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New Ip purchase -- how do u know if it's brand new?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhatcatz, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

    Feb 8, 2008
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    internet marketer, call center owner
    Somewhere Asia, Moving around all the time
    hey guys,

    i'm looking to host a couple of different sites on a dedicated server and I would want them to have their own unique IP address so I asked my hosting company to give me some brand new ip's. is there anyway to check this?

    I'm asking this for SEO purposes too.

  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

    Nov 18, 2010
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    I figure out ways to make money online and then au
    There's no such thing as a "brand new" IP. You can be sure that unless your host has just been allocated a brand new block from ARIN, all of their limited range of IPs will have been used before and probably recycled many times. It might be new to you, but it won't be "new," especially since we've just run out of IPv4 IPs. Even if your host has somehow been allocated some new IPs, they will have been used by a different host or ISP previously.

    You can try Googling for the IP and looking it up on SBLs to see if any nefarious behaviour comes up, or you can possibly look up IP history using a service like domaintools. However, I wouldn't really worry about it - apart from email spam blocklists, from an SEO point of view, any IP related history would logically be reset when a new, different domain gets launched on an IP.

    Also, most hosts don't really let you choose your IPs - you just have to take whatever they give you from their available pool. However, most hosts also use a first in, first out principle so hopefully the IPs assigned to you haven't been used for a little while.