Use Neustar IP Address Data to Detect a Hosting Provider


To show where and how your customers connect to the Internet, Neustar IP Intelligence provides over 30 data attributes for each IP address. We’re pleased to announce an addition to the “how” category: a new data field revealing the presence of a computing or Internet hosting service provider. Augmenting the existing network fields, hosting facility detection is another valuable tool in distinguishing real customers from cyber-criminals.

Why flag hosting service providers?

Most people use hosting resources and services for perfectly legitimate reasons. Small businesses, for example, use hosted resources to launch services quickly and affordably. Many hosting providers take pains to prevent criminal activity. Others, unfortunately, are not so diligent. Fraudsters use hosting platforms to steal anonymously – after all, their operation is short-lived and IP addresses don’t reflect their actual locations. Whether a hosting center is clean or ridden with cyber crime, its presence is a factor in assessing a user’s intent.

Friend or Fraud?

Identify which connections to your website originate from a hosting facility to help know the difference.

30+ IP Address Data Attributes = True IP Intelligence

Neustar doesn’t simply repackage data from public sources. With a smart blend of technologies, methods and expertise, we offer value-added intelligence that drives smart decisions. It starts with highly granular data attribution.

Where are they from? How did they reach you? What business or industry?
  • Area code
  • Postal code
  • City and city confidence factor
  • State and state confidence factor
  • Region
  • Country and country confidence factor
  • Continent
  • Defined market area (DMA)
  • Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)
  • Latitude/longitude
  • Time zone
  • GeoNames identifier
  • Proxy detection (level, type and date last detected)
  • Hosting facility
  • Autonomous system number (ASN)
  • Carrier/ISP
  • Connection speed
  • Connection type
  • IP routing type
  • Registering organization
  • Second-level domain
  • Top-level domain
  • Home or business indicator
  • ISIC code
  • NAICS code
  • Organization type

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