Six Online Tools for Tracing IP Addresses

Tracing IP addresses is a fundamental skill for online investigations. Several resources are available on the Internet to assist in this process. Several online resources for doing your basic IP identification include:

ARIN – American Registry of Internet Numbers
ARIN is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) that provides services related to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources in its respective service region. The ARIN service region includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States.

Use the “Search Whois” function at  to obtain IP registration information.

Sam Spade
Sam Spade has been in use as a tool for obtaining domain registration information for years. It has a simple Google like interface where you enter an IP address or a domain name.
DNS Stuff
This is another website that has been around for a number of years. This website offers both free and pay for option for assisting in the identification IP addresses and other online information.
Another website with a simple user interface to assist in IP tracing.
Central Ops is another website that assists with your IP tracing. One of its features “Domain Dossier” does multiple lookups on an IP address or domain.
Internet Investigators Toolbar
All of these websites are easily accessible from our free to the online investigations community Internet Investigators toolbar which can be found on our website at

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3 Responses to “Six Online Tools for Tracing IP Addresses”

  1. [...] Veresoftware gibt es sechs Möglichkeiten, eine IP-Adresse zu verfolgen [...]

  2. Ron Milliken says:

    There is one at
    This is one slick tool if you don’t have the IP address of victim and you’d want to get it and analyze it.
    It is fun using this one !

  3. cmiller says:

    Thanks for the heads up Ron! How would you say it compares to the others?

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