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Thu, Sep 22, 2022 5:05 PM

Express VPN range of IPs used to unblock DIRECTV streams.

Hello there!

I would like to report the blocks of IP address used by ExpressVPN.com to access DIRECTV streams.

It is important to mention that many of these VPN companies are based overseas, EXPRESSVPN is based out of British Virgin Islands to avoid paying taxes, and do all sorts of shady business practices.

As of in 2022, one of the most common practices among VPN providers is GEOlocation piracy, a TV show might be FREE in Mexico but very expensive on DIRECTV streams, thus, VPN servers are used to bypass or also password sharing with the same IP.

Some VPN companies are criminal enterprises.

Below is the list of VPN servers IP addresses used by EXPRESSVPN.com

The exact information can be obtained here :  https://ipinfo.io/AS206092

I would appreciate if you could give this list to your Software Engineers so that they can block the IP ranges.

Please this is getting out of hands, we will sue if no action is taken.

Netblock  Company Name and Number of IPs     

104.252.6.0/24 EGIHosting 256
107.178.55.0/24 vLayer, Inc. 256
136.144.19.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
136.144.33.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
136.144.42.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
149.19.196.0/24 IPXO LLC 256
149.57.7.0/24 LogicWeb Inc. 256
154.6.16.0/24 Private Customer 256
154.6.17.0/24 Private Customer 256
154.6.22.0/24 Private Customer 256
157.254.225.0/24 IPXO LLC 256
172.98.32.0/24 Harry Clark 256
173.239.197.0/24 VPN Consumer Network 256
173.239.198.0/24 VPN Consumer Network 256
173.239.236.0/24 Epik Holdings Inc 256
181.214.175.0/24 IPXO LIMITED 256
192.101.66.0/24 DECRYPT 256
192.101.67.0/24 DECRYPT 256
192.109.205.0/24 Heap Layer, LLC 256
192.177.59.0/24 EGIHosting 256
193.19.109.0/24 Legaco Networks B.V. 256
193.36.224.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
193.36.225.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
193.37.33.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
206.206.74.0/24 IPXO LLC 256
216.24.219.0/24 IPXO LLC 256
216.73.160.0/23 Bandito Networks 512
216.73.162.0/24 Bandito Networks, Inc 256
216.73.163.0/24 Bandito Networks 256
45.130.83.0/24 Legaco Networks B.V. 256
45.131.194.0/24 VPN-Consumer-US 256
45.132.227.0/24 VPN-Consumer-US 256
45.146.54.0/24 Panq B.V. 256
45.38.178.0/24 Piaggio Hosting Services 256
45.38.187.0/24 EGIHosting 256
45.38.57.0/24 5280 Enterprises 256
45.39.207.0/24 Sunio Jian Enterprises 256
50.118.143.0/24 Detect Network Inc 256
50.118.162.0/24 Detect Network Inc 256
5.180.35.0/24 IPXO LIMITED 256
63.135.161.0/24 IPXO LLC 256

Juniper

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The action you are allowed is binding arbitration. In any case, how is someone else watching TV affecting your life? Where is the connect that you want to take any action against a TV provider?

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Yes. well, I am contacting you from Mexico.

And let me explain what is going on.

In Mexico, in order to watch the UK PREMIER LEAGUE and other live sports events like NBA, NFL and UFC, you need subscribe to a SKY Satellite TV subscription, very similar to DIRECTV via satellite in the U.S. where you need a sign a DIRECTV long-term contract  (1 or 2 years) to watch the NFL SUNDAY TICKET PASS.

In the U.S. it is DIRECTV via Satellite , in Mexico it is SKY TV via Satellite. 

A lot Mexicans, do not want get a 2 year Mexican SKY TV subscription which is value at USD $350 per year so they turn around, get creative, and they get a U.S. DIRECTV stream account and share the passwords among many using a VPN to get a U.S IP address.

On U.S. DIRECTV streams, in America the best Sports are on the Locals ABC CBS FOX and NBC, UK Premier League is on CBS, and other live sports are on NBC, FOX and ABC, U.S. ESPN and so on.

I work as a SKY TV satellite tv subcontractor, used to live in the U.S but I came back to Mexico. I have lost a lot of business,  in particular SKY TV satellite tv subscriptions because of that. People get cheap TV accounts in the U.S. using a VPN and that is it.

Regretfully people are finding ways to get cheaper TV content in the U.S. and in Mexico using VPNs. Tons of America watched the CANELO fight via TV Azteca Channel 7 in Mexico using a VPN because the pay per view in the U.S. was quite expensive.

The lack of commitment by DIRECTV streams (which has not properly blocked EXPRESSVPN) even though the IP Netblocks are common knowledge, a high schooler with some IT background could have figure this out, it is quite astonishing.

I hope this gets to a DIRECTV employee.

Please do the right thing and block EXPRESSVPN.

Gracias.

Carlos.

Juniper

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Ok, I see where you are comming from. Then I suggest a BBB complaint as that goes to the corporate level. Though as a sub-contractor, you may need such a complaint submitted higher up the chain to have any needed weight behind it.

This is a public forum, mainly other customers. So BBB is your best option.

As a note it is DIRECTV STREAM (not streams). Just something to be careful of so anything you submit goes through correctly and you are not caught by a scam.

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OK, thank you.

Again, I am not a hater. 

It just that I can not conduct business in Mexico when other people are abusing VPNs and DIRECTV stream does not do anything about it. I mean, like basic stuff like the request that I submitted about EXPRESSVPN blocking.

Thank you.

litzdog911

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DirecTV does specifically forbid accessing their services outside of the US, so hopefully they'll find this information useful. 


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