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IP address in wrong country without VPN?

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Oriya

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Is it common for an IP to be located outside your own country? I know they fluctuate a lot - I've heard that in the US the IP address can be located in another state, 1000s of miles away from your actual physical location - but if you're in Europe, is it normal to be located in Germany if you're actually in Austria? Shouldn't the ISP be located in your own home country?

Thanks in advance to any replies to this conundrum.

Edit: no VPNs in these cases - no attempts to use proxy, just run-of-the-mill day at work

Edited by Oriya, 30 April 2015 - 01:29 AM.

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it's all up to the ISP. the IP isn't a physical thing...and the "country" that's reported by something like a whois lookup has nothing to do with the actual physical location of use of the IP. it has to do with the registration of the block of IPs by the ISP.... so, theoretically, if you're in Germany, but you're using an ISP that's based out of Austria, you could have an IP that shows as being part of a block registered in Austria.


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Normally the IP address is in the right country. But this problem sometimes occurs. If you need a fixed IP address, you'd better use a dedicated VPN. As far as I know, FlyVPN offers this kind of service. And now its christmas promotion is available. You can check its official website for more info.


Edited by lindaxu, 25 December 2016 - 02:25 PM.

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