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Virgin IP address not really Virgin?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Productions, May 11, 2015.

  1. Productions

    Productions Newbie

    May 26, 2014
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    Someone was trying to explain that the logistics behind getting IP addresses make it so that truly virgin IP addresses are really rare. It may be virgin in the sense that that particular seller has just acquired it and not given it to a customer yet; however, the seller may have acquired it / purchased it from some other place where it has been used - so thus it's not truly virgin but rather it was recycled. As there are a limited IP addresses in the world that we are just constantly recycling IP addresses or buying it from another country. So the history of the "virgin" IP address (like if it was blacklisted prior on some site) still follows it, and it just isn't truly virgin. And we just have to cross our fingers that it has not been blacklisted or banned in a place that we are trying to use it at.

    I'm trying to set up my livelyhood on Amazon, so I can't afford to be linked with a blacklisted/banned IP address by Amazon.

    I was told for my situation then would be to avoid even so-called "virgin" IP addresses for the reason explained above, and the route to go to would be to find a reputable provider for a virgin VPN ip address. Virgin vpn ip addresses are much more expensive than virgin proxies though. But I hear vpn is expensive due to more security. But again I'm only interested not so much for security and privacy, but to be able to set up a new Amazon account without fear of getting banned due to a bad ip address.

    Thanks in advance for your input
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
  2. lincher

    lincher Junior Member

    Jun 29, 2013
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    VPN IP address is no different from private proxy IP address. If you are so afraid to use proxies, perhaps you shouldn't even use your home connection, because the IP from your internet provider may have been used for malicious deeds before it was assigned to you. I don't know much about amazon but IP address is only 1 of many factors in which they tell that the account is legitimate so you should be worrying about those instead.
  3. Gogol

    Gogol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Sep 10, 2010
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    As the previous poster said, IP is only one contributing factor in the detection. Big sites totally fingerprint you when you visit them. So, don't rely on IP too much no matter your IP is virgin or fucked :p