What is the IP Address of Facebook?

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011.
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People sometimes want to know Facebook's IP address when they are unable to connect to the site by its domain name (www.facebook.com). Like many popular Web sites, Facebook utilizes multiple Internet servers to handle incoming requests to its Web site www.facebook.com.

The following IP address ranges belong to Facebook:

  • 66.220.144.0 - 66.220.159.255
  • 69.63.176.0 - 69.63.191.255
  • 204.15.20.0 - 204.15.23.255

    Network administrators looking to prevent access to Facebook from their network should block these entire ranges.

    Reaching Facebook via IP Address

    Facebook.com utilizes some but not all of the addresses in these ranges. Below are the most common active IP addresses for Facebook.com:

    • 69.63.176.13
    • 69.63.181.15
    • 69.63.184.142
    • 69.63.187.17
    • 69.63.187.18
    • 69.63.187.19
    • 69.63.181.11
    • 69.63.181.12

    Just as you can visit the Facebook home page by entering http://www.facebook.com/ into your browser, you can also enter http:// followed by any of the above addresses - for example

    http://69.63.176.13/

    See How to Find the IP Address of a Web Site if you're interested in figuring out the ones that belong to other websites.

    Finding the IP Address of People Using Facebook

    Some people using Facebook try to determine the IP addresses of other Facebook users. The motivation for doing this should be questioned. One legitimate reason is to track down people who are using fake account identities.

    However, other reasons include online stalking and hacking.

    From your IP address, a stranger can often identify a person's Internet provider and also a rough physical location using geolocation techniques. They can also initiate Denial of Service (DoS) or other security attacks against your home network.

    To keep safe online:

    • do not tell others your IP address
    • when chatting with other Facebook users, avoid opening attachments or clicking links they send you personally (these links can trigger a notification to the user which includes your address)
    • consider using an Internet VPN service when online

    Some old chat clients exposed the IP addresses of users to each other, but Facebook's chat and messaging systems do not do this.

    See How Do I Report a Fake Account That's Pretending to Be Me? on Facebook's site for more help if you suspect that you're being spoofed and you're trying to find out more about how or why that's happening.

    Acceptable Use of Facebook IP Address

    If you cannot reach Facebook using http://www.facebook.com/, your Internet provider may be blocking access to the site. Using an IP address based URL might bypass such restrictions.

    Even if that succeeds, however, such a workaround may violate your host network's acceptable use policy (AUP). Check your AUP and/or contact your local network administrator to ensure that your Internet service allows visiting Facebook.