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IP Address - Chicken or Moan?

Published to Blog on 24 Aug 2007

I have used IPChicken for several years to quickly figure out what my public facing IP address is. I know that isn’t very geeky, but it is very “webby” - maybe I’m more of a webophile than a true geek. But enough of my self-analysis… for me it was all about ease. It is very easy for me to remember “www.ipchicken.com”. To tell you the truth I can’t even think of another way to look up my external IP address - that’s how long I’ve been using the site.

This morning I was pointed to another site along the same vein, MoanMyIP.com (WARNING: not very workplace friendly, especially if your speakers are turned up). Pretty clever.

I’m sure I’ll stick with IPChicken, but it’s good to know there are alternatives :)

Note to self: do not visit MoanMyIP any more today - once is more than enough… okay, 8 times is more than enough.


Dan Hounshell
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  • On 24 Aug 2007 "Michael Eaton"" said:
    OMG! That's awesome! BTW, I hadn't heard about IPChicken until earlier this year when a friend of mine mentioned it. I always just hit my router to find my external IP. ;-)
  • On 24 Aug 2007 """ said:
    Glad you like it, Mike. I knew a guy like you would appreciate such artistry!
  • On 24 Aug 2007 "Randy McCluer"" said:
    I've always used whatismyIP.com
  • On 24 Aug 2007 "James Shaw"" said:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. See, now I'm glad I'm stuck out here about the garage..btw, how did you find this Dan?
  • On 24 Aug 2007 """ said:
    Randy, thanks for the additional option. James, nothing shady as you might be insinuating ). I actually found it via a post on the Self Made Minds blog this morning - http//selfmademinds.com/200708/thats-a-wrap-friday-24th/
  • On 9 Sep 2007 "y01nk"" said:
    too funny. "No hun, I AM working"
  • On 13 May 2008 "haathi"" said:
    try www.ipmango.com to check the ip.