What is a dedicated IP?
A dedicated IP (Internet Protocol) is a unique IP address only you can use. Every time you connect to your designated VPN server, you get the same IP address. Just like that, you get the protection of a VPN connection & a fixed IP address.
Benefits of our Dedicated IP
Works with all connection protocols
Protects all your connected devices
Secures manual connections
Stops others from abusing your IP
Provides privacy as you want it
Eases accessing remote networks
Helps to avoid annoying captchas
Improves access to IP-sensitive websites
Dedicated IP vs. shared IP
The main difference between dedicated and shared IPs lies in the number of people that use them. A fixed IP is assigned & used by only one user, while an unlimited number of people can use a shared IP.
A shared IP address gives you a random IP every time you connect, while a dedicated one will give you the same IP. Both types of IPs are equally secure. However, dedicated IP goes a step further:
Avoids IP blocklists
Our Dedicated IP locations
We offer Dedicated IP addresses in these locations: the US — Los Angeles, Dallas, San Jose; the UK — London; the Netherlands — Amsterdam; Germany — Frankfurt; France — Paris; Australia — Sydney; Japan — Tokyo; Italy — Milan; Canada - Toronto; South Africa — Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Location availability can change.
How to get Dedicated IP?
Frequently asked questions
With a shared IP address (a standard VPN), your online footprints are hidden among the online activities of everyone else using the same IP.
Our Dedicated IP offers only the top-grade encryption & works on all your devices. It even works on routers or TVs so you can protect the whole household or your smart home system. Surfshark’s Dedicated IP supports all connection protocols, including WireGuard®, so you don’t have to choose between speed & protection.
If that's something you're looking for — try Surfshark's Dedicated IP!
You can use a dedicated IP if: you're a remote worker that wants to keep the VPN protection; you're frequently accessing things remotely; you're tired of the annoying CAPTCHA requests; you need a private IP address & VPN protection at the same time.
However, if you are doing at least some of the things mentioned above or are tired of a shared VPN IP address getting blocklisted by the services you use, you need a dedicated IP.