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.
When you control your IP address, you control your internet experience and online safety
Chris Parker, Owner
Finding your IP address wasn’t always easy—that’s how we got started
WhatIsMyIPAddress.com was born over 20 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 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.
WhatIsMyIPAddress.com shows visitors just their IP address.
Support Forums Launched
Visitors can submit questions or request advice (and get a reply) regarding IP addresses and more.
Proxy Server Added
New feature on IP details reports if the IP address being looked at is using a proxy or VPN.
Geo-Location Information/Map Added
New feature allows website visitors to see their location on a map, based on their active IP address.
Black List Tool Added
Visitors can check to see if their IP address is in a database of blacklisted addresses.
Spanish, French Homepage Added
With international popularity growing, special homepage versions are introduced to better service visitors.
Trace Email Tool Added
A new tool shows people how to find the IP address in a received email and determine the location of the sender.
1 Million Monthly Visitors
The popularity and growth of the website continues and attracts one-million visitors monthly from all corners of the globe.
Additional IP Address Details Added
New features provide more information pertaining to an entered IP address, including coordinates and IP provider.
Speed Test Added
With a simple click on a new Speed Test page, visitors can find out the speed of their internet connection in real-time.
IP Location Updating Added
Visitors can now update and correct their geo-location with one click.
5 Million Monthly Visitors
The popularity of the website continues and attracts five-million visitors monthly.
German Homepage Added
With the European audience expanding, a German-language home page makes its appearance.
Generation 2 Site Design Launches
The website gets a refresh, making it more user-friendly, intuitive and inviting.
IP Insights Newsletter Added
A new informative and easy-to-read newsletter is created and included in regular updates and news to email subscribers.
VPN Comparison Added
A comparison chart allows visitors to see how features of top VPNs compare to one another.
WIMIA leads the way in displaying the new-generation IPv6 IP address format, when active.
Learning Center Launched
A library of exclusive online content is created with helpful, informative, and easy-to-read articles.
Speed Test Upgraded to HTML5
The Speed Test page is updated with the latest code for web page development, making it more dynamic and responsive.
Generation 3 Site Design
A more flexible and versatile platform to allow for future growth.
Keeping you informed while helping you keep 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
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.