How to find IP address of a website

Last Updated 9/22/2020

You can use the ping utility included with Windows to determine the "real" IP address of a web site.

To run the ping utility click on the Windows Start button:

1. Choose Run from the Start Menu.
2. If you use Windows 95, 98, or Me, enter command as the command line to run.
    If you use Windows XP, 2000, or NT, enter cmd.
3. Click OK and the command prompt window should appear on the screen.
4. Now enter the word ping followed by a space, followed by the host name you want to determine the ip address of, and press Enter.


The nslookup command can be used in Windows and Unix(Linux) to find the IP addresses of a particular Website, using DNS lookup. The name means "name server lookup". The most common version of the program is included as part of the BIND package. A more modern alternative to nslookup is the dig program, also shipping with BIND.


Nslookup is a program to query Internet domain name servers. Nslookup has two modes: interactive and non-interactive. Interactive mode allows the user to query name servers for information about various hosts and domains or to print a list of hosts in a domain. Non-interactive mode is used to print just the name and requested information for a host or domain.