Global IP New Features - Proxy Identification

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Melissa is proud to announce new features for our IP Locator web service. Update 4.0.0.29 introduces the ProxyType and ProxyDescription response fields, that can help identify if the IP is currently under a proxy. These new additions come with no additional subscription or change in request formatting, so make sure your system takes advantage of these new features.

 

ProxyType introduces what kind of proxy an IP is under, if any. The proxy can help give information on reliability of the IP's metadata. For example, it can be said that anonymous proxies are definitively unreliable and can show that the metadata can be useless. Corporate proxies, on the other hand, are more likely to be reliable. Make sure to check an IP's Proxy to ensure the information you are checking is valid.

 

ProxyDescription expands on the details for the ProxyType. For example, a hosting proxy can be used for the purposes for DNS validation or personal VPN needs.

 

Along with ProxyType and ProxyDescription, Update 29 also introduces a new result code 'IS03' that appears when the IP is under a proxy. A recommended practice is to check the results if it contains IS03, then move to examining the contents of the two fields, ProxyType and ProxyDescription.

 

Head on over to our official IP Proxy wiki for more details on the new proxy fields. Our sample code is also updated with the new fields, so be sure to test out the new features.

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