Recently we included static IP addresses to our Private Proxy application. This is in addition to the randomly changing IP addresses that our private proxy already offered.
So why would we insert static IP addresses? It would seem that randomly rotating IP addresses would include an extra layer of anonymity. So why avail yourself of static IP addresses? The solution is rather straightforward, however I will confess was not obvious to us when we initially planned the system. The key reason to employ static IP addresses instead of randomly rotating ones is to include some level of consistency when going to the same website over and over again. While usually you would think that you would not need to be recognized by your IP address, from time to time you do.
Think about your Web banking. If you attempt to get into your web-based bank account from randomly changing IP addresses, it may appear to the bank that someone is trying to hack into your account. Thus the requirement for static and regular IP addresses.
But this is not just about online banking. It’s also about consistency used for any site where you want to keep a profile. Even if you are trying to keep an unidentified profile, it still helps to be consistent.
None of this means that randomly changing IP addresses are a bad suggestion. They nonetheless offer that added layer of secrecy. Plus you should still use the rotating IP addresses when you are trying to stay unidentified when you are surfing the web.Tags: Anonymity, Anonymous Browsing, Anonymous Proxy, Internet Privacy, ip address, proxy, proxy application, static ip addresses, web banking