Whether you’re looking to make sure an existing proxy is what it claims to be or need a way to spot potential new ones, there are a few fairly easy and free methods of doing so. These five steps will provide you with a more complete picture of the type of proxy in question, and even what kind of service it provides.
Probably the most reliable way of checking an IP proxy detection lookup status is by simply using a public online tool to do so. There are many out there, and most of them offer some level of basic functionality for free (although they often have to rely on you visiting their website or signing up for some semi-related service to remain operational).
Another good way is to use an IP lookup service that provides more detailed information. Many of these will be able to tell you what the proxy’s name is and the domain it’s hosted under, as well as give you details like whether or not it’s a residential or datacenter proxy. Some will also let you know if the proxy is being used to circumvent geolocation limitations, and they’ll provide the country it’s located in.
IP Proxy Detection Lookup: Unveiling the True Identity Behind IP Addresses
Lastly, there are more sophisticated tools that will give you a risk score for the IP address in question based on its history of being associated with proxies and other kinds of suspicious activity. These typically rely on a combination of honeypots and traps, ping testing, machine learning, range scanning, blacklisting, and reports from other users to assess an IP address. These can be useful for more comprehensive risk management in a full fraud prevention system or can be combined with other data enrichment modules such as device fingerprinting and email/phone verification to build a more complete user profile.