What are some sources of IP to Geolocation?

What is an IP Address?

An Internet Protocol address (IP number) is a numerical label assigned to each device participating in aN IP-based computer network.

An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

IP addresses are binary numbers, but they are usually stored in text files and displayed in human-readable notations, such as "".

Your IP address may be statically or dynamically allocated, depending on your ISP connection and source of IP. In other words, don't be surprised if your number changes.

Who is responsible for allocation of addresses?

Regional Internet Registries:

Where are the country flags from?

You can find the complete list of country flags we use in our CVS repository (courtesy of famfamfam flag icons).

What is ISO 3166?

There is a standard body that proposes and ratifies the official standard for the definition of international country codes -- International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

These ISO codes are two-letter country codes that can represent all the internationl entities of nationality, dependent territories, and particular areas of geographical or scientific interest.

Even the Internet's domain name system adheres to the syntax of the ISO country code top-level domains (ccTLD).

• You can view the list of ISO country names and code elements and get general questions FAQs direct from ISO.org.