Why does my site return a US IP address?

If your site is proxied through Cloudflare, then a lookup on your domain will return one of their IP addresses.

The Cloudflare IP will likely show as being in the US, however, this does not mean your traffic will be routed to the US! Cloudflare utilises an anycast network so your traffic will likely go to a server nearer to you (depending on your ISP’s peering).

You can learn more about Anycast networks in the Cloudflare Learning Centre.

1 Like