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Private and shared private proxy buyers, looking for a new provider?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Zapdos, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    I'm considering starting to offer a service for paid proxies with better reliability, speed, support and options but want to find out if the people here would be interested. This is not an advertisement for a service, I do not sell proxies currently. Do not PM me asking for any, I will not provide any.


    About the potential service:
    The proxies will be based in the U.S. and be located around the country. Each proxy server will have a maximum of 253 IPs usable and will either be 100mbps or 1gbps. They will be 100% anonymous (no referral leak) and not sold to others except in the case of shared proxies. Each server and all the proxies would be continually monitored at 1 minute -> 5 minutes intervals to scan for issues or dead proxies. If a proxy server goes down you would automatically receive a replacement proxy. Emailing and torrents would be explicitly blocked. Authentication is not decided upon as of yet (user+pass or IP).
    Support would be email and ticket based. After buying you would be immediately provided the proxies unless the order is flagged as having a high potential for fraud. Pricing would be higher than other providers on here due to the features and reliability. This would be competing based on reliability, not cost!

    The different options would be:
    Shared proxies - The proxy would be sold to several users (with a max amount) at a price lower than normal and on separate servers than dedicated private proxies. These would potentially be slower and cause more google captchas.
    Standard private proxies (sequential) - A standard proxy like others provide. The only change is that the IPs would normally be sequential (100.100.100.1 -> 100.100.100.253) .
    Standard private proxies (non-sequential) - Same as above except the IPs would be split across the different servers randomly.
    Addons:
    X amount of switches per month -
    Thiswould be so if you bought 10 proxies, you could switch out each proxy X amount of times for a new one even if it is not dead. Can be of use where a unique IP is needed for each action.
    1 switch per 6/12/24 hours -
    Same as above but on a much shorter time frame and without limits beyond the hours.


    Interested or have questions? Let me know!
     
  2. devnull

    devnull Registered Member

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    This may appeal to some people.. but how large is the pool of IPs? The going rate for large ranges of IPs AFAIK is at least $0.75 per, and you're going to need a TON. Plus you're going to have to get them spread out over many different ranges which can be difficult.

    I just know this wouldn't really work for those marketing on CL, FB, Youtube, Twitter, etc.
     
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  3. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    The initial pool of IPs will be dependent on the interest of such a service. Initially I'm looking at over 15 different locations across the U.S. Most of the providers will be in separate B class networks with hundreds of C classes available. It would be from major providers and requesting a specific network wouldn't be much of any problem.
     
  4. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You want to charge more for your proxies because you say they're more reliable? Without an SLA that's a meaningless selling point. And reliability isn't high on my list of criteria in any case, I'm looking for IP diversity, geotargettable IPs, and fast replacements when some jackass gets a block haused or cut off by upstreams.
     
  5. Zapdos

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    More reliable, not guaranteed uptime. Now at some point after launching I may advertise an SLA, but I don't think beating a 1-2 day live time with proper management would be hard. Especially with automated replacement and optional switches.
     
  6. devnull

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    Obviously there's a need, and the reason why people would use the service is like thejake pointed out: IP Diversity. Speed is nice, as most shared services are soo slow. Reliability should be good, because it's not on a bunch of residential broadband lines. It could work - if you can turn a profit. Maybe you know how to acquire lots of IP space without paying a boatload, but things aren't like they used to be.
     
  7. djstormag

    djstormag BANNED BANNED

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    hey guys, does anyone can share with me for $$$ some software to setup my own proxy or people that do that for $$?
    i have about 10 locations across US with DSL lines and really tired of using remote access software..
     
  8. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    good luck zapdos with your service if you do it.
    always good to have more private proxy sellers on bhw
     
  9. Zapdos

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=proxy+server+software


    Being able to provide a quality service is the #1 thing I want to do, so speed, uptime and diversity is a must. If I had to skimp on any of them, I wouldn't even bother offering a service. All or nothing.