There are only a couple of reliable VPN providers that offer a dedicated (or static) IP address:
- VPNArea (Bulgaria): This provider has been offering dedicated IPs since 2013. They offer dedicated IPs in various countries, with the cheapest one being just $15 for 1 year in USA. Dedicated IPs are available for 6 and 12 month accounts only.
- NordVPN (Panama): a VPN provider with an emphasis on privacy (you can request dedicated IPs by emailing support)
A VPN with a dedicated or static IP address is useful when playing online game or logging into certain services (such as banks, Paypal or e-mail provider). Many of these services will simply reject your attempt to connect if you are on a dynamic VPN service.
For example, if you access Gmail services using a shared VPN IP, Google may think your email inbox was hacked.
If you have a dedicated VPN IP address, Google won’t flag the account or require two-factor authentication.
VPNArea is one of the few providers that specializes in offering dedicated IPs — these are only available for 6 and 12 month accounts.