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Q: Internet address ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Internet address
Category: Computers
Asked by: teachjb-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Jan 2005 06:05 PST
Expires: 18 Feb 2005 06:05 PST
Question ID: 459781
Who controls or owns

Clarification of Question by teachjb-ga on 19 Jan 2005 06:16 PST
The event in question occured on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 14:13:47 CST.
Subject: Re: Internet address
Answered By: siliconsamurai-ga on 29 Jan 2005 13:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, thanks for bringing your question to

What you are asking is to resolve the IP address to a text domain
name, then find who owns it.

In this instance the ownership is pretty clear without going any
further than looking at the resolved address.

IP Address:

You can do this part yourself right on your Windows computer by
opening a DOS window.

On modern operating systems simply hit the ?windows/Start? key, click
on ?Run? and, if it isn?t already in the dialog box, enter CMD, press

This should bring up a plain text window, but if it doesn?t, use
another method to open a DOS window.

Once there at a command prompt (e.g. ?C:\?), enter this string
(without the quotes):
?ping ?a?

The ?-a? switch tells the computer to first identify the remote
computer by resolving the numeric IP address where possible. This
saves you the trouble of finding some site on the Internet which will
resolve IP addresses.

In this case the response is:

C:\ping -a

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

What all that means is that the site isn?t replying which confirms
that it is probably either password protected or a simple data cash,
or both.

The bottom line is that this is just another server in the service of
AOL and it is virtually impossible to know exactly what it is doing
but, if you are an AOL subscriber it is as innocuous as anything else
on AOL.

The critical point to note in the resolved address is that the base
address is simply

If you would like to see some details about the PING command, simply
go to your DOS window and enter ping/?, for example,


Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
            [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
            [-w timeout] target_name

    -t             Ping the specified host until stopped.
                   To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
                   To stop - type Control-C.
    -a             Resolve addresses to hostnames.
    -n count       Number of echo requests to send.
    -l size        Send buffer size.
    -f             Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
    -i TTL         Time To Live.
    -v TOS         Type Of Service.
    -r count       Record route for count hops.
    -s count       Timestamp for count hops.
    -j host-list   Loose source route along host-list.
    -k host-list   Strict source route along host-list.
    -w timeout     Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.

If you want to know, in general, how to identify who owns a particular
address if it isn?t pretty obvious from the resolved address, then go
to one of the many ?whois? sites.

In this case, if you try, you get this result:

?WHOIS information for

Domain Name: AOL.COM

  America Online, Inc.
      22000 AOL Way
      Dulles, VA 20166

  Created on..............: May 17 2004 12:34PM
  Expires on..............: Nov 23 2005  7:02AM
  Record Last Updated on..: Nov 24 2004 12:21AM
  Registrar...............: America Online, Inc.

  Administrative, Technical Contact:
      America Online, Inc.
      22000 AOL Way
      Dulles, VA 20166
      Tel. 703 265 4670

  Domain servers:

WHOIS data is only provided by this server for domains ending
in .COM, .NET, and .ORG that were registered through
America Online, Inc's Domain Registration Service.?

Google search term: resolve ip address

Thank you again for turning to Answers.Google for help. I hope this
not only answers your specific question but also provides useful tools
to help you find future similar information on your own.
teachjb-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Internet address
From: vladimir-ga on 19 Jan 2005 06:14 PST
America Online, it seems.

Subject: Re: Internet address
From: blissworks-ga on 19 Jan 2005 06:21 PST
Its America Online.

Source: ( )

Subject: Re: Internet address
From: frde-ga on 19 Jan 2005 06:51 PST
Try using:

It is AOL - but probably a hijack.
Subject: Re: Internet address
From: serkano-ga on 19 Jan 2005 08:02 PST
IP Address: (

IP Location: 	United States  United States - New York - New York -
America Online Inc

OrgName:    America Online, Inc
OrgID:      AMERIC-59
Address:    22080 Pacific Blvd
City:       Sterling
StateProv:  VA
PostalCode: 20166
Country:    US

NetRange: -
NetName:    AOL-DTC
NetHandle:  NET-205-188-0-0-1
Parent:     NET-205-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Direct Assignment
NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM
NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM
RegDate:    1998-04-18
Updated:    1998-04-27

TechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN
TechName:   America Online, Inc.
TechPhone:  +1-703-265-4670

You might be also interested into see Google results in regards to that host:


This IP is basically the address of a Web Proxy. You will need to
contact AOL directly in regards to which IP address accessed what at
given time. Usually thousands of people use these proxies and is a
shared medium.

Subject: Re: Internet address
From: pondpine-ga on 20 Jan 2005 11:22 PST
It is dynamic address for AOL clients assigned by internal DHCP server.
AOL has log for all activity for selected time and so can track it.
You must have court order to request such information from AOL.

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