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Online safety is one of the key points in modern human's comfortable life. To those of us, who don't dig deep into the web and programming, some things might still be weird and hard to understand – for example, not so many of us know what the scammers can and what they cannot know about you and do to you because of your IP address. And this is actually highly important: according to that information you can build up the right and safe behavior pattern on the Internet and keep yourself and your data secure and concealed from unwanted eyes.

There are many types of IP threats to your business, but the most prevalent are Remote Access Trojans and Phishing. This article outlines some of the best ways to protect your IP.

Keep reading for more information! In addition, you'll learn about Insider Threats, Remote Access Trojans, and Trojans/Malware. If your business has multiple IPs, there are many ways to protect them.

What is ARIN?

ARIN is one of the 5 RIRs (Regional Internet Registries) responsible for the management and distribution of the Internet number resources known as IP Addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and ASNs. ARIN serves the region comprised of the United States, Canada, and many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands. ARIN is a nonprofit organization found in 1997. The primary function of ARIN is the registration of IP addresses and ASNs to ensure global uniqueness. Registration service includes allocation. assignment, and transfer of all Internet number resources. ARIN assigns IPv4, IPv6 and ASN numbers to governments, universities, ISPs, and for-profit organizations.

What is IANA?

IANA is a standards organization owned by ICANN responsible for global allocation of IP Addresses and ASNs, management of DNS root zones, and protocol assignments. In regards to IP number management, IANA is primarily responsible for allocating a pool of unallocated IP blocks to RIRs according to the global policy to ensure fair allocation of IP addresses across the regions.

When you connect to the Internet, your ISP assigns an IP address that you can use to communicate with the rest of the world. Hiding your IP address blocks others from detecting your geolocation, access websites blocked by your government, and work around a banned IP address. However, hiding an IP address does not block advertisers from tracking you or stay anonymous online.

What is ICANN?

Internet is a part of our lives, and can no longer live without it. We use it to check our daily weather forecast, read morning news briefs, trade stocks, and listen to our favorite music on Spotify. More people are using smartphones to access the world wide web (WWW) than desktop PCs, and this trend will continue to shift toward mobile. The Internet has been around since January of 1983, and someone had to manage it.

Anyone who needs IP addresses can register them through RIRs (ARIN for North America), and the ownership information will become public. An IP address is a public information anyone can look up, and it can be used to find the geolocation of a host.

What is an ASN?

An Autonomous System (AS) is a large network that has a common routing policy used to serve a set of IP prefixes. An AS is assigned to a single organization and is connected to multiple ASes to route IP packets in a redundant manner. An AS is assigned a 16-bit or 32-bit number (ASN) by the IANA to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), governments, universities, and enterprises.