What is my IP address ?

ipapi ~ ipapi.co
1 min readDec 30, 2016

An Internet Protocol address (or IP Address) is a unique ID assigned to a device (computer/mobile) connected to the internet. It helps in identifying devices for routing data across the network. Currently there are 2 formats for an IP — IPv4 (e.g. & IPv6 (e.g. 2001:4860:4860::8844)

The external IP address of your device is the ID that’s visible to the outside world (e.g. Google can see the IP from which you are searching on their google.com). Your IP is assigned by your internet service provider and it can change over time. It is useful to know your external IP for many applications e.g. you host a simple blog on your home computer and you want to keep the DNS record up to date.

Q : How do I find my IP address ?

A : Without further delay, here’s how you can find your public IP — in your favorite language with a secure API. Both IPv4 & IPv6 addresses are supported.


curl 'https://ipapi.co/ip/'


require 'net/http'
puts Net::HTTP.get(URI('https://ipapi.co/ip/'))


from requests import get   
print get('https://ipapi.co/ip/').text


echo file_get_contents('https://ipapi.co/ip/')


var https = require('https');https.get('https://ipapi.co/ip/', function(resp){
var body = ''
resp.on('data', function(data){
body += data;
resp.on('end', function(){


$.get('https://ipapi.co/ip/', function(data){



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