IP to Hostname - Find Hostname of IP Address

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The IP to Hostname tool provides the IP Lookup facility. This tool helps you get the hostname (or domain name) of the provided IP address. Perform the Reverse DNS Lookup process online. You cannot deny the fact that we are living in the era of the internet. We almost somehow, every time connected with the internet, through our digital device. We are performing various activities as per our interest.

The stats show more than 4.5 billion internet users globally and almost two billion websites on the internet. Out of which, nearly 200 million websites are active.

We only enter the domain name in our browser search bar, and instantly, we land on our desired page.

What is an IP address, and what is the purpose of an IP address?

IP address means Internet protocol address. But first, let us talk about internet protocol.

The protocols are the guidelines or the rules and regulations to regulate the connectivity on the internet. And the address refers to the unique numeric string identifier that links all your internet activities. So IP address is the unique numeric string identifier that helps the connectivity on the internet.

The IP address is separated by periods and is allocated to each device, including computers, mobiles, tablets, or any other digital machine that is part of the TCP/IP-based network. Without the IP address, you cannot connect to the internet.

Humans understand the alpha-numeric language, where computers and other systems can only understand the numeric language. Therefore, internet devices have IP addresses, and for humans to better access those devices, there is the corresponding domain name or hostname. Thus, an IP address is assigned to a computer, not a human.

To convert the human written domain name in the browser search bar to the corresponding IP address and to direct the user to the exact destination on the internet, DNS lookup is performed.

People still do not give much importance to the IP address. But you can locate the person and get a hell of information about the user from its IP.

There are two IP address versions, IPv4, 32 bits long, and IPv6, 128 bits long.

However, the IP address is divided into two types.

Public IP address: is accessible outside the network to communicate with the world.

Private IP address: is local and is assigned to the computers, tablets, and other devices within your network.

The IP address can be static or dynamic, depending on how you configure the IP.

What is a hostname, and what is the purpose of a hostname?

The host means the person that entertains the guest. So the hostname implies the name of the person that engages the guest. And it's the name that distinguishes one person from another.

In computer language, the hostname is the computer or device's name on the internet/network. It is the freely selectable name of the host. Humans understand the alpha-numeric language. Therefore humans understand that name to get better memorization of the device.

For example, let's do the URL parsing for https://www.example.com, here the HTTPS is the internet protocol, followed by the hostname www.example.com. The domain name example.com consists of the domain and its top-level domain (.com).

The hostname and domain name are different. The hostname is the individual computer's name, where the domain name is for an entire organization or a group of computers. If you are working in an organization, you can use the hostname without even using its domain name. It is like a call extension. You only dial the extension to connect to the other department(s) of the organization.

How to perform the Reverse DNS Lookup - IP to Hostname?

To go for IP address to hostname conversion, find the hostname of an IP address and perform the Reverse DNS Lookup. Do the following steps.

  • Open the Online IP to Hostname tool.
  • Paste the IP address.
  • Click on the "Find Host" button.
  • You will get the hostname of the given IP address. You can also perform the Hostname to IP Conversion.
  • You can even use the "Load Sample Data" button to upload the sample data and perform the reverse DNS lookup.