FastestVPN launches new Dedicated IP feature

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Popular VPN service provider, FastestVPN has just launched a new feature to offer its customers even more security and flexibility.

By paying a small additional monthly fee, users can now benefit from a Dedicated IP. This is a unique IP address specifically assigned to one subscriber only. This means that people can have the protection of a virtual private network (VPN) together with all the perks of a fixed IP.

Available for all the main operating systems, users can currently choose from five locations (United States, Russia, Germany, France and Australia). More country-dedicated IPs will also be available soon.

Why should you use a dedicated IP?

"The team at FastestVPN is constantly looking to make improvements to the software. As a cybersecurity tool and service, we monitor the needs or requests made by customers on several of our social platforms and emails, and the addition of Dedicated IP was one of them," a FastestVPN spokesperson told TechRadar. 

For those unfamiliar with VPNs, such software works by assigning a random IP address every time a user connects to one of its international servers. That's very good to protect users' anonymity, but it can also cause some issues.

First of all, different people will look as they browse from the same IP. This is great for security as ISPs won't be able to identify you, but you'll likely be submersed with CAPTCHA requests. These IPs are more vulnerable to get backlisted by websites, too. There are also some online services like banking that usually require a consistent IP address.

"Compared to a shared IP, a Dedicated IP adds the extra perk of customized privacy. It allows our users to choose whether they’d want a personal IP address for themselves or whether they’d like to stick to the shared IPs, which even though safe, can be misused by others," said FastestVPN. 

Getting a FastestVPN's Dedicated IP not only helps users to bypass issues and improve their privacy online, but it also allows to deliver faster internet speeds and better performance overall.

New or existing subscribers will need to pay $1.49 extra each month to benefit from this service, choosing between a US, Russia, Germany, France and Australia-based IP. The provider promises to add new IP locations soon across other countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Screenshot of FastestVPN pricing on website (checked on September 11, 2023)

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Despite the name, FastestVPN's speeds cannot yet match those of the top fast VPN services out there. We nonetheless recorded improved performances during our last round of testing, with peaks reaching 730Mbps when using its WireGuard protocol. 

FastestVPN isn't the best streaming VPN either just yet. We managed to unlock the US and Japan Netflix libraries last time we checked, but failed with Australia, Canada, and the UK. It didn't unlock Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, or BBC iPlayer as well, but it granted us access to ITV and Channel 4 in the UK along with Australia’s 9Now and 10 Play.

Yet, the provider really shines in terms of pricing. At the time of writing, its new Lifetime Plan is set to a discounted price of just $40. Its monthly subscription is perhaps the cheapest we have seen on the market, $3 with no longer-term commitment. An ad-blocker, 24/7 chat support, P2P file support and a generous 10 devices allowance complete the FastestVPN offer.

Unfortunately our reviewers were still lamenting the lack of more advanced security features last time they checked the product. If you're after a more complete VPN experience including a Dedicated IP we recommend looking at NordVPN, Surfshark and Private Internet Access (PIA).

FastestVPN told us to be currently working of new releases and updates, though, tailored on customers needs and recommendations. "Other than Dedicated IPs, we’ve got more streaming servers, Port Forwarding and, Dynamic Double VPN feature in the pipeline. We’re still planning to add more features to all of our apps that work and are affordable." 


We test and review VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example: 1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service). 2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad. We do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.

Chiara Castro
Senior Staff Writer

Chiara is a multimedia journalist committed to covering stories to help promote the rights and denounce the abuses of the digital side of life—wherever cybersecurity, markets and politics tangle up. She mainly writes news, interviews and analysis on data privacy, online censorship, digital rights, cybercrime, and security software, with a special focus on VPNs, for TechRadar Pro, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide. Got a story, tip-off or something tech-interesting to say? Reach out to