An IP address lookup will determine the Geo-location of any IP address. The results have quite a bit of information. It will show you the city, state/region, postal/zip code, country name, currency, Latitude, Longitude, and time zone. This data consequently used by various agencies to find the exact owner of any IPv4 or IPv6 address. But if you are trying to track any person with an exact location, you won’t be able to do that with this service. The latitude and longitude are given by this service cover big areas like cities.
IP Address Location
Your IP Location can be found using our IP Lookup tool. No IP Lookup tool is 100% accurate due to many different factors. Some of those factors include where the owner of the IP has it registered. Furthermore, where the agency that controls the IP is located, proxies, cellular IPs, etc. If you are in the US and the controlling agency of the IP is located in Canada. Moreover, chances are the results will show as Canada. Showing a Canadian IP while in the northern US is very common among mobile users on the Verizon network.
IP Address Results
Often, people think if they perform an IP address lookup, that they are going to find the physical mailing address of the user assigned the IP in question. This is simply not true. At this time, we are not aware of any IP address database that will give you the exact physical postal address of the IP address you lookup. At best, you’ll get the exact city in which the user of the IP is located. For an exact physical address, you would need to contact the ISP (Internet Service Provider) of the IP address in question.
However, without a police warrant, or some sort of legal document forcing the ISP to turn over the information. Don’t expect them to give you the mailing address of the user that received the assignment of the IP at the time you received the offensive email. Moreover, even other means of offensive / questionable communication from said IP.
How and when do I report IP abuse?
If you manage a network, website, or have a device connected to the internet. Moreover, it is getting attacked from an IP address or multiple IP addresses. Firstly, you need to know how to report IP abuse.
Chances are the IP address that you are seeing abusing your connection, isn’t that of the hacker/malware that is attempting to compromise your network/website. Often the owner of the IP address isn’t aware that their computer is being used as a host. That is to say to scan/attack other networks, devices, or websites. Moreover, you find the IP address of the attacker by doing an IP Address Lookup. Subsequently, don’t assume that’s the person attacking you. You should consider the fact that they’ve been hacked. To clarify, their device is being used without their knowledge.
Here Is What You Would Do
1. First, review your logs to find the IP address or addresses you feel are attempting to compromise your connection.
2. Second, use the IP Whois Lookup tool to find out more about the network to which the IP address(es) are assigned.
3. Third, within the IP Whois Lookup returned results there will be an email address of the assignee of the IP address. Usually, this email is abuse@[networkdomain.com/.net]
4. Last, use the email address provided to report your findings. The more detail you can provide, the better.
REMEMBER, the IP address you find most likely DOES NOT belong to the abuser themselves. So be kind in your email. The person controlling the devices doing the attacking will most likely thank you for alerting them and close the connection and secure their device. They in turn will review their logs to find where the connection came from and report abuse to the point of contact for the offending IP address(es).