A database of hosting companies, data centers, proxies, search bots, and all satellite providers
Service-Code. What It Is?Along with detecting country codes by IP based on the data obtained from routers, WIPmania makes possible to detect such address types ("service codes") as those concealing users whose location can’t be defined. A “regular” user doesn’t access the Internet via anonymous proxy or via his own VPN, installed, for example, on some server in China. In similar fashion, servers are not always used for innocent purposes but as well, for example, for scanning, spamming and fraud, by means of private or hidden proxy, spam bots or VPN installed on the server. It is well known that a regular web server wouldn’t send requests, unless it is a proxy or a robot of some service.
That’s why the main idea of service codes is to detect, in the first place,
- all hosting companies and, consequently, requests sent from all servers situated in all data centers in the world,
- hidden server platforms (usually used by spammers and credit card frauders),
- free, anonymous, private and closed proxies,
- servers of Tor network,
- search bots, aggregators, spy-bots and hidden bots,
- satellite providers,
- mobile customers using international proxies.
The proxy and active Tor-nods lists are updated multiple time a day.
Corporate, campus and other such proxies and NAT-networks are not included in databases.
For any "regular" user a country code is always returned.
The databases of service-codes contain the fullest such information in internet. They are well-maintained and updated daily.
What is it for?
Detecting addresses contained in the service codes can be useful for practically every server with Internet access, from blogs and forums to online-shops and bank servers, in order to:
- combat fraud with use of credit cards and e-mail scamming,
- combat click fraud, defacement of sites and hacking of servers.
- protect servers and content from anonymous users,
- detection of content stealing,
- additional help to combat spam, hooliganism and anonymous trolling
- prevent unauthorized mass server scanning, if "user" pretend to be a "regular" user.