If you don’t, move on, there’s nothing to see here. Unless… Unless you’re curious about what it means and why Mac users would even care about such data. Hey, the Safari extension is free, so what could it hurt?
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Apple’s Safari web browser does not have anywhere near the number of useful extensions or add-ons as you’ll find in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Still, there are good reasons for using Safari, and the number of useful extensions is growing steadily.
IP Address And Domain Information is a long name for a simple extension.
All this extension does is take a website from Safari and search the web for information about the site.
It’s geeky information, though– details about the IP address, location, DNS, whois data, and a host of additional data– without having to dig through page after page in Google to find it.
Click the IP button in Safari’s toolbar, and this is what you get (details on Apple’s site).
Actually, there’s a lot more information available from the extension than you see in the graphic.
Click on a tab to get additional information in other categories, but each section also has more information below the fold, so you’ll need to scroll down to make it visible.
This kind of IP information is interesting, and revealing, and publicly available somewhere on the internet. TheIP Address and Domain Information extension just makes it easier to retrieve, and there are extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, too.