July 19th, 2012
3 years ago we launched our IP Address Geolocation API. During this time we provided more than 10 billion results. We have constantly upgraded the service to provide better and more accurate details.
Today, using our API you can programatically get the following details about any IP Address:
- Internet Service Provider
- Link to country flag
Our API is very easy to use. The information is provided in XML format. The URL for accessing the API is: http://www.ipgp.net/api/xml/IP_ADDRESS/API_KEY .
Here is an example of how results are returned:
<Isp>China Unicom Beijing Province Network</Isp>
<Organization>China Unicom Beijing province network</Organization>
If you want to try IP Address Geolocation API, request your API key.
February 18th, 2010
Despite only 9% of the people who use my ip address lookup tool are trying to find if a proxy works, according to a poll that ran on this website few months ago, i think many people are still interested if they can hide their real Ip address.
A connection between two computers, or between a computer and a web server, which is also a computer, is made trough IP addresses. Like phones, you have to know the number so you can call.
When you type a domain in your web browser, it have first to be translated into an IP address. A DNS server is responsible for this. Read the rest of this entry »
February 11th, 2010
The DNS ( Domain Name System ) server is responsible to translate domain names, such as website.com to IP’s such as 184.108.40.206 in order to establish a connection to that website. In many cases this process takes the most time during a page load. Fortunately, your browser will cache the result and will not ask the DNS server every time, only when trying to access new websites.
In my experience i encountered a lot of problems when using a router when the DNS requests could not be resolved. In some cases the things came back to normal after a period of time, 5-10 minutes, in other cases the only solution was to restart the router. Read the rest of this entry »
February 9th, 2010
When you go to a website you type the web address in address bar and a webpage opens. As i said in previous posts about Internet and Ip addresses, computers are using the IP address to connect to another computer. A website is just a place on another computer.
The DNS ( Domain name system ) is responsable to convert web address into IP addresses. So, when you type a domain in your browser, if your eyes are fast enough you can notice that your browser will tell you what is he doing. In the status bar in left-bottom you will notice: “Connecting”, “Waiting..”, “Resolving Host”. Read the rest of this entry »
February 4th, 2010
In recent posts i talked about IP addresses, networks and more. Many people are asking if they can change their IP address. Normally, you cannot change the public IP address, it is true that there are many techniques to hide it, but it is still the same, the only thing you do is to redirect your connections trough another computer. I will discuss about that in another article.
Now i want to talk about changing the IP address that your local network can see, so they can identify you and grant web access.
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January 24th, 2010
It passed some time since the Internet was considered that bad place where kids are kidnapped. Now the Internet is deeply attached to our lives. Probably not only once you thought at your privacy online and the dangers that are next to every web page. Those are only speculations, actually the Internet is quite a safe place so no one will get his hands out of the monitor and kick you.
The risks of using your real IP address are minimal, unless you make something really wrong. What can someone do with your IP address ? Not much, he can find your city where you live in and that is pretty much everything. Read the rest of this entry »
January 21st, 2010
Hello again. This is my first real blog post here, after the introductory post which i can’t count. I want to share with you some data built here on Ipgp.net . In the last month i run a poll on my website and i asked my visitors: “Why is the reason you use this tool ?” . Maybe you remember seeing this on homepage or probably you voted for it.
The possible answers for the poll were:
- For fun, just to see if this tool works
- I am curious if other people can find my location based on my ip address
- I just want to find out what IP address do i have
- I am checking a proxy
- I am trying to find the location of a hacker or spammer
The results are the following.
Most of Ipgp.net ip lookup tool users are trying to find someone else ip address: a spammer, a hacker, someone that told him bad words, etc. 21% of the users are here just for fun, and other 6% by curiosity, which is almost the same thing. Only 8% of users want to find their IP address while 9% are checking for a proxy. Read the rest of this entry »