Your IP 18.207.102.38


Location


  • Continent Name
    North America
  • Country
    United States
  • Code
    US
  • Region
    Virginia
  • City
    Ashburn
  • Zip
    20147

What is an IP address?

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a unique number assigned to all devices (such as a computer, tablet, or phone) when they connect to the internet.

IPv4 vs. IPv6 addresses

Two versions of Internet Protocol are now in use, IP Version 4 (IPv4) and IP Version 6 (IPv6). They have two primary functions: identification and location addressing.

The main difference between IPv4 and IPv6 is the number of possible addresses. IPv4 only allows for about 4 billion, because it uses just 32 bits. IPv6 was introduced in 1995 to ensure that the world would not run out anytime soon: IPv6 uses 128 bits, resulting in 3.4 x 1038 possible addresses.

You can’t go online without a public IP address

To use the internet, all connected devices must have a public IP address. An IP address allows two devices—the sender and recipient of internet communications—to find and exchange information with each other.

The setup is similar to real-life address systems. For example, if you were to subscribe to a magazine, the magazine distributor (the sender) would need your address to send you (the recipient) your copies. Without your address, the distributors wouldn’t know where to send the magazine.

The same applies to the internet. Without an IP address, two devices would not be able to find and exchange information with each other.


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What your IP address can reveal about you and your location


The websites you visit can gather even more information about you. By combining your IP address with other information gleaned from metadata, cookies, trackers, and browser-fingerprinting tactics, website owners, marketers, and advertisers can build quite a thorough profile about you.

They can piece together your location, what websites you’re visiting, what you’re interested in, what files you’re torrenting, who you’re communicating with, etc., and present you with targeted content and advertisements—or sell your data to the highest bidder.

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