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IP to Hostname Lookup

Enter any IP Address or Your Own IP to see it's Hostname.

About IP to Hostname Tool

IP to Hostname Lookup tool provides the real-time conversion of an IP address to its hostname (or domain name). The tool uses an IP address as an input and outputs the hostname to which this IP resolves.

Perform the Reverse DNS Lookup process online to get an idea of the company's website behind the IP address.

What is an IP address, and what is the purpose of an IP address?

Today, no one can deny the importance of the internet. In reality, we are living in the ear of the internet. Somehow, we are connected to the internet through our digital devices. And perform various activities round the clock.

Each device that is connected to the internet has a unique numeric identifier, called an IP address. In general, the IP address means the Internet protocol address. Internet protocol is the guidelines or rules and regulations that ensure and regulates the connectivity on the internet.

The digital devices understand the numeric language. The IP address (which is Internet Protocol Address) is a unique numeric string identifier. It is separated by periods and is allocated to each device, including computers, tablets, mobiles, or any other digital device part of the TCP/IP-based network. Without the IP address, you cannot connect to the internet.

Mostly, people do not give much weight to an IP address. But from an IP address, you can get a hell of information about its user. You can even get the user's location by performing IP Location Lookup.

Types and versions of IP address

There are two types of IP addresses; the first one is IPv4, 32 bit long, and most commonly used. The second one is IPv6, 128 bit long, which is still not widely used. But due to the shortage of IPv4 addresses. People are moving towards the IPv6 address. In addition to that, you can even perform the IPv4 to IPv6 conversion for your use.

Each type of IP address is further divided into two versions. The public IP address is accessible outside the network to communicate with the world. The private IP address is local and is assigned to the computers, tablets, and other devices within your network.

What is a hostname, and what is the purpose of a hostname?

Humans understand the alphanumeric language, and it's easy for them to memorize anything in that format. That is why the domain names are in a human-readable format. On the other hand, digital devices understand the numeric language.

A DNS lookup is performed to convert the human written domain name to the corresponding IP address and direct the user to the exact destination on the internet.

In general, the host is the person that entertains the guest. And hostname is the name of the host that distinguishes it from others.

In network systems, the hostname is the nickname of the computer or device. The hostname is used to distinguish the device within the local network.

However, suppose you want that particular computer locally available and be available on the internet. In that case, you must supplement the hostname with the information that tells where on the internet a host is located. On the internet, computers can be uniquely assigned using a combination of hostname and domain. These uniquely identifiable names are known as a "Fully Qualified Domain Name" (FQDN). An example would be mail123.example.com.

People usually intermix both terms hostname and domain name, but both are different. The domain name is like an entire organization, and the hostname is the computer within that organization. If you are working in an organization, you use the hostname to access that host. It's like a call extension. You dial the extension to connect to other departments of an organization.

How to perform the IP to hostname lookup to resolve IP to a host?

IP to hostname tool resolves the given IP address to a hostname that is behind that IP. Humans cannot easily remember the IP address. No one merely tells which organization or website is behind that IP unless the IPs are adequately memorized.

The IP to hostname lookup tool fetches the hostname of an IP address, which tells us the website or hostname of an organization that owns the particular IP address. For that purpose

  • Open the tool: IP to Hostname Lookup.
  • Enter any valid IP, and click on the "Convert IP to Hostname" button.
  • The tool attempts to locate a DNS PTR record for that IP address and provides you the hostname to which this IP resolves.