Some weeks ago, I was talking about how we can find out someone’s IP address. Myiptest.com provides solution into finding out someone’s IP, but how can we trace that IP and to find its location? There are specific tools for this also.
The first one that I would like to mention is Geobytes.com. Unfortunately it is not 100% accurate. I tested it with many IP addresses and it was not able to locate all of them. That’s why when you would like to locate an IP address I recommend you to test it with more tools. My favorite websites that provide IP location are Ip-adress.com and Whatismyipaddress.com. These two are the most accurate providing general information related to hostname, ISP but also geographic information related to the country and the city the specific IP address is.
WhatIsMyIPAddress.com also provides support in testing if an IP address is blacklisted or not. This means that it checks to see if the IP address is listed in one of the 100 DNS anti-spam databases. This will help you to detect spam and to reject mail that comes from mail servers known (or believed) to send spam.
Locating an IP address is also a security measure you can take because it allows you to avoid spamming. On the other hand, if your IP address gets in wrong hands, it can reveal private information related to your geographical location and hostname.