If you would like to have an IP address in Germany, for example, if you want to watch TV channels outside Germany like Das Erste, DSF, KI.KA, 3sat, ARTE, NDR or other restricted websites then you need a DE IP VPN service that provides IP addresses from servers located in Germany.
What is a DE IP address?
Every device connected to the Internet uses an IP address to be identified in the large network that forms the Internet. Every ISP (Internet Service Provider) or hosting provider has assigned a range of IP addresses that it distributes to its subscribers. Next, the assignment of an IP block is done geographically, thus, the location of every device connected to the Internet that uses a certain IP address is known with a fair precision.
A DE IP or German IP address is an IP that is assigned to an ISP or hosting provider that provides Internet services in Germany. The most common German IPs have the following format:
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 (Telekom Deutschland GmbH)
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 (Telekom Deutschland GmbH)
- 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 (Telekom Deutschland GmbH)
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 (Deutsche Telekom AG)
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11
If you are interested in finding more info regarding the DE IP blocks you should check this post.
Why would you need a DE IP from your VPN provider?
There are several reasons one could consider when searching for a DE IP. Let’s take them one by one.
Protecting online privacy while browsing
While traveling or when accessing the Internet from public places or even at home it is recommended to protect yourself from hackers by encrypting the traffic data that comes and goes to/from your devices. VPN services are doing exactly that and you should always have one at hand.
Why connect to a server in France? Why not to one in the United States or Canada, for example? First of all, you should know that what you win by encrypting the data you lose to the connection speed. And the distance to the server you are connecting to is also important. Thus, if you are located in France you should choose a server that is closed to your location and minimize the speed loss.
Accessing streaming sites that are only available for German users
That is probably the main reason users need a DE IP for unblocking sites. There are a lot of streaming channels that are restricted to users located in France. By connecting to a VPN service with German IP the restricted sites are tricked and the access is allowed.
Here are several Germany restricted channels that can be unblocked by VPNs, like Das Erste, DSF, KI.KA, 3sat, ARTE, NDR.
List of VPN providers with servers located in Germany
Finally, you may find below a list of several such DE IP VPN services:
Do you know other DE IP VPN / German IP VPN services? Feel free to share them in the comments.