Most people do not think IP is important. However, IP Address is vital when it comes to checking online weather, reading online newspapers, or watching online videos. Many websites use your IP to know your location for personalizing your online experience based on it.
The Location Services have details of each Internet user and can show Location of any IP Address. Whenever someone connects to Internet, their IP exposes to every service they connect via Internet, and those services can easily track location of an IP. The IP can be protected from being exposed easily via VPN or Proxy services available free or for a fee.
An IP Address is that necessary thing about the internet which you definitely should know if you are a regular internet user.
Being an internet user, you must have an IP Address to surf the internet. Surfing the internet means to browse websites, upload and download files over the internet, or send or receive emails.
IP Addresses are assigned to the computers, and whenever you connect to a different network connection, it can change. Every single internet connection has a unique IP address if it's not shared among different users by your internet service provider — the IP address of your computer or mobile device changes whenever you switch to some other internet connection. For example, if you go outside and connect to some coffee shop's wifi, your device is assigned a new IP which differs from your home internet IP.
Your IP Address is known to every website or every email recipient with whom you interact. Once you browse any website and a request initiates from your computer to the browsed website, they know your IP address and also knows your IP address location if they know how to find it out. Likewise, if you send an email to somebody, the email recipient knows which IP was used to send them the email, and the sender IP can be found out by following a technical procedure which not everyone can efficiently perform. For this purpose, we have created a tool for tracing an email which you can use to find sender IP. You have to copy the email source, and that's it.
Your Internet service provider knows your name and physical address and can find out your internet activity, which sites you browse and what files you have downloaded. Moreover, the ISP never reveals your personal information and data to anybody. Because ISPs maintain the privacy of their users.
Your personal information, e.g., name, physical address, age, gender or any other info does not show in an IP lookup, only your country, ISP, state, city, latitude, longitude shows up if anyone tries to find your IP location.
Your Internet protocol address reveals your geolocation on the map easily. It is done by firstly finding latitude and longitude of your IP address and then pinpointing it on map. No doubt, this location is not 100% accurate, and it's just an estimate of where from this IP originates.
Yes, you can hide your real IP address from everyone connected with you via the internet. So this can be done by using any proxy service (in case of browsing), or a VPN (in case of total network traffic). After connecting to a VPN service, your real IP does not show to anyone receiving a request from your computer. It works by re-routing all your traffic through the internet connection of some other computer in the world. Many VPN services provide, but some of them also charge fees as the rent of using their servers.
Yes, any website you visit, the website can monitor which pages you visited on their site, and how much time did you spend on each page and the sequence of your browsing. All of this is easy to record through external scripts which run in your browser and which sends activity of each click you do on a webpage.
It depends, whether you disclose your personal information, i.e. your name and address to someone, and afterward, you visit their site or send them an email, they can track you through that email or your IP and can reach your physical location.