My IP Address

Your IP
City Ashburn
Region Virginia (VA)
Country United States of America
Country Code US
Latitude 39.0469
Longitude -77.4903

About My IP Address

An IP address is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network. IP stands for "Internet Protocol," which is the set of rules governing the format of data sent via the internet or local network.

IP addresses are the identifier that allows information to be sent between devices on a network: they contain location information and make devices accessible for communication.

IP addresses may either be assigned static or dynamic. Static IPs are reserved for an Email server/Business server or a permanent home resident. These IPs are assigned from a pool of available addresses from your Internet Service Provider. A static IP may not be available in all areas and may cost extra.

Dynamic IP address are usually assigned on a first come, first served basis. The types of IP addresses that are dynamic are often assigned to residential customers.

A static IP doesn't change where a dynamic IP can change. A dynamic IP will not always change though as it depends on how the ISP has the IP address lease times and assignments setup.

Internet Protocol works a similar path as some other language, by conveying utilizing set rules to pass data. All gadgets find, send, and trade data with other associated gadgets utilizing this convention. By communicating in a similar language, any PC in any area can converse with each other.


The utilization of IP addresses regularly occurs in the background. The cycle works like this:


  • Your gadget by implication interfaces with the web by associating from the start to an organization associated with the web, which then, at that point concedes your gadget admittance to the web. 
  • At the point when you are at home, that organization will likely be your Internet Service Provider (ISP). At work, it will be your organization.
  • Your IP address is allocated to your gadget by your ISP.
  • Your web movement goes through the ISP, and they course it back to you, utilizing your IP address. Since they are giving you admittance to the web, it is their job to allot an IP address to your gadget.
  • Notwithstanding, your IP address can change. For instance, turning your modem or switch on or off can transform it. Or on the other hand you can contact your ISP, and they can transform it for you.

At the point when you are all over town – for instance, voyaging – and you take your gadget with you, your home IP address doesn't accompany you. This is on the grounds that you will utilize another organization (Wi-Fi at an hotel, airport, or bistro etc) to get to the web and will utilize an alternate (and impermanent) IP address, allotted to you by the ISP of the cafe or airport.