IP Lookup

The free IP address lookup tool determines the geographical location of any IP address. You can search up IP addresses to find details about the addresses.

What is an IP address?

An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It serves two main functions: identifying the host or network interface, and providing the location of the host in the network. IP addresses are written in human-readable fashion, such as "" for IPv4, and "2001:db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:370:7334" for IPv6.

What is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6?

The main difference between IPv4 and IPv6 is their address space. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, which limits the address space to 4,294,967,296 (2^32) addresses. However, with the rapid growth of the Internet and the increasing number of devices connected to it, this address space has become depleted.

IPv6, on the other hand, uses 128-bit addresses, which provides an address space of 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 (2^128) addresses. This allows for a much larger number of unique addresses, which is important as the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow

Additionally, IPv6 has several other improvements over IPv4 such as:

  • Simplified packet header which improves packet processing efficiency of routers
  • IPv4s fragmentation and reassembly
  • Incorporation of built-in security feature called IPsec, etc

Both IPv4 and IPv6 can coexist and be used simultaneously, but IPv6 is gradually being adopted by organizations and service providers to address the limited address space of IPv4.