How to Find the IP Address of a Business

An Internet protocol (IP) address is a unique number assigned to a computer when it connects to the Internet. It consists of a series of numbers separated by periods (also called a \"dotted quad\"). There are two relatively easy ways to find the IP address of a business or organization.

Finding IP Address Manually

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Click on “Start,” then “Run” on your PC.

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Type “cmd” in the text box and press “OK.” You will be directed to the Command Prompt window, which may look similar to: “C:>” or “C:\Documents and Settings\User>.”

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Type in the following information: “ping businesswebsite.com”

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Replace “businesswebsite.com” with the organization’s actual domain name. Then press the “Enter” key. The IP address for the business will be displayed on your screen.

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Close out of the Command Prompt window to return to your main screen.

Finding IP Address Online

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Go to an IP address locator online (see Resources).

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Type in the website or domain for the business you’re checking on.

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Press the “Enter” key to retrieve the company’s IP address.