What is an IP address?
The IP (Internet Protocol) address is merely a number that identifies your computer in the Internet network. When a device connects to the Internet a unique number is assigned. It consists of four numbers separated by dots, and it looks something like 10.0.0.1.
IP addresses are assigned by Internet Service Providers and can be used to used to identify the user's general address. You can kind of think of it as a street address for the device that connects to the Internet.
It is important to know that the IP address does not identify you, personally, but the location of the device you are using when browsing the Web.
My IP address lookup
The What is my IP address lookup provides the following information:
XMyIP detects if you are using VPN, TOR, public proxy server, web proxy or an IP address from a hosting/data center. If no anonymizer is identified then the "None/Highly Anonymous" label is shown. Take the Proxy Check or the Tor IP Check for more information.
ISP or the Internet Service Provider represents the company that allows you to connect the Internet. In the case of using a proxy or VPN, the ISP is the hosting provider of the proxy/VPN server.
The hostname is a label assigned to a device connected to a computer network, and that is used to identify the device in the Internet network.
The city where the IP address is declared to be used. Not necessarily the accurate location or the location of the proxy/VPN server.
The region where the IP address is declared to be used. Not necessarily the accurate location or the location of the proxy/VPN server.
The country where the IP address is declared to be used. Not necessarily the accurate location or the location of the proxy/VPN server.
The code of the country where the IP address is declared.
Does the XMyIP test show the real location?
The information on XMyIP is extracted from IP databases that may or may be not accurate.
Does it show private IPs?
No, this "my IP address" test only shows information regarding the public IP address of a device or computer. Private networks remain hidden behind the main router that exposes a public IP. Thus, private IP addresses can not be detected. However, you may get your private IP by following this tutorial.
Does XMyIP show IPv6 addresses?
No, at this time, only IPv4 addresses can be detected by XMyIP.
Would you like to hide your IP address?
"Hide my IP" means to use a software or hardware tool that masks/changes/hides your public IP address. Thus, the websites you visit will not be able associate your online activity with your real IP address.
By hiding your IP address, you will be able to unblock restricted websites, browse anonymously, hide your online actities, protect yourself from hackers.
Check the hide IP tools that we recommend.