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You’ll be provided two things

An IP Address Location Service

The service can be used as a research tool to learn about the geographical structure of all publicly available IP Addresses in the world.

A Relatively Entertaining Technology Blog

The blog explains in simple and interesting ways topics about Information Technology, Internet & Network Security — all with a touch of philosophy.


The Service

Find the Geographical Position of IP addresses

If you've got the IP address, we've got the location
If you’ve got the IP address, we’ve got the location

If you want to know the location of another website, a domain name or an IP address, you can look it up with the IP Geo-location service.

How to do it

On the search IP address page, type in any IP address, for example 8.8.8.8, and you will immediately see its location on a map. On the resulting page you will have quick access to all other IP addresses in the same regions. It is laid out as a geographical hierarchy.

In the same way you can also find the location and IP address of any public domain names or websites. For example, on the IP Geo-Locator, type in nasa.gov or iplocation.info if you want to see their position or know their IP address.

Have you ever wondered what your own IP address is? Or the location of it? Have it revealed here.

That’s it for single IP address and domain name lookup’s. Let’s move over to IP address location research and places. Because the service also enable you to…

Explore regions of the world to learn about the physical structure of assigned IP Addresses

In addition to the IP Geo-locator, you can browse regions of the world to see how many IP addresses they contain. For example, did you know that there are 750 million IP addresses in Europe, roughly 150 million in South America, and “only” 96 million in Africa? While North America has 1,7 Billion. How many do you think there are in China? Or in the United States of America?

World's IP Address distribution percentage by continent
World’s IP Address distribution percentage by continent

There’s a total of 3.7 billion publicly reachable IP addresses in the entire world — That’s 3,700,000,000. This may sound as much but it is far from enough. And what does actually “publicly reachable IP address” mean? Knowing that, quickly raises the wonder why there’s only 3.7 billion publicly reachable IP addresses, when the actual protocol specification enables 4.3 billion.

World's IP Address distribution count by continent
World’s IP Address distribution count by continent

If you’re not that found of exploring IP address location by clicking around different regions, your can also use the new search for places. It enables you to search any city, country or other types of areas for IP addresses.

The lists above only covers IP addresses of type IPv4. There is a newer version of this protocol that is called IPv6, which is supposed to solve some of the issues the world has started facing due to the limits of IPv4.


The Blog

The service can be interesting poking around with. But to really have fun, and still learn a bunch you should continue reading the blog.

About Information Technology, Internet & Network security related topics

You see, if you read about the service, once you start digging into these facts you come across an entire new world of technical phenomena and new expressions. Those are the aim of this blog to scrutinize and explain in such simple ways that even the most non-technical or IT-skeptical person can understand, and hopefully like it.

With a philosophical Touch

We live in a much more abstract world than we used to. Never let anyone get away with giving you the feeling that something is simple — you just don’t understand it. Any person denying the super-abstract situations most people have to deal with today, should be prepared for some serious debate and explanation. More often than not are the experts the ones unable to see this. The truth is that fresh eyes, aka non-experts, is what’s setting the direction and driving the evolution of the behemoths called internet and information technology. Yet, fresh eyes can be a threat to experts.

I try to have a touch of philosophy in my posts. Because, frankly, anything can and should be questioned — and that includes the answer

A statement which can have some people say we’re in a catch-22 situation. Meaning, we know the answer, but the learning process fired off some new annoying questions.

A creative nitpicker could say we now know less than before we learned the answer, because there is more that we don’t know than there was before we started. But I strongly disagree. In fact, the biggest goal of this website is to have it’s followers embrace learning in general. And to learn, there must be something you don’t know.

Or I could turn it all around — if you know it all, then there is nothing to know (short version). A creative nitpicker would add to it and say that if there’s nothing to know then you are omnipotent — aka God. A more creative one would say that you cease to exist, even though I agree that may be a bit deep. I say, that learning can be fun, interesting and even beautiful.

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