GEO Location Targeting

THIS IS NOT LIKELY TO WORK AS NEEDED

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

Please understand that there will be limitations on location targeting and it might not work as you intended (as you will be accessing a smaller proxy network in this service). 

Sometimes when you are browsing or using your proxies you might want to nominate the location you are browsing from. For example when accessing an international bank account for security reasons you might want to access the account from the country it is held in.  

You can do this with our Private Residential 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 private.residential.proxyrack.net:10001 \
-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.

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 private.residential.proxyrack.net:10001 \
-U username-country-DE-city-Berlin http://example.com

Additional Examples

  • New York: username-country-US-city-NewYork
  • London: username-country-GB-city-London


ISP Targeting

With the Premium Residential service you also have the ability to target granularly down to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) by adding the parameter country-countrycode-isp-DeutscheTelekomAG (replace country code and ISP to your desire) when authenticating.

Note: When targeting an ISP make sure you do not include any spaces and we wildcard match the result to right comast* (comcas matches comcast, comca matches comcast, etc)

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

cURL Example curl -x private.residential.proxyrack.net:10002 \
-U username-country-DE-isp-DeutscheTelekomAG    http://example.com

How to get a list of countries, cities and ISPs

Country List 

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

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 private.residential.proxyrack.net:10000 \
-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/DE/cities
*Please note you need to be connected to the proxy to access this URL
FireFox Example 

cURL Example

curl -x private.residential.proxyrack.net:10000 \
-U username http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/DE/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 "DE" (country code) with any country code available (identified in the above search http://api.proxyrack.net/countries)

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

cURL Example curl -x private.residential.proxyrack.net:10000 \
-U username http://api.proxyrack.net/countries/DE/isps

As you can see from the examples above the list of available options is compacted in the Private Residential service and therefore may not be suitable for your location targeting needs. 

Note: We are looking to have this feature more available on this product in 2021.