Yes, it is a VPN service. Sad that I have to shell out some $$$ to have it but I have no choice as sometimes I cannot connect to sites back home directly. Got many different explanations as to why - none of which that convinces me completely. For some reason, ISP-s back home block IP addresses from certain regions either all the time or periodically, so in order to keep my ability to reach my accounts back home I have to go this route.
From time-to-time I will try to logon to the forum using my real IP from Bangkok to see how it all goes.
Other than that, I am quite excited to join the forum as I use to have two 740-s and an XC70 (1999) back home, which eventually resulted in me getting another rescue 740 that I can tinker with here in Asia.
Take care and thanks for the heads up,