What it really comes down to is balancing access with site security needs.† As mentioned above, AWS or Digital Ocean could be havens for people wishing to do harm to our website. However, those are not the only store-fronts for the attacks that we see daily.†
If a company is in business to host servers (co-location, virtual or physical), we donít see any benefit from allowing that traffic to our servers, as we are reasonably sure those are not real members.† Unfortunately, a small amount of collateral damage is that valid users that have contracted for Anonymous VPN services, will be affected as those Anonymous VPN services are generally hosted at the same places as above.†
We aren't able to accommodate every VPN service, nor can we continuously update egress IPs from those services, as they change often (mainly because they get on black lists and need to move to another hosting provider).
The best experience for members visiting FatWallet.com would be a direct connection. If you feel itís necessary to use an anonymous VPN service, please check to see how you can exclude domains (split-tunneling) as in most traffic goes to the VPN proxy, but a few sites can be trusted and go direct.
For this specific example, we've changed a setting on our end to help accommodate those using PIA VPN.
FWDamon said: By the way, many (most?) sites that block VPNs do so to track their users by forcing them to turn off their VPNs. I wonder if that's really why Fatwallet has decided to block VPNs... † Is that related to how they are†now forcing me to allow through the Google ad/tracking IPs that I normally block, so that I can see the stupid Captcha pictures,†in order to†sign in to FW?† (https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/fatwallet/1537079)
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