This web interface allows you to quickly check if a given IP address is a known type of proxy such as VPN anonymizer (VPN), open proxies (PUB), web proxies (WEB), Tor exit nodes (TOR) and data center ranges (DCH).

For evaluation purpose, you can enter 4.0.0.47 for a known DCH IP address range.

Online Proxy Detection


Data Source

This service is powered by IP2Location.com, a leading geolocation solution provider. IP2Location.com provides various geolocation services, and for this free online proxy detection, it's using the IP2Proxy solution. IP2Proxy solution enables users to detect if a given IP address is a known type of proxy, and it offers users 2 type of packages, namely the IP2Proxy Database and IP2Proxy Web Service, for implementation.

In general, IP2Proxy Database allowing you to set up a relational database, such as MySQL, for the proxy query. And, IP2Proxy Web Service allowing you to directly query for proxy detection using the REST API.

Proxy Type

Below are the list of proxy types supported by IP2Proxy and their definitions.

Proxy Type Description
VPN Anonymizing VPN services. These services offer users a publicly accessible VPN for the purpose of hiding their IP address.
TOR Tor Exit Nodes. The Tor Project is an open network used by those who wish to maintain anonymity.
DCH Hosting Provider, Data Center or Content Delivery Network. Since hosting providers and data centers can serve to provide anonymity, the Anonymous IP database flags IP addresses associated with them.
PUB Public Proxies. These are services which make connection requests on a user's behalf. Proxy server software can be configured by the administrator to listen on some specified port. These differ from VPNs in that the proxies usually have limited functions compare to VPNs.
WEB Web Proxies. These are web services which make web requests on a user's behalf. These differ from VPNs or Public Proxies in that they are simple web-based proxies rather than operating at the IP address and other ports level.
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