional VPN

The growing practice of geofencing among online streaming sites such as Netflix has made traditional VPNs lose some sheen. A user tries to access geofenced content while traveling in another country and finds themselves behind an error wall. The site has blocked the proxy IP and its range by the VPN provider to prevent users from breaking the geofence.

This is a more common phenomenon than we all like to admit. According to reports, several VPN providers have been affected by this VPN ban, causing users to shift to other bypassing methods.

The demerits don’t end at the inability to unblock geofencing. Traditional VPNs also lack the bandwidth, proper encryption or tunneling, supply of fresh IPs, and security measures that would safeguard the identity and activities of an online user. Together, they have a combined effect of pushing users into using better, innovative tools.

Features of a Residential VPN

One such innovative solution is a residential VPN. As noted above, it uses IPs generated by common ISPs and/or data centers to help users mimic the identity of a real internet user. Using a VPN then means not masquerading as a proxy server but instead as a real internet connection.

This has several upsides but is not limited to:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Abundance of unique residential IP addresses
  • Automatic rotation of residential proxies
  • Large server network
  • No or low chance of blocks by websites

On the flip side, there are reports suggesting that VPN bans have extended to include residential IPs too. That is where our formidable data center IPs can help you. These are nothing but an advanced version of residential IPs that do not have the limitations of a regular residential IP. As a result, these IPs are not part of any VPN ban database maintained by websites. There are no simultaneous activities associated with such dedicated residential IPs, which promises a better and smarter VPN experience.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to depend on a shared residential IP pool, you can also check out TuxlerVPN premium that provides unique, rotational residential IPs at a flick of a button. 

The thing is that today residential VPNs are not just used by individuals. They are a critical part of businesses, networks, and large groups across industries. The application may be web scraping without getting blocked or market research for healthcare without the bias of a proxy network. The uses and possibilities of residential VPNs are endless, so it may be right to call them the next big thing in tech after all.

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