There are several reasons you may wish to learn the IP address of a website, however, one of the main reasons is to learn the location of the website or at least their hosting company. Learn how you can find the website IP address.

The easiest way to find the IP address of a website is by using various websites online that offer domain tools such that will do a whois search. Not every whois search will provide you with the IP of a website. I tried several different websites that offered whois lookup and the one that provides the best information is found at Here you can type in the URL of a website in the Whois Lookup and receive not only the IP but other important information as well.

Along with the IP address, you will also learn the date the website created, the date it will expire, the IP Location, the status of the domain, and its blacklist status. All of these are important if you are considering doing business with the website.

If you prefer to do your own search on your computer instead of a website, you can also do this pretty easily, that is if you have Windows. If you are using Windows, all you have to do is click on the Start button and choose Run from the start menu. Now, according to which Windows you are using you will need to add a command. For Windows 95, 98, and Me enter command, for Windows XP, 2000, and NT enter cmd.

Now, click OK and the prompt window will appear. Now, type in the word ping hit the space bar, now put in the hostname (website name – example that you wish to learn the IP address and hit enter. You will find learn the IP address after the ping is completed along with the time it took for your computer to process the ping.