What is my IP?

What is my IP?
IP in IP address refers to the Internet Protocol and the address is the unique string of number provided to you to surf the internet. It is like a return address of yours. The format of the IP address is [XXXX.XXXX.XXXX.XXXX]. here the size to the XXXX can vary with IPV4/IPV6. IPv4 uses a 32 bit IP address while Ipv6 uses a 128 bit IP address. for example; 128.255.670.1, etc.

While accessing a network every computer has its own IP address. An IP address may vary every time you use a network It is not a fixed number. People can track you using your IP address. If you know the IP of other people you can know where they are from or which country they belong to. If you know about the domain name, a domain name is used since IP cannot be remembered. you can find the IP address of yours at the moment you are using the internet. If you want to know your IP just search what is my IP in google. Then Google will show you your IP address as follow:

Knowing information about other's IP

If you want to know the information about other's IP address you can just go to some site having an IP lookup tool and enter the address and they will show you information related to that IP address. One of the most popular sites is https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup you cand find any information about other IPs there. You can get the following information about the IPs:
  • The ISP and organization's name
  • The IP's hostname
  • The country it's in
  • The region/state
  • The city 
  • The latitude and longitude of the location (the best guess)
  • The area code for that region
  • Any known services running on that IP

Hiding your IP

You may come through that point when you want to hide your IP address. Yes, you can do that. You can hide your IP address. There are many ways to hide your IP address. Some of the most popular methods are:
  • Use a VPN Service(best way)
  • Use Tor
  • Use a Proxy Server
  • Use Free/Public WiFi
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