OpenIP.org
All You Wanted to Know About IP Addresses

Get your IP Here!

Get IP

www.getip.org
You may copy and paste this code into your web page or your Get IP™
to have this image dynamically verify, match and display each one of
Your Visitor's IP Address to their Geo information

Simply copy-and-paste the code into your pages, between the <body> and the </body> tags.
If your website uses templates, you can also copy the code into your template,
so the button will appear on all your pages automatically.




Google

Advanced IP Address Verification, Detection and Identification Services.
Bypassing proxies, firewalls, routers and putting you on the map

What is an IP Address?

Internet Protocol (IP): The Internet Protocol, defined in STD 5, RFC 791, is the network layer for the TCP/IP Protocol Suite. It is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol.
"An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address." - Webopedia.

Each device on the Internet gets assigned a unique IP Address. No two devices can have the same IP Address.

Identifying your IP Address, Why?

Your IP Address provides detailed information such as your location, city, state, country, ISP (Internet Service Provider), zip code, area code, longitude and latitude, effectively allowing accurate mapping of your whereabouts.

Although some techniques exist, helping you hide this information though use of anonymous proxies, services such as GetIP.org and showmyip.com will still be able to accurately identify your IP Address.

Who assigns IP Addresses?

There are four non-profit agencies that are in charge of assigning IP Addresses:

  • American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
  • RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
  • Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Each registry is responsible for a different region of the world.

What is a Private (Internal) IP Address?

"Private IP address space has been allocated via RFC 1918. This means the addresses are available for any use by anyone and therefore the same private IP addresses can be reused. However they are defined as not routable on the public Internet. They are used extensively in private networks due to the shortage of publicly registerable IP addresses and therefore network address translation is required to connect those networks to the Internet." - Wikipedia

Although private(internal) IP addresses are non-routable, services such as GetIP.org are still able to detect and identify them.

Private IP Networks

IP address range number of IPs description CIDR block
10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 16 777 215 single class A network 10.0.0.0/8
172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 1 048 576 16 contiguous class Bs 172.16.0.0/12
192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 65 535 256 contiguous class Cs 192.168.0.0/16

For the best Disaster News, Future Scenarios, Preparedness and Survival Information

© Copyright 2005 OpenIP.org | GetIP Verified