My Hostname.net

Privacy policy

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Services

MyHostname.net provides a website displaying the visitor's hostname and IP-address for the IPv4 and IPv6 internet protocols. The HTTPS implementation is tested with the Qualys Labs SSL Server Test: report.

Geographical location Delft, The Netherlands (EU)

Hostname lookup

To retrieve the hostname of the client IP address, the MyHostname.net server connects only to the rootservers of the internet and the DNS servers listed at the registry for that IP-address. There are no other DNS servers, resolvers or services involved.

When your hostname is successfully retrieved it is temporarily remembered on the server for up to 5 minutes in the server's non-permanent memory along with the IP address and DNS timings. Your hostname is not logged anywhere.

Service provider Internal, root-servers and IP-block owner
Information usage Displayed to user
Can identify users No
Shared with 3rd party Root-servers and nameserver of IP-block owner
Logging Limited: the hostname is not logged internally, but the listed 3rd parties may do logging on their own.

Tor status

When a client IP is a known Tor exit node a small Tor logo is displayed next to the IP-address. The IP-address is matched against a list of exit IPs locally on the server. The Tor status is not requested anywhere.

Service provider Internal
Information usage Displayed to user
Can identify users No
Shared with 3rd party No
Logging No

Network provider

The server of MyHostname.net is located on the BladeVPS platform of TransIP, in their TDCG Delft (RTM0) datacenter in the Netherlands (EU). They provide and maintain the physical layer of the server platform and network connectivity.

TransIP may technically have access to unencrypted data traffic that is not using HTTPS or other encryption protocols.

Service provider TransIP
Information usage Server and networking
Can identify users Not likely
Shared with 3rd party When required by law
May set cookies No
Logging IP-address, Internet provider, possibly IP-location
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DNS provider

The webservices of MyHostname.net are provided using the CloudFlare DNS servers to improve the availability and performance of the site and to offload the main server. They receive only the IP-addresses of clients doing DNS-lookups without a forwarding nameserver, like the thos provided by an internet provider.

CloudFlare can not access the actual data traffic.

Service provider CloudFlare
Information usage DNS service
Can identify users Not likely
Shared with 3rd party Only flattened overall statistics
May set cookies No
Logging IP-address, IP-location, Internet provider
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Analytics

The usage of this website and its services is tracked using opensource internal analytics software named Matomo.

Service provider Internal (Matomo)
Information usage Service improvement
Geographical location Delft, The Netherlands (Europe)
Use only HTTPS Yes
Can identify users No
Shared with 3rd party No
May set cookies Yes
Logging Anonymized IP-address, inaccurate IP-location, language, User-Agent, OS version, device type, click metrics
 
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Advertising

This website does not include 3rd party advertising resources.