Instantly check your IP address using the show my IP app – see your full details including ISP, town. county, city and country the IP is located in.
|Your IPv6||IPv6 not found|
|Internet Service Provider (ISP)||Amazon.com, Inc.|
|Organization||AWS EC2 (us-east-1)|
|AS number and name||AS14618 Amazon.com, Inc.|
|User agent||CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)|
An IP address is allocated to every device that connects to the internet. This IP address identifies the device connected to the WWW network and allows data to be routed to or via this device. It is possible to have a static IP address (one that is permanently allocated to a device) or a dynamic address (one that changes every time you reset you router or PC.
Finding your public IP address?
There are many tools on the internet to establish your IP address, www.shomyip.co.uk is the best. You can however Type ‘what is my ip’ into Google, for instance, and the site displays your public IP (it’s a bit basic though for a company turning over billions.
The IP address system allows us all to get online, but it also has some serious issues if you are concerned about privacy.
Whenever you access a website, send a message, or use any other web service, you pass on your IP in order to get a reply or access. The web site, email server can then record / use your address to find out more about you. Look at the information we are publishing above and explore some of the other tools on this site. You will be amazed at what you can establish form a visitor to a website (so we have the birth of a VPN to try and hide personal information)
Perhaps the most effective way to change your digital identity is to sign up for a VPN (Virtual Private Network), a service which allows you to mask your IP with a shiny new virtual one, whenever you like and generally rotate it periodically. I see the oracle browser OPERA is offering this service FREE, a sign of things to come.
Most VPNs give you a choice of IPs from 20 or more countries around the world, allowing you to appear as though you’re in the US, UK, Fareast, Asia, or wherever else you need to be. If you can’t access US-only web content because you’re somewhere else in the world, getting a US IP address from a VPN might be enough to get you in.