Are you looking for a super duper easy way to become completely anonymous online and get unrestricted access to any website worldwide? We’ve got the solution! ChillGlobal will change your IP-address for you in not more than 20 seconds. But firstly, let’s explore the concept of an IP address a bit more. What is an IP address again exactly... I hear you think, and why would you want to change it and how? Don't look any further, below you can read an in-dept explanation.
Starting off with 'What exactly is an IP address?' Well dear boys and girls, an IP address is your own unique identifier on the world wide web. If you may, think about it as a digital fingerprint. Governments and internet service providers (ISPs) can track ALL your online activities and trace them back to you simply by looking up your IP address. Even more scary, your approximate physical location can be looked up by anyone or any website if they know your IP address... Now that doesn't feel too safe does it.
The letters 'IP' stand for Internet Protocol, which is basically a framework that governs activity on the internet. It enables a two-way communication by assigning unique numerical internet protocol addresses to each device connected to the world wide grid that y'all know as the Internet. Are you still following? Alright, let's continue.
Think of an IP address as your device’s street address, since it identifies your location on the internet. IP addresses consist of two parts: a network ID (think of it as your street or neighbourhood) and your device’s host ID (think of it as your exact street address). Thanks to IP addresses, computers around the world can communicate with each other. It allows internet service providers to differentiate your device from the billions of others connected to the web.
Now that all of this has been clearly explained, you might wonder 'Why should I change my IP address?' Well, picture this.. Whilst you are casually browsing the web and interacting on all your social media accounts, sharing private talks and pictures, you might not be aware of who is watching you. Most likely you value your privacy and the thought of a 'Big Brother watching you' is not the most comforting one. ISPs can monitor all your online activities – and worse, as we’ve seen lately with certain US internet providers, they may monitor all your data for advertising purposes without a way for you to opt out (!).
Moreover, governments around the world monitor their citizens’ internet usage to track them. The past few years there's sadly been plenty of revelations on how agencies such as American NSA and British GCHQ have been spying on people all over the world.
So the answer to 'Why should I change my IP address?' is because changing your IP address gives you online anonymity and privacy. With a hidden IP address, nobody can track your location or see what you’ve been up to online since they can’t tie your activity to you. Ha!
And a little bonus on top of that is that websites that are blocked in your country will look up your IP address to determine your location. If they see that you’re surfing from a country where their services are unavailable, they will block you. BUT if you have an IP address from the country whose content you want to access, you’re free to access any site. You can then stream all movies, shows, sports and music just as if you were in that location.
An IP address can be easily changed with a smart-plugin such as ChillGlobal. You're welcome.
Some of the other benefits of a changed IP address that we’ve already discusses in other blog posts and that you can read more about right here, include:
- Buying cheaper flight tickets
- Saving on online shopping of digital goods from sites like Amazon, Microsoft and iTunes
- Book way cheaper hotels and car hire
And now it's time for the million dollar question: 'How to change an IP address?'
DING, DING DING! It’s super easy to change IP your address, it literally just takes a few moments with ChillGlobal! All you need to do to get started is register for a free ChillGlobal trial and download our smart-plugin onto your FireFox toolbar. Install it within 20 seconds (not exaggerating!) and let it run. Once you’re up and running, all you need to do to change IP address is to connect to one of our servers, located in all of our 15 participating countries. All in all, from running ChilLGlobal until getting a new IP address shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds!
If you want to double check, go to http://www.whatismyipaddress.com and see for yourself – try it both before and after changing your country within the ChillGlobal Manual Mode. You’ll notice that it will instantly change your location and therefore your IP address.
That’s it! Next time you want to be anonymous online or access content that’s otherwise blocked, now you know how to change your IP address easily. All you need to do is turn on ChillGlobal – try it now!