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October 19, 2011

Google Shows Your IP Address

One way to find your IP address is to search for [my ip] using Google and click the top search result. Now it's no longer necessary to go to the first result because Google answers your questions and shows your IP. You can use: [my ip], [my ip address], [show my ip], [what is my ip] and other similar queries.


"Just like a street address determines the recipient of a letter, an IP address (short for Internet Protocol address) is used to identify computers on the Internet. When your computer sends a request, such as a Google query, it tags the request with its IP address in order for the response to be sent back to your computer -- just like a return address on a letter. (...) When you type the query [ what is my ip ], Google will respond by showing you the IP address of the computer from which the query was received. In the simplest case, this IP address uniquely identifies your computer among all computers on the Internet," explains Google.

{ Thanks, Venkat. }

27 comments:

  1. Just "ip" also works fine.

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  2. A user-agent would also be nice =]

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  3. Thats not my IP
    My IP is 74.17x.23.3x

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  4. Doesnt work on the https version of google

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  5. Got to feel for whomever was in top of the SERPS for "what is my ip?" or "when is thanksgiving" and all questions that start with "what is".

    At what point does Google stop providing the answers in the SERPS, especially for information type queries, how many websites will they put out of business and it is this a good thing?

    "who is george washington" Certainly Google could provide the basic facts of his life, no need to click on Wikipedia, especially since it's all creative commons licensed anyway.

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  6. This works on google.com, but not on google.nl (yet). Same for plus btw, plus.google.nl errors and google.nl/+ 404's :/

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  7. Also works on IPv6:
    "Your public IP address is 2001:980:1f44:1:3140:cdf7:7bea:3e7a"

    Great, services like whatismyip.com ironically don't support this.

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  8. Donald said...
    Got to feel for whomever was in top of the SERPS for "what is my ip?" or "when is thanksgiving" and all questions that start with "what is".

    At what point does Google stop providing the answers in the SERPS, especially for information type queries, how many websites will they put out of business and it is this a good thing?

    "who is george washington" Certainly Google could provide the basic facts of his life, no need to click on Wikipedia, especially since it's all creative commons licensed anyway."

    This the slow transition that Google will and need to go through, the transition from "search Engine" to Knowledge engine, like Wolfram Alpha.

    This posses the through, with all the anti trust cases against Google will Google be able to do it with out drive away customers and advertising dollar and more importantly will the competition watchdogs allow Google to transition from search engine to knowledge engine. Blue links on the page are becoming less and less important.

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  9. >"who is george washington" Certainly Google could provide the basic facts >of his life, no need to click on Wikipedia, especially since it's all creative >commons licensed anyway."

    I'd think google providing answers to such basic questions would help wikipedia actually, since it saves them from having to waste bandwidth sending an entire article when all the user needed was a simple one sentence answer. (When was the last time you read an entire wikipedia article?)

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  10. This is such a cool thing and I too found out my IP address using this ...

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  11. Wow, another trick to add to the browser, already solves math, tells weather, translate and many more things to come.

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  12. I don't want Google to be a knowledge engine. I want it to be a search engine. When Google becomes a knowledge engine, hopefully one of the search startups like Blekko will be good enough to switch.

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    1. If you find any problem regarding this go to the website given below.

      http://ipaddresshq.com

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  13. I was jut commenting to someone just few days ago how Google didn't have this. IPv6 address only when via ipv6.google.com, otherwise just IPv4.

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  14. I never knew that, but I think its great. And all the people out there who think Google is violating anyones turf. You don't have to use Google, try using MSN, bit you won't because It's inferior. Keep up the good work Google your saving a lot of people time. Hey Google ever think about running for president? The one we have now has been here for about 3 years too long

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  15. it is and old knowledge but still worth it...:-) i just hope that Google can't pin point our location through our IP.. is it possible?? it would be scary :-)

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  16. Is it again privacy if Google show our IP?? is there anyway to block Google from displaying it? what abut the cognito mode. can it prevent it?

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  17. I dont think you should block your ip address and why would anyone want to.

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  18. how i can find the person's IP with whom i'm chatting in gtalk

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  19. If you're worried about it, maybe you have something to hide?

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  20. This is excellent and saves me from having to load up whatsmyipaddress.com every time i need to quickly check my ip address.

    I would like google to add the facility to answer other simple questions like 'what did i do with my keys', 'does this hat make me look stupid' (maybe using google image upload facility) or even better 'why is my wife angry with me'.

    Go on google, do it for us.

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  21. Google are just showing the address you're connecting from, it's hardly a privacy issue every website you look at knows your ip address!

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