|State or Provice||Virginia|
|District or County||Loudoun|
Geolocation helps to identify the actual geographic location of objects, such as mobile devices, or any terminals connected to the internet. IP Geolocation on the internet means finding the actual geographic location of objects using their IP address.
An IP address is assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. The protocol specifies that each IP packet must have a header which contains, among other things, the IP address of the sender of the packet.
There are a number of free and paid subscription geolocation databases and API services, ranging from country level to state or city—including ZIP/post code level. These databases typically contain IP address data which may be used in firewalls, ad servers, routing, mail systems, web sites, and other automated systems where geolocation may be useful. Our IP address lookup tool is powered by the commercial DB-IP Geolocation API.
The primary source for IP address data is the regional Internet registries which allocate and distribute IP addresses amongst organizations located in their respective service regions
Secondary sources include data mining or user-submitted geographic location data, data contributed by internet service providers, guesstimates from adjacent Class C range and/or gleaned from network hops and network routing information collected to the end point of IP address.