How to Find Yahoo's IP Address

Can't reach Yahoo? Try connecting through its IP address

If you're having trouble accessing the Yahoo website by typing www.yahoo.com into your browser, use Yahoo's IP address to bypass connection problems. Here's how to find and use a Yahoo IP address, which can vary depending on your physical location.

Yahoo IP Address Ranges

Yahoo's addresses span several IP ranges. To find the specific IP address that your network contacts to reach Yahoo, use the tracert command in a command prompt in Windows, like this:

tracert yahoo.com

This will return something like:

Tracing route to yahoo.com [206.190.36.45]

On a Mac, type this command in a Terminal window:

traceroute yahoo.com

How to Ping Yahoo.com

The address that shows up from the tracert/traceroute command is the one to ping to get to Yahoo. Here's an example:

tracert 206.190.36.45

To ping Yahoo and make sure the website is still accessible from your network, enter this into a command prompt using the IP address tracert gave you:

ping [206.190.36.45]

The ping command can also be used in reverse to find the IP address of a website.

Although using an IP-based URL might bypass whatever problem you experience reaching a website, this workaround might violate your host network's acceptable use policy (AUP). Check your AUP or contact your local network administrator for more information.

Other Solutions to Reach Yahoo

Here are a few other troubleshooting steps to take if you can't bring up a specific site such as Yahoo.com:

  • Flush your DNS cache if you suspect the website is working but not loading on your computer.
  • Check the site on your phone or another computer.
  • Restart your computer or router, which often solves mystery problems.
  • Try a different browser. Some browser add-ons and extensions can disrupt a connection to a website.
  • Temporarily disable your antivirus program. Some antivirus programs slow down the browser as they check what's going on behind the scenes. If a website takes too long to load, the connection can time out.

If Yahoo isn't loading on any computer or phone, or through any browser, Yahoo might be down, or your ISP might have an issue.

What's an IP Address?

An IP address is a unique identifying number for a device on a network.

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