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WhatIsMyIPAddress.com is the premier website for helping people throughout the world find, check, or get details on a specific IP address.

Our mission extends beyond showing you a public IP address in real time, or providing some helpful IP details—we also strive to help everyone better manage, monitor, change or hide their IP addresses by providing helpful tools and insights.

Finding your IP address wasn't always easy—that's how we got started

WhatIsMyIPAddress.com was born over 18 years ago when we discovered it wasn't so simple to find our own IP address quickly and easily.

To help us create and connect networks, we developed a solution that allowed us to find our own IP addresses quickly on demand.

Soon after, we realized there might be other network administrators and computer users who might find our IP-lookup program helpful. Today, millions of IT professionals, computer users and international travelers count on our website as a surefire way to get information about specific IP addresses.

Over time, we expanded our website to provide additional IP address-related tools such as Blacklist Check, Speed Test, VPN Comparison, and a Learning Center with easy-to-read, informative articles.

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Keeping you informed while helping you keep you safe

We strive to help you stay safe online by providing useful information and strategies you can quickly put into action.

Thousands of our WhatIsMyIPAddress.com visitors come for their IP addresses and stay for the menu of IP-related tools and helpful articles that are written in a way everyone can understand.

Additionally, thousands of our online visitors receive regular communications from us: We send out news updates, tips and links to our articles to help you improve your online safety—information you can share with friends, family and coworkers.

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Who We Are

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Chris Parker, Founder
Chris Parker created WhatIsMyIPaddress.com, the number one website in the world for looking up an IP address. Chris launched the site in early 2000, initially just to help him find his own IP address on demand. Soon afterward, he shared his website and IP lookup solution on the web. Over time and much to his surprise, the entire world started visiting the website—first by the thousands, then by the millions. At the same time, Chris saw that as his website attracted more visitors and "eyeballs," advertisers were eager to promote their services through display ads—for which Chris earns advertising revenue. Today, WhatIsMyIPAddress.com is one of the top 3,000 sites in the United States, with more than six million visitors monthly. Chris is an alumnus of California State University, Fullerton, and resides in Southern California.