GEO Location Targeting

THIS IS NOT WHAT THE MIXED ROTATING DATACENTER SERVICE IS DESIGNED FOR SO WILL HAVE LIMITATIONS

If your primary requirement is location targeting you might prefer our Premium GEO Residential service. 

Sometimes when you are browsing or using your proxies you might want to nominate the location you are browsing from. 

You can do this (with some limitations) with our Mixed Rotating Datacenter service with a few simple tweaks to your username.

Country targeting

You can target a country by adding the parameter country-countrycode (replace with a country code to your desire) when authenticating (so when you are prompted to enter your username and password)

Username username-country-DE
FireFox Example 

cURL Example curl -x mixed.rotating.proxyrack.net:20000 \ 
-U username-country-DE      http://example.com

City Targeting

You can target a city by adding the parameter country-countrycode-city-nameofcity (replace country code and city to your desire) when authenticating. 

City targeting is limited however, see "How to get list of countries and cities below

Username username-country-DE-city-Berlin   
*Note that all spaces in the name must be removed for it to match
FireFox Example 

cURL Example curl -x mixed.rotating.proxyrack.net:20000 \ 
-U username-country-DE-city-Berlin http://example.com

How to get a list of countries and cities

These lists will be condensed due to the nature of datacenter proxies (residential proxies allow far more flexibility with country, city & ISP targeting) but you do have the flexibility to use this feature is you need to.

Country List

You can also get this through our API URL which will give you an output of all the available country location codes.

Countries are generally:

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
URL http://api.proxyrack.net/countries
*Please note you need to be connected to the proxy to access this URL
FireFox Example 

cURL Example curl -x mixed.rotating.proxyrack.net:444 \  
-U username http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/

City List

You can then see which cities are available for targeting by requesting the following URL through the proxy and simply replacing the country code as you need to

URL http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/US/cities
*Please note you need to be connected to the proxy to access this URL
FireFox Example 

cURL Example curl -x mixed.rotating.proxyrack.net:444 \ 
-U username http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/US/cities

ISP List

You can easily see which ISPs are online and available for targeting for your specific country by requesting the following URL through the proxy: 

Simply replace "US" (country code) with any country code available (identified in the above search http://api.proxyrack.net/countries or in the members panel drop down)

URL http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/US/isps
*Please note you need to be connected to the proxy to access this URL
FireFox Example 

cURL Example curl -x mixed.datacenter.proxyrack.net:444 \ 
-U username http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/US/isps