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What is my IP address

IP address3.235.188.113(Show full details)
Protocol versionIPv4
Country The United States The United States
Reverse DNS
Reverse lookupec2-3-235-188-113.compute-1.amazonaws.com

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Why do I need an IP address?

An IP address is like a street address for your device. Just as a street address helps people know where to send mail, an IP address helps the internet know where to send information to your device. Without an IP address, your device wouldn't be able to communicate and receive information from the internet or other devices on a network.

Can I use the internet without it?

No, an IP address is required to access the internet. It is a unique numerical label assigned to every device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It serves two main functions: identifying the host or network interface, and providing the location of the host in the network. Without it, a device would not be able to communicate with other devices on the internet.

Is it safe to share it?

Sharing your IP address can potentially compromise your online privacy and security. It can be used to determine your location, and it can also be used to track your online activities. If you share it with someone you don't trust, they may be able to use it to gain access to your personal information or to launch attacks on your devices. Therefore, it is generally recommended to keep it private.

Who invented it?

IP addresses (Internet Protocol addresses) were first defined in the early days of the internet as part of the development of the TCP/IP protocol. The TCP/IP protocol itself was developed in the 1970s by a team of researchers led by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, and it is the foundation of the internet's communication system. They are used to identify devices on a network and to route data between them.