CheckMyTorrentIP alternatives that display your torrent IP address.
Unfortunately, the torrent IP checking site, www.CheckMyTorrentIP.com, is no longer up and running. Thankfully, there are some good alternatives. Here are four of the best:
- IPLeak > http://ipleak.net/
- ipMagnet > http://ipmagnet.services.cbcdn.com/
- UpCoil TorrentIP Check > http://checkmytorrentip.upcoil.com/
Why It's Important to Check your Torrent IP Address
If you are downloading and sharing files on torrent networks, you really should be using a VPN to protect yourself. However, not any VPN will do. You have to make sure that your VPN is safe specifically for torrents and is not prone to leaking or dropping. That's where the additional torrent ip checks we feature can really help.
Top Tip – If you want to save yourself some time, our top recommended torrent VPN, Private Internet Access (PIA), passes all the tests. Don't just take our word for it as PIA is recommended by such heavyweights as TorrentFreak. For more details about PIA visit their site or see our in-depth review.
If you don't use a reliable and trusted VPN for your torrenting activities, your file-sharing could be monitored. Check out I Know What You Download to see just how easy it is for your torrent downloads to be monitored.
Torrent IP Checks are Different
The checks on our site (and formerly at the Check My Torrent IP site) perform a different and specific kind of test that enables you to confirm the IP address you transmit while torrenting. This confirmation step is important for ensuring that your torrent anonymizing service (such as when torrenting through a VPN or proxy) is actually working properly. Otherwise your torrent habits could be monitored and snooped on.
It is important that you perform a torrent-specific test because “standard” what's my IP address type tests when web browsing are not adequate. Doing this may give you a false sense of security because sometimes your web browsing is anonymized but your torrent activities aren't.
Anyway, enough said. Check out our Torrent IP Check Resources to perform the same type of tests formerly found at CheckMyTorrentIP.com.