Your ip Location is denotes your geographical Location through a standardized Ip addressing structure. The Ip Location Finder tool is used for looking up ip addresses databases such as Maxmind and returns a matching ip Location.
The Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4, is the defined standard in the world today, but it is being replaced by the more advanced IPv6, to help solve the IP address exhaustion problem that is looming on the horizon. IPv4 uses 32 bits to define each address, which, in total, is roughly four billion addresses. This was a huge number during its inception, but with the internet boom, this address pool is expected to run-out in 2010 or 2011. IPv6 uses 128 bits for each address. To put this in perspective, if you take the number of known stars in the universe, and square that number, the result will only be slightly larger than the number of addresses in IPv6. The problem of IP exhaustion forced people to come up with complex ways to conserve addresses. The complex algorithms can be taxing for routers that need to decipher each packet, and determine its destination. IPv4 is also impaired when working with mobile networks, where the device can move from one network to another. IPv6 solves these problems, as the huge number of addresses makes the complex algorithms unnecessary. The difference between the two, that most people would likely notice, is the appearance of the IP address. IPv4 uses four 1 byte decimal numbers, separated by a dot (i.e. 256.256.256.256), while IPv6 uses hexadecimal numbers that are separated by colons. Due to the incompatibility of IPv4 and IPv6, translations have been made to enable their interoperation, that leads to addresses that look like ::ffff:256.256.256.256. Another key advantage of IPv6, is the ability to carry larger payloads than the fixed amount allowed in IPv4. This is an optional feature, and IPv6 networks can still remain compliant to IPv4’s payload size. Despite of the numerous advantages of IPv6, the incompatibility still blocks its adoption. Only a meager 1% of the world’s networks have converted to IPv6, while the remaining 99% still use IPv4. This will change once IPv4 addresses are totally exhausted, and communication companies are forced to use IPv6 addresses.Summary: