Instant IP address info

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Rather than just providing people with reverse DNS (which has already been proposed), I would like to see a modified version of the current instant answer that contains the reverse DNS one and adds other relevant instant information all in one search, such as "info on IP". This has already been proposed, so I would like to use a different, more reliable source, expand it to other IP addresses, and of course, include reverse DNS. This uses Perl functions. (I cannot change the category).
I believe that the best source for this instant answer is "", since it gives all the relevant information in one search. Unfortunately, they do not have an API, so it may be so that developers for this instant answers will have to find a work around of some sort.
• posted 4 years and 6 months ago • type: Fathead (keyword data) Live

Perhaps the keyword shouldn't be "info on" but "whois", the standard *NIX command to look these up.

$ whois

# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at:

# The following results may also be obtained via:

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-192-168-0-0-1
Parent: NET-192-0-0-0-0
NetType: IANA Special Use
Comment: These addresses are in use by many millions of independently operated networks, which might be as small as a single computer connected to a home gateway, and are automatically configured in hundreds of millions of devices. They are only intended for use within a private context and traffic that needs to cross the Internet will need to use a different, unique address.


$ whois
Domain ID: D2328855-LROR
Creation Date: 1995-08-31T04:00:00Z
Updated Date: 2010-07-27T20:57:51Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2010-08-30T04:00:00Z
Sponsoring Registrar:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) (R193-LROR)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 376
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL:
Domain Status: serverDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: serverRenewProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID:IANA
Registrant Name:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
Registrant Organization:Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
Registrant Street: 4676 Admiralty Way
Registrant City:Marina del Rey
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:92092
Registrant Country:US
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 6 months ago Link
True, using whois as a keyword would be better, but we have to also gear this towards the people who don't use whois services all that often and don't know the keyword.
posted by javathunderman Community Leader4 years and 5 months ago Link
I vote up on this, more info would be useful, maybe a drop down menu would work.
posted by TV 4 years and 5 months ago Link
posted by javathunderman Community Leader4 years and 5 months ago Link
I would propose the following geolocation plug-in.

ip or ip address

Instant Answer

Our company is the owner of IP2Location geolocation database. We are glad to work with DuckDuckGo to provide these latest geolocation information to general public. PM me if anyone interested.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 2 months ago Link
We believe this has been handled:
posted by mintsoft Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link
Alright, great!
posted by javathunderman Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link