IP address lookup
The IP address lookup determines the location of an IP address. The results provide a lot of information, including city, state/region, postal code, country, ISP and time zone. Different authorities therefore use this information to find the owner of an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
IP address accuracy
It is important to note that no IP address lookup tool is 100% accurate. IP address lookup results appear from several different databases of IP addresses, and each of these databases reports differently.
There are many other factors that may explain why results are not 100% accurate. These factors include:
- Where the IP address was registered
- Where the control body is located
- Whether the user has a proxy server or a VPN.
- Whether the connection is cellular or non-cellular.
For example, if you are in the US and the body controlling the IP is in Canada, Canada may be listed as the IP location in the lookup information. It is not uncommon for a search for an IP address in the northern United States to result in a Canadian IP address.