Simply type the domain name into the input area, for example, flaketools.com. Then click on the 'Detect IP Address' button and your IP address will be shown below the button. To quickly copy the IP address, all you have to do is click on the 'Copy' button. And now, you have the IP address copied to your clipboard.
What is a domain?
A domain name is an identifier used in computer networks for human-friendly identification. Typical domain names, such as google.com, contain a top-level domain (com) and a second-level domain (google). Each level of the domain is separated by a dot. Together, they create a unique, human-friendly identifier.
If you lived in a cave in the stone age, here are some examples of domain names:
What is an IP address?
On the other hand, an IP address is a unique identifier of a device in a network. Every device connected to the internet or even in private networks must have an IP address. A typical IP address can look like this:
As you can see, these numbers separated by dots are pretty hard to remember, and that's why we use domain names on the internet.
How domain name resolution works
When you type, for example, 'flaketools.com' into your browser, some magic happens. This magic is called domain name resolution.
The domain name resolution process is pretty complex, but to keep things simple, let's say that your computer 'contacts' your router asking for the IP address of the server whose domain is 'flaketools.com'. If your router doesn't know the answer, the router 'contacts' the router of your internet provider. And this goes on and on until your answer is received. The very last server that can respond to your domain name resolution is a root DNS server.
When the answer is found, it will be sent back to your computer, and your computer will know where to go to visit 'flaketools.com'.
Domain to IP without this site
On computers and laptops such as Windows or macOS, the process is very simple. Find an app called terminal, console or cmd and open it. On mobile phones, there is a terminal as well, but many times it's hard to get into it. But if you're lucky, the black weird window will open. In this window, you can type the command named ping followed by the domain name which you want to visit. The command:
ping google.comOnce you hit enter, something like this appears:
PING google.com (184.108.40.206): 56 data bytesIn this case, the IP address for the domain google.com is 220.127.116.11.