Last updated: August 28, 2018
Every device connects to the Internet via a specific Internet Protocol address, also known as an IP address. An Internet Service Provider (ISP) commonly assigns an IP address to your internet connection. But what is the IP address assigned to your device? One free tool to look up your own IP address is WhatIsMyIPAddress.com.
When you visit WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, your IP address displays as soon as the page loads. Depending upon how your address is sent, you may see your IPv4 or your IPv6 address display in the result. The example below shows the IPv4 address, accompanied by a map that shows the ISP that owns the IP address, the City, Region, and Country.
Click the Show Me More About My IP button below the map for more detailed information. The additional information includes Decimal, Hostname, ASN, Organization, Type, Assignment, Continent, Latitude, Longitude, and Postal Code.
The Wikipedia entry for IP address states:
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: “A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there.”
Other IP Tools and Information
While visiting WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, be sure to explore the other useful IP-related tools and information. Included are the option to look up information about other IP addresses, an internet connection speed test, check for blacklisted IP addresses, and more.
Regardless of the reason you need to look up your own IP address, WhatIsMyIPAddress.com provides the details you need to know. The site displays information in an intuitive fashion with an attractive user interface. The media seem to think so too. Over the last 15 years, many mentions in the media have touted their services.
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